L I fter the first leaks BMW decided to spread officially all images and information second generation of MINI Clubman. Maintains the style of the model it replaces, but it adds a lot more space, to the point where it becomes the biggest MINI current range and as always, has many elements that allow you to customize to taste buyer.
He left the asymmetric format and adopted a 6-door configuration.
Aesthetically no big news, as it retains the front with round headlights that characterize the brand products and is in fact virtually the same as the model of three and five doors , with the difference being wider, the elements are distributed slightly differently.
His body has been extended to reach 4.25 meters long , while its wheelbase is 2.67 meters which places [1.99901 million] within the segment C , although without the odd configuration of asymmetric doors but with a format that can cope with more traditional products such as the Volkswagen Golf.
However did not lose his characteristic style that the brand called shooting brake with a good right posterior, provided with a double door of horizontal opening, which transforms officially by six gates.
With that length new Clubman has risen 27 centimeters long and is also 9 centimeters wider than a MINI 5-door, which dramatically improved its habitability.
also offers a loading area with 360 liters capacity , which can be extended to reach [1.99901 million] 1250 liters total by folding down the rear seat backs, in whole or if necessary using 60:40 or three parts through a 40:20:40 ratio.
For the body MINI launches two new colors: Melting Silver Metallic and Pure Burgundy metallization, which can be combined with the roof or exterior mirrors color white, black or silver , as is customary in most MINI products.
In the cockpit arrangement of the elements seems to have been taken directly from hatchback F56, although adapted to the wider body. The same goes for the equipment because it uses the same system in information and entertainment mounted within a circular dial and the same system head up display assembling more models small.
The new Clubman is the largest in the history of MINI.
Under the hood there are no surprises, since it does nothing but move the blocks three and four cylinders, already present in other models of the brand. The range starts with the most basic model called One using a 3-cylinder 102 hp, the [1.99901 million] Cooper with three cylinders of 136 horses, while [1.99901 million] the Cooper S It uses a 4-cylinder with 192 horsepower . Diesel will be only one 150 hp available.
Standard all are associated with a 6 speed manual transmission or optionally automatic equal number of gears, while the 4-cylinder may be combined with a change [1.99908 million] eight-speed automatic .
Among his options Standard equipment are the front, side and curtain airbags , ISOFIX, electronic stability control DSC, DTC traction control, electronic lock differential pressure sensor tires, LED daytime running lights, LED front fog lights, rain sensor and lights, dual zone climate control, leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel and alloy wheels of 16 inches and 17 inches, among many others .
Prices for the more affordable range, called One still not been defined, but the cheaper Cooper starts just above € 26 000 , as the Cooper S is just below 30 000 euros.