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

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Alice Saunders Alice Saunders on Oct 08, 2015

    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.

  • Smartacus Smartacus on Oct 09, 2015

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

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    • Smartacus Smartacus on Oct 09, 2015

      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 :)