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The New 2020 MINI Clubman.
16.04.2019 Press Release
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Ricmond Hill, ON. 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 two petrol engines, with output ranging from 134 hp to 189 hp (combined (fuel consumption: 7.5 – 9.0 l/100 km), both paired with the standard ALL4 all-wheel drive system. The model range will be supplemented at a later stage with the new edition of the extremely sporty MINI John Cooper Works Clubman ALL4.
The new MINI Clubman: an overview of the highlights.
• Distinctive front design with newly designed radiator
• LED headlights.
• New LED fog lamps with driving light ring.
• LED rear lights as standard, optionally in Union Jack design.
• New optional exterior trim in Piano Black.
• New light alloy wheels.
• New range of leather trims and interior surfaces.
• 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 MINI Cooper S 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 center.
Variable illumination intensity, dazzle-free long beam: adaptive LED headlights.
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 are available as an option. They offer a turning light function which can be recognized by an inlay inside the headlamp and automatically adapt their brightness to the situation on the road.
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 adaptive 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 trim.
The new MINI Clubman is once again available in British Racing Green metallic. Accenting body colours, 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 customizing the exterior design. With the option Piano Black Exterior for the MINI Cooper S Clubman, the surrounds of the headlights, rear lights and radiator grille are finished in high-gloss black instead of chrome.
New light alloy wheels and interior upholsteries.
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. A new addition to the range are the 18-inch light alloy wheels in the design variant Multiray Spoke 2-tone.
Further customization 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.
Two engines, standard ALL4 all-wheel drive system.
The engine portfolio for the new MINI Clubman includes one 3-cylinder and one 4-cylinder petrol engine, 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 ALL4.
Both engine variants are paired with the standard 8-speed Steptronic Automatic Transmission as well as MINI’s ALL4 All Wheel Drive system. 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.
At its market launch in the third quarter of 2019, the new 2020 MINI
Clubman will be available in two model variants:
MINI Cooper Clubman ALL4: 136 hp, 0 – 100 km/h in 9.6 seconds, top speed: 200 km/h.
MINI Cooper S Clubman ALL4: 189 hp, 0 – 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds, top speed: 225 km/h.
Pricing will be announced closer to the Canadian launch date.