After a teaser released exactly one week ago, the overhauled Clubman is finally here and will act from now on as the company’s biggest model ever. The design should be familiar to fans of the brand, but it should be mentioned the second generation is a lot larger than the model it replaces as the length as increased by 27 cm. In addition, it’s also 9 cm wider and comes with a longer wheelbase that has been stretched by 10 cm.
As a result of the increased proportions, the second-gen Clubman comes with a much more spacious interior cabin that has enough room for up to five people and offers a generous cargo capacity of 360 liters. If this isn’t enough, you can fold down the rear bench - which has a 40:20:40 split - and boost storage volume to 1,250 liters.
In terms of engines, there aren’t any surprises as the new Clubman will be available with the familiar BMW-sourced TwinPower 1.5-liter turbo three-cylinder unit that produces 136 bhp and 220 Nm of torque or 230 Nm when overboost is activated. With this engine, the six-door model will cover the 0-100 kmph journey in 9.1 seconds and top out at 205 kmph.
There’s also a beefier Clubman S which adopts a bigger 2.0-liter four-cylinder outputting 192 bhp and 280 Nm of torque (300 Nm with overboost). In this case, the sprint time is lowered to 7.1 seconds while top speed increases to 228 kmph.
If you value fuel economy more, opt for the Clubman D which has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel rated at 150 bhp and 330 Nm, enough for a 8.5s sprint time and a 212 kmph maximum speed.
Depending on engine choice, MINI is offering a standard six-speed manual gearbox, eight-speed Steptronic, eight-speed Steptronic sport and a six-speed Steptronic.
At an additional cost, clients will be able to opt for a John Cooper Works kit as well as a Harman Kardon hi-fi speaker system while the MINI Navigation Professional is also available as optional equipment.