New... a little, a lot, with heart...
After a major upgrade four years ago, the Mini Clubman has just had a bit of a makeover. Small changes to the Mini estate include the grille, lights (front and rear), updated online digital services and more customisation.
First launched in 1969, the Clubman was designed to give the Mini a safer and more mature image. 50 years on and with four side doors, original split rear doors, five seats and length of 4.2 metres, the current model still has a unique style, with plenty of practicality and intelligent use of space.
New and improved design for the lights
The original body concept has some new design elements typical of the marque. This includes a domed bonnet, round headlights with chrome rims (with the option of Piano Black) and the hexagonal grille. This now runs almost the entire length of the bumper, with a choice of air inlet designs (horizontal lines or honeycomb). To the rear, the horizontal lights have LEDs as standard and, to emphasise the marque’s British origins, the graphics can even have an abstract Union Jack design to them. Another new feature – the driving lights are incorporated in the position lights down on the front apron (with the fog lights). Adaptive LED headlights with matrix function for the driving lights are available as an option. The advantage is that they provide a more intense light in some conditions. The headlights also feature anti-dazzle driving lights.
At the same time, new wheel rims and three new body colours and plenty of optional customisation features are available. The “Mini Yours” customisation catalogue includes decorative illuminated door inserts and various Chester leather seat colours.
The new Clubman’s connection and infotainment system includes an on-board SIM card as standard for intelligent emergency calling. It also has a six-speaker audio system, USB socket, hands-free phone function and 6.5-inch colour touchscreen. The list of options is even longer: mobile phone induction charger, connected navigation, route-sending from your smartphone, etc.
There is no change to the engine range: three petrol and three diesel engines with power ratings from 75 kW/102 hp to 141 kW/192 hp (combined cycle: 6.5 – 4.0 l/100 km ; CO2 emissions combined: 147 – 105 g/km) are available. The most powerful petrol and diesel engines (Mini Cooper S and Cooper SD) can also come with ALL4 transmission. The ultra-sporty Mini John Cooper Works Clubman model has been added to the existing range. Depending on the version, a manual 6-speed, Steptronic 7, Steptronic 8 or Steptronic Sport 8 automatic gear boxes are available.
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