It’s the same stylish wagon, but with new optional features and new transmissions

Mini just debuted a mid-cycle facelift for the Clubman. Introduced in 2015, the second-generation Clubman is already four years old, and it was about time for an upgrade. Be that as it may, the changes are mild inside and out, while the engines are identical. Yup... Typical Mini facelift here.

The Mini Clubman looks very familiar

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Previously a closed-off element, the lower grille now features horizontal slats or the honeycomb pattern of the upper section

Mini says that the Clubman sports a newly designed grille, but the inlet is almost identical to the old one. The only thing that changed is the lower section. Previously a closed-off element, now it features horizontal slats or the honeycomb pattern (depending on the trim) of the upper section. The profile remains identical to the outgoing model, while the rear fascia features LED taillights with new signature lighting. While the LED taillights are standard, you need to pay extra for LED headlamps and foglights. You can also opt for taillights with a Union Jack design.

A new feature is the optional Piano Black Exterior package that adds high-gloss black surrounds for the headlamps and taillights and a high-gloss black radiator grille. These features are chrome as standard. Wheels options include 16- to 19-inch rims. The facelift also adds three new colors: Indian Summer Red metallic, British Racing Green metallic, and Mini Yours Enigmatic Black metallic. You can combine any exterior color with roof and mirror caps in black, white, or silver.

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It's the same story inside the cabin, where changes are limited to a few nips and tucks in the upholstery and trim departments.

The wagon comes with a 6.5-inch touchscreen as standard, but you get order the larger 8.8-inch display from the options list. It has Bluetooth, USB, hands-free, and all the modern connectivity features. Luggage room remains unchanged at 12.7 cubic feet with the rear seats in place and 44.1 cubic feet with the seats folded flat. This is a five-cubic-foot decrease compared to the Countryman. The Clubman offers a bit more space than a hatchback, but it won’t match the capacity of a full-fledged wagon.

The Mini Clubman has new Mini Yours options

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The cool thing about Minis is that you can customize them in many ways through the Mini Yours program. It all starts with the Enigmatic Black metallic paint, but you can also opt for British Spoke two-tone rims. Most of the options go inside though. There’s a sports steering wheel and leather upholstery in Lounge Carbon Black, and Union Jack motifs on the headrests. Mini also offers illuminated door bezels and trim in Piano Black, Frozen Blue, and Fibre Alloy. You can opt for exclusive floor mats with black piping and aluminum seam pattern, Mini Yours design labels on the side windows, and Leather Chester upholstery in Malt Brown, Indigo Blue, and Satellite Grey.

The Mini Clubman has new transmission options

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While engine options remain the same, you can opt from new transmissions

The engine lineup remains unchanged for the facelift. The gasoline range begins with the One Clubman, powered by a 1.5-liter three-cylinder rated at 102 horsepower. The Cooper Clubman features the same engine, but rated at 136 horsepower, while the Cooper S Clubman comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that generates 192 horses. The latter is also available with the ALL4 all-wheel-drive system. The S ALL4 is obviously the quickest, needing 6.9 seconds to hit 60 mph.

Mini One Clubman Mini Cooper Clubman Mini Cooper S Clubman
Engine 1.5-liter three-cylinder 1.5-liter three-cylinder 2.0-liter four-cylinder
Horsepower 102 HP 136 HP 192 HP
0 to 100 km/h 11.3 seconds 9.2 seconds 7.3 seconds
Top Speed 185 km/h 205 km/h 228 km/h
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On the diesel front, the base One D Clubman comes with a 1.5-liter three-pot rated at 116 horsepower. The Cooper D and SD both feature a 2.0-liter cylinder, but while the former has 150 horsepower, the latter churns 190 horses. Again, only the range-topping model is available with ALL4 all-wheel drive. Sprinting to 60 mph in this model takes 7.4 seconds.

Mini One D Clubman Mini Cooper D Clubman Mini Cooper SD Clubman
Engine 1.5-liter three-cylinder 2.0-liter four-cylinder 2.0-liter four-cylinder
Horsepower 116 HP 150 HP 190 HP
0 to 100 km/h 10.8 seconds 8.9 seconds 7.6 seconds
Top Speed 192 km/h 212 km/h 225 km/h
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But while engine options remain the same, you can opt from new transmissions. The six-speed manual remains standard, but the seven-speed automatic is now available across all trims save for the performance-oriented ones. The seven-speed sports DCT is available with the S model, while an eight-speed automatic comes standard on the S and SD model with all-wheel drive.

