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"Mini" is not really a word that I would use to describe the upcoming MINI Clubman. The last Clubman just didn't sell the way that MINI would have liked it to, but MINI is hoping that their second run at the model will produce better results.

Here we can see the new Clubman being tested in Sweden. The vehicle will ride on the new EKL1 platform developed by BMW. There are two doors on each side, and two hinged doors for the boot. Engines and transmissions will be shared with the new MINI hatch and will include 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter turbos, both petrol and diesel.

The spyshots show the Cooper S, but there will also be a Cooper and Cooper D version of the Clubman.











 

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When has the clubman ever been small.. It is a rather large car for the Mini brand

Too much camo to tell but it looks relatively similar to the existing Clubman but with newer rims.
 

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Was the previous Clubman a successful model for MINI? I would understand doing more of the same if it was welling well but I am pretty sure that it wasn't that big a seller. I'm not so sure that making it bigger is the thing to increase sales.

It looks really long to me. Anyone else?
 

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making it bigger just might help with sales, it could help them tap into other segments, pulling buyers away from those and into their bigger mini
 

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The test cars have been recently around Oxford, I was lucky to do a factory your last week and they had strangely left a gray clubman out for all to see and yes it does look good. No cameras allowed on the tour though
 

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The new Clubman is at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend - in a room on the MINI stand with no windows were they confiscate your phone / cameras before entry......

I was fortunate enough be there for the last couple of days (Thursday driving the JCW up the track!!) and had some time on Thursday to sit in the car and discuss it with the guys from Mini head office.

Great looking car in my opinion, I used to have the old Clubman and loved it as a work horse and this looks like it may be better for me at least.

It certainly looks wider than the F56 and of course is a lot longer. At launch (delivery in Sept / Oct) there will be for the UK a cooper, cooper D and cooper S. All of them have a high spec as standard, including Nav. There are also some cool options that you can order including for the first time electric memory seats and a hands free boot that you wave your foot under the bumper to open!! They also have a mini logo in the puddle lamp which is a nice touch.

I would be most interested in a Cooper SD and this won't come for the UK until about March 2016 and is only and automatic.

Cool car, looks good, will most likely drive well (old clubman always drove better than old hatch) and there will be limited production so I expect it will hold its money really well in comparison to most.
 

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I see a lot of people moaning how big it is - and yes, it's bigger than any MINI it to date, but it is still smaller than a Ford Focus. It is still smaller than most other cars on the road.
 

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I see a lot of people moaning how big it is - and yes, it's bigger than any MINI it to date, but it is still smaller than a Ford Focus. It is still smaller than most other cars on the road.
But the proportions look aesthetically unusual. Mini front. Mini back. Stretched drawn out limo body in between ...;)

This will either be a massive sensational success for an unusual look or a dog (a daschund?)
 

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Saw it at Goodwood today. I like it! If you are in for an estate or something bigger than a hatch... definitely worth a look. I've been told a few things come as standard too.
 

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Does anyone know when the dealer will have one to look at? My wife has a Cooper 3 dr and I have a Golf GTi 3 dr - but two 3 dr cars is proving a little impractical when I have an elderly mother and grown up kids to accommodate. A well specced Clubman may be the answer (I have toyed with Countryman but its old tech now so wont buy one).

And does anyone know if the rumoured 8 speed auto will make an appearance with this one - if it shares components with the 2 series active tourer it may do (assuming that car does!)


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I saw it at Goodwood too and thought it looked great! Great if you have a dog like we do. It's a huge improvement over the old one and they've altered the centre console... they've raised it up so the arm rest no longer gets in the way of the i-Drive controller! I think it will be popular.
 

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Its is big, got the pleasure of seeing one in the flesh at Goodwood this weekend. It feels a step up in quality on the F56/F55, and it has the 8 speed auto (not ZF).

I liked it a lot.
 

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Its is big, got the pleasure of seeing one in the flesh at Goodwood this weekend. It feels a step up in quality on the F56/F55, and it has the 8 speed auto (not ZF).

I liked it a lot.
Thanks for the info.

Cooper S plus Auto plus Chilli looks like it will be heading for £30k though....maybe more if you start ticking other options too.....

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It's bigger (or at least longer) than the Countryman. Chatting to my local Mini dealer it's targeted at "regular" small estate cars such as the Golf & Focus. I think it looks cool, but having just come from an M135, too big for me.
 

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I have to say, I'm cautiously interested in the new Clubman, when it arrives in JCW guise. Works well for my "ideal garage"

1. Hurbert II - F56 JCW - Wifeys Car
2. Clubman JCW - My Everyday car + Ski Trip car
3. 911 - Preferably 991 C2S

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