2016 Mini Clubman

2016 Mini Clubman
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  • Mini Clubman
  • Year:
    2016
  • Make:
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  • Engine:
    inline-3
  • Transmission:
    6-speed manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    134 @ 4400
  • Torque @ RPM:
    162 @ 1250
  • Displacement:
    1.5 L
  • 0-60 time:
    8.9 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    127 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    26500 (Est.)
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It’s been nearly two years since Mini unveiled the new-generation 2014 Mini Cooper, which brought many design and drivetrain changes to Britain’s iconic nameplate. Having already introduced a four-door version of the hatch and a revamped 2015 Mini Countryman, Mini has now launched an updated version of the Clubman.

As expected, the new wagon borrows heavily from the hatch as far as styling goes, but with major changes at the rear, the area that makes the Clubman a Clubman. Also, the new-generation car is significantly larger than its predecessor, confirming yet again that Mini has repositioned the Cooper in a niche of its own.

Surprisingly enough, the brand selected the Clubman as the first Mini to use an eight-speed automatic transmission borrowed from BMWs using the same UKL platform. However, it’s not yet available on all trim levels of the Clubman and it remains to be seen in which versions of the Cooper it will become available in the future.

The updated wagon will go on sale later this year for the 2016 model year.

Updated 09/25/2015: Mini announced prices for the all-new Clubman which will go on sale in January 2016. Prices will start from $24,100 for the Cooper model and from $27,650 for the Cooper S version.

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Mini's Upcoming Sedan Could be Larger Than the Clubman

Mini’s Upcoming Sedan Could be Larger Than the Clubman

The four-door could be as big as the BMW 3 Series

Rumors of Mini planning to launch a four-door sedan have been flying around for quite some time now. An,d even though the British company has yet to officially confirm that a compact sedan is underway, it’s the next logical step in order for Mini to achieve a five-model lineup, especially with its two-door models being discontinued one by one. We’ve already speculated about what it may have to offer and even created a rendering using the brand’s current design language, but a recent interview with Mini product chief Ralph Mahler suggests that the four-door could be bigger than we imagined.

Speaking to CarBuzz, Mahler confirmed that Mini plans to remain a compact car company, but said that the upcoming fifth model could be larger than the Clubman. At 168.3 inches, the Clubman is Mini’s longest vehicle as of 2016. "Personally, the compact segment is where our heart should belong to and where our history is. That’s something we should always keep in mind. I’m not saying it’s not possible to go a bit bigger, though,” Mahler said.

There’s no indication as to how big the sedan will be, but a vehicle larger than the Clubman would be about the size of a BMW 2 Series, which is 174.5 inches long. Mini could also develop something similar to the 3 Series, which measures 182 inches as is also sold as a compact, but such a car might just be too big for Mini’s current strategy. On the other hand, with the Cooper and Clubman having grown larger and larger with each generation, everything is possible really.

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Mini Looks To Defy Labels With Super Bowl 50 Commercial

Mini Looks To Defy Labels With Super Bowl 50 Commercial

German automaker fields star-studded lineup in SB50 ad

Mini has never been the kind of company that adhered to the norms of the industry. For the longest time, it adopted an image that went against the grain, at least compared to how other automakers conduct themselves. For better or worse, that whole image has stuck with Mini, which is why its ad for the Super Bowl, called “Defy Limits”, is a perfect representation of the company as a whole.

It’s easy to get lost in that whole notion of Mini being the “renegade” of sorts in the industry because in a lot of ways, the company itself has stoked that fire numerous times in the past. It has openly embraced it and ran with it to get to where its at right now, even at the cost of being labeled as a company that never took itself seriously.

The ad, which is a commercial for the Mini Clubman, takes the same approach by enlisting some of the biggest names in the sports and music industries, a lot of whom share the same qualities as Mini, or in this case, the Clubman. Tennis star Serena Williams, recently retired soccer player Abby Wambach, baseball Hall of Famer Randy Johnson, and rapper T-Pain are a few of the prominent names to appear in the ad.

Each of these people have dealt with stereotypes and labels in their careers and more often than not, these labels were created in ways to limit the accomplishments they’ve earned in their careers. Fair or not, that’s the world we live in. The message of the ad is to break through these labels that were designed to cap the kind of success these celebrities have had in their careers. Mini can relate to that because in addition to being labelled as gimmicky in the past, it has also had to deal with its cars being labeled a “chick” car, a “gay” car, “too small”, and “not a performance car”.

But, just because people say it, that doesn’t mean it’s true. It’s up to the person to decide if they’re going to be defined by these labels or if they’re going to defy and shed them so they can be the ones to define themselves.

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2016 Mini Clubman ALL4

2016 Mini Clubman ALL4

Mini adds two more Clubman models with AWD as standard equipment.

Mini has been working on updating its lineup slowly but surely. The Mini Cooper came into a new generation for the 2014 model year, and we saw an updated Mini Countryman for the 2015 model year. Mini recently announced an all-new Clubman for the 2016 model year, and now Mini is adding to the Clubman line up with the Clubman All4, an all-wheel drive variant of the Clubman.

The Clubman All4 and Clubman S All4 both carry about 99.9 percent of the same styling cues inside and out as their non-All4 counterparts. There are small changes like All4 badging for instance, but aside from that, the biggest additions to the car are hidden underneath where the magic happens. Oddly, Mini didn’t find it a good idea to modify the engine at all, so both variations of the All4 have the same power output as their FWD siblings.

