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


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.

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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.

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