BMW has revealed the new MINI Clubman, which the German carmaker says will target the “premium compact market”.
A more practical version of the regular MINI hatchback, the new Clubman is over 32 cm longer and around 12 cm wider than its predecessor. The wheelbase is also 10 cm longer than before.
The interior has also expanded along with the exterior, with the defining element of the cabin being the broad instrument panel.
Described by the designers as being more “grown up” on the inside than previous models, the new Clubman also offers more functionality, with the boot space being increased by 100 litres to 360 litres – that’s 10 litres more than the Countryman and 150 litres more than the hatch.
At launch, the new Clubman will be made available with three engine variants, namely, two turbocharged direct injection petrol units and a single turbocharged common-rail diesel.
Power transfer to the front-wheels is via a standard six-speed manual gearbox, while a new eight-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel mounted shift paddles will come as an option.