A sportier suspension lowers the wagon by 0.4 inches, while the adaptive suspension adds adjustable dampers for enhanced stability and sportiness.

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Read our full review on the 2019 Mini Clubman.

With a precisely modified design, an extended selection of innovative equipment features and the latest technology in the areas of operation and connectivity, the new MINI Clubman hones its profile as a stylish individualist in the premium compact segment. Combining hallmark MINI driving fun with a high level of suitability for both day-to-day driving and long-distance travel, the variable 5-seater now gains additional charisma with fresh accentuations for the exterior and interior. The latest updates in the range of MINI Connected digital services underscore the progressive, lifestyle-oriented character of the new MINI Clubman. Meanwhile, attractive additions to the programme of optional equipment features and Original MINI Accessories provide further possibilities for customisation.

Ride comfort, space and variability define the all-round properties of the new MINI Clubman, its modern interpretation of the classic shooting brake concept establishing a distinctive style within the compact segment. Four side doors and five seats along with a versatile luggage compartment behind the two split doors at the rear ensure a high degree of functionality and the kind of creative use of space that is characteristic of MINI.

Hallmark brand agility is guaranteed by the modern engine portfolio and the high-quality suspension technology fitted in the new MINI Clubman. There is a choice of three petrol* engines and three diesel* engines, with output ranging from 75 kW/102 hp to 141 kW/192 hp (combined fuel consumption: 6.5 – 4.0 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 147 – 105 g/km). If they wish, customers can also opt to combine the all-wheel drive system ALL4 with the most powerful petrol and diesel engines. The model range will be supplemented at a later stage with the new edition of the extremely sporty MINI John Cooper Works Clubman.

The new MINI Clubman: an overview of the highlights.

• Distinctive front design with newly designed radiator grill.
• LED headlights with Matrix function for the high beam.
• New LED fog lamps with driving light ring.
• LED rear lights as standard, optionally in Union Jack design.
• New body colours, new option Piano Black exterior.
• New light alloy wheels.
• Sports suspension with vehicle lowered by 10 millimetres.
• New range of leather trims and interior surfaces.
• New MINI Yours equipment programme.
• MINI Connected with new functions.
• Extended range of Original MINI Accessories.

Expressive and powerful: new distinctive front design.

The body design of the new MINI Clubman is stylish, individual and exclusive. Its distinctive proportions result from a body corpus modelled in tight, sporty style as is typical of MINI, a dynamically elongated roof line and a steep rear. In addition, the split doors consisting of two laterally opening wings make it the only model in the compact segment to offer six doors, along with outstanding versatility due to the fact that the luggage compartment can be extended from 360 litres to as much as 1 250 litres according to needs.

The individual body concept is combined with hallmark brand design elements. At the front of the vehicle these mainly include the powerfully domed bonnet, the circular headlamps – of which the surrounds are in chrome as standard and optionally in Piano Black – and the hexagonal contour of the radiator grille. The most striking design feature of the new MINI Clubman is the newly designed radiator grille, which now extends across the entire bumper. With powerfully modelled contours and a new structure for the air inlet, it gives the front view a particularly distinctive appearance. The radiator grille is bordered by a slim frame produced from a single piece. The air inlet is separated into six black, horizontal struts, which can be optionally upgraded to a chrome version. Specific features in the front section of the models MINI Cooper S Clubman and MINI Cooper SD Clubman are the hexagonal grid pattern instead of the horizontal struts and the individual chrome strut in the air inlet as well as the latter’s chrome-plated emblem with a red “S” at the centre.

Variable illumination intensity, dazzle-free long beam: adaptive LED headlights with Matrix function.

