Set to rival the likes of Audi A3 hatchback, Mercedes A Class and BMW 1 Series, the new generation Mini Clubman will soon go on sale in the UK.
For starters, it sits on a longer wheelbase, extended by 100mm resulting in extended cabin space. Boot space is also increased to 360 liters while space available is increased to 1250 liters with rear seats folded down while overall length and breadth are also increased by 270mm and 73mm respectively as compared to the Mini 5 door.
Larger doors on the new Mini Cooper Clubman allow for easy ingress and egress while split opening or rear doors allows for better boot access. Seats are comfortable while its panoramic sun roof adds to extra headroom.
Engine specifications on the new Mini Cooper Clubman see the inclusion of two petrol and two diesel engines which promise high level of fuel efficiency and lower auto emissions. The entry level Cooper receives a 1.5 liter three cylinder turbocharged petrol engine offering 136 hp power while the Cooper S is powered by a 2.0 liter turbo engine capable of peak power of 192 PS.
Mini Cooper D Clubman gets a 2.0 liter turbocharged diesel engine offering 150 hp power which goes upto 190 hp on the Cooper SD variant. It is for the first time that an 8 speed automatic transmission is evident on the Mini Cooper Clubman along with satellite navigation.