From that description, it really doesn’t sound like much, but the addition of the All4 trim level is a pretty big deal for Mini. With that said, let’s take a look at this new trim level and what differentiates it from the rest.

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Mini Clubman All4 Unveiled

Mini Clubman All4 Unveiled

All-wheel grip for the stylish six-door compact

Mini just announced details on the new Clubman All4, which combines the traction of the All4 AWD system with the practicality and quirky styling of the Mini Clubman.

The electronically controlled AWD system connects to the onboard Dynamic Stability Control for enhanced grip in sub-optimal driving conditions. However, in “normal” conditions, the system only sends torque to the front wheels, reducing parasitic loss and upping efficiency.

There are two engines to choose from, both of which are turbocharged. The first is a 1.5-liter three-cylinder with 134 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, and the second is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 189 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. Both are offered with either a standard six-speed manual transmission, or an optional eight-speed automatic.

Mated to the six-speed, the more powerful four-banger will propel the Clubman All4 to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds, while the eight-speed automatic cuts that time down to 6.6 seconds. Both numbers are an improvement of 0.3 seconds compared to the FWD Cooper S Clubman. Top speed for both four-cylinder configurations is 140 mph.

Inside is seating for five, while in back is a split-door hatch for enhanced accessibility. Luggage volume is 17.5 cubic feet with the rear bench up, or 47.9 cubic feet with it folded down. Standard features include dual-zone climate control, the Mini Connected infotainment system, a 6.5-inch display, and Bluetooth connectivity. Cooper S Clubman All4 models come equipped with standard sport seats. A heads-up display and rearview camera make the options list.

The exterior is exactly what you’d expect from a modern Mini, including rounded headlights, chrome surrounds, a hexagonal grille, curved lines, and short overhangs. There are also intakes in the fascia that Mini says help to keep the brakes cool. “ALL4” badging adorns the AWD models, and there’s a new Digital Blue metallic paint option. Additional options include a panorama glass roof, LED headlights, and the Mini Excitement package, which adds LED ambient lighting that projects the Mini logo onto the pavement when opening the driver’s door.

Look for the Clubman All4 in Mini dealerships this April.

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2016 Mini Clubman

2016 Mini Clubman

It’s been nearly two years since Mini unveiled the new-generation 2014 Mini Cooper, which brought many design and drivetrain changes to Britain’s iconic nameplate. Having already introduced a four-door version of the hatch and a revamped 2015 Mini Countryman, Mini has now launched an updated version of the Clubman.

As expected, the new wagon borrows heavily from the hatch as far as styling goes, but with major changes at the rear, the area that makes the Clubman a Clubman. Also, the new-generation car is significantly larger than its predecessor, confirming yet again that Mini has repositioned the Cooper in a niche of its own.

Surprisingly enough, the brand selected the Clubman as the first Mini to use an eight-speed automatic transmission borrowed from BMWs using the same UKL platform. However, it’s not yet available on all trim levels of the Clubman and it remains to be seen in which versions of the Cooper it will become available in the future.

The updated wagon will go on sale later this year for the 2016 model year.

Updated 09/25/2015: Mini announced prices for the all-new Clubman which will go on sale in January 2016. Prices will start from $24,100 for the Cooper model and from $27,650 for the Cooper S version.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2016 Mini Cooper Clubman.

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2015 Mini Clubman Vision Gran Turismo

2015 Mini Clubman Vision Gran Turismo

One of the many things that make video games so great is the opportunity to play make believe, using the ones and zeroes of the virtual world to generate some truly inspired creations. It’s essentially a blank slate where designers can have things their way, completely circumventing the joy-killers of accountants and regulatory bodies. It’s a medium where an idea can go straight from the brain to the simulated environment, pristine and untainted.

Gran Turismo has been a champion of this for years, and through its Gran Turismo 6 Vision project, the game has offered the chance for several major auto manufacturers to present an idealized concept of the perfect performance machine.

Mini is the latest to do so with its Clubman Vision. Given the Mini’s long racing history and associations, it’s little surprise: “The image of a go-kart on the road has recurring appeal," says Anders Warming, Head of Mini Design, in a press release.

I’ve often lambasted Mini for producing cars that get fatter with each successive year. Finally, it looks like those criticisms have been met (albeit virtually).

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Spy Shots: Mini Clubman Caught Wearing Production Taillights

Spy Shots: Mini Clubman Caught Wearing Production Taillights

Despite the first generation having started more like a niche model in the MINI lineup, the Clubman has managed to achieve a decent number of sales, prompting the German-British carmaker to work on a new model. The 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman, which is based on the UKL1 architecture that will soon be shared with BMW’s entire compact lineup, is nearing the end of its testing phase, and our spy shooters caught a nearly undisguised prototype showing part of its production taillights for the very first time.

Despite the front and sides looking pretty much like a longer MINI Hardtop 4-Door, it seems that the 2016 Clubman will keep some of the quirkiness of the first generation when it comes to the rear. As you can see, not only have the bread-van-like doors been kept, but the taillights seem to look completely different when compared to the two- and four-door Coopers. Unlike the first generation though, the single door on the driver side and suicide door on the passenger side have been replaced by normal doors.

