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Mini News: Revealed: 2016 MINI Clubman Is All About The Doors, Bout That Doors

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Let us present what is possibly the biggest oxymoron in the automotive world. Today, MINI has announced the 2016 Clubman. MINI says the new Clubman is "longer and wider than any other MINI". They aren't kidding. The new Clubman is about 10.9 inches longer than the standard Hardtop, 2.9 inches wider, and rides on a wheelbase that is 4 inches longer. The added size allows MINI fit actual rear doors. The spilt opening tailgate remains, offering a cargo space of 17.5 cubic feet with the rear seats up and 47.9 cubic feet with the seats down.

 

For North America, the Clubman will come with two engines. The base Clubman Cooper will have a turbocharged 1.5L three-cylinder with 134 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. The Clubman Cooper S gets a turbocharged 2.0L four with 189 horsepower and 207 pound-feet. Both can be paired with a six-speed manual or automatic - six speeds for the Cooper, eight for the Cooper S.

 

The MINI Clubman arrives at dealers early next year.

 

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From the front it looks like some sort of bug-eyed alien, but from the side it has a certain charm about it.

 

I've never really been a fan of modern Mini's but this one has got some charm going for it, I'll give it that.

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