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Mini CLUBMAN ESTATE 1.5 Cooper Classic 6dr

Mini CLUBMAN 1.5 Cooper Classic 6dr
Mini CLUBMAN 1.5 Cooper Classic 6dr
Mini CLUBMAN 1.5 Cooper Classic 6dr
Mini CLUBMAN 1.5 Cooper Classic 6dr
Mini CLUBMAN 1.5 Cooper Classic 6dr
Mini CLUBMAN 1.5 Cooper Classic 6dr
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Mini CLUBMAN 1.5 Cooper Classic 6dr
Mini CLUBMAN 1.5 Cooper Classic 6dr
Mini CLUBMAN 1.5 Cooper Classic 6dr
Mini CLUBMAN 1.5 Cooper Classic 6dr
Mini CLUBMAN 1.5 Cooper Classic 6dr
Mini CLUBMAN 1.5 Cooper Classic 6dr

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG48.70
  • 0-62mph9.2 secs
  • Top Speed127 mph
  • C02131 g/km
  • BHP136
  • Torque162 lbs/f
  • P11D27%

Review

The first modern-era MINI Clubman was launched in 2007 as the first truly practical MINI - but came with one key drawback: you couldn't have two rear passenger doors. This second generation model not only corrects that oversight but is also smarter, better equipped, higher-tech and more efficient. But can it set itself apart from the Hatch 5-Door and Countryman models in MINI's range? Let's see.

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With this second generation Clubman model, the British-based MINI brand sets its sights on premium hatchbacks like the Mercedes A-Class and Audi A3. Jonathan Crouch drives one.

Background

It's hard to think of a modernday motoring success story to rival that of BMW's MINI. The Bavarians took the 60s design concept, super-sized it and made it the ultimate automotive fashion accessory for the early years of the 21st Century. But the car's cheeky compact size was both its greatest draw and its only real limiting factor. If the same design could be produced with a dash more practicality, couldn't many more customers be persuaded to join the great MINI Adventure? The prospect was tempting, but the problem for the German designers was in creating a truly versatile family car that kept the original three-door model's essential MINI-ness. They'd already watched rivals Mercedes struggle - and fail - to develop the smart brand in the same way. What they eventually came up with in 2007 was this model, the MINI Clubman, an estate car, but not as we knew it. Curious, quirky and thoroughly individualistic, it was a perfect fit for a brand that has always been all those things. Nine years later, we got that car's successor, this MK2 model Clubman. With five proper doors this time round, a smarter look, extra space and all the MINI brand's latest technology, it's an intriguing prospect. What we're looking at here is a usefully revised version of that car.

Driving Experience

So what's it like on the road? A little different from the MINI norm is the answer - but thankfully, not too different. No, it doesn't feel quite as sharp and frisky as the 5 Door Hatch model to drive, but then this is a larger, heavier car. Anyway, compensation comes with better refinement and far superior ride quality thanks to a purpose-designed multi-link rear suspension system. If you want to tweak the damping, an optional 'Variable Damper Control' control system allows you to do it, working through the 'Green', 'MID' and 'Sport' settings of the 'MINI Driving Modes' system, another extra-cost feature. There's a familiar range of engines under the bonnet. There's a three cylinder 1.5-litre petrol unit with 136hp in the 'Cooper' version, while the Cooper S gets a 2.0-litre four cylinder petrol engine with 192hp. If you want a diesel (a rare thing in a MINI of almost any sort these days), there's a 2.0-litre powerplant with 150hp in the 'Cooper D'. Standard with all the engines is a six-speed manual gearbox - with 7-speed Steptronic automatic transmission optional on the petrol variants. There's no performance reduction if you do decide on the auto option. In fact, the eight-speed units actually reduce the 0-62mph times.

Design and Build

A MINI Clubman should always be distinctive amongst a sea of look-alike family hatches; it still is. Changes with this revised model are minimal, perhaps the most notable one being the re-designed grille, which now extends across the entire bumper. With a sleeker structure for the air inlet, it gives the front view a more distinctive appearance. The grille is bordered by a slim frame produced from a single piece. There are also re-styled circular LED headlamps. The grille is bordered by a slim frame produced from a single piece. There are also re-styled circular LED headlamps. If your experience of BMW-engineered Clubmans goes back to the first generation version, you'll be pleased to find that the unique Minivan-style split rear doors for the loadbay still remain, though buyers these days have the option of opening them at the push of a button on the key fob or by waggling a foot under the rear bumper. The rear lights now get full-LED illumination and are mounted on the rear doors, helping make the Clubman appear broader. The same effect is achieved by the wide-spaced twin exhausts on the Cooper S. There are still plenty of MINI design touches inside too, including toggle switches, lashings of chrome and a circular theme running through the cabin. Look down at the wheel and you'll also notice the BMW 'i-Drive' style rotary controller which was introduced in the MINI hatch, this feature promising easy navigation of the built-in infotainment system which includes sat-nav on all models. The boot size is a respectable 360-litres - or 1250-litres with the rear seats down.

