Next-gen 2016 Mini Clubman debuts at the IAA and Mini USA announces US pricing - w/video - Update


Mini showed the production version of the new Clubman model at the IAA (Frantfurt International Motor Show). To start with, the new tailgate doors are a huge improvement both from a design standpoint (love the taillights) as well as by usage. The center pillar is much slimmer making the rear view much improved and, if so equipped, the rear doors can be opened remotely (refootly? Watch the video after the jump). Cool. You start with the improved new Mini (well not really, the Clubman uses a small FWD BMW platform) stretch the wheelbase, add four side doors, the new rear "barn" doors, add lots of newly available equipment and you've got the new Clubman. This new Clubman is a departure for Mini as it is (currently) the largest Mini available (yes, it is larger than the current Countryman until it receives its update). The interior is the vastly improved "new" edition with improved ergonomics and lots of new stuff like the ambient lighting. I mean the speedometer is now in front of the driver and the window controls are on the doors. There are lots of options, but many are now bundled into packages making it easier to "spec" your Clubman and spend your bucks. Prices start at $24,100 for the Clubman Cooper and $27,650 for the Clubman Cooper S (base prices include destination but not taxes, license, fees, and options). Choose a Clubman Cooper in the US and your $24K gets you a three-cylinder turbo engine mated to a six-speed manual or optional 8-speed automatic, Mini Connect infotainment, dual-zone automatic climate control. keyless ignition, 12-color ambient interior lighting, rain-sensing wipers, 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, carbon black leatherette upholstery, and more. Spend the extra $3,550 for a Clubman Cooper S and add the turbo four-cylinder engine, sports seats, 17-inch forged alloys, halogen foglights, unique Cooper S fascia, and more.  The Sport Package will get you LED headlights and taillights and the Dynamic Damper Control adjustable suspension among others. The Premium Package adds a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, a 12-speaker, 410-watt harman/kardon audio system, and Comfort Access keyless entry with hands-free Easy Opener for the split rear doors. The Technology Package adds an 8.8-inch high-resolution widescreen display, turn-by-turn navigation with real time-traffic information, MINI Connected XL with support for Journey Mate companion app and the full MINI Connected app portfolio, and a rear-view camera and rear parking sensors. Package prices weren't provided, but I'd want them all, you? For more info, check out the releases, pics, and video after the jump. The 2016 Mini Clubman will hit US dealers in January of 2016. Do Minis have to be small? Guess not, although this new Clubman is not huge by any imagination stretch.

Update: The build and price site is up for the new Clubman and there is a Fully Loaded Package that combines the content from the Premium ($1,800), Sport ($1,750), and Technology ($1,750) groups for, hold it, $5,000, a savings of about 300 buckaroos.

Source: Mini - Press releases after the "read more" jump.





Press Release:
MINI USA ANNOUNCES US MARKET PRICING FOR NEW MINI CLUBMAN


MINI USA announced pricing today on its all-new 2016 MINI Clubman with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $24,100 for the Cooper model. The most spacious and versatile MINI every built, the new MINI Clubman is the first MINI to enter the compact premium segment. It is both longer and wider than previous MINI models and offers premium quality and craftsmanship in every detail for under $25,000. The Cooper S variant will start at $27,650. All prices exclude the $850 Destination & Handling fee.

“The premium quality and value of the new MINI Clubman will set the standard for the premium compact segment going forward,” said Patrick McKenna, Department Head, Product Planning & Events, MINI USA. “MINI defined the premium small car segment with the relaunch of the Hardtop back in 2002 and the new Clubman will help us redefine the notion of "premium" with nearly bespoke levels of customization."

Like every MINI model in the product line up, all options are available a la carte, as well as in bundled packages. This means customers can decide to pay for only what they select and are not forced into more expensive packages that include equipment they don’t want or need. The new MINI Clubman also features a number of special upholsteries that have been developed specifically for the vehicle, including a smooth-grained Indigo blue-dyed leather with diamond-stitching in the pattern of classic English Chesterfield sofas, and a rich Burgundy leather with environmentally friendly Dinamica trim.

While the new MINI Clubman is longer and wider than any other MINI model, the newest member of the MINI family endured extensive testing on the Nürburgring in Germany, the Circuit of Miramas in France and the Millbrook Proving Ground in the UK, as well as the legendary roads of Wales. This testing was conducted to ensure that the new MINI Clubman maintained the legendary “fun to drive” handling that enthusiasts expect on the road.