Speaking of compacts, rumors suggest that the MINI Clubman has increased quite a bit in just about every direction, making its overall size look right at home next to other compact cars like Volkswagen Golf,. Unlike the Golf, the new Clubman will have larger luggage compartment and offer a much more efficient opening thanks to the two "bread van" doors. Expect Mini to reveal the 2016 Clubman at either the 2015 Geneva Motor show in March or in Frankfurt in September.

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Spy Shots: Mini Clubman Spied Inside and Out

Spy Shots: Mini Clubman Spied Inside and Out

The current Mini lineup is slowly getting a makeover and the Clubman is the next to join the ranks of Britain’s redesigned "fashionmobile." Previewed by the Clubman Concept at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Mini’s new wagon brought many changes to the nameplate, a fact confirmed by the first prototypes that took the streets in the second half of 2014. With 2015 already upon us, the new Clubman was spotted trotting around German streets once again, showcasing its six-door configuration and revised sheet metal.

As soon as we set eyes on the production-ready concept of the 2015 Mini Clubman, we learned that the new Clubman would be the most revolutionary of its kind. Although its exterior design is essentially the same, save for a few nips and tucks all around, the wagon has received regular rear doors for the very first time, ditching the single, reverse-hinged opening on the passenger side and the unequal front-door setup. What’s more, it has grown in size, following the trend applied to the rest of the new Mini lineup.

The interior of the Clubman has been revamped as well, strangely enough to the extent it’s quite different when compared to the Cooper Hatch, but you’ll have to skip past the jump to find out more about that.

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Spy Shots: Mini Clubman Caught During its First Nürburgring Run

Spy Shots: Mini Clubman Caught During its First Nürburgring Run

Previewed by a concept car that was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show last month, the next-generation Mini Clubman will break cover sometime next year, after the company’s engineers and test drivers are finished putting it through its paces. It was January when our skilled spy photographers previously caught the Clubman out in the open. The prototype was being tested in blistery Sweden, with very little to offer as far as its styling goes, due to its heavy camouflage.

More than two months have passed, and our lensmen met with the Clubman once again, this time in a less icy environment. Actually, they’ve encountered it in a place that’s not exactly suited for a fancy grocery-getter — the Nurburgring. Yes, I know, each and every manufacturer needs to hoon their vehicles on the "Green Hell" for approval, but it’s overrated if you ask me.

Anyway, this specific Clubman is slightly different than the one spotted in Sweden earlier this year. Firstly, the front bumper intakes and the wheels are different. Secondly, a quick peak around the back reveals a twin exhaust. These details suggest we might be looking at a Clubman S version, which would make more sense considering the location it was spotted in.

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You May Now Register for Mini Takes the States 2014

You May Now Register for Mini Takes the States 2014

Mini owners, pack your bags, get your car serviced and then get your butt to San Francisco; the Mini Takes the States road rally is back! This biennial event is the largest official Mini road rally covering 18 states, 15 cities and more than 5,000 miles. The trip will begin on Saturday July 26 in San Francisco California and will end two full weeks later on Sunday August 10 in Boston.

Along the way, you will get the chance to see much of our great country as the journey winds West into Colorado, then cuts south into Texas. From there you head towards Memphis, Tennessee and up to Chicago finishing with a northern detour to Buffalo, NY and finally arriving Boston. There are several more stops scattered through the middle as well.

While the cost for the trip will be what you make of it, Mini has thankfully made the entry and registration fees decidedly affordable at $45 per person with kids under 12 and all pets being freebies. If you decide that a 14-day cross-country vacation is not quite your cup of tea, Mini happily invites you to join for any portion of the festivities you prefer.

Whether you own a Cooper Hardtop, Clubman, Countryman or any other member of the Mini brand, join in and have fun.

Click past the jump to read more about the Mini Takes The States Event.

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2014 Geneva Motor Show Preview

2014 Geneva Motor Show Preview

Time has grown short in our wait for the 2014 Geneva Auto Showto begin in the little Swiss city of Geneva. The main media festivities are set to take place March 4th and 5th with the show remaining in full swing throughout the week for the general public. There will be plenty of new cars debuting for the first time along with numerous cars with minor updates.

While the actual list is incredibly long, we’ve compiled a condensed version of the main vehicles on display that are either new or show a significant update over their outgoing counterpart. As the event rolls on, we’ll be bringing you the brand new information straight from the automakers regarding their latest models. Be sure to watch out for news on the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge’s powertrain, Subaru’s plans with the Viziv 2 Concept, and if Volkswagen will bring their Golf GTE to the United States.

Click past the jump for all the info on the 2014 Geneva Auto Show

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2014 Mini Clubman Concept

2014 Mini Clubman Concept

After much teasing and prodding, Mini has finally dropped the covers off of the Mini Clubman Concept just in time for the Geneva Motor Show.

Mini says that a production version is set to follow, but the way we see it, why doesn’t the company just consider this ready for production?

It’s got all the elements of a fancy Clubman, complete with all the trims and typical Mini styling that has been a hallmark of the company’s identity. There are two powertrain options, which is more than what others can offer, yet it feels like the Clubman deserves more than a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine.

Maybe that’s where the Clubman S comes into the picture? We’re not going to jump the gun on anything, but judging by the Clubman Concept, it’s easy to get a little excited about what Mini has in store for this model.

Click past the jump to read more about the Mini Clubman Concept.

