MINI Clubman: how this family estate packs in even more

MINI Clubman rear three quarters

The MINI Clubman could be the flawless family estate you’ve been looking for

With five seats, six doors, a wealth of premium features, and now one year free car insurance*, the MINI Clubman can be your gateway to even bigger days out

Estate cars really are the unsung heroes of the motoring world. They combine prodigious practicality with streamlined style and hatchback-like handling to offer the ultimate family solution. And now, the MINI Clubman is taking estates to a whole new level.

Offering six easy-access doors, more premium features as standard, a red-hot performance version and even one year free car insurance* on the house, this could be the flawless family estate you’ve been looking for.

Take a test drive in the MINI Clubman

More doors; more space; more fun

Like those shampoo bottles that offer 33% more for free, estate cars build on everything that’s great about family hatchbacks and offer you even more for your money. In the case of the MINI Clubman, that means you get six doors and a truckload of added versatility as standard – and it all starts with the back.

The MINI Clubman’s unique split-rear-door design with the hands-free Automatic Tailgate make loading and the unloading the MINI Clubman’s vast 360-litre boot an absolute breeze, while the optional 40/20/40 split rear seats can be folded flat to yield up to an enormous 1250 litres of adaptable luggage space. Once everything’s packed in, you can use the easy-access lashing eyes and elasticated netting to keep all your clobber in order.

And while the MINI Clubman may be MINI by name, it certainly isn’t mini by nature. At 4250mm long, the Clubman offers ample room to carry five in total comfort, while the elongated body means that even six-footers are spoilt for legroom. Throughout the cabin, plenty of useful cubbies make storing devices and snacks easy, and the large centre console and cavernous glovebox lets you stow even more goodies.

Even more premium features as standard

As the MINI Clubman demonstrates, not all estates are born equal. However, all MINI Clubmans come packed with oodles of premium standard equipment to make each and every family adventure more relaxing, safer and even more fun.

The MINI Clubman’s entry-level Classic trim brings a crisp and intuitive 8.8-inch infotainment touchscreen with DAB radio, smartphone integration such as Apple CarPlay for all your favourite apps, podcasts and music, along with hands-free Bluetooth connectivity for added functionality and calls. Equally, automatic air conditioning helps with those sticky summer days, while heated front seats keep you warm in the winter, and soothing ambient lighting lets you set the mood for every journey.

The connectivity doesn’t end there. The MINI App lets you pre-plan journeys remotely, with real-time petrol prices to help you cut fuel costs on your mid-journey refuelling stops, before syncing directions straight from your smartphone to your MINI Clubman. It also lets you remotely check the location of your car (helpful when you’ve forgotten where you’ve parked or can’t remember if you’ve locked the doors) and even lets you keep track of the long-term health of your MINI with service notifications and direct access to MINI roadside assistance in case of an emergency.

Keyless entry gives you easy access to your car, while – on the road – the MINI Clubman uses powerful rain-sensing LED headlights to carve a path through the dark and heated windscreen washer jets ensure you have a clear view ahead at all times. Round the back, the bright LED Union Jack lights warn other drivers when you’re stopping, and leave a lasting impression after you’re gone.

Finally, the MINI Clubman offers a host of advanced driving assistance safety features to help keep you and your passengers even safer. Adaptive Cruise Control keeps you a safe distance from the car ahead on the open road, while collision warning comes as standard and Rear Park Distance Control lends an extra pair of eyes in those extra-tight parking spaces.

More choice (made more easy)

Like all MINIs, the MINI Clubman gives you bundles of choice when it comes to optional extras, trim levels and customisation (more on that later) to make it truly your own.

After the MINI Clubman’s entry-level Classic trim comes Sport. In this guise, the MINI Clubman blends head-turning Chili Red paint with 18-inch John Cooper Works alloy wheels, Piano Black exterior trimmings and an aggressive John Cooper Works aerodynamic body kit. Inside, John Cooper Works sports seats with Dinamica/cloth Carbon Black upholstery works alongside a Walknappa steering which, Piano Black interior trim, stainless steel pedals and a John Cooper Works leather gear shifter to give that ultimate sporty feel.

If class, comfort and refinement are more your thing, then the MINI Clubman Exclusive trim might be for you. Evocative Enigmatic Black exterior paint sits alongside unique 18-inch Exclusive alloy wheels, silver roof and mirror caps and ‘MINI Yours’ badging to complete the ultimate elegant estate. Inside, comfortable cosseting sports seats finished in ‘MINI Yours’ Lounge leather works with Frozen Blue ambient lighting offer the perfect cosseting interior.