The new MINI Clubman will be powered by BMW Group-developed three- and four-cylinder MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology engines, and like all MINI models and trims, will come standard with an efficient six-speed manual transmission. Meanwhile, the Cooper S variant will offer an optional 8-speed automatic or 8-speed sport automatic transmission with paddle shifters. This high tech and efficient sporty transmission is not only a first for MINI, but also a rarity in the segment.

The new MINI Clubman also comes with an array of standard equipment, including:

Cooper:
  • Six-speed manual transmission with rev-matching function
  • MINI Connected infotainment system with 6.5-inch high-resolution display, third-party app support, Bluetooth audio streaming, and voice control
  • Leather-wrapped three-spoke multifunction steering wheel and gearshift lever
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Keyless ignition
  • 12-color ambient interior lighting
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats
  • 16” forged alloy wheels in “Loop Spoke” design
  • Carbon Black leatherette upholstery
  • MINI Driving modes with Green, Mid, and Sport settings
  • Automatic headlights
Cooper S:
  • Six-speed manual transmission with rev-matching function
  • MINI Connected infotainment system with 6.5-inch high-resolution display, third-party app support, Bluetooth audio streaming, and voice control
  • Sport seats with increased bolstering
  • 17” forged alloy wheels in silver “Vent Spoke” design or black “Net Spoke” design
  • Leather-wrapped three-spoke multifunction steering wheel and gearshift lever
  • MINI Driving modes with Green, Mid, and Sport settings
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Automatic headlights
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Halogen fog lights
  • Keyless ignition
  • 12-color ambient interior lighting
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats
  • Chrome-tipped dual exhaust outlets
  • Cooper S front fascia with hexagonal grille mesh, chrome surround, additional brake ventilation ducts
  • Carbon Black leatherette upholstery
In addition to the standard equipment and a la carte options, several packages are available, including:
  • Sport Package - Cooper
    • 17” alloy wheels in silver Vent Spoke design or black Net Spoke design
    • LED Headlights and taillights
    • Sport seats with leatherette upholstery
    • Dynamic Damper Control adjustable suspension
  • Sport Package - Cooper S
    • 18” alloy wheels in silver or black Star Spoke design
    • LED Headlights, taillights, and fog lights
    • Dynamic Damper Control adjustable suspension
  • Premium Package
    • Dual-pane panoramic sunroof
    • 12-speaker, 410-watt harman/kardon audio system
    • Comfort Access keyless entry with hands-free Easy Opener for split rear doors.
  • Technology Package
    • 8.8-inch high-resolution widescreen display
    • Turn-by-turn navigation with real time-traffic information
    • MINI Connected XL with support for Journey Mate companion app and the full MINI Connected app portfolio
    • Rear-view camera and rear parking sensors
The Clubman will go on sale in January 2016 at MINI dealers across the U.S. Customers looking to build or pre-order a new MINI Clubman can use the configurator now available at MINIUSA.com or visit their local MINI dealer. For full vehicle specifications, please see the detailed product news release here.

About MINI in the US
MINI is an independent brand of the BMW Group. In the United States, MINI USA operates as a business unit of BMW of North America, LLC, located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey and includes the marketing and sales organizations for the MINI brand. The MINI USA sales organization is represented in the U.S. through a network of 124 MINI passenger car dealers in 39 states. MINI USA began selling vehicles in the U.S. in 2002 with the introduction of the MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S Hardtops.






