It was back in February last year when MINI unveiled a near-production concept of the second generation Clubman and now they are just about ready to take the wraps off the real deal. Seen here in this darkened teaser image is the car which is slated to make it public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September and go on sale shortly thereafter. What you are looking at is actually the biggest model MINI has ever made as it will be substantially larger than its predecessor.
To be more exact, the aforementioned near-production concept had the following physical dimensions: 4223 mm length, 1844 mm width and 1450 mm height. If these numbers will be carried over onto the final configuration of the model, this means the new Clubman will be around 260 mm longer, 161 mm wider and 24 mm taller than the model it replaces.
It will come with four side doors and two split rear doors, thus bringing the grand total to six. Technical specifications are not available at this point, but it’s safe to say it will be based on the same UKL platform as the rest of the newest MINIs which means power will come from the usual crop of three- and four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines obviously equipped with a turbocharger.
Upon launch, there should be a more potent MINI Clubman S with a 2.0-liter engine developing 192 bhp and 280 Nm (or 300 Nm with overboost) which will be followed most likely in 2016 by a flagship John Cooper Works (JCW) derivative set to use an uprated version of the same engine producing 231 bhp and 320 Nm of torque.
It’s too early to say whether MINI India will sell this model alongside the already available three- and five-door hatches, convertible and the Countryman. We will have all the details this fall when the new Clubman will make its official debut.