Mini Clubman is reaching the US shores, shortly after it was introduced as a world premiere during this fall Frankfurt Motor Show. The biggest Mini and the most practical one has a lotto offer compared to the old generation.
Even if its the most family oriented car in the range, the new Clubman is longer and wider than any other Mini model. The newest member of the Mini family endured extensive testing on the Nürburgring in Germany, the Circuit of Miramas in France and the Millbrook Proving Ground in the UK, as well as the legendary roads of Wales.
The new Clubman will be powered by BMW Group-developed three- and four-cylinder Mini TwinPower Turbo Technology engines, and like all Mini models and trims, will come standard with an efficient six-speed manual transmission. Meanwhile, the Cooper S variant will offer an optional 8-speed automatic or 8-speed sport automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
The standard equipment list will include: six-speed manual transmission with rev-matching function, Mini Connected infotainment system with 6.5-inch high-resolution display, third-party app support, Bluetooth audio streaming, and voice control, leather-wrapped three-spoke multifunction steering wheel and gearshift lever, dual-zone automatic climate control, rain-sensing windshield wipers, keyless ignition, 12-color ambient interior lighting, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, 16” forged alloy wheels in “Loop Spoke” design, carbon Black leatherette upholstery.
The new Mini Clubman starts at 24.100 USD, while the top of the range Cooper S will have a price tag of 27.650 USD. The Clubman will go on sale in January 2016 at Mini dealers across the U.S. Customers looking to build or pre-order a new Mini Clubman can use the configurator now available at miniusa.com or visit their local dealer.