2016 MINI MINI-Clubman Overview
- Redesigned for 2016
- Available 8 Speed Automatic Transmission
- Seats 5 passengers
The Mini Clubman rejoins the Mini lineup in 2016 sporting four doors and a much larger footprint than the three-door 2014 Clubman model.
The 2016 Clubman rides on the redesigned Cooper chassis and offers more room as it is 12.4 inches longer, 4.6 inches wider and 0.6 inches taller than the outgoing Clubman. While larger in many dimensions, the 0.6-inch increase in height creates a long, sleek shape. The extra length is enough to accommodate four real doors instead of the previous Clubman's clamshell rear-hinged access door on the passenger side.
The Clubman still retains its signature style featuring barn doors which sweep open like a commercial van. Mini improved the door framing to increase visibility, which was a concern in past Clubman models. The rear doors are also now available with an automatic opening feature triggered through a kicking movement under the rear apron, much like systems used in SUVs such as the Ford Escape.
The base Clubman comes with a 134-horsepower, turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder with a six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed automatic transmission. The higher-performance S has the more potent 189-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with standard six-speed manual transmission and the eight-speed automatic optional.
Larger exterior dimensions free up room allowing for five passengers instead of the four occupant arrangement in previous models. Total cargo room is also increased offering 17.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the backseat and a total of 47.9 cubic feet with the backseat folded. The Clubman comes standard with a 6.5-inch color screen or an optional 8.8-inch display. An electronic parking break is offered for the first time in any Mini and allows the driver to toggle the parking break on and off through a switch on the center console. The Clubman offers an available Mini Excitement package which includes LED interior and ambient light as well as a Mini Puddle light that projects the Mini logo on the ground from the side mirror.
Clubmans come with an available collision and pedestrian warning system which warns drivers with visual and audio alerts, while an automatic brake function is triggered when a rear-end collision is detected in urban traffic. Front and rear parking sensors as well as a head-up display are also available.