Mini keeps the tweaks very minor.
The Mini Clubman receives a mid-cycle refresh for the first time since the second generation of the little estate's debut in 2015. The tweaks keep the model looking modern, but they are hardly a major overhaul. The facelifted Clubman will be on sale April 2019 priced from £21,200 RRP.
On the outside, the updated Clubman wears a revised grille that extends the horizontal slats farther down the front end. Thinner chrome trim surrounds it. The S and SD variants now feature a hexagonal mesh pattern for the inlet. The rest of the body is available in new colours, including Indian Summer Red metallic, British Racing Green metallic, and Enigmatic Black metallic.
The Clubman continues to come with halogen headlights as standard but with larger reflectors and a black shield on the inside. There is optional LED illumination for the high and low beams, including a white ring on the outside. Adaptive LEDs are also available that include automatic high beams and active corner lighting. In the corners of the front fascia, the optional fog lights are now LEDs with circular daytime runnings lights around the exterior.
At the back, the only major changes are for the taillights. They now have standard LED illumination with a chrome surround. Buyers can also opt for an optional Union Jack appearance for the lamps.
The only major mechanical tweak is an available sport suspension that lowers the ride height by 10 millimetres. Optional, two-mode adaptive dampers offer comfort- or sport-oriented settings.
On the inside, the updates are fairly minor. Mini's Leather Chester upholstery is available in new Malt Brown, Indigo Blue, and Satellite Grey colours. The standard infotainment display remains 6.5 inches, but buyers can upgrade to an 8.8-inch version.
In Europe, there are no powertrain changes. The petrol choices include 97-bhp, 134-bhp variants of the 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder and 189-bhp 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder. A new John Cooper Works variant arrives later. The diesel options are a 114-bhp 1.5-litre three-cylinder, in addition to a 148-bhp and 188-bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder choices.
Front-wheel drive comes standard, but the 189-bhp petrol engine and 188-bhp diesel are available with optional all-wheel drive.
There are no details yet about when the updated Clubman will have its market launch. Expect more details soon.
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The new MINI Clubman.
- Distinctive front design with striking new grille.
- Front and rear LED lights feature a refreshed design.
- New exterior options - two new body colours, new alloy wheel designs.
- High level of specification with MINI Navigation, Apple CarPlay and MINI Excitement pack as standard.
- New range of interior leather and surface trim options.
- On sale April 2019 priced from £21,200 RRP.
With a newly modified design, the latest technology and hallmark MINI driving fun, the new MINI Clubman has received fresh exterior and interior design changes for 2019.
Ride comfort, space and versatility characterise the new MINI Clubman which establishes a distinctive new style within the compact segment. There is a choice of two petrol engines and one diesel engine, with output ranging from 126hp to 192hp (combined fuel consumption: 43.5 – 70.6mpg; combined CO2 emissions: 147 – 105 g/km). The extremely sporty MINI John Cooper Works Clubman will join the range at a later date.
Expressive and powerful: new distinctive front design.
The body design of the new MINI Clubman is unique in its segment. The vehicle’s distinctive proportions, elongated roof line and split rear doors make a style statement whilst providing outstanding versatility. The luggage compartment can be extended from 360 litres to as much as 1,250 litres with the rear seats folded.
The unique body is combined with MINI brand design cues. At the front of the vehicle these include the domed bonnet, the circular headlamps – of which the surrounds are in chrome as standard and the hexagonal contour of the grille.
The most striking design feature of the new MINI Clubman is the newly designed grille, which now extends across the entire bumper. With a new structure for the air inlet, it gives the front view a particularly distinctive appearance. The grille is bordered by a slim frame produced from a single piece.
The air inlet is separated into six black, horizontal struts, which can be optionally upgraded to a chrome version as part of the Exclusive trim style.
The MINI Cooper S Clubman has an exclusive hexagonal grid pattern instead of the horizontal struts and individual chrome strut in the air inlet, as well as the letters chrome-plated emblem with a red “S” at the centre.
Variable illumination intensity, dazzle-free long beam: adaptive LED headlights with Matrix function.
The distinguishing look of the new MINI Clubman from the front is enhanced by the modified design of the circular headlamps. The LED headlamps includes LED modules for low and high beam, which generate enhanced brightness, and a shield that is also finished in black. A white ring of light surrounding the headlamps serves both as daytime driving light and turn indicator. In addition, LED fog lamps are standard on this model as well.
The adaptive LED headlamps with Matrix function automatically adapt their brightness to the situation on the road and are available as an individual option. In urban traffic and when visibility is limited, the side area of the road is illuminated more intensely by adding the dimmed turning light.
The adaptive LED headlamps offered on MINI Clubman now feature an automatic selective dip function for high beam. Their innovative Matrix technology for high beam enables the visibility range to be increased while at the same time avoiding any dazzle effect for other road users. The high beam is subdivided into four segments which can be activated and deactivated independently of each other by the front camera and adapted to the situation on the road at speeds of over 45mph.
LED rear lights as standard.
