Clubman: a new interpretation of the
MINI attributes to each of its
family members its own character. Starting from the
identity rock on which the whole family is based: the
MINI hatch (current
generation launched about two years ago) and the
Mini Clubman (launched last year), other variants such
as the MINI
John Cooper Works and the MINI John Cooper Works
Clubman, bring the sportiest expression of the
"gang", while the new MINI
Convertible comes now in its new interpretation of
the iconic concept.
One, current generation launched only
about 2 years ago.
The four-cylinder normal-aspiration
power unit (joint development between BMW and the
French group PSA, Peugeot - CitroŽn) of the MINI
Cooper develops maximum output of 88 kW/120 hp
from engine displacement of 1.6 litres, with peak
torque of 160 Nm (118 lb-ft) at 4,250 rpm. Control and
operation of the intake valves based on the BMW Groupís
technology is fully variable.
The MINI Cooper accelerates to 100
km/h in 9.1 seconds and reaches a top speed of 203
km/h or 126 mph. With its average fuel consumption of
5.4 litres/100 kilometres (43.4 mpg US, 52.09 imp mpg)
in the EU test cycle and a CO2 emission
rating of 129 grams per kilometre.
One: the rock on which a whole
conceptual family is built.
Up to the next step in sports
terms, the MINI Cooper S
is powered by the 1.6-litre four-cylinder featuring a twin-scroll
turbocharger and direct
fuel injection, with 128 kW/175 hp maximum
output and peak torque of 240 Newton-metres or 177
lb-ft between 1,600 and 5,000 rpm further increased by
overboost to an even more significant 260 Nm or 192
With top speed of 225 km/h or 140
mph and acceleration to 100 km/h in just 7.1 seconds,
the MINI Cooper S makes do with just 6.2 litres/100
kilometres, equal to 37.8 mpg US (45.37 imp. mpg) in
the combined EU cycle, with a CO2 emission
rating of 149 grams per kilometre.
Some markets offer other 4-cylinder
engines, a 1560cc diesel (110 hp), a petrol 1397cc (95
hp) in the MINI One.
MINI Clubman is 24vm longer than the
MINI Hatch with 8 centimetres more
wheelbase serving to add extra rear
MINI Clubman - The
MINI Clubman version offers a new interpretation of
traditional shooting brake concepts and, through its
sleek roofline, the innovative door concept and its
almost vertical rear end.
Compared directly with the MINI
Hatch, the MINI Clubman is 24 centimetres or
9.45" longer and comes with 8 centimetres or
3.15" more wheelbase serving exclusively to add
extra legroom at the rear.
The MINI Clubman is identical to
the respective model variant of the MINI Hatch up to
the B-pillar, while in its sideline, at the rear, on
the seats and in the luggage compartment it is a new
car in its design and features. The driverís and
passengerís doors are supplemented by an additional
opening on the right-hand side and the two wings of
the Splitdoor at the rear.
content in classical shapes.
Featuring this additional door on
the right, the Clubdoor opening opposite to the
direction of travel, the MINI Clubman offers the
passengers comfortable access to the rear seats. The
two-piece rear door or Splitdoor, in turn, is a detail
of the carís classical predecessors Ė the Morris
Mini Traveller and the Austin Mini Countryman Ė
carried over from the 1960s.
The luggage space in the MINI
Clubman (capacity 260Ė930 litres/9.1Ė32.6 cu ft)
can be extended flexibly and is accessible for
convenient loading through the Splitdoor.
Both the MINI Cooper S Clubman and
the MINI Cooper Clubman get the same drive technology
as in the MINI Cooper S and MINI Cooper. As a result,
performance, fuel consumption and emission data on
both versions of the MINI Clubman deviate only
slightly from the figures offered by the MINI Hatch.
The MINI Cooper S Clubman
(128 kW/175 hp) with its turbocharged engine
accelerates to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds. Top speed is
224 km/h or 139 mph. Average fuel consumption in the
EU test cycle of 6.3 litres/100 kilometres (37.2 US
mpg, 44.65 imperial mpg). The CO2 rating of
the MINI Cooper S Clubman is 150 grams per kilometre.
In the MINI Cooper Clubman,
(88 kW/120 hp) the four-cylinder normal-aspiration
engine accelerates to 100 km/h in 9.8 seconds with a
top speed of 201 km/h or 125 mph. Average fuel
consumption is 5.5 litres/100 km (42.6 US mpg, 51.13
imp. mpg), in the EU cycle and a CO2 rating
of 132 grams per kilometre.
All model variants of the MINI and
the MINI Clubman get Brake
Energy Regeneration and EPS
Electric Power Steering as well as Auto
Start/Stop and a gearshift
point indicator on manual gearbox models.
Passive Safety - The
MINI Cooper earned the top score of five stars in the
Euro NCAP crash test. The robust body structure with
clearly defined load paths and deformation zones,
together with the installation of six airbags,
three-point seat belts on all seats and ISOFIX child
seat fastenings in the rear as well as central safety
electronics for on-demand operation of the carís
Clubman: innovative door concept.
Options and customisations
for the MINI range - MINI models come
with a standard 6-speed manual gearbox, and can be
ordered with 6-speed automatic transmission. The
automatic one allows also individual gear shifting
like the manual mode.
One of the attractive arguments of
the MINI is the wide customisation potential. In
almost every respect, with a wide range of paintwork
options, interior colours, seat upholstery and trim
Accessories offer classic
motorsport technology in John
Cooper Works components, comfort-oriented features
such as an iPod interface, a roof rack made of
extra-strong, epoxy-plated aluminium profiles, as well
as additional headlights, practical features for
everyday motoring, and unusual elements such as an
extravagant roof finish.
Besides the different advanced
audio and navigation systems, cruise control with a
digital speed display in the cockpit enhance motoring
comfort in the MINI and MINI Clubman.
A further option is the USB port
including a Bluetooth function to integrate external
audio sources. USB-compatible media and MP3 players
such as the Apple iPod can therefore be connected to
the MINIís entertainment system via the USB port. Access
to the music available is convenient via the usual
controls on the audio system offering various
selection criteria such as the artist or the album
required. The driver and his passengers can also
connect their mobile phones to the car via the
6-speed manual gearbox, or automatic
Both the MINI and the MINI Clubman
are available with full integration of an Apple iPhone
in the carís control system, allowing use of the
telephone and audio functions of these Smartphones
with a common platform provided for both functions:
appropriately modified software for listening to a
music programme via the loudspeakers automatically
stops the music in the event of a telephone call and
then continues the playback function at the same point
once the call is over.
To make a telephone call the driver
uses the loudspeakers and the microphone on the
hands-free unit automatically switching back to the
music mode once the call is over.
The activated Smartphone functions
are presented in the MINI and the MINI Clubman either
in the radio display or Ė if fitted Ė in the
display of the navigation system. Should the car be
fitted with a navigation system, the driver can use
the MINI joystick on the centre console to control the
telephone and audio functions of the Apple iPhone.
The prerequisite for full
integration of the telephone functions is a mobile
phone preparation kit complete with a Bluetooth
interface available as special equipment for the MINI.
Music files and the signals to
operate the audio functions are conveyed from the
Apple iPhone to the audio system in the car through a
cable adaptor available from MINI for the USB audio
interface, provided as special equipment. This
connection also serves to charge the Apple iPhone