In spite of MINI’s plans to present a new five-door Cooper next year, it appears like there are no plans to eliminate the existing extra functional Cooper variant, the Clubman. Our most up-to-date spy gos reveal a prototype for what’s predestined to be a second-generation MINI Clubman, which seems expanding in dimension and having its own unique styling for the initial time.
We understand this is the Clubman by the signature crack tailgate. Gone, nevertheless, is the single suicide-style back door, changed as an alternative by two traditional back doors on this second-generation Clubman. The model additionally showcases various tail lights reviewed to those made use of on the brand-new third-generation MINI Cooper, with which it will share BMW Group’s brand-new UKL front-wheel-drive platform.
This indicates it will certainly be a lot longer and broader than the third-generation Cooper. The extended variation of the UKL system it will use on will also be used for a seven-seat BMW design as well as a feasible MINI ‘Traveller’ MPV.
2016 Mini Cooper Clubman engine
MINI’s third-generation Cooper is introducing with a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine providing roughly 134 horse power and 162 pound-feet of torque (169 pound-feet with overboost feature) in the base design, while a 2.0-liter four-cylinder will supply 189 horse power and 206 pound-feet of torque (221 pound-feet with overboost) in Cooper S trim.
It is most likely the exact same engines will certainly showcase in the new Clubman. It appears like this Clubman prototype is for the sportier Cooper S variant, implying it is most likely equipped with the 189 horse power 2.0-liter mill. Additionally down the track, anticipate to see a much more potent John Cooper Works model.
Buyers could additionally expect some new safety attributes around the third-generation MINI family members. These will certainly consist of a head-up show, collision and pedestrian warning devices, a parking aide and even a rate limit details device.
Try to find the new MINI Clubman to get to display rooms during 2015, however as a 2016 version. By this factor, MINI will certainly currently be selling its new Cooper, the brand-new Cooper five-door and a new Cooper Convertible.