Mini Cooper Clubman
The story of MINI Cooper Clubman could not be finished in an article so we have summarized all you need to know about the Cooper Clubman. The performance of this car, maintenance, selling price, fuel consumption, and the value of this car is show here for your further understanding before you decide to buy this car.
Basically there are four major models for the Clubman which is MINI One Clubman, MINI Cooper Clubman, MINI Cooper D Clubman, and MINI Cooper S Clubman. The Clubman is an estate car which also known as Countryman. It is a full 3 feet longer than the original Cooper and it rides higher. With 9.4 inches longer and an extra cargo at the back, the car can fit a large Hushpuppy.
Although this is the first big mini car, the styling of the cooper is all carry over the Clubman such the pop-eyed headlamps, chromed grille’s smiling face, vertical windshield and flat roof. It’s all from the original Mini designed by Sir Alec Issigonis.
MINI Cooper Clubman was first introduced for the 2008 model year and continuously available in 2009, 2010, and 2011 model year. The wheelbase of the Clubman has been stretched and 3.1 inches longer than the Cooper. What makes the MINI Clubman ranked 3 out of 7 affordable compact wagons is the performance of this car as well as the design especially the “Clubdoor”. The “Clubdoor” is a significant feature. It is a small right-hand side door for more convenient access to the rear seats.
Specification of the MINI Cooper Clubman
- MINI One Clubman – 98 hp, 0–62 mph in 11.1 s, top speed 115 mph, price £13,675, 51.4 mpg for fuel consumption.
- MINI Cooper Clubman – 120 hp, 0-62 mph in 9.8s, top speed 125 mph, price £14,985, 51.4 mpg for fuel consumption.
- MINI Cooper D Clubman – 110 hp, 0-62 mph in 10.4s, top speed 120 mph, price £16,235, 68.9 mpg for fuel consumption.
- MINI Cooper S Clubman – 184 hp, 0-62 mph in 7.5s, top speed 141 mph, price £18,075, 47.9 mpg for fuel consumption.
History of the Clubman
This elongated MINI may give a feel of the 1960s Mini MK1 Austin Seven Countryman and Austin Seven Van. Larger roof appears flat at first glance but if you look at it carefully there is a gentle curved to it. One of the most attractive things is the “barn doors” or “Splitdoor” that closed the boot instead of a normal pull-up hatch that available to most of the cars. In conclusion, the MINI Cooper Clubman is fun to drive, reliable to use, cheap to buy, and cool to look at.
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