2016 MINI Clubman Grows for Comfort
Last week MINI was busy teasing us with a dark profile shot of its new 2016 Clubman. If you are into Mini, that car has now been unveiled and it looks really cool. The new Clubman did keep the split rear doors, and they look much better than a normal hatch.
The most noticeable improvement in the new Clubman comes in its growth compared to the old car. The new Clubman is significantly larger at 10.62″ longer, 3.54″ wider, and a 3.93″ longer wheelbase. MINI promises those upgrades allow the car to carry five actual humans in comfort.
The new car will come with a standard 3-cylinder TwinPower turbo engine making 136hp and 162 lb-ft. of torque, and promises excellent fuel economy. The Cooper S Clubman will pack a TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder making 192hp and 213 lb-ft. of torque. MINI will also offer a 4-cylinder diesel version of the car making 150hp and 243 lb-ft. of torque. It’s unclear if that diesel version will land in the U.S. Pricing is unannounced, but the cars will hit dealerships in January 2016.