2017 Mini Clubman Review, Power Expectations

Since its inception, the Mini brand has grown tremendously and over the years, the number of models has multiplied while the cars are getting bigger and bigger. The biggest model from Mini is Clubman, and for the first time, this model was produced in 2007. Upcoming 2017 Mini Clubman is the second generation, and it is expected to be the biggest so far. In general, this vehicle is very similar to the Mini Cooper, just a bit longer, so if you really like Mini Cooper, but you want a bigger car with four doors variant, upcoming 2017 Mini Clubman is the ideal vehicle for you. New Clubman comes with adding still more length as well as with another rear door. This vehicle will certainly be the best so far in the Mini’s family, and it is offered in two trims: Cooper and Cooper S trim levels.

2017 Mini Clubman front

2017 Mini Clubman – Special Features:

Upcoming Clubman will be 17.2 inches longer than Cooper Hardtop with two doors as well as 10.9 inches longer than Cooper Hardtop with four doors. Also, this model is 2.9 inches wider. The exterior design of the new 2017 Mini Clubman is exceptional, and we can expect some redesigns from outside. The front fascia is very similar to the classic Mini Cooper and here we can see rounded headlights that will be powered by the latest LED technology. The front bumper is slightly redesigned and it is fitted with the rounded fog lights that will reduce the reflective lights while driving in rainy or foggy conditions. The front grille is classic Mini Cooper grille with the small Mini logo above. The front side is completed by air intakes for proper cooling of the engine. Furthermore, the distinctive and useful rear barn doors are retained. Upcoming 2017 Mini Clubman is expected to come with the standard 16-inch alloy wheel while the optional wheels will be 17-inch.

Now let’s move on to the upgrades in the interior. Thanks to the extended wheelbase, there will be enough space inside the cabin and the upcoming model will be able to accommodate up to 5 passengers. All passengers can enjoy in great adjustable seats that will be covered with the fine leather. Temperatures inside the vehicle will be regulated by the dual zone climate control system which uses the latest technology. Also, to provide optimum entertainment, this model has a surround system which will have a total of six speakers. Other interior features are tilt and telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, smartphone app integration, USB port, a multi-color ambient lighting as well as fantastic Mini Connected infotainment system. Safety is the very important thing, and some of the safety features include traction and stability control, rear-view camera, parking sensors, 8 airbags, seatbelts, etc.

2017 Mini Clubman interior
2017 Mini Clubman – Power Expectations:

Under the hood, forthcoming 2017 Mini Clubman will be powered by familiar 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbo engine, that will be capable of producing 134 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. The Cooper S trim level will come with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, capable of producing 189 hp and 206 lb-ft of torque. The base engine is mated to a 6-speed manual or an automatic transmission system while the engine of the Cooper S trim is mated to a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed Steptronic transmission system. The great news for the upcoming model is the availability of all-wheel drive system. According to EPA, fuel consumption of the new model is rated at 25/34 mpg city/highway. The top speed will be 124 mph.

2017 Mini Clubman rear view
2017 Mini Clubman – Expected Date of Arrival and Price:

The starting price of the upcoming model is around $27.000 while the release date should be by the end of 2016 or at the beginning of 2017.