Market and Model

There are three trim levels - 'Classic', 'Sport' and 'Exclusive' - and prices start from just over £21,000. Overall, the sums being asked are right around what you'll pay for an equivalent Audi A3, Mercedes-Benz A-Class or BMW 1-Series. If you're a keen driver, then the Clubman's performance and promise of go kart-like handling may be enough to seal the deal. 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. Fresh options include fresh body colours and a new sports suspension set-up. Standard equipment levels are pretty generous. Even 'Classic' variants get a 6.5" colour infotainment screen, intelligent emergency call via an embedded 4G SIM card, a DAB digital radio, 'Apple CarPlay 'phone connectivity, ambient lighting, exterior MINI logo projection and automatic headlights with rain sensor. 'Sport' models include John Cooper Works Aerodynamic Kit and Spoiler, John Cooper Works Alloy Wheels, Sports Suspension, John Cooper Works Bucket Seats, John Cooper Works Steering Wheel and an anthracite interior headliner. 'Exclusive' trim gives you upgraded 'Exclusive' alloy wheels, a chrome line exterior finish, 'MINI Yours' Lounge leather upholstery, a 'MINI Yours' leather steering wheel, 'MINI Yours' interior trim and an interior chrome line finish. Across the range, expect the usual range of MINI safety features, including ABS, stability control, traction control and optional adaptive cruise control.

Cost of Ownership

The 1.5-litre petrol 'Cooper' variant is notably economic, in manual form managing up to 50.4mpg (WLTP-rated) and up to 127g/km of CO2 (NEDC-rated). For the auto version, the figures are 53.3mpg and 120g/km. For the 2.0-litre petrol Cooper S, you're looking at up to 44.1mpg and 145g/km in manual form or up to 51.4mpg and 125g/km as an auto. For the 2.0-litre diesel, the readings are up to 65.7mpf and up to 113g/km as a manual or up to 67.3mpg and up to 111g/km as an auto. Buyers should expect a standard 3 year 60,000 mile warranty, with fixed price servicing under MINI's TLC scheme a worthwhile option. Residuals have always been a MINI strongpoint, so your Clubman should retain a good chunk of its value when you come to sell. Just make sure you don't go overboard on the extensive options list. Speaking of options, try to keep any paint combinations on the tasteful side to maximise resale value.

Summary

The designers have done their damnedest to make this second generation Clubman a distinct and desirable model in its own right. The result is characterful but distinctly MINI - just as potential buyers will want. If you need a practical car from this brand and find the Hatch 5-Door model too small and the Countryman Crossover too quirky, then the Clubman may be for you a perfect fit. It certainly makes its BMW 2 Series Active Tourer donor car look a little bland. True, the 2.0-litre engines further up the range aren't quite as efficient as those you'll find in rivals but MINI is close enough to the pace in this regard for that not to matter very much. It all means that if you want something compact but practical and a bit different, then this Clubman will probably suit. Either way, potential owners have to be people unafraid to fly in the face of convention. If that's you, then a bigger MINI adventure beckons.

