This Is The All-New Mini Clubman – First Official Photos

Mini’s second-generation Clubman has landed earlier than expected, thanks to these official photos that surfaced online today.

It’s a completely new and very different car than the outgoing Clubman with its unusual layout, as the British firm reimagined it as a more conventional sub-compact station wagon with four doors  – actually, six if you count in the two-piece rear opening for the cargo area.

While we don’t have official information in our hands yet, we expect the production car’s exterior dimensions to be very close, if not identical, to last year’s Clubman Concept, which at 4,223mm (166 in.) long, 1,844mm (72.6 in.) wide and 1,450mm (57 in.) tall, was 262mm (10.3 in.) longer, 161mm (6.3 in.) wider and 25mm (1 in.) taller than before.

The Clubman shares the same platform with the latest Mini Hatch as well as BMW’s 2-Series Active Tourer, with power expected to come from a similar range of three- and four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines. It is possible that MINI may offer the option of all-wheel drive at some point.

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  • Kash

    I just wish it had a longer rear overhang and was more wagon like.

    • Six Thousand Times

      I was thinking the same thing – also maybe a higher roof. I mean, they already have a five-door hatch so why not?

      • Kash

        it already looks pretty tall and substantially taller than the regular 5 door hatch. I mean ideally i was hoping for a golf sportswagen fighter.

        • Andrewthecarguy

          The redesigned Countryman will answer your question.

          • Kash

            ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. It’s still not wagon enough. the Countryman is more of an Alltrack/Allroad competitor.

  • Ken Lyns

    So the Mini is a small car in the same way a minigun is a small gun? Got it.

  • Ilbirs

    I like the idea of a Mini station wagon, but this car doesn’t worth the name it carries, unlike the succeeded wagon, that at least was under 4 meter and trully a small wagon, just needing some adjusts when passing the generation instead of growing what grew. At this size it sounds like BMW AG trying to use Mini as way to have a FWD C-segment hatchback that would be impossible to make in the main brand (as possibilities surfaced this week about the next 1-Series being made on the CLAR platform instead of UKL).
    As a brand, Mini is very restricted in its proposal. All the cars must look like a classic Mini (if only a new Moke was released it’d have some stylistic variety, but they preferred to bloat and distort the basic lines of the Mini and call it Countryman) and there’s some size restriction, besides this Clubman being as long as a Golf VII and wider than it. It’d be great as a niche brand, but isn’t doing well when trying to be an wide lineup. The more BMW AG insists in broadening the brand, the more harmed is being not only the Mini legacy but also Bimmer’s, as we now have the 2 Active Tourer and the new X1, both riding on the same FWD platform that underpins all new Minis.

    If this Clubman was smaller (as also could be smaller the current hatchback), it’d be more on par with the brand’s philosophy. They could also try to better package the components just to have a more spacious interior instead of keep growing the external dimensions to a point in which we look strange to a Mini badge. The tailights are cool, but I didn’t like the barndoor solution, as it just adds complexity. A one-piece rear tailgate would be more practical and would even improve rear visibility, giving also a cleaner look to the rear.
    What is the next move in Mini’s stable? Maybe the Superleggera, but I’ll keep asking when it will return to its roots.

  • BlackDiamond

    Missing the wood panels on the side to make this a super fail.

  • Eunos

    They ruined its ass with that ugly door handles and that bumper. I wish they had stayed with the concept’s exact looks, not makn these subtle changes.

  • rover10

    What a stunning rework, which shouts quality and premium class attributes. There are other manufactures who could learn from this vehicle. I can’t help thinking this is more akin to Land Rover than MINI, especially the interior, a very impressive product.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      BMW is truly to be applauded here. It drives fantastic as well, and sales are really good. The base car (non-S) is a 3 cylinder turbo that is a fantastic engine.

  • chippers

    Much better than the current model.

  • not a fan of that tail light.

  • Mike Gonzalez

    what’s the point of the fugly 5 doors version having this!?
    they killed the coupé and roadster to make versions that overlaps each other… that’s so BMW

  • dumblikeyou2

    “…as the British firm reimagined it as a more conventional sub-compact station wagon with four doors”

    LOL, British firm. Ok

  • MarketAndChurch

    I wish they’d make a Paceman-replacement with a 3dr. coupe. The 6dr is not bad, probably easier to get into then the 5dr Mini Cooper. I love LOVE that blue leather seats! I’ve only seen that recently as options on Range Rovers and (I’m not certain) XJ’s(?). I hope it starts under 26,000.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      The Paceman and Countryman are not dead. Same for the Mini Roadster and Convertibles. All will be launched over the next 2 years.

      • MarketAndChurch

        Wait.. I thought the Paceman was killed off, no? I certainly hope not.

  • Tinky-Winky

    The concept looked much sleeker, probably thanks to its lower ground clearance and bigger rims. I think the production model should have had a little bit longer boot area to cover these losses.

  • The Mogget

    The original Mini was…. mini. It was awesome. Ever since then, BMW has been trying to make the mini bigger. Why? If you want a big car, just buy a BMW.

    What I want to see are new versions of a small car. An off-roady AWD one, a sporty RWD one, and the like.

  • Six_Tymes

    they lost me at the double rear doors. needs a single swing up hatch style.

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