The characteristic look of the new MINI Clubman from the front is also a result of the modified design of the circular headlamps. The standard halogen headlamps now have an enlarged reflector and a striking black shield on the inside. The daytime driving light is integrated in the parking lights in the lower section of the front apron. The optional LED headlamps likewise feature a new design. The modified styling includes LED modules for low and high beam, which generate enhanced brightness, and a shield that is also finished in black. A white ring of light surrounding the headlamps serves both as daytime driving light and turn indicator.

The adaptive LED headlamps with Matrix function for the high beam are available as a new option. They offer a turning light function which can be recognised by an inlay inside the headlamp and automatically adapt their brightness to the situation on the road. In urban traffic and when visibility is limited due to the weather conditions, the side area of the road is illuminated more intensely by adding the dimmed turning light. When driving on motorways it is possible to selectively increase the range of the high beam.

What is more, the adaptive LED headlamps of the new MINI Clubman now feature an automatic selective dip function for the high beam. Their innovative Matrix technology for the high beam enables the visibility range to be increased while at the same time avoiding any dazzle effect for other road users. For this purpose, the high beam is subdivided into four segments which can be activated and deactivated independently of each other and adapted to the situation on the road at speeds of over 70 km/h. As soon as the front camera of the new MINI Clubman registers an oncoming vehicle or a vehicle driving ahead, the space that vehicle occupies is only illuminated at low beam brightness.

LED fog lamps are available as an additional optional equipment item for the MINI Clubman. These take the place of the standard parking lights and offer an additional daytime driving light function implemented in the form of an LED light right.

LED rear lights as standard, optionally available in Union Jack design.

The new MINI Clubman is now fitted as standard with LED rear lights. The light units with chrome surround are now especially integrated in the wings of the split door. In conjunction with the optional LED headlamps or the adaptive LED headlamps, the horizontally oriented rear lights feature a new design that underscores the brand’s British origins: the graphic structure of their light sources traces the abstracted pattern of the Union Jack. With its striking lines, the flag motif provides a distinctive form of identification – both during the day and in terms of night design. The brake light is now also generated from this newly designed light unit.

Fresh look with new body finishes and Piano Black exterior.

Three new colour variants are available to choose from in terms of body finishes. The new MINI Clubman is now available in Indian Summer Red metallic, British Racing Green metallic or MINI Yours Enigmatic Black metallic. As an alternative to body colour, the roof and exterior mirror caps can also be finished in black, white or silver.

What is more, the list of optional equipment items offers further ways of customising the exterior design. With the option Piano Black Exterior for the MINI Cooper S Clubman and the MINI Cooper SD Clubman, the surrounds of the headlights, rear lights and radiator grille are finished in high-gloss black instead of chrome.

New light alloy wheels, sports suspension with vehicle lowering.

Depending on the model variant, the new MINI Clubman is fitted as standards with light alloy wheels which are either 16-inch or 17-inch in size. As an option, light alloy wheels are available in the sizes 18-inch and 19-inch. A new addition to the range are the 18-inch light alloy wheels in the design variants Multiray Spoke 2-tone and MINI Yours British Spoke 2-tone, along with 19-inch light alloy wheels in John Cooper Works Circuit Spoke 2-tone design.

Another entirely new offering in terms of optional equipment items is the sports suspension with a lowering of 10 millimetres. This option not only additionally optimises the agile driving response of the new MINI Clubman, it also lends even more intense emphasis to the car’s sporty appeal.

There is also the option of adaptive suspension. This offers the possibility of choosing between two characteristic curves for the damper set-up by means of the optional MINI Driving Modes. Depending on the driving situation, this enables a damper response to be activated which is either comfort-oriented or direct and sporty.

Expressing individual style: new exclusive MINI Yours options.

The options provided by the MINI Yours programme offer a particularly exclusive way of customising the new MINI Clubman. They underscore the British origins and fascinating tradition of the brand as well as the driver’s personal style. High-quality materials, a precise finish and stylish design are the characteristics of the MINI Yours special equipment features for exterior and interior. In addition to the body finish in the variant MINI Yours Enigmatic Black metallic and the light alloy wheels in MINI Yours British Spoke 2-tone design, there are a number of attractive interior design options available for the new MINI Clubman.

