A more powerful MINI John Cooper Works Clubman will also join the ranks in the future. For now, there will be two petrol engines and a diesel powerplant available – a 3-cylinder and 4-cylinder petrol and diesel engine.
Transmission options include a 7-speed Steptronic dual clutch transmission or a 7-speed Steptronic sports transmission.
Unsurprisingly, the fastest among the three variants, the MINI Cooper S Clubman with 192 hp and a 230 km/h top speed, does 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds, followed by the diesel Clubman and standard Clubman.
The updated MINI Clubman gets a newly-designed grille – both for the standard and Cooper S models – where the former gets a clearner, chrome look while the latter wears a more cynical appearance with a blacked out grille.
Available as optional extras are the adaptive LED headlamps with Matrix technology that prevents light from dazzling on-coming traffic, the system works by utilising the front cameras and can operate at speeds beyond 70 km/h.
Depending on the variant, there’s a choice of 16-inch to 19-inch wheels although the 18-inch and 19-inch options are new designs.
The Clubman also gets a new sports suspension which lowers the car by 10mm, alongside an optional adaptive suspension.
As for on-board equipment, there’s a 6.5-inch display, only Apple CarPlay connectivity, MINI Connected Services, and MINI Connected App with the Remote Services feature that allows owners to check their vehicle’s location, fuel level, flash the headlights, activate the horn, ventilation and door lock/unlock functions, all through the smartphone.
MINI Cooper S Clubman