Next, the MINI Clubman Untold Edition, a family estate with a little bit extra. First, the Sage Green metallic paint works with Refined Brass trimming, stunning two-tone 18-inch Untold Spoke alloy wheels, Piano Black exterior accents, 3D-printed side scuttles and unique bonnet and roof stripes to create an estate unlike any other. Inside, bespoke door sills, floor mats and ambient lighting remind you that you’re sitting in something inspiring, while the Leather Lounge seats in Sage Green are the cherry sat atop a truly head-turning estate car.

And finally (quite literally) we have the MINI Clubman Final Edition. With just 1969 to be sold globally (a pleasing reference to the original MINI Clubman’s birth year), and just 100 destined for the UK, this bespoke trim packs the mightiest punch of all. Available in glorious Nanuq White, Enigmatic Black or Melting Silver, the Final Edition also adorns bespoke Shimmer Copper exterior detailing, 18-inch Final Edition two-tone alloy wheels finished in a tinted lacquer and bespoke ‘1 of 1969’ badging to offer the ultimate show-stopping display.

Inside, the MINI Clubman Final Edition boasts ‘MINI Yours’ leather sports seats finished in irresistible Dark Maroon Leather, while the dark dashboard trim is accentuated by flairs of Sage Green and Shimmer Copper. In terms of tech, the MINI Clubman Final Edition brings a large Panoramic sunroof, Digital Dashboard, heated from seats, and the same awesome Harmon Kardon Surround Sound system found in Exclusive trim.

More efficiency? More performance? Your pick…

The MINI Clubman offers a simple line-up of engines, making it ultra-easy to find the one that suits you the best. First, the peppy MINI Cooper 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with its slick seven-speed Steptronic automatic gearbox offers the perfect blend of performance and fuel economy with 136hp, 220Nm of torque and up to 47.1mpg (WLTP).

Next, the MINI Cooper S engine: perfect for families looking to inject more excitement into their weekend adventures. The hot Cooper S 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine and Steptronic Sport seven-speed double-clutch transmission work together to offer 178bhp, 280Nm of torque and a 0-62mph time of just 7.2 seconds – all while delivering up to 44.8mpg (WLTP). Finally, there’s the MINI Clubman John Cooper Works…

John Cooper Works: the MINI Clubman with even more performance

Much like the Untold Edition, the MINI Clubman John Cooper Works is for those families who just want… well, more. Well, that’s exactly what you get. The MINI Clubman John Cooper Works’ enhanced 2.0-litre MINI TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine pumps out 306hp and a staggering 450Nm of torque. That’s enough for 0-62mph in just 4.9 seconds!

But it’s not all bark and no bite. Underneath, MINI’s advanced ALL4 all-wheel-drive system provides confidence-inspiring levels of all-weather grip, while specially tuned sport suspension works with a Torsen mechanical differentiation offers the go-kart-like handling we’ve has come to expect of MINIs. And to top it all off, the John Cooper Works sport exhaust provides the ultimate soundtrack for the ultimate hot estate.

Outside, the 18-inch John Cooper Works Grip Spoke alloys, red brake callipers and full aerodynamic body kit allude to the power within, while inside the bolstered Dinamica sports seats with leather upholstery in Carbon Black keep you locked in, and a wealth of additional kit and tech – like the Panoramic Sunroof, Digital Cockpit Display and Harman Kardon Hi Fi system – give make the MINI Clubman John Cooper Works the true Jekyll and Hyde persona it rightly deserves.

More ways to customise your MINI Clubman

The MINI Clubman is an estate of numbers. Six easy-access doors; five comfortable seats; four value-adding trim levels; three great engine choices. And it doesn’t stop there. When it comes to making your MINI Clubman your own, the numbers come thick and fast.

First, you have a total of 11 vibrant colours to choose from, along with a plethora of roof and mirror cap options in white, black, silver, red and dazzling multitone contrast colours, as well as bonnet stripes in black, white and silver. Inside, you can choose between 11 different upholsteries (depending on trim) and six different interior designs.

When it comes to tech, the Premium Plus Pack adds a rear-view camera with Parking Assistant, enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging, a large Panoramic sunroof, a high-definition Harmon Kardon sound system on MINI Clubman Cooper S, John Cooper Works and Untold models, and much, much more.

Finally, you can enhance your MINI Clubman even further with a wide range of genuine MINI accessories: the only range of products actually approved by the team that build the MINI. These include customisation options such as decals, alloy wheels, mirror covers and floor mats, as well as practical options like roof racks, boot storage solutions to help pack more into your adventures, as well as and even more in-car entertainment options for the passengers in the rear.

So, with six doors, space for five, vast amounts of luggage space, all the performance and style you could ever need and a seemingly endless options list, it’s clear that the MINI Clubman is the faultless family estate to take your journeys further.

Take a test drive in the MINI Clubman

*Terms and conditions, exclusions and further eligibility apply. Offer valid for new MINIs ordered from 1 April to 30 June 2023 and registered by 29 December 2023. Offer excludes MINI John Cooper Works and Electric models.

Source: Autocar

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