The new MINI Clubman is fitted as standard with LED rear lights. The light units with chrome surround are now integrated in the wings of the split door. In conjunction with the optional LED headlamps or the adaptive LED headlamps, the horizontally oriented rear lights feature a horizontal turn signal and vertical brake lamp.
Fresh look with new body finishes.
Three new exterior colours are available to choose from launch. The new MINI Clubman is now available in Indian Summer Red metallic, British Racing Green metallic or MINI Yours Enigmatic Black metallic. As an alternative to body colour, the roof and exterior mirror caps can also be finished in either black, white or silver.
Depending on the model variant, the new MINI Clubman is fitted as standards with either 16-inch or 17-inch alloy wheels. 18-inch and 19-inch alloy wheels are available.
New additions to the range include 18-inch Multiray Spoke 2-tone and MINI Yours British Spoke 2-tone, along with 19-inch John Cooper Works Circuit Spoke 2-tone design.
An entirely new sports suspension is also now available and offers a 10 millimetre height reduction, further optimising the vehicle’s agile driving response.
There is also the option of an adaptive suspension. This enables the driver to choose between two characteristic curves for the damper set-up via the MINI Driving Modes toggle switch – one setup geared for comfort, and the other for a sportier driving style.
Classic, Sport or Exclusive: pick the trim that incorporates all your needs.
The new MINI Clubman offers a high level of standard features, including MINI Navigation on a 6.5” display, Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) and Apple CarPlay. Also standard are rain sensors and automatic headlight activation, the interior lights package and the MINI Excitement pack which includes MINI logo projection, illuminated door handles and LED mood light
MINI Connected Services are also standard, as well as Intelligent Emergency Call (E-Call) and Bluetooth. Heli-Spoke alloy wheels and Firework Cloth seats in Carbon Black complete the Classic offering.
In addition, for those wanting a more powerful looking MINI Clubman, the Sport style adds a John Cooper Works Sports steering wheel, John Cooper Works sports seats and 17” John Cooper Works Track Spoke alloy wheels as standard. For further personalisation, customers can upgrade to a full leather John Cooper Works sport seat or Cross Punch leather seat and 19” John Cooper Works Course Spoke alloy on Cooper S models.
Completing the trio of styles, Exclusive offers customers the option of additional luxury. With 17” Roulette Spoke alloys, MINI Yours leather steering wheel and MINI Yours Leather Lounge sports seats as standard, this style ensures a sophisticated presence both inside and outside the vehicle. Additional leather options include Satellite Grey and Indigo Blue.
Drive: three engines, and two transmissions.
The engine portfolio for the new MINI Clubman includes a 3-cylinder and 4-cylinder petrol engine along with one 4-cylinder diesel engine, all of which feature the latest generation of MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology.
Instead of the standard 6-speed manual transmission, a 7-speed Steptronic transmission with double clutch is optionally available for the MINI Cooper Clubman and the MINI Cooper S Clubman. A 7-speed Steptronic sports transmission is also optionally available for the MINI Cooper S Clubman.
At market launch, the new MINI Clubman will be available in three model variants:
MINI Cooper Clubman*: 136hp, 0 – 62mph in 9.2 seconds (9.2 seconds), top speed: 127mph (127mph), fuel consumption combined: 49.6 – 50.4 mpg (52.3 – 53.3 mpg), CO2 emissions combined: 129 – 127 g/km (122 – 120 g/km).
MINI Cooper S Clubman*: 192hp, 0 – 62mph in 7.3 seconds (7.3 seconds), top speed: 142mph (142mph), fuel consumption combined: 43.5 – 44.1mpg (50.4 – 51.4 mpg), CO2 emissions combined: 147 – 145 g/km (127 – 125 g/km).
MINI Cooper D Clubman*:150hp, 0 – 62mph in 8.9 seconds (8.6 seconds), top speed: 132mph (132mph), fuel consumption combined: 64.2 – 65.7 mpg (65.7 – 67.3 mpg), CO2 emissions combined: 114 – 113 g/km (113 – 111 g/km).
Class leading audio and navigation.
Navigation pack comes as standard in the new MINI Clubman, with the option to upgrade to the Navigation Plus Pack which boasts a larger 8.8” touch display, Concierge Service and Enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging. It is also possible to use the online-based MINI Connected services. Harmon Kardon Hi-Fi System and a MINI Head-up Display are also available as optional upgrades.
The new MINI Clubman: smarter than ever and “always online“.
The new MINI Clubman is equipped with a 4G SIM card which is embedded within the vehicle. This technology enables Intelligent Emergency Call with automatic detection of the vehicle location and accident severity is available, as well as MINI TeleServices.
In addition, the current version of the MINI Connected App offers an exceptionally wide range of digital services that facilitate effortless trip planning from the driver’s mobile phone. This includes the possibility of sending navigation destinations from smartphone to vehicle and receiving information such as the ideal departure time, as well as Remote Services. The latter function allows the driver not just to display vehicle location, fuel level and other vehicle status details on their smartphone, but also flash the headlights, activate the horn, ventilation and door lock/unlock function.
The new MINI Clubman is available from April 2019 from £21,200.