The BMW owned group, Mini has launched new generation Clubman in India at Rs. 37.90 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). First showcased at 2015 Frankfurt motor show, Mini Clubman is based on BMW’s new front wheel drive UKL platform. This is the fifth model in Indian market on sale after 3 Door, 5 Door, Mini convertible and countryman. Like its other siblings, Clubman also comes to India via CBU route. The new Mini positions itself against Mercedes-Benz B-class and Volvo S40.
Power is drawn from a 2.0 litre four cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol engine that makes 192bhp of max output and 280Nm of peak torque. The engine is linked to an 8-speed automatic steptronic transmission which propels the car to make 0-100 km sprint in just 7.2 seconds with a claimed top speed of 228 km/hr. The engine is clubbed to MINI driving modes- standard MID mode, sport and green modes.
Space and Dimensions
The Clubman is the longest model to have been ever produced which is approx 270mm longer, 90m wider than standard Mini 5-door. It measures 4260mm in length, 1800mm in width, 1441 in width and sits on the wheelbase of 1565mm which is longer by 100mm. The longer wheelbase adds to the better boot space of 360 liters which can be further expanded up to 1260 liters.
Exterior and Interior
The Clubman retains the iconic Mini design with bigger signature honeycomb front grille flanked by classic round projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights and a chrome surround. The front bumper is all new accompanied by new circular fog lamps, muscular lines and broader air dam. From sides it looks the extended wheelbase version of Mini cooper 5 door with new plastic underbody cladding, new 19 inch alloy wheels, redesigned ORVMs.
The rear segment of Clubman features the signature two door tailgate with chrome door handles, horizontal LED tail lamps, new rear bumper with plastic cladding and dual chrome exhaust pipes.
On the inside, the Clubman sports the same retro theme with new dashboard and host of goodies. The features include 6.5/8 inch touchscreen infotainment system with a navigation system, illuminated door bezels with ambient lighting, electrically adjustable leather seats with pure burgundy color, automatic climate control etc. You will also find the same toggle switches, frills, leather wrapped steering wheel and gear lever.
Mini Clubman in India is sold in nine exciting colors:- Pepper white, melting silver, Pure Burgundy, Midnight black, moonwalk grey, British racing green, digital blue, Lapisluxury Blue, blazing red and Digital Blue.
Mini Clubman is loaded with both active and passive safety system such as six airbags including side curtain airbags, driver assistant system with head up display, rear view camera, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with EBD (electronic brake force distribution), brake assist, cornering brake control (CBC), run flat tyres, dynamic traction control, dynamic stability control, electronic differential control, flexible rear Axle, automatic stability control with traction to prevent front wheels from spinning.