Press Release 2:
The new MINI Clubman.
  • Continuation of the generation change in the MINI model family; 
  • new MINI Clubman as an innovative vehicle concept for the premium compact segment; unique combination of functionality, everyday practicality and long-distance suitability offering driving fun, premium charisma and individuality in MINI style.
  • New interpretation of the tradition-steeped shooting brake concept adapted to the demands of the compact class for the first time; powerful front section with inlets for Air Curtains; also side Air Breathers behind the front wheel arches for the first time in a MINI; dynamically stretched silhouette with four side doors and a shoulder contour that emphasises the car's width; long roof line and fin antenna with red alarm system status light; steep rear with characteristic split doors, Clubman model inscription and integrated, horizontal lights; new paint finishes Melting Silver metallic and Pure Burgundy metallic; roof and exterior mirror caps in white, black or silver contrast finish.
  • MINI Clubman with clearly matured character as compared to its predecessor in terms of versatility, space and product substance; exterior and interior dimensions significantly more generous, also in comparison to the new MINI 5 door: length + 27 centimetres, width + 9 centimetres, wheelbase + 10 centimetres; five fully-fledged seats; luggage compartment volume: 360 litres; rear backrest with 40: 20 : 40 folding split; maximum storage volume: 1 250 litres.
  • Entirely newly designed interior; broad instrument panel with cockpit facia frame in upper section; instrument cluster on the steering column; harmoniously integrated circular central instrument with LED lighting ring and display for vehicle, infotainment, phone and navigation functions; intuitively usable air conditioning control unit and toggle switch below the central instrument; model-specific centre console with electric parking brake, storage compartments, two cup holders, MINI Controller and armrest; high-end decorative strips for centre console and door trim panels.
  • Market launch of the new MINI Clubman with six engine variants (combined fuel consumption: 6.2 – 3.8 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 144 – 99 g/km); petrol and diesel engines of the new generation with MINITwinPower Turbo Technology; MINI One D Clubman with 3-cylinder diesel engine (85 kW/116 hp); premiere for 4-cylinder diesel engines with 110 kW/150 hp in the MINI Cooper D Clubman and 140 kW/190 hp in the MINI Cooper SD Clubman; 3-cylinder petrol engines in the MINI One Clubman (75 kW/102 hp) and in the MINI Cooper Clubman (100 kW/136 hp); MINI Cooper S Clubman with 141 kW/192 hp 4-cylinder petrol engine.
  • Power transmission to the front wheels as standard via 6-speed transmission; 8-speed Steptronic transmission optionally available for the first time in a MINI (MINI Cooper S Clubman, MINI Cooper SD Clubman and MINI Cooper D Clubman) also 8-speed Steptronic sport transmission (MINI Cooper S Clubman and MINI Cooper SD Clubman); 6-speed Steptronic transmission as an optional extra for all other models; extensive MINIMALISM technology including auto start/stop function and optional GREEN mode.
  • Highest level of ride comfort and brand-based go-kart feeling ever seen in a MINI due to high-quality suspension technology that is unique within the competitive field; single-joint strut front axle with completely newly developed components; multilink rear axle optimised on a model-specific basis; maximum agility due to particularly large track width, weight-optimised construction and high level of stiffness; electromechanical power steering with Servotronic function as standard.
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) as standard including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC), also with Performance Control in the MINI Cooper S Clubman and MINI Cooper SD Clubman; model-specific spring and damper set-up; sports suspension and Dynamic Damper Control optionally available; standard trim with light alloy wheels in 16-inch or 17-inch (MINI Cooper S Clubman, MINI Cooper SD Clubman) format; light alloy wheels optionally available up to 19 inches.
  • MINI Driving Modes optionally available for individual car set-up; rotary switch at the base of the gear or selector lever to activate MID, SPORT and GREEN modes; capacity to influence characteristic curves of the acceleration and steering, the shift dynamics of the Steptronic transmission and Dynamic Damper Control; GREEN mode in conjunction with Steptronic transmission including coasting with decoupled drivetrain.
  • Weight-optimised and crash-optimised body structure; standard safety fittings include front and side airbags, side curtain airbags, 3-point automatic belts on all seats, at front with belt tensioners and adaptive belt force limiters, ISOFIX children's seat attachment at rear and optionally also on the front passenger seat; tyre pressure display; excellent acoustic and vibrational comfort.
  • Wide range of innovative driver assistance systems: MINI Head-Up-Display, Parking Assistant, rear view camera and Driving Assistant including camera-based active cruise control, collision and pedestrian warning with initial brake function, high beam assistant and road sign detection.
  • High-end standard trim including features such as air conditioning, radio with USB interface and AUX-IN socket, Bluetooth telephone hands-free facility, rain sensor with automatic driving lights control and electric parking brake.
  • Innovative optional lighting technology: LED headlamp including LED daytime driving light and LED rear lights; adaptive light distribution and LED turning light; LED fog light.
