MINI Clubman PROS and CONS
- Classic design but modern look
- Unique luggage doors can be opened like a cupboard
- Comfortable and luxurious interior
- Engine performance is quite good
- Complete safety features
- Premium price
- The design is quite petite
MINI Clubman is one of the iconic car models owned by MINi Cooper. This car has the appearance of an anti-mainstream back door that can be opened like opening a closet door. The unique design is still owned by MINI Clubman until now. In addition, MINI Clubman also has a size that is not as MINI's name. The MINI Clubman is offered in two variants, namely the MINI Clubman Cooper and the MINI Clubman Cooper S. Both carry different engines, the Cooper variant uses a 1.5 liter 3-cylinder engine, while the Cooer S version uses a 2 liter 4-cylinder engine. Currently MINI Clubman is marketed with a price range of Php 2.9 million – Php 4.3 million. The latest generation MINI Clubman has been launched since 2016. The MINI Clubman enthusiasts quite a lot and have to be willing to pivot for several months to get your favorite car.
MINI Clubman is a unique hatchback that was introduced by MINI since 2007. The BMW subsidiary presents the MINI Clubman as a car that focuses on performance. The latest generation MINI Clubman is present in two variants, namely MINI Clubman Cooper and MINI Clubman Cooper S. The difference is both in the features and engine specifications. MINI Clubman Cooper is equipped with a 3-cylinder Twin PowerTurbo engine with a 1.5-liter capacity capable of spewing out maximum power at 136 PS at 4,400 rpm and peak torque of 220 Nm. While the MINI Clubman Cooper S variant carries a larger engine capacity of 2.0 liter 4-cylinder capable of pouring a maximum power of 192 PS at 5,000 rpm and maximum torque reaching 280 Nm. The 1.5-liter engine in this hatchback has a 6-speed automatic transmission system.
For acceleration there is a Cooper variant can accelerate from the point of 0-100 km / h in 9.1 seconds and top speed penetrates 205 km / hour. While the Cooper S model takes 7.1 seconds to accelerate from 0-100 km / h with a top speed of 228 km / hour. In addition, the level of fuel efficiency of the MINI Clubman is also quite good, which is 19.6 km / liter for the Cooper trim and 17.2 km / liter for the Cooper S trim.
In addition to the Cooper and Cooper S variants, the MINI Clubman also comes in more sophisticated variants, namely the MINI Clubman John Cooper Works (JCW). This highest variant uses a 2.0 4-cylinder Twin Power Turbocharger engine which produces a maximum output of 231 PS and 350 Nm of torque. Trim Clubman JCW has an 8-speed sport steptronic automatic transmission option. The acceleration is also more astonishing, a distance of 0-100 km / h can be penetrated within 6.3 seconds. While the top speed reaches 237 km / hour. The car's standard transmission system is a 6-speed manual.
MINI Clubman's safety and security features in all variants are quite complete. MINI gushes this tiny hatchback with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) braking, Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), and also Cornering Brake Control to bring optimal braking. Besides the Complete SRS Airbag feature is equipped with a seat belt with pretensioner to provide maximum protection for the rider. Also features such as Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) to keep the condition of the car under control in certain road conditions. The safety features such as immobilizer and keyless entry are expected to keep the car safe when left. There is also a rear camera equipped with Parking Assistant features, including front and rear parking sensors for easy parking.
The entertainment features are Android and Apple micro USB cable and MINI Connected Ready application that can be connected to smartphones. Its entertainment is centered there is a MINI Cluster Instrument in the form of a touchscreen display to control entertainment, news, and navigation embedded in the middle of the dashboard. In addition to supporting driving access, head up Display is also provided to display vehicle info such as speed, direction, etc. so that driving becomes safer.
MINI Clubman is present in the station wagon or hatchback. Armed with a unique design, the MINI Clubman has a different appearance compared to other hatchbacks. This British car has a number of fanatical fans who are willing to buy it by way of pivot. Speaking of competitors, it seems difficult to find a competitor that fits. In addition to its unique design, MINI Clubman also has a different market.
MINI Clubman has a unique and different exterior compared to other cars. But what is unique is the trunk door that can be opened like a cupboard and looks very iconic. MINI Clubman dimensions measuring 4253 x 1800 x 1441 mm with a wheelbase of 2670 mm. The design combines classic and modern elements in a fitting manner. From the front the MINI Clubman has round headlamps with chrome accents and a hexagonal radiator front grille. Likewise, the fog lam of this rounded car. The front fascia looks impressive. Likewise, the roofline that looks elongated and the separate door makes the MINI Clubman look unique compared to other cars, and it looks more sporty and handsome.
The stern section of this car also looks slicker with a new design on the horizontal stop lamp, the floating roof, and the roof spoiler. Luggage that is designed like a closet also looks unique. Besides the size of the wheels are also different for each variant, namely 16-inch alloy wheels for Cooper trim, 17-inch alloy wheels for Cooper S trim, and 19-inch alloy wheels for John Cooper Works trim. Other MINI Clubman characteristics are the 3 available roof colors, 3 rear view mirror colors, and black or white elongated bonnet lines. Especially for Cooper S and JCW, they have air scoop on the bonnet with track-style grille, S or JCW logo, and also low air intake.
MIN Clubman is available in a choice of quite varied colors, namely Pepper White, Chili Red, Electra Blue, Moonwalk Gray Metallic, British Racing Green Metallic, Melting Silver Metallic, Pure Burgundy Metallic, Volcano Orange, Midnight Black and Lapis Luxury Blue.
The MINI Clubman interior looks luxurious and comfortable. The seating capacity can accommodate 5 passengers, including the driver. Sophisticated and luxurious features found in the cabin. The dashboard looks slick with an 8.8-inch touch screen head unit in the center, rounded, responsive and easily accessible. This unit has full features starting from Android / Apple Micro USB interface, MINI Connected Ready with smartphone connectivity, AM / FM radio, AUX-in socket, and Bluetooth hands-free phone. In addition to passenger comfort, the cabin is also equipped with dual zone climate control that can make the cabin cooler and more comfortable.
The MINI Clubman steering wheel looks luxurious and adopts the John Cooper Works design. The steering wheel is clad in premium leather material and has buttons that are easily accessible. Likewise, passenger seats seem luxurious and are covered in comfortable premium leather. MINI Clubman baggage with a capacity of 356 liters but can be expanded up to 1,250 liters by folding the seats both equally.