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Mini Completely Updating its Engine, Chassis and Safety for Next-Gen Lineup

Mini Completely Updating its Engine, Chassis and Safety for Next-Gen Lineup

We’ve seen plenty of spy shots of the 2014 Mini Cooper, and we’ve even seen leaked imaged. Heck, we even had Mini officials complaining that leaked images didn’t represent the newly redesigned models properly. Well, Mini is now starting the flow of next-gen information by releasing a very in-depth presser that outlines the chassis, engine and safety updates to the soon-to-be-revealed models.

This press release, which dropped late last night, confirms that the new Mini models will feature three- and four-cylinder powerplants, ranging from a petite 1.5-liter, three-banger up to a 2.0-liter, four-pot that nearly reaches the 200-horsepower mark. Along with these new engines will comes an all-new driveline that will help deliver increase fuel economy across the range.

The chassis will also get some nice refinements that will offer up precision handling and a comfortable ride all at the same time.

Click past the jump to read more about the next-gen Mini technology

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2013 MINI Clubman Bond Street Edition

2013 MINI Clubman Bond Street Edition

German automaker, MINI has another special-edition model on the horizon and, just like the MINI Hyde Park, the MINI Green Park, the Cooper Bayswater, and the Cooper Baker Street, they’re naming this one after another London street/landmark.

Called the Clubman Bond Street Edition, the specially dressed Clubman is a new take on an old formula for MINI. Special-edition models have always been one of their calling cards and the Bond Street Edition is the latest in a long line of them.

It’s been graced with a lot of exterior and interior refinements, which in this case, work for the vehicle. MINI didn’t go for the splashy route like they’re accustomed to doing; instead, they went for a scheme that’s a little more high class and refined.

Make no mistake, MINI will always be known for its quirkiness; that won’t change. But this time, they left that out of the door in favor of something that actually looks like a classy stand out.

UPDATE 02/20/13: The MINI Clubman Bond Street Edition is headed to the Geneva Motor Show. Watch out for it at the MINI stand, fellas!

Find out more about the MINI Clubman Bond Street Edition after the jump

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2012 MINI Clubman Hyde Park Edition

2012 MINI Clubman Hyde Park Edition

Two special edition MINI models are ready to make their respective debuts, except that in favor of paying homage to any racing legends like the Rauno Aaltonen Edition or upcoming events like the London Edition models, MINI is taking a different route by celebrating two London parks.

One of these models is the MINI Clubman Hyde Park Edition and it’s been given some special colors to justify its special edition label. Whereas its brother, the Cooper Green Park Edition, came with a Pepper White and JCW Green two-tone finish, the Clubman Hyde Park also gets the same Pepper White color. But instead of the green, MINI incorporated a Hot Chocolate hue on the roof, the bonnet stripes, and the side stripes.

Suffice to say, the green and brown theme of the two special edition MINIs does make sense when you’re celebrating a pair of parks.

As for the interior of the Clubman Hyde Park Edition, MINI is dressing it up with the same Pepper White color of the exterior with the seats being finished in a choice of either mixed fabric/leather or leather Gravity.

The Clubman Hyde Park Edition will be powered by a choice of powertrain options, including a 1.6-liter naturally-aspirated engine that produces 121 horsepower, a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine with 181 horsepower, a 1.6-liter diesel engine with 110 horsepower, and a 2.0-liter diesel engine with 141 horsepower.

And just like the Green Park Edition, the Hyde Park Edition is also available on the MINI Cooper.

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2012 MINI Clubman Ray Line

2012 MINI Clubman Ray Line

Ever the company that specializes on all things quirky, MINI has come out and given credence to their reputations one again with the release of the neon-clad MINI Ray Line.

Exclusive only to Italy, the three models - the Cooper Cabrio, the Cooper Hatch, and the Clubman - all sport some eye-catching gear that once again allows MINI to stand out from the rest of the pack.

For the Clubman, MINI decided to give the model even more luggage space to take advantage of the car’s bigger dimensions. Two special storage units have been added, the first of which is the Clubdoor, which was placed behind the front passenger and can be opened agains the direction of travel. Then there’s the Splitdoor, which replaces the Clubman’s traditional door in favor of two panels that pay homage to the wooden frame of the Mini Classic.

Another distinguishable quality of the Clubman Ray Line is the fluorescent staining, which can be customized courtesy of six different neon shades, including Alien Green, Lemon Yellow, Flash White, Energy Pink, Vitamin Orange and Shocking Blue. The model also carries a special badge on a hexagonal grid of the model as well as new plaques of side scuttles. Other modifications for the Clubman Ray Line include bonnet stripes with a fluorescent profile, a fluorescent Profile Roof Stripe roof, black caps on the bi-xenon headlamps, a fluorescent hub cover, and a new set of 17" wheels that come in two distinct stylings.

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Forza Motorsport 4 Launch Bonus Pack includes Koenigsegg Agera

Forza Motorsport 4 Launch Bonus Pack includes Koenigsegg Agera

The new 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo made its debut in Forza Motorsport 4 about two weeks ago. Now, Turn 10 Studis available that will add another 10 vehicles to your list of cars to drive, including the Koenigsegg Agera supercar and the electric Tesla Roadster Sport.

