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The new MINI Clubman i


is a big bet for the British company. It’s the biggest car they ever made and it signals that the Brits are maturing and looking to enter new markets. The Clubman in Cooper S guise is one of the best offerings in the lineup delivering a great experience on the road.

But a nice sound to go with those adrenaline shots would be nice too. The stock exhaust sounds decent, but only if you’re driving with the windows down or if you’re on the outside of the car. The sound deadening is so good that it leaves little protrude into the cabin, even if you want it to. For people wanting more character out of the twin tailpipes at the back, the guys from Supersprint might have a solution.

They came up with a new exhaust system for the multifunctional MINI that further enhances the sound of the car. The kit is made up of a new front pipe, a Valvetronic (valved, bi-modal) rear exhaust and a tailpipe kit with a diameter of 100 mm (4 inches). The Valvetronic exhaust has a valve inside that opens and closes depending on your preference, but unlike the system used by MINI, you get two different settings. You can drive in Green, Normal or Sport modes with the valve both closed and open for quite a number of different sounds.

The video below gives us a closer look at their setup.

http://www.bmwblog.com/2016/09/08/video-supersprint-exhaust-system-mini-clubman-cooper-s/
 

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Sounds great! Huge difference! ;-)
 

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More details check out the pics. With all the room under the tunnel they should have used a bigger pipe.;)



http://www.autoevolution.com/news/m...-reveals-strange-underside-111111.html#agal_0

We often wonder what's under the skirt of famous cars. Thanks to Italian exhaust specialists Supersprint, we have these photos of the underbelly of the Cooper S Clubman F54.

From the front bumper to the rear axle, it's covered in black skirts. However, it's the back we are most interested in. Check it out: the independent rear suspension system that was designed for the regular F56 hardtop. It's very compact, as that car has almost no overhang. It looks like they used the exact same setup here, probably with slightly longer arms.

That, in turn, leaves a lot of empty room. No wonder the Clubman has a smaller trunk than other cars of its size. For example, a Honda Civic 5-door has 476 liters of trunk space and the MINI only 360 liters. Most of that must be down to the depth of the storage area.

But enough of this nonsense. This story was supposed to be about the Clubman Cooper S getting a new set of pipes. The engine is the same 2.0-liter turbo, and it's been fitted with an OEM downpipe, thicker front downpipe, a rear exhaust with bypass valve (QTP Performance) and 100mm twin tailpipe kit.

Supersprint says there is no drone and highest comfort inside the cabin, even when fitted with the front pipe and downpipe. The stock catalytic converter, as in the tradition, is replaced by an HJS metallic cat with 100 cells per square inch ( CPSI ). It's much more efficient and free-flowing but at the same time still offers a reduction of pollutant gas.

Of course, there's also a catless version, but that's usually best left for race cars. Do you plan to race a MINI Clubman? That would be interesting to see.


Read more: http://www.autoevolution.com/news/m...s-strange-underside-111111.html#ixzz4JzVpKlwO
 

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Most likely the majority's of clubmen in Europe will be oil burners

They already do a system and manifold for BMW 220d...

Watch this space
 

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I definitely want to get this once there is a domestic vendor. Especially since there is no JCW tuning kit in sight for the F54...
 
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