Mini Clubman

4/5
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Verdict

It’s hard not to like MINI. Prior to BMW taking them over, the had iconic status – and it wasn’t just because of the Italian Job. This car has history, and more importantly, it always had personality. Mr. Bean couldn’t have driven anything else. When BMW came along and took over, they could have made a mess of it… but in fairness, they didn’t. They maintained the personality that we all know and love. In case we’ve never said it before… well done BMW. This is the largest of the MINI range. The MINI Clubman is 270mm longer and 30mm wider – which makes it practical. In fact, it’s not a bad family car.

Performance

The MINI Clubman comes with a good mix of diesel or petrol engines. All diesel power is delivered through a 2.0 litre engine and they can offer either 150 hp, 190 hp or 116 hp. These are available with either an automatic or a manual gearbox. There is just one petrol engine and it offers 192 hp. Once again, these can be mapped to either gearbox. Both diesel and petrol models also offer all-wheel drive.

Ride & Handling

One the road, this is a fun car to drive. The steering is heavy though which means that it’s just not as much fun as a standard-sized MINI. It’s also not as agile on corners, of course this could have something to do with the longer wheelbase and the extra weight of the vehicle. Still though, it is a nice car to drive when you’re not taking corners with too much gusto.

Refinement

This is a little bit noisy on the inside, which is a pity. It suffers from wind noise on the motorway and some road noise slips into the cabin. This only comes through at higher speeds though. In the cities, this is a refined machine.

Quality & Reliability

We really like the build quality in all new MINIs. You can certainly see where being owned by BMW is advantageous. The seats are very comfortable and it’s hard to find a more interesting (if not entertaining) dash.

Safety & Security

MINI only scored 4 out of 5-stars in the Euro NCAP. It scored 90% for adult occupancy, 68% for child occupancy, 68% for pedestrian safety and 67% for safety assist programmes. These come with forward collision warning systems and are available with Video Adaptive Cruise Control.

Space & Practicality

In terms of space, this is certainly the most versatile MINI that is available. The boot offers 360 litres, which is not excellent. The back row is good for two adults or three children. The split rear doors are good for getting awkward luggage into a car – but make sure you are not parked near to another car or a wall as they open outward.

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Key Facts

Make

Mini

Model
Mini Clubman
Variant
MINI Cooper Clubman
Car Category
Estates
First year of model production
2015
Engine (L)
1.5
Gearbox Type
Manual
Gears
6 Speed
Fuel type
Petrol
Body Type
Estate
Price New
€29,700
CBG Expert Rating
4.0

Running Costs

Tax
€200
Tax Band
A4
Average L/100 km
4.3
Average km/L
23.5
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
40
Fuel Tank Range
941 km
Cost of filling a tank
€52.56
Average Cost Per 200 km
€11.17
CO2 emmissions
118 g/km
CO2 emmissions standard
EU6 g/km

Performance

Brake Horsepower
136 bhp
Max Power kW
101
Displacement - CC (Engine)
1499
Engine Cylinders
3
Engine Position
Front, transversely
Number of valves
4
Driven Wheels
Front
Aspiration
Turbo
Top speed
204 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
9.1 s
Town KPG
6.50 L
EC Extra Urban (KPG)
4.60 L

Space & Practicality

Body Type
Estate
Doors
5
Seats
5
Boot capacity
278 L

Warranty

All Components
3 Year warranty
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
3 Year warranty
Car Body
12 Year warranty
Paintwork
3 Year warranty
Mileage
No distance limit
Roadside Assistance
3 Year Roadside Assistance

Safety

Euroncap Star Rating
4

What Experts Say

Auto Express
MINI evolved the recipe for its new Clubman, making a small estate that's less compromied than before and a better all-rounder.
Top Gear
The Clubman has charm but, although roomier, it’s not as fun to drive as it was.
What Car
The Mini Clubman’s a spacious and entertaining car, but most would be happier with an Audi A3 Sportback.

Dimensions

Boot capacity
278 L
Wheels
Front wheel drive
Tyre size front
175/65 R15 84H mm
Tyre size back
175/65 R15 84H mm
Rim size
7J × 16 mm
Length
4253 mm
Width
1800 mm
Height
1441 mm
Wheel Base
2670 mm
Front Track (mm)
1441
Rear Track (mm)
1565
Kerb weight
1300 KG
Max trailer Weight (Kg)
1870
Turning circle (m)
11.3

Technical Information

Engine Configuration
Inline
Engine Type
Front, transversely
Fuel Delivery
Multi-point injection
Front Suspension
Independent, Spring McPherson, with stabilizer
Rear Suspension
Multi-link independent
Front Brakes
Ventilated discs
Rear Brakes
Disc
Steering
Steering rack
Power
136 bhp
Oil Capacity (L)
4.25 L