The new Launch Bonus Pack includes a collection of ten cars previously available only to those Forza 4 players who had either pre-ordered from specific retail outlets, or picked up the game during its first run via the "Ship Bonus Car Pack." The new Launch Bonus Pack is available for Xbox Live and can be yours for 560 Microsoft Points.

The list of 10 cars included in the new Launch Bonus Pack include: 1997 Lexus SC300, 1965 Mustang GT Coupe, 2011 Ruf RGT-8, 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport, 2011 Koenigsegg Agera, 2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta, 2011 Subaru WRX STI, 2011 MINI John Cooper Works Clubman, 2011BMW 1-Series M Coupe, and 2011 Honda CR-Z EX.

Hit the jump for a presentation video of all the cars.

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2011 Mini Clubman S by Mac Audio

2011 Mini Clubman S by Mac Audio

The Mini Clubman is undoubtedly a fun-to-drive model, but Mac Audio has found a solution to make it even more so. Clearly, from the name of the tuner, we can venture a guess that the Clubman has received an impressive audio system, but it has also received exterior and interior updates and an extra 55 HP.

The Mini Clubman is painted in a new matte white special color and sits on a new set of 15-inch Oxigin rims, 8’ x 18’ wheels (also painted in white with use of special coating). For the extra power, the tuner has added adjusted the engine electronic system, a modified exhaust system, and optimized air intake pipes.

The interior is where Mac Audio truly shined with a Mac Audio Star X 2.16 front and rear loudspeakers system. The whole interior was then wrapped in 12m2 of Dynamat Xtreme insulating material in order to eliminate vibration and rattling. An Audiovox VME 9325BTA Head was also installed and enables the user to control navigation using iPod, iPhone, USB, DVB-T, and Bluetooth by touchscreen.

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Mini's future MK3 lineup gets more powerful engines and a 'Traveller'

Mini’s future MK3 lineup gets more powerful engines and a ’Traveller’

After being refreshed back in 2010, the new generation Mini is preparing to be released on the market in 2013. This new generation will consist of 10 individual models, including Mini’s take on a revised Clubman and an MPV variation being called the "Traveller."

Mini’s MK3 family, codenamed F56, will be built on a brand-new BMW-engineered platform called the UKL1. This new platform will come in two wheelbase lengths and will adopt three-door and five-door hatches, a super-compact SUV, and a tall 5-series GT-style car.

Most of the new models will be powered by a new range of advanced BMW three-cylinder engines that will replace the current four-cylinder engines, but will be much more fuel efficient. These new engines are said to deliver between 120 HP to 160 HP, but there are rumors suggesting the new Mini family, especially the John Cooper Works models, will also use BMW’s new 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine with an output of 230 HP. The new UKL1 platform is also suitable for at least one type of hybrid drivetrain so expect to see this in the next Mini family.

The new Mini family will make its official debut by the end of 2012 and will go on sale in 2013.

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2011 MINI Clubman Hampton Edition

2011 MINI Clubman Hampton Edition

Another MINI special edition model rolled out of the block recently as part of the MINI Yours program, further cementing the BMW-owned as one of the most fan-appealing brands out on the market these days.

This particular model is called the MINI Clubman Hampton Edition and it’s going to come with some rather unique and peculiar features that speaks volumes of MINI’s image as a hip and vibrant automaker. For the Clubman Hampton Edition, a host of exterior and interior factory options have become available, including a Reef Blue metallic shade with the roof and rear door surrounds being dressed in silver. Other optional exterior colors are being made available, including Pepper White, Midnight Black and Eclipse Grey. These colors can be contrasted with either a Black or Reef Blue color for the Clubman’s roof and C-pillars. On top of the color dress-up options available for the Clubman Hampton, the special edition MINI will also come with black reflectors on the headlights, engraved sills on the doors, and a set of Twin Blade Spoke light-alloy wheels in silver or black and goes with a dark red trim ring.

Over at the interior, the MINI Clubman Hampton Edition will come with black Lounge Leather seats with red edging and orange contrast stitching, as well as an anthracite-decked roof line and dials.

As far as performance specs are concerned, the Clubman Hampton Edition will come with a number of engine options, including a 1.6-liter naturally-aspirated engine that produces 121 horsepower, a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine with 181 horsepower, a 1.6-liter diesel engine with 110 horsepower, and a 2.0-liter diesel engine with 141 horsepower.

Needless to say, MINI’s new special edition Clubman Hampton has all the workings, at least as far as aesthetics are concerned, to become a MINI that’s going to attract more than its usual share of attention. And for a brand like MINI, that’s saying something.

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2011 MINI Clubman Cooper S Streetworker by Schmidt Revolution

2011 MINI Clubman Cooper S Streetworker by Schmidt Revolution

Looking like a car that’s been worked on for eye candy purposes, this MINI Cooper Clubman S may be a looker at first glance, but it actually has more to it than just its aesthetic improvements.

The car was worked on by Schmidt Revolution and features enough design upgrades that would make other MINIs blush with envy. The car, aptly named the ‘StreetWorker’, already comes with an in-house John Cooper Works Aerodynamic package so that in-itself is already reason enough to enjoy this ride. But instead of settling on just that package, Schmidt Revolution add some more sizzle to an already steaming bowl of MINI goodness.

The tuning firm went to work on the car by adding a matte blue wrap with black accents. The suspension was also tinkered with, giving it a Streetec air suspension that allows the car to adjust its ride height either 60mm lower or 40mm higher than its standard format all through the push of some buttons.

