2016 MINI Clubman That Isn’t so Mini Makes Public Debut

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As the largest vehicle in the new MINI generation, the new Clubman that isn’t so mini made its public debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The new Clubman, which was unveiled in June, measures 168.3 inches in length, making it larger than numerous vehicles on the market including the Nissan Juke and Scion xB. It’s a new direction for the MINI brand, with the four-door Clubman launching early next year in the U.S. sporting either a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine with 134 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, or a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 189 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. The standard Clubman Cooper will be available with either a six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic, while the Cooper S also gets an optional eight-speed automatic.

The base Clubman Cooper will do the zero-to-60-mph sprint in nine seconds and the Clubman Cooper S does it around seven seconds.

SEE ALSO: 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show Coverage

The interior of the new Clubman also got a massive upgrade compared to its predecessor, mainly with influences from the new MINI Cooper. At the center of the dash is still a large round infotainment screen, as is typical with MINI models. Luggage space comes in at 360 liters, which converts to 1,250 liters with the seats folded down.

If you’re curious to see just how “not mini” the new Clubman is, check out our list of five vehicles it’s actually longer than here.

Discuss this story on our MINI Forum

  • smartacus

    Clubman is one notch below Countryman in stupidity.
    You gotta be a real epic failure of a human being to actually buy a Countryman.

  • johnls39 .

    Gotta say, I like the looks of this thing. I am sure it will find some buyers looking for something different.

  • Adel Martelli

    I am curious to know which vehicle model you drive (if any), and what you base your opinion against. I happily drive a MINI Countryman in London everyday and feel it is the most comfortable and practical vehicle in its class. Nearly a million drivers worldwide (including myself) cannot be wrong.

  • smartacus

    [[ONE-POST TROLL JUST DID A DRIVE-BY ON ME]]

  • Alice Saunders

    I dislike the 2016 Clubman immensely. Where is the half door? The body style has gotten away from the original new Mini look that people loved. I will keep my 2013 Mini Clubman as long as I can. There will never be any other lie it. It’s sad how Mini Cooper has changed the body style of its cars. Pretty soon you won’t be able to recognize a Mini from any other car out there.

  • Jupes

    I am in my fifties, and have driven mostly manual transmission automobiles since I learned to drive. I have owned almost as many vehicles as I have had birthdays, and have performed much of the service on them myself as well. While I myself own a 2Dr S, I gladly purchased a Countryman for my wife, at her request, for a number of reasons. It has all-wheel drive, it has a manual transmission, it is sporty, it has a good build quality, and it drives well. Things that apparently, you haven’t the slightest comprehension of. She also is a car enthusiast. Between us I’ll bet we have a lot more experience behind the wheel, and a LOT more knowledge about automobiles in general than you. The Countryman is a decent choice for her; for us; and for MILLIONS of others. Your remark reflects an IQ on par with a doorknob. The only “epic fail” here, is you. Go back to your video games and leave the real autos to the adults.

  • smartacus

    Thank You for proving my point beautifully
    You really do have to be a real epic failure of a human being to actually buy a Countryman 🙂

    In your Fifties and still haven’t amassed enough automotive knowledge to know better.
    In your Fifties and still haven’t saved enough money to afford better.

    it hurts that you have a low iQ so you are lashing out at those who are gifted

    *i love your sentence about the Countryman being a decent choice for her and for MILLIONS of others.”

  • Jupes

    And now that you’ve proven MY points about your low IQ so perfectly, I have no need to say anything further. 🙂 I offered actual points within my argument. You simply argued like a three year-old, repeating my statements back at me. I expected nothing more. Spew your moronic drivel elsewhere.

  • smartacus

    everybody here can clearly see:
    -you proved your own low IQ
    -you offered no actual facts.
    -you were the one who argued like a 3 year old.
    -you are now telling me to leave?

    i have now figured you out:
    You are smoking marijuana
    you are showing classic signs of it

    YOU CAN LEAVE NOW
    WE DON’T WANT YOUR KIND AROUND HERE

  • Jupes

    Sigh. Try to keep up kid. I said “points”. Had I stated “facts”, I would have supported them further with references. See the difference? You ARE slow. Your mommy on the drugs you’re accusing me of?

