The second generation Clubman debuted earlier this year and now also makes a public appearance during the 2015 IAA Frankfurt motor show sporting the enlarged dimensions that make it the biggest Mini ever.
The all new Clubman has decided to forego any experimental trick and comes with four regular side doors – the hatch though is still composed of two barn doors – and the design was known after the reveal of the near-production prototype last year. The all new Clubman will debut in German showrooms on Halloween, being larger than the five-door regular Mini by 27 centimeters. It’s also 9 cm wider and has an elongated wheelbase by 10 centimeters. The size enhancements have made possible the creation of an accommodating interior and the cargo compartment can have lots of luggage in its ample, 1250 liters (44.1 cubic feet) interior if the rear bench is also folded.
The engine choices start with the affordable One D Clubman equipped with a 1.5-liter three-cylinder diesel engine developing 116 PS (85 kW) and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque. Not very fast and nimble, but pretty respectful in terms of consumption – averaging 3.8 L/100km. next up is the Cooper D Clubman that has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel mill churning out a respectable 150 PS (110 kW) and 330 Nm (243 lb-ft) of torque. There’s also an advanced Cooper SD Clubman with the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine that now outputs 190 PS (140 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque for a 0- 100 km/h time of 7.4 seconds.
Petrol choices start with the One Clubman with the 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine returning just 102 PS (75 kW) and 180 Nm (132 lb-ft) of torque. The Cooper Clubman uses the same engine but delivers 136 PS (100 kW) and 230 Nm (169 lb-ft) of torque with overboost. The strongest contender, the Cooper S Clubman has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that comes with 192 PS (141 kW) and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque with overboost. This will be the quickest off the line – hitting 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds.