Overview MINI is all set to launch the Clubman estate in the country on December 15, 2016. When launched, the Clubman would become the largest MINI on sale in the country. This estate, with the barn-style doors at the rear, is larger than the Countryman crossover.
The Clubman, with styling cues borrowed from its siblings like the oval headlamps, large single-frame grille and clamshell bonnet, will be the second brand new model from the BMW-owned British manufacturer. The MINI Convertible was the only other model that was launched in the country this year.
On the inside, the Clubman shares the same dashboard design as the Cooper with a centrally mounted round binnacle which houses the rather large touchscreen infotainment system. The Clubman, like the Cooper and the Cooper S, will be offered with a host of customisation options as well.
Compared to the 5-door version of the MINI Cooper S, the Clubman is 270mm longer and 90mm wider. The wheelbase is 100mm longer too which should translate to better interior space. The boot capacity is rated at 360 litres which can be further expanded by folding the rear seats. Like the Cooper, the Clubman too will be available in three variants - the Cooper Clubman, Cooper S Clubman and the Cooper D Clubman.
Since the Cooper Clubman shares the same front-wheel drive UKL platform, expect the same engine options to make its way here - the 1.5-litre TwinTurbo three cylinder petrol engine that puts out 136PS and 220Nm of torque, a larger 2.0-litre TwinTurbo four-cylinder engine that develops 192PS and 280Nm of torque and the 2.0-litre TwinTurbo four-cylinder diesel that has an output of 150PS and 330Nm of torque. Internationally, the Clubman is offered with the choice of six-speed manual and automatic transmission options. However, expect BMW India to give the manual option a miss for our country. BMW India hasn’t revealed the Cooper Clubman’s price yet, but expect it to be the most expensive MINI on sale in the country at a starting price of Rs 40 lakh for the base variant.
The Clubman was launched in the country today. The Clubman will be priced at Rs 37.90 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The Clubman will be brought to the country as completely built units from the UK. The Clubman will be available only in the Cooper S model.
The Cooper Clubman S gets LED headlights with integrated DRLs and LED tail lamps, LED foglight, 17-inch Vent Spoke silver alloy wheels and chrome plated dual exhaust pipes. There are two interior trim available - Carbon Black and Satellite Grey. The Clubman S is powered by the 2.0-litre TwinTurbo four-cylinder petrol engine that develops 192PS and 280Nm of torque which is linked to an 8-speed Steptronic auto box. MINI claims that the Clubman can reach a ton in 7.2 seconds and hit a top speed of 228kmph. Standard equipment includes a sport leather steering wheel, sport seats, 6.5-inch radio with MINI Visual Boost infotainment system, Lights Package, Park Distance Control parking sensors at the rear, Dynamic Stability Control,, Dual-Front Airbags, ABS and Brake Assist. The boot capacity is rated at 360-litres which can further be increased to 1,250-litres by folding the rear seats. The boot lid can be opened by the Easy Opener feature either through the remote key or a foot wave gesture. There are various other options available with prices ranging from 17,500 to 2 lakh rupee. Options include 18-inch Star Spoke LED headlights, six upholstery options, Cornering Lights, Black Matte roof, Park Distance Control (front and rear), Reversing Camera, Panoramic Glass Sunroof, Head-up Display, 8.8-inch Navigation System Professional with 20GB of built-in memory and Harman Kardon sound system.