  • smartacus

    Thank you for that admission of defeat.
    Now that you are reduced to arguing semantics and throwing the last of your insults bag that don’t even hit the target 🙂

  • Jupes

    Yeah, keep trying Skippy. You lost a long time ago.

  • smartacus

    OK so you come here to lose for the pleasure you get out of it
    then you run out of childish insults
    then you live in denial about losing 🙂

  • Jupes

    How’s it feel to have your epic failure butt handed to you, Skippy? Denial is all you’ve got. You started the childish insults, I’ve just been tossing them back at you 🙂

  • smartacus

    No you started the childish insults. Go back and check:
    you are in your fifties etc.. and that my IQ is on par with a doorknob

    You came here to lose for some unusual pleasure from it
    You ran out of childish insults
    And now choose to have me expose your fabrications for enjoyment

  • Jupes

    Several fries short of a Happy Meal, aren’t you, Skip? Your very first post is an insult. As I already pointed out, you lost a LONG time ago. Must be pretty masochistic to keep coming back for more, eh? And by the way, my statement that your IQ is on par with a doorknob – that is an observation based on your first post and reinforced by every post of yours thereafter; not an insult. It’s pretty obvious.

  • smartacus

    Except you lost, everyone sees you lost, you yourself see you lost, Why are you are in denial about losing? Because it hurts your fragile ego that much? Are you that close to breaking down in tears? In your Fifties and still haven’t got anything to show for it?

    All i did was write something true. My truth hurt you so much and filled you with so much guilt, so you had to hit back with anything you could, because it hurts you. You wanted to be a winner, you thought you would be a winner by now, but your life didn’t turn out that way. It hurts you.

    My truth exposed an embarrassing shortcoming in your heart and forced you to look at yourself truthfully.

  • Jupes

    LOL back to repeating that weak mantra again? Have you nothing left but pathetic, lobotomized rambling? And if by “true”, you might accidentally be referring to your first moronic post about the Countryman, I’ve been waiting for this. Back it up. Not with more stupidity, either. With facts, and references. Do you know what references are? Take a little time out and look it up. For once in your “epic failure” of a life, try to string together a few coherent sentences. Try to frame an actual argument above the level of a three year-old. Go ahead.

  • smartacus

    Here watch this:
    Since you are accusing, the onus is on you to prove it to me.
    And since you clearly state the proof should be with facts and references; i’d appreciate if you do just that.
    But we already know you can’t.
    Otherwise you would have posted it there in the very first sentence.

    You can’t and you know you can’t, so you only have childish tantrums that quite frankly aren’t helping your guilt about my truth to go away 🙂

  • smartacus

    i repeat: Since the onus is on you to prove it, Go ahead and prove it and stop filling space with vehicle reviews.

  • Jupes

    I did exactly as I said I would. You’ve been spanked, little girl.

  • Jupes

    And by the way, Skipster, when it comes to who proves what – when in 1543 Nicolaus Copernicus announced that the sun was the center of our universe, he backed it up. When in 1687 Sir Isaac Newton proposed the idea of gravity, he backed it up. When Einstein published his theory of special relativity in 1905, HE BACKED IT UP. Getting the picture, fuzzball??? I don’t disprove you, you prove your stupid statement, moron.

  • smartacus

    You lied to me. You disgusting filth, you lied to me. You tried so hard to prove you are not a hopeless loser in life that you actually lied to me!
    I checked every last link and they all prove my point

  • smartacus

    All you did was post more proof how epic a failure you are to buy one.

  • Jupes

    So let’s see, with your rationale, if an item has 99 out of 100 positive reviews it is a pile of junk. GOOD THINKING! I hate to be the one to tell you this, Skipster, but with thinking like that, you’ll never get out of mommy’s basement into the real world where the rest of us live. No automobile has 100% positive reviews you idiot. Just HOW mind-numbingly stupid are you?

