2016 Mini Clubman ALL4
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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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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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).
Continue reading to learn more about the Mini Clubman Vision Gran Turismo.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.