  • Model-specific MINI Excitement Package with LED interior and ambient lighting as well as novel projection of the MINI logo from the exterior mirror on the driver's side when opening and closing the car; MINI Yours Interior Styles with backlit door bezels for the first time; alarm system including red LED status light integrated in fin antenna.
  • Wide-ranging options for increased comfort and functionality: electrically adjustable seats with memory function for the driver for the first time in MINI, as well as sports seats and John Cooper Works sports seats; Comfort Access exclusively for the MINI Clubman with non-contact opening of the split doors (easy opener); 2-zone automatic air conditioning; seat heating; electrically operated panorama glass roof; electrical heatable and foldable exterior mirrors; interior and exterior mirrors with automatic dip function; multifunction steering wheel; through-loading system with rear backrest in 40:20:40split; trailer tow hitch; MINI navigation system Professional; Radio MINI Visual Boost; Harman Kardon hi-fi speaker system.
  • Extensive range of options for exterior and interior individualisation: John Cooper Works Aerodynamics Kit; Chrome Line exterior; roof rails; large selection of seat types, decorative surfaces and interior colours; exclusive John Cooper Works and MINI Yours fitting options.
  • MINI Connected in-car infotainment program unique within the competitive field; Intelligent Emergency Call and MINI TeleServices available for use with permanently installed SIM card; wide range of functions and the opportunity for ongoing expansion due to apps that allow integration in the car via smartphone; exclusive MINI functions such as Mission Control, Dynamic Music, Driving Excitement and MINIMALISM Analyser; MINI Connected XL Journey Mate with Real Time Traffic Information; online connection also allows the use of social networks such as Twitter, foursquare and Glympse, the reception of RSS news feeds and entertainment programs such as Spotify, GoPro, AUPEO!, Stitcher, Deezer, Audible, Napster/Rhapsody and TuneIn.
  • Engine variants:
MINI Cooper S Clubman: 4-cylinder petrol engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbocharging, direct injection, fully variable valve control, variable camshaft control), capacity: 1 998 cc, output: 141 kW/192 hp at 5 000 rpm, max. torque: 280 Nm at 1 250 rpm (300 Nm with overboost),
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 7.2 seconds (automatic: 7.1 seconds),
top speed: 228 km/h (228 km/h),
average fuel consumption*: 6.3 – 6.2 litres (5.9 – 5.8 litres)/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 147 – 144 g/km (137 – 134 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper Clubman: 3-cylinder petrol engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbo charging, direct injection, fully variable valve control, variable camshaft control), capacity: 1 499 cc, output: 100 kW/136 hp at 4 400 rpm, max. torque: 220 Nm at 1 250 rpm (230 Nm with overboost),
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 9.1 seconds (automatic: 9.1 seconds),
top speed: 205 km/h (205 km/h),
average fuel consumption*: 5.3 – 5.1 litres (5.3 – 5.1 litres)/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 123 – 118 g/km (123 – 118 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI One Clubman: 3-cylinder petrol engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbo charging, direct injection, fully variable valve control, variable camshaft control), capacity: 1 499 cc, output: 75 kW/102 bhp at 4 000 rpm, max. torque: 180 Nm at 1 200 – 3 800 rpm,
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 11.1 seconds (automatic: 11.7 seconds),
top speed: 185 km/h (185 km/h),
average fuel consumption*: 5.3 – 5.1 litres (5.3 – 5.1 litres)/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 124 – 119 g/km (124 – 119 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper SD Clubman: 4-cylinder diesel engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbocharger with variable turbine geometry, common rail direct injection), capacity: 1 995 cc, output: 140 kW/190 hp at 4 000 rpm, max. torque: 400 Nm at 1 750 – 2 500 rpm,
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 7.4 seconds (automatic: 7.4 seconds),
top speed: 225 km/h (225 km/h),
average fuel consumption*: 4.6 – 4.5 litres (4.4 – 4.3 litres)/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 122 – 119 g/km (117 – 114 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper D Clubman: 4-cylinder diesel engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbocharger with variable turbine geometry, common rail direct injection), capacity: 1 995 cc, output: 110 kW/150 hp at 4 000 rpm,  max. torque: 330 Nm at 1 750 rpm,
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 8.6 seconds (automatic: 8.5 seconds),
top speed: 212 km/h (212 km/h),
average fuel consumption*: 4.4 – 4.1 litres (4.4 – 4.1 litres)/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 115 – 109 g/km (115 – 109 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI One D Clubman: 3-cylinder diesel engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbocharger with variable turbine geometry, common rail direct injection),
capacity: 1 496 cc, output: 85 kW/116 hp at 4 000 rpm,  max. torque: 270 Nm at 1 750 – 2 250 rpm,
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 10.4 seconds (automatic: 10.4 seconds),
top speed: 192 km/h (192 km/h),
average fuel consumption*: 3.9 – 3.8 litres (4.1 – 3.9 litres)/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 104 – 99 g/km (109 – 104 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

* EU test cycle figures, fuel consumption dependent on the selected tyre format.
  • Exterior dimensions: 
    • Length: 4 253 millimetres 
    • Width: 1 800 millimetres
    • Height: 1 441 millimetres
    • Wheelbase: 2 670 millimetres