The 2016 Clubman from Mini is significantly larger than the earlier models and it comes with six doors. The base price of the Cooper Clubman has been fixed at $24,950.
The price of this six door is $2400 more than the four door hardtop and $1350 expensive than the Countryman.
The Cooper S Clubman is now priced at $28,500 which is $2550 premium over Cooper S four door hardtop and $1,550 higher than Cooper S Countryman.
The prices of the new models include $850 as the destination fee and handling charges.
The Cooper Clubman gets a three cylinder turbo, 1.5 liter, 134 hp engine and Cooper S has a four cylinder turbo, 2.0 liter, 189 hp engine similar to that of Cooper S minis. Both variants will have six-speed manual transmission. Six-speed Auto transmission will be available as optional for the Clubman. The automatic model comes with an eight –speed unit for Cooper S. The Clubman offers only front wheel drive as of now and an addition of all wheel drive is expected later.
The latest Clubman is longer than the Countryman SUV by more than 6 inches and is the largest Mini at present. It also wider than the Crossover by half an inch and has a wheelbase of 105.1 inches.
Apart from the four regular doors, there are two additional side-by–side doors for the cargo hold.
The infotainment system comes with 6.5 inch screen, the leather covered steering wheel, and leather upholstery etc. adds value to the vehicle.
There are different packages available such as sport package with LED headlights and taillights, sport seats, adjustable suspension etc, premium package with dual-pane sunroof, hands free cargo door opener, Harman/ Kardon sound system etc. and the tech package.
The Cooper S buyer can also opt for the eight speed sport auto-transmission model with paddle shifters.
In short you can select the options you want to create the Clubman of your choice. Opting for the chesterfield style indigo blue leather upholstery will make you spend $1,750 more. So you can select the options you need according to your budget and comforts preferred by you. The new Mini cannot be considered entirely as a mini car.
The Clubman shares the underpinnings with the popular BMW X1. The price of the BMW X1 is $35,795.
The sales of the 2016 Mini Clubman are expected to begin on 2016 January. We can wait and watch how the buyers are going to react to the Clubman.