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Entertainment
6 speakers
FM tuner and DAB digital radio
Exterior Features
Body colour roof and mirror caps
Day time driving lights
Solid paint
Body colour fuel filler cap
Door sill strips
Dynamic brake lights
Electric windows
Heated rear window
Heated windscreen washer jets
Left exhaust tailpipe with chrome finisher
Model logo
Model logo on rear doors
Radiator grille
Rain sensor with auto headlights
Rear fog lights
Rear window wiper
Side scuttle panel with integrated indicator
Split rear doors
Sun/heat protection glass
White indicator lenses
Interior Features
Firework cloth upholstery
12V socket in centre console
3 spoke sport leather steering wheel + cruise control with brake function, limiter function and audio controls
360L luggage compartment capacity
4 lashing eyes in luggage compartment
60/40 split folding rear seat
Chrome interior highlights
Cupholders
English handbook
Glove compartment
Headliner with grab handles and clothes hooks
Height and length steering column adjustment
Interior lighting with 12 basic colours selectable via toggle switch in roof
Isofix rear child seat preparation
Leather gearshift lever and handbrake gaiters
LED reading lights, vanity mirror lights, front foot well light and spotlight on front seats
Manual air conditioning
Mechanical seat adjustment, driver seat height adjust, forward/back and front seats backrest
Multifunction steering wheel
Storage compartments in doors
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors
Toolkit
Trim
Hazy grey interior trim
Wheels
16" Revolite spoke alloy wheels
Tyre repair kit
Driver Convenience
Active Guard
Automatic start/stop function with brake energy recuperation
Compatible mobile phone bluetooth with audio streaming
Electro-mechanical speed dependant steering assistance
Instrument cluster
Mini E-call
MINI TeleServices
On board computer
Packs
Excitement pack - Clubman
Navigation pack - Clubman
Safety
2 tone horn
3 point seatbelts on all seats
6 Airbags - front, side, head and seat belt tensioners
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
Electronic handbrake
Front and rear disc brakes
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Security
Alarm system with tilt sensor, monitoring doors, bonnet interior and tailgate
Auto drive away locking
Deadlocking function
Electronic vehicle immobiliser
Locking wheel bolts
Start/stop toggle with keyless entry and go
Technical
Double Vanos system
Fully variable valve control
High precision injection
Emissions - ICE
CO 0.162
CO2 (g/km) 131
HC 0.036
NOx 0.013
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 155
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 148
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max 159
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min 152
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max 134
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min 127
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max 199
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min 193
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max 151
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min 145
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1499
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 3
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 82
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 94.6
Engine Code B38A15M1
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 12
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 48.7
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 56.5
EC Urban (mpg) 39.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 6.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 6.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 5.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 8.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 8.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 6.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 41.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 43.5
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 40.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 42.2
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 47.9
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 50.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 32.1
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 33.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 42.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 44.1
General
Badge Engine CC 1.5
Badge Power 136
Coin Series Cooper Classic
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 18E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 90
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 68
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 4
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 68
NCAP Safety Assist % 67
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage Unlimited
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 9.2
Engine Power - BHP 136
Engine Power - KW 100
Engine Power - RPM 4500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 162
Engine Torque - MKG 22.4
Engine Torque - NM 220
Engine Torque - RPM 1480
Top Speed 127
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 205/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear 205/55 R16
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style REVOLITE SPOKE
Wheel Type 16" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1441
Length 4253
Wheelbase 2670
Width 1800
Width (including mirrors) 2022
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 48
Gross Vehicle Weight 1865
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1250
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 360
Max. Loading Weight 545
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1300
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 680
Minimum Kerbweight 1320
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.31

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £225.99 p/m £28.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £264.99 p/m £43.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £297.99 p/m £48.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £214.99 p/m £25.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £245.99 p/m £44.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £261.99 p/m £68.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £202.99 p/m £30.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £219.99 p/m £49.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £233.99 p/m £82.99 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £270.99 p/m £34.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £317.99 p/m £51.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £356.99 p/m £58.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £256.99 p/m £30.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £294.99 p/m £53.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £313.99 p/m £82.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £243.99 p/m £36.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £263.99 p/m £59.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £280.99 p/m £99.99 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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* This deal is subject to a £100+vat document fee.

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
Head up Display £500.00
MINI Driving Modes £200.00
Entertainment
Harman Kardon Hi Fi system with amplifier and 12 speakers £600.00
Exterior Features
Black roof and mirror caps FOC
Bonnet Stripes - Black £150.00
Bonnet Stripes - White £150.00
Chrome line exterior £130.00
Darkened rear glass £300.00
Front fog lights £125.00
Heated front windscreen £150.00
LED headlights with integrated daytime driving lights, LED fog lights and positioning lights £750.00
LED headlights with integrated daytime driving lights, LED fog lights and positioning lights + cornering lights £900.00
Matt black roof rails £200.00
Metallic paint £595.00
MINI Yours Special solid paint £795.00
Panoramic opening glass sunroof £800.00
Special solid paint £595.00
White roof and mirror caps FOC
Interior Features
Cloth/leather cord upholstery with sport seats £1,000.00
Cross punch leather upholstery with sport seats £1,500.00
Front passenger isofix and airbag deactivation £100.00
Through load system £200.00
Packs
Driver assistance pack - Mini Clubman £800.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Emerald grey £595.00
Metallic - Melting silver £595.00
Metallic - Midnight black £595.00
Metallic - Moonwalk Grey £595.00
Metallic - Pure burgundy £595.00
Metallic - Starlight Blue £595.00
Metallic - White silver £595.00
MINI Yours Special Solid - Lapisluxury Blue £795.00
Solid - Pepper White FOC
Special solid - Chili red £595.00
Safety
Warning triangle and first aid kit £60.00
Security
Comfort access system £350.00
Technical
Adaptive suspension £700.00
Trim
Chrome line interior £130.00
Cloth/leather cord - Carbon black with sport seats £1,000.00
Cross punch leather - Carbon black with sport seats £1,500.00
Firework cloth - Carbon black FOC
Piano black interior trim £160.00
Wheels
16" Revolite spoke alloy wheels with run flat tyres £200.00
17" Black Net spoke alloy wheels £600.00
17" Black Net spoke alloy wheels with run flat tyres £800.00
17" Silver Net spoke alloy wheels £500.00
17" Silver Net spoke alloy wheels with run flat tyres £700.00
17" Vent spoke alloy wheels £500.00
17" Vent spoke alloy wheels with run flat tyres £700.00
* option prices shown are estimated