But despite these changes, the car’s claim to uniqueness is the set of 18” Cirrus rims that comes with any 3D-shaped multiplex patterns in a variety of colors, be it matte blue, bright red, or even carbon black.

And if you thought that Schmidt Revolution’s work on the Clubman Cooper came sans any performance upgrades, you’ll be happy to know that the company went out of its way to tinker with the car’s turbocharged 1.6-liter engine, upping its output to 200 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. The work on the engine now provides the car the power to hit a top speed of 137 mph as well.

We know that the car’s overall look may be an acquired taste for some – some might even cringe at it – but as far as we’re concerned, Schmidt Revolution’s work is ‘unique’ and ‘different’ in a good way. Kind of like how you would describe MINI.

Press Release after the jump.

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Change the color of your MINI Clubman as often as your mood allows

Change the color of your MINI Clubman as often as your mood allows

There are thousands of options for consumers to have a custom paint job done on their vehicle. Just type “custom paint job” in Google and thousands, if not millions, of results pop up. We all want our car to stand out, but, unfortunately, it takes time and money to make that happen. Of course, all that can change if you decide to purchase the new MINI Clubman. Exclusively for Clubman, MINI is introducing the MINIMagic paint system. Do you want a green car for St. Paddy’s Day or a red car for Christmas? How about any custom color that MINI provides?

The MINIMagic paint system is a two-part system. The first part happens at the MINI plant in Oxford, United Kingdom and the second occurs right on your driveway using the MINIMagic paint polish. Change your car’s color in as much time as it takes to wax it using paint polish with ranges from 1 month to 6 months or just create a permanent change. The polish with expiration will just revert back to the car’s original color at the end of the polish’s lifespan. Before concern settles, the polish will revert back in just a matter of hours.

Of course, in order to change your paint color as often as you change your hairstyle, you have to buy the MINI Clubman. Now, we are not big fans of hatchbacks, but we might consider the option if we can customize our paint color to this extent. Hmmmm…or maybe we can wait for this phenomenon to take off and spread to other carmakers. Decisions, decisions.

Of course, by now, you should have figured it out... APRIL FOOL’S!!!

You can check out the press release after the jump anyway.

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2010 Mini Clubman Soho

2010 Mini Clubman Soho

No one does special edition vehicles quite like the British automaker Mini, this time the unique take on the Cooper is based upon the more spacious Clubman model. Named after London’s Soho district in the city’s West End, an area known for its vibrant and dynamic cosmopolitan lifestyle. The special edition Mini Cooper Soho will be available with any of the Mini’s power train packages ranging from the entry level Mini One, to the Cooper and diesel powered Cooper D all the way up to the top of the line turbocharged Cooper S version.

The special edition Soho Mini is available in five distinct exterior colors including: Horizon Blue, Midnight Black, Pepper White, Dark Silver and White Silver. Unlike ordinary Minis, every Soho’s roof is always painted black. Further distinguishing the special edition Mini from ordinary Coopers by its blacked out bi-xenon headlamps, cleared out turn signals, chrome exhaust tips and Black Star Bullet alloys measuring 17 inches in diameter. On the inside the Soho comes standard with creature comforts like air conditioning as well as a few luxurious touches like a leather wrapped steering wheel and sports seats. Prices start at just €19,900 for the special edition Clumban One powered by a 95 HP engine, €26,600 for the Cooper D with a 1.6 Liter diesel making 110 HP and €28,900 for the Cooper S and its 1.6 Liter turbocharged four cylinder making 175 HP. So whatever your packaging requirements may be, Mini has a Soho for you.

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2009 MINI Cooper S Clubman Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong edition

2009 MINI Cooper S Clubman Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong edition

The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong is one of the most expensive and luxurious hotels in the world and it seems fitting that in celebrating its 81st anniversary, the hotel is bequeathed with a classy and elegant present – or two.

To celebrate the hotel’s momentous occasion, MINI has given the Peninsula Hotel two special-edition Cooper S Clubmans to add to the hotel’s already world-famous car fleet.

Gert Hildebrand, head of MINI Design, was on-hand for the presentation of the two cars, which happened at the hotel’s world-renowned anniversary gala “Grande Dame of the Far East”. Accepting the cars on behalf of the Peninsula Hotel was Sir Michael Kadoorie, chairman of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels Ltd. – the corporation that owns and operates the Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong.

In line with the hotel’s theme, the two MINI Cooper S Clubmans were given a Brewster Peninsula Green paintwork with custom specific lettering on the doors and illuminated door sills. The Cooper S Clubmans also come with a roof rail, which allows the hotel guests to have extra space for their extended shopping binges in Hong Kong.

The two cars now join Peninsula’s exclusive car fleet that already includes 14 Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheelbase cars and a classic Rolls-Royce Phantom II that was built way back in 1934.

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MINI "Rally Edition" Clubman S headed to America

MINI "Rally Edition" Clubman S headed to America

To say that 2009 has been a big year for MINI is an understatement. In line with the company’s 100th year anniversary, MINI has rolled out a laundry list of special edition vehicles this year alone. Over the course of a few months, MINI has introduced the Mayfair, the Camden, the JCW World Championship 50, and a host of other limited-run vehicles to commemorate the company’s 100th year of existence.

