The new Mini Clubman has been launched in India at 37.9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). As a reminder, the vehicle had its world debut in June 2015. The Clubman, which is in its second generation, is the five-door version of the Cooper S. Interestingly, it’s the longest Mini till date.
Based on the FWD (front-wheel drive) UKL platform, the 2017 Mini Clubman’s design looks more like a tuned version of the Cooper S. There is a completely new fascia with a new grille, revised bumper, circular projector headlamps and clamshell bonnet. What’s unique with the new Clubman is the two-door boot lid and chrome handles at the rear.
As far as dimensions go, the 2017 Mini Clubman measures 4.2 metres in length and has a wheelbase of 2.7 metres. Compared to the Mini-5 door, the Clubman is 270mm longer and 90mm wider. The wheelbase, too, is 100mm longer. The car has a luggage capacity of 360 litres, and one can expanded it up to 1,250-litres by folding the rear seats.
The interior of the 2017 Mini Clubman looks quite familiar as it shares most of its features with the regular Mini. Enhancing the comfort and convenience levels are a 6.5-inch or an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system integrated in the large circular central console, an analogue gauges, modish steering, etc.
Power for the new Mini Clubman comes form a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder diesel and petrol engines churning out a maximum power of 148bhp with 350Nm and 189bhp with 280Nm respectively. Both the powertrains are paired to BMW’s tried-and-tested 8-speed automatic transmission.
In India, the 2017 Mini Clubman will be imported as CBU unit. When it comes to pricing, the new Mini Clubman is priced Rs 37.9 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).