The new details emphasize its add-ons, such as the matching U-shaped border around the rear clamshell cargo doors. And what of the bigger boot? A bit of both, to be honest. Modern Interpretation of a Classic Concept. Take a deep breath: the Clubman will cost £1200 more than the equivalent hatchback when sales start on 10 November 2007, starting at £14,235. Two adults can sit comfortably in the back, but three abreast would be a squeeze. Make no mistake, the Mini is a very modern car. The front seatbelts on the Clubman also feature pre-tensioners that increase survivability in case of an accident.
Figures for length, width and height are the same for all Minis including Clubmans except where specified except Canadian models with safety-legislation bumpers Innocentis, Authis and Australian models which used differently-contoured body panels may vary in external dimensions especially width and height by a couple of inches. That puts it halfway between the regular hatch and the Convertible. It's paired either to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox. This could prove problematic around town, turning what would be a three-point turn for rivals into a five-point turn on some roads. Access to the boot is very impressive thanks to the split rear barn doors which open via a touch sensitive button hidden behind the chrome door handles.
The rear doors are further highlighted with the C-pillars painted in a contrasting silver or black finish. Do you notice the extra 85kg the Clubman bodyshell adds? It is needed for a design project. Mini Hatchback boot space Seats up 360 litres Seats down 1,250 litres Mini Clubman turning circle and fuel tank For a small family car, the turning circle is larger than rivals such as the Peugeot 308 10. By the 1990s, most of the cars had much thicker seats and head room started to disappear. It is at these times, I wish I had bought a Toyota but driving would be boring. For long distances thou trailering is better than towing.
Power comes on smoothly, and the six-speed manual shifts very nicely with very positive engagement. When shut, the door blends nearly seamlessly into the passenger side. Perhaps the biggest change is the new trim. Flop the seats forward and with the optional floor flattening board things are much better, with a long flat cargo bay. Mini Clubman external dimensions The Clubman is about the same length as rivals such as a and feels like a city car, however it is slightly narrower than some rivals.
Many can't be operated with gloves on several reviewers live in Michigan; the rest are merely fashionable. While boot space in the Clubman is still not huge at 360 litres, it's 20 litres bigger than the old car and just about a match for those aforementioned rivals. Legroom Image 20 of 25 The gain in size will be immediately noticeable to those sitting in the Clubman. If the car has internal hinges as yours should , then internal hinged doors will fit. The interior's fun to look at, but it's less fun to use every day. The world would be a duller place without cars like this, and the Clubman will find a small but devoted following with those who simply must have the latest thing.
Mini Clubman dimensions: interior Compared to similar cars Front headroom 1021mm Average Rear headroom 965mm Average Front legroom 1052mm Average Rear legroom 820mm Less than average Mini Clubman towing capacity Few Mini Clubmans will be used for towing, but the option is there. It has great performance coupled with just the correct amount of luxury. The rear-swinging Clubdoor allows for easy access into the Clubman's more spacious rear seating area. Join the Club queue here. Boot space Image 24 of 25 The 360-litre boot is a decent shape and with flat sides and a reasonable load lip, although that boot capacity isn't really outstanding. With its large opening, this feature allows comfortable and convenient access to the rear seats. Drivers who worry about driving a manual gearbox in hilly areas will appreciate the hill-start feature, which holds the vehicle in place to give drivers time to move their right foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator.
I am tall for such a car but still love wrapping myself into it. This measurement is a good indication of how spacious a car will feel to passengers. This power propels the longer Clubman to 60 mph in less than 7. We connect you with dealerships who provide offers on your configured car. Specs of length, width and height of each vehicle are expressed in millimeters and the boot space in dm 3, equivalent to liters. The issue would be more of one of whether you were comfortable or not. Rear passengers will enjoy vastly more interior legroom: the Clubman sports a 9.
Only a rounded compliance over bumps is really different — it removes much of the jiggling that blights the Cooper S hatch over broken surfaces, especially on the 17-inch wheels of our test car. Glare off the huge center speedometer is distracting, and the controls and switches are, well, mini. Mini Clubman fuel tank capacity Petrol fuel tank 48 litres Diesel fuel tank 48 litres Mini Clubman turning circle The Clubman is a little less manoeuvrable than the average family car, requiring 11. How much space is there in the back of the Clubman? In practice, though, the Clubman has just enough space to answer critics of the cramped hatchback. The roofline of the car extends across all three pillars, merging smoothly into the rear section where the innovative, split-rear doors open.
The basic rules of car performance state that as a car gets bigger and heavier, its performance should suffer. All finance offers and monthly payments shown are subject to application and status. Additionally there is an available safety net to separate the luggage area from the passenger compartment. Rear seat passengers now enjoy 3. The switch to the more orthodox design also opens up the Clubman to a whole new batch of potential buyers who may be considering a mainstream hatch like the , or. The switchgear also feels flimsy.
The sunroof reminds me of the feeling of sports cars I have enjoyed. Does the Clubman offer a slice more carrying ability than the Mini hatch with a dollop of look-at-me style and lashings of quirky innovation? The cost to maintain and or to replace such parts is ridiculously high. Just not as much of it. Heaviest of the range are the All4 four-wheel drive models. For safety, the Clubdoor can only be opened with the adjoining front door open. While the interior's style is fun to look at, it's less fun to live with. This is less successful - forget any pretensions of moving house in the Clubman.