And now, MINI USA, as part of the lead-up for the introduction of the MINI Clubman JCW aero-kit – is bringing to the US the MINI “Rally Edition” Clubman S. With only 70 of these babies being shipped to the US, this “rally Edition” MINI is shaping up to be a must-have car for MINI enthusiasts in America. These guys better act fast, though, because reports have said that each MINI dealer in the US is scheduled to receive only one car, which comes with its own signature plaque signifying the ‘exclusivity’ of the car, for each store.

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2009 Mini One and One Clubman

2009 Mini One and One Clubman

Mini announced the Mini One and One Clubman will be revealed in March at the Geneva Motor Show. Both models will go on sale shortly after, at a price of 15.200 euro for the Mini One and 18200 for the Mini One Clubman.

Mini One is powered by a 4-cylinder petrol engine that delivers 75 hp at 4 000 rpm. The maximum torque of 120 Newton meters is available at 2 500 rpm. Its technical features also include fully variable valve control, a volume-flow-controlled oil pump and a coolant pump which operates according to needs.

Mini One Clubman is powered by a 95 bhp 4-cylinder petrol engine, with a fuel consumption of 5.4 liters per 100 kilometers and CO2 emission of 130 grams per kilometer.

Both models are being offered with Earl Grey Package that includes a metallic paint finish in Dark Silver, sporty decor stripes at the body sides, specially designed wheel trim panels and white direction indicators. It is offered at a particularly attractive price not just for the MINI One with 55 kW, but also for the MINI One, the MINI Cooper and the MINI Cooper D as well as for the MINI One Clubman, the MINI Cooper Clubman and the MINI Cooper D Clubman.

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2008 Matte black Mini John Cooper Works Clubman

2008 Matte black Mini John Cooper Works Clubman

A matte black Ferrari Enzo or Rolls-Royce Phantom is cool because the owner confidence (balls) to take a flashy ride with an expensive paint job, and go for the flat black look. So it is a little less impressive on a $31,500 John Cooper Works Mini Cooper Clubman.

For a car that is being showcased at the ultra-luxury Dutch Millionaire Fair in Amsterdam this Mini is a little lacking. The Clubman only really features a new matte black paint job, 18-inch wheels (17’ are standard), and a interior color not currently available from the factory (Hot Chocolate). The engine is the standard 1.6-liter 208 hp unit from the factory JCW Clubman.

Yes this car is a kinda fun, and the matte black definitely will make this different from the other Mini’s out there, but we expect something more creative from a company who has been a lot cooler in the past.

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Mini Cooper Rickshaw

Mini Cooper Rickshaw

In celebration of the launch of the Mini Cooper Clubman in the Chinese market, Mini has chopped the back half off a handful of cars so they can be converted into rickshaws. The German built Mini’s were converted to rickshaws in Hong Kong, and then the ’rickiMINI’ was taken to Beijing to "bring good luck" to the Beijing Olympics. Mini is no doubt trying to capitalize on the global spotlight placed on Beijing with the current Olympic games.

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Life Ball MINI 2008 by Agent Provocateur Auctioned for €45,000

Life Ball MINI 2008 by Agent Provocateur Auctioned for €45,000

The Life Ball MINI Clubman was auctioned on eBay for €45,000 to raise funds for AIDS research. For the last four years, MINI has provided the Life Ball charity with a special one-off model, each designed by an edgy artist.

This year, the MINI Clubman came dressed like a burlesque bedroom on wheels thanks to Agent Provocateur’s founder, Joseph Corré. Available video includes shots of the MINI’s re-design by Agent Provocateur, views of the photo shoot with the Mini and Agent Provocateur models, and soundbites from Joseph Corré.

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Mini Clubman by AC Schnitzer

Mini Clubman by AC Schnitzer

After last week we presented you the AC Schnitzer ACS1 Convertible based on the Bmw 1-Series Convertible, the Bmw tuning house unveiled its customized Mini Clubman. In order to provide better dynamics the tuner fitted the vehicle with new spring kit, a new front spoiler, new side skirts and a rear roof spoiler.

The real surprise of the car comes from the hood or more exactly from under the hood where the engine of the car with the help of AC Schnitzer engineers delivers 226 hp and 285 Nm of torque.

More details after the jump!

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Mini Clubman Chateau by Aznom

Mini Clubman Chateau by Aznom

If you’re a fan of the French Chateaux you’ll definitely like the new Mini Clubman Chateau by Aznom, the well-known French coachbuilder. Based on the Mini Clubman, the vehicle reveals the elegance of the Grands Chateaux but also a really special trunk with 6 bottles found in some specially created places which suggest the idea of a wine cellar.

The most spectacular thing about the new vehicle is the interior due to the fact that it features aged leather and Alcantara. Also the exterior received a special sandy/gold metallic paint for the top and pearly-changeable brown for the rest of the car. The vehicle will be built in limited edition of just 12 exclusive units featuring numbered labels with the name of the owners. No word about the price yet!

Press release after the jump!

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2008 MINI John Cooper Works Cooper and Clubman

2008 MINI John Cooper Works Cooper and Clubman

Mini will unveil at the Geneva Motor Show the John Cooper Works Cooper and Clubman. The MINI John Cooper Works will be available in Germany at a price of 27,700 Euros, the price of the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman will be 29,500 Euros.