The range includes a MINI Yours sports steering wheel and the seat upholstery variant MINI Yours Leather Lounge Carbon Black. The seats acquire an extravagant touch by means of a Union Jack motif on the headrests which is applied with precisely positioned perforations. Particularly exclusive accentuations are also provided by the MINI Yours Interior Styles option: this is available in the three versions Piano Black illuminated, Frozen Blue illuminated and Fibre Alloy illuminated. The features included here are illuminated door bezels along with the all-round cockpit bezel, the cockpit trim and the centre console trim elements, which are designed to harmonise in matching colours. All MINI Yours options are also available individually. The MINI Yours package likewise on offer additionally includes MINI Yours floor mats with black piping and aluminium-coloured seam pattern as well as a MINI Yours design label on the side windows.

Further customisation options for the interior are the seat upholstery variants which have been newly added to the programme of optional equipment items. The Leather Chester variant is now also available for the new MINI Clubman in the colours Malt Brown, Indigo Blue and Satellite Grey.

Drive: six engines, all-wheel drive system ALL4 as an option.

The engine portfolio for the new MINI Clubman includes two 3-cylinder and one 4-cylinder petrol engines along with one 3-cylinder and two 4-cylinder diesel engines, each of which features the latest generation of MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology. At a later stage the model programme will be extended to include the new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman. The top athlete of the series is fitted as standard with the all-wheel drive system ALL4.

As an alternative to the front-wheel power transmission that is typical of MINI, the ALL4 system is also optionally available for the two most powerful model variants – the MINI Cooper S and the MINI Cooper SD. With its fast and precise electronic control, this system ensures permanent distribution of power between the front and rear wheels as is appropriate to the situation.

Instead of the standard 6-speed manual transmission, a 7-speed Steptronic transmission with double clutch is optionally available for the MINI One Clubman, the MINI Cooper Clubman, the MINI Cooper S Clubman and the MINI One D Clubman. A 7-speed Steptronic sports transmission is also optionally available for the MINI Cooper S Clubman: this is characterised by especially fast shift times. The MINI Cooper D Clubman can be optionally fitted with an 8-speed Steptronic transmission, which comes as a standard feature of the MINI Cooper S Clubman ALL4, the MINI Cooper SD Clubman and the MINI Cooper SD Clubman ALL4 and can be optionally replaced in each of these models with an 8-speed Steptronic sports transmission.

At its market launch, the new MINI Clubman will be available in eight model variants:
MINI One Clubman*: 75 kW/102 hp, 0 – 100 km/h in 11.3 seconds (11.6 seconds), maximum speed 185 km/h (185 km/h), fuel consumption combined: 5.6 – 5.5 litres/100 km (5.5 – 5.5 litres/100 km), CO2 emissions combined: 128 – 125 g/km (125 – 124 g/km).
MINI Cooper Clubman*: 100 kW/136 hp, 0 – 100 km/h in 9.2 seconds (9.2 seconds), top speed: 205 km/h (205 km/h), fuel consumption combined: 5.7 – 5.6 litres/100 km (5.4 – 5.3 litres/100 km), CO2 emissions combined: 129 – 127 g/km (122 – 120 g/km).
MINI Cooper S Clubman*: 141 kW/192 hp, 0 – 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds (7.2 seconds), top speed: 228 km/h (228 km/h), fuel consumption combined: 6.5 – 6.4 litres/100 km (5.6 – 5.5 litres/100 km), CO2 emissions combined: 147 – 145 g/km (127 – 125 g/km).
MINI Cooper S Clubman ALL4*: 141 kW/192 hp, 0 – 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds, top speed: 225 km/h, fuel consumption combined: 6.2 –6.1 litres/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 141 – 139 g/km.

MINI One D Clubman*: 85 kW/116 hp, 0 – 100 km/h in 10.8 seconds (10.8 seconds), top speed: 192 km/h (192 km/h), fuel consumption combined: 4.2 – 4.1 litres/100 km (4.1 – 4.0 litres/100 km), CO2 emissions combined: 110 – 107 g/km (107 – 105 g/km).
MINI Cooper D Clubman*: 110 kW/150 hp, 0 – 100 km/h in 8.9 seconds (8.6 seconds), top speed: 212 km/h (212 km/h), fuel consumption combined: 4.4 – 4.3 litres/100 km (4.3 – 4.2 litres/100 km), CO2 emissions combined: 114 – 113 g/km (113 – 111 g/km).
MINI Cooper SD Clubman*: 140 kW/190 hp, 0 – 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds, top speed: 225 km/h, fuel consumption combined: 4.4 – 4.3 litres/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 114 – 113 g/km.
MINI Cooper SD Clubman ALL4*: 140 kW/190 hp, 0 – 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds, top speed: 222 km/h, fuel consumption combined: 4.7 – 4.6 litres/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 122 – 121 g/km.