    So anyway, Skippy, I know you keep coming back because first, you just love getting your little butt whipped, and second, because you love learning from me; but sadly, there needs to be something in it for me; and while this was mildly amusing at first, your posts have degenerated into the grunting of a chimpanzee in heat at this point and never vary.

    Like I said, it was mildly amusing taking a little girl troll and teaching it some manners, but then you didn’t give me any challenge. So I’ll have to go find some trolls with at least a LITTLE grey matter between the ears (a tiny SPECK at least). So I’m off to greener pastures.

    Feel free to continue to rant and rave and say completely stupid things, as is your wont, while I’m gone, but you’ve been spanked pretty hard here and the points have all been made in my favor.

    Just reflecting a moment and summing up – you made a moronic statement and can’t back it up because, sadly – no brains; and your pathetic, grade school attempts at arguments have all been, in your own words, an “epic fail”. Wow. You have REALLY been spanked here – how very embarrassing for you, I know. So hey, try not to get too much of your feces on the walls, the keepers have a hard enough time cleaning up after you. C-Ya!

  • smartacus

    Sorry to see you go, fanboi troll.

    i posted something, you got offended because how dare anyone post something you don’t approve.

    You lost and lost hard, you little man-child born in the late 1950’s.

    Now that you are crestfallen that i disproved your lie; you are looking for the EXIT

    My original statement still holds true: You gotta be a real epic failure of a human being to actually buy a Countryman 🙂

  • Nemesis of SmartcusBitchBoy

    Wow , What a malignant , self loathing Boy Bitch you are !
    Preface what you say,’ You gotta be a real epic failure …” its your opinion and as the old adage goes , opinions are like Assholes , everyone has one , but you are the rare genetic anomaly that was born with three – Asshole 1 – Your Mouth , Asshole 2 – You,
    Asshole 3 – Your Ass . You are the eptiome of all that is wrong with Internet public forum, you hide behind a firewall in all of its digital safety and deride and insult innocent bystanders . You are so typical of the pathetic net bully , in the real world you would be tarvelling to your low paid , low skilled job everyday and cussing at everyone that is more educated , better paid and more attarctive .
    I luckily get to verbally bury nasty bitchy jealous cowards like you everyday !
    Pick on me you retarded fuck !!! Learn the language and know when you are insulting an innocent . I feel sorry for the womb that spat you into this world .
    Im waiting with salivatory anticpation for your pea brained mindless retort >

  • Nemisis of smartacus

    I stumbled upon your exchange with the imbecile smartacus and I had to reply becasue I could not believe how incessantly provovative and insulting he was.

    here is what i typed to him , cheers Nemesis of Smartacus

    Wow , What a malignant , self loathing Boy Bitch you are !

    Preface what you say,’ You gotta be a real epic failure …” its your opinion and as the old adage goes , opinions are like Assholes , everyone has one , but you are the rare genetic anomaly that was born with three – Asshole 1 – Your Mouth , Asshole 2 – You,

    Asshole 3 – Your Ass . You are the eptiome of all that is wrong with Internet public forum, you hide behind a firewall in all of its digital safety and deride and insult innocent bystanders . You are so typical of the pathetic net bully , in the real world you would be tarvelling to your low paid , low skilled job everyday and cussing at everyone that is more educated , better paid and more attarctive .

    I luckily get to verbally bury nasty bitchy jealous cowards like you everyday !

    Pick on me you retarded fuck !!! Learn the language and know when you are insulting an innocent . I feel sorry for the womb that spat you into this world .

    Im waiting with salivatory anticpation for your pea brained mindless retort >

  • smartacus

    you regret your decision to buy a Countryman that bad? 😀

  • Jupes

    LOL – Go for it Nemisis – I finally had enough fun teasing the clueless little pencil dick, but he’s so dense, he doesn’t know when he’s been thrashed. 😉