The heart beating under the bonnet of each of the two new extreme sports cars is that of a racer. The 1.6 litre 4-cylinder engine with Twin Scroll turbocharger and petrol direct injection delivers 155 kW/211 bhp (207 hp US) and develops its maximum torque of 260 Newton-metres (192 lb-ft US) between 1,850 and 5,600 rpm – by means of overboost the torque can actually be increased to 280 Nm. (207 lb-ft US). The power unit is based on the engine of the John Cooper Works CHALLENGE, which will see its premiere at the MINI CHALLENGE 2008. It accelerates the MINI John Cooper Works in 6.5 seconds from 0–100 km/h, the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman manages the spurt in just 0.3 seconds more.

The maximum torque of 260 Nm ( 192 lb-ft US) is available even at an engine speed of 1,850 rpm and up to a level of 5,600 rpm. During acceleration, torque is raised to 280 Nm (207 lb-ft US) by means of a brief increase in boost pressure between 2,000 and 5,300 rpm. This overboost function gives the MINI John Cooper Works and the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman an even more powerful response. The engine reaches its maximum output of 155 kW/211 bhp (207 hp US) at 6,000 rpm. The spontaneous response is also reflected in the car’s acceleration figures. The MINI John Cooper Works takes 6.5 seconds to accelerate from 0–100 km/h, the time required by the MINI John Cooper Works Clubman is 6.8 seconds. Both have a maximum speed of 238 km/h.

Press release after the jump.

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MINI Cooper Clubman pricing announced

MINI Cooper Clubman pricing announced

The 2008 MINI Clubman, an all-new addition to the MINI model line, is featured at the 2008 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI. With a little more room in the back and an innovative door configuration, the eagerly anticipated MINI Clubman defies convention in its concept and style. This all new addition to the MINI family will go on sale in the US February 16th, 2008 as both a Cooper and a Cooper S model. The MINI Cooper Clubman will be offered with a MSRP of $20,600, while the MINI Cooper S Clubman will come with a MSRP of $24,100. Both prices include a $650 Destination charge.

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Mini Clubman by H&R

Mini Clubman by H&R

The charismatic Mini Clubman offers a striking variety of possibilities through its new, flexible interior. Despite its increased size, fascinatingly agile driving characteristics are still made possible due to the H&R spring kit, thus combining the look of an estate car with the feel of a go-kart under a well-proportioned body.

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MINI Cooper D Clubman coming to Detroit

MINI Cooper D Clubman coming to Detroit

It seems that for both Mini and BMW the Detroit Auto Show will be about bringing diesel cars to US. After BMW has announced they will bring a diesel version of the X5 and the 3-series, Mini also announced they will bring a diesel version of the Clubman in Detroit: the Cooper D Clubman.

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Mini Clubman makes USA debut; prices starting at $20,600

Mini Clubman makes USA debut; prices starting at $20,600

The 2008 MINI Clubman, an all-new addition to the MINI model line, has just made its North American debut today at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, bowing to the audience most unconventionally, with its rear-end first! With a little more room in the back and an innovative door configuration, the eagerly anticipated MINI Clubman defies convention in its concept and style. This all new addition to the MINI family will go on sale in the US February 16th, 2008 as both a Cooper and a Cooper S model. The MINI Cooper Clubman will be offered with a MSRP of $20,600, while the MINI Cooper S Clubman will come with a MSRP of $24,100. Both prices include a $650 Destination charge.

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2008 Mini Clubman JCW

2008 Mini Clubman JCW

The MINI Clubman JCW will be seen in the 2008 Mini Challenge Championship as a safety car featuring an uprated 1.6 liter turbocharged engine,a body kit and tweaked suspension. The Clubman JCW will go on sale at the end of next year at a price of £25.000.

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Mini Clubman - test drive by Fifth Gear

On this week’s episode from Fifth Gear, Jonny Smith tested the latest Mini Clubman.
The MINI Clubman, benefiting from its 1.6-litre four-cylinder developing 120 hp at 6,600 rpm and featuring fully variable valve management, offers impressive performance and economy.
Enjoy!

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2008 Mini Clubman

2008 Mini Clubman

Mini today made official the new Clubman, an all-new addition to the MINI model range. Set to made its world debut at Frankfurt Motor Show, the new Clubman will go on sale in Europe this November in three model configurations: the MINI Cooper Clubman, the MINI Cooper D Clubman and the MINI Cooper S Clubman. In the US market the MINI Cooper Clubman and the MINI Cooper S Clubman will be available early next year.

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Mini Clubman - official images?

Mini Clubman - official images?

Even if Mini will unveil the 2008 Clubman in September at Frankfurt Motor Show, it seems that the first official images start surfacing on the internet. The Clubman will go on sale in Europe in early 2008.

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Mini Clubman announcement

This video is for sure the strangest thing I saw lately! The announcement for the upcoming Mini Clubman. At least the producers recognize is "an extremely weird Mini-Cooper video!"

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Mini Clubman-more information

Mini Clubman-more information

The new MINI Clubman wagon will be debuting in September in Frankfurt, while the U.S. version should be shown in Detroit next year.
The car will be going on sale in Europe in early 2008, in exclusive colors, including Java Grey, Sand Glow and Hot Chocolate. The Clubman will launch with several unique exterior and interior colors. Inside we’ll see several unique seating options as well as new trim.
The wheelbase will be lengthened by 80mm, while the rear overhang grows an additional (...)

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