Wide-ranging selection of audio and navigation systems.

The standard range of equipment of the new MINI Clubman includes an audio system with six speakers and a USB socket. This enables the use of audio streaming via a Bluetooth connection. There is also a hands-free telephone facility with USB interface. The standard operating system includes a 6.5-inch colour screen in the central instrument and the MINI Controller on the centre console. The Connected Media option comprises the Radio MINI Visual Boost and a 6.5-inch colour screen with touchscreen function and a newly design graphic display. It is also possible to use numerous online-based MINI Connected services.

The optional equipment item Connected Navigation makes a range of additional infotainment functions available in the new MINI Clubman, as well as providing a convenient route guidance system. The MINI navigation system offers a map display with various perspectives on the 6.5-inch colour screen. Meanwhile the key components of the optional equipment feature Connected Navigation Plus are an 8.8-inch colour screen – which also enables split-screen display – and the MINI Touch Controller. This option also comprises wireless charging for compatible mobile phones and a second USB socket.

The new MINI Clubman: smarter than ever and “always online“.

The new MINI Clubman is equipped with a SIM card which is permanently fitted in the car and meets the 4G mobile phone standard. This means that Intelligent Emergency Call with automatic detection of vehicle location and accident severity is available, as well as MINI TeleServices. In conjunction with the options Connected Navigation and Connected Navigation Plus, it is possible to use the Real Time Traffic Information service with traffic situation data in real time, the personal Concierge Service, the internet platform MINI Online and Apple CarPlay preparation. The mobile phone connection also means that the vehicle’s navigation map are updated automatically.

In addition, the current update of the MINI Connected App offers an exceptionally wide range of digital services that allow mobility planning to be integrated seamlessly in day-to-day digital routine. This includes the possibility of sending navigation destinations from smartphone to vehicle and receiving information regarding the ideal departure time, as well as Remote Services. The latter function allows the driver not just to display vehicle location, fuel level and other vehicle status details on their digital end device, but also activate the headlight flasher, horn, ventilation and door lock/unlock function.

Individual style for retrofitting: MINI Original Accessories.

Attractive new features are also available as part of the extensive range of MINI Original Accessories. These high-quality retrofit options enable functionality, convenience, riding fun and individual style to be adapted even more precisely to personal preferences in the new MINI Clubman. The latest additions to the programme include side scuttles, exterior mirror caps and the Night Jack roof design, which features the graphic of the British flag in a striking black and grey finish. Furthermore, selected design features in brilliant Piano Black give the new MINI Clubman a discreet, sporty look. This jet black finish is offered for the “Clubman” and “Cooper S” inscriptions as well as for the MINI logo on the bonnet and at the rear.

In case of queries, please contact:

Press and PR:
Matthias Bode, Press Officer Production Communication MINI
Telephone: +49-89-382-61742
E-mail: matthias.bode@mini.com

Andreas Lampka, Head of Communication MINI
Telephone: +49- 89-382-23662
E-mail: andreas.lampka@mini.com

* Preliminary technical data.
Fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption were measured using the methods required according to Regulation (EC) 2007/715 as amended. The information is based on a vehicle with basic equipment in Germany; ranges take into account differences in wheel and tyre size selected as well as optional equipment and can change during configuration.

The information has already been calculated based on the new WLTP test cycle and adapted to NEDC for comparison purposes. In these vehicles, different figures than those published here may apply for the assessment of taxes and other vehicle-related duties which are (also) based on CO2 emissions.

For further details of the official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new cars, please refer to the "Manual on the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption of new cars" available free of charge at all sales outlets, from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at https://www.dat.de/co2/.

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