Official images of the second-generation MINI Clubman surfaced on the internet yesterday and MINI has now revealed further details. The four-door sub-compact station wagon features some interesting styling and shares the same platform with the latest MINI hatchback and the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer.
New MINI Clubman DetailsThe new MINI Clubman has grown in length by 27 cm and is 9 cm wider. The wheelbase has also been extended by 10cm. This means that cabin space has increased and the new Clubman can accommodate 300L in the boot which expands up to 1 250L with the rear split seats folded down. From the images above, it's also clear that the new Clubman features two rear opening doors.
Three engines power the new Clubman. The first is a 1.5-litre TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder engine offering 100 kW and 220 Nm torque with 10Nm overboost. 0-100 kph is achieved in 9.1 seconds with a top speed of 205 kph.
The MINI Cooper S Clubman is powered by a four-cylinder 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo engine with 141 kW and 280 Nm of torque with an additional 20 Nm overboost. 0-100 kph is achieved in 7.1 seconds with a top speed of 228 kph.
Diesel heads can opt for the MINI Cooper D Clubman which is fitted with a four-cylinder a 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo engine offering 110 kW and 330 Nm of torque. 0-100 kph is achieved in 8.5 seconds with a top speed of 212 kph.
A 6-speed manual transmission is standard. An 8-speed Steptronic transmission will be optionally available for the first time in a MINI and will be available for the Cooper S Clubman and Cooper D Clubman. The Cooper S Clubman can also be had with an optional 8-speed Steptronic sport transmission while a 6-speed Steptronic transmission can also be fitted to the Cooper Clubman.
The new MINI Clubman can be expected in South Africa in the first quarter of 2016.