U Spy The Facelifted MINI Clubman In Munich

MINI recently introduced a minor facelift for the Cooper hatchback and convertible and now it appears the Clubman is next in line.

Spotted undergoing testing in Munich earlier today, this particular model is lightly camouflaged and doesn’t appear to feature any major changes. While we can’t make out many details, the Clubman could follow in the footsteps of the Cooper and adopt restyled headlights, updated alloy wheels and two-dimensional MINI logos. The Cooper also received Union Jack-inspired taillights but it remains unclear if they will carry over to the Clubman.

The interior could receive a minor refreshing that includes a new three-spoke steering wheel, updated upholstery and an upgraded audio system with a 6.5-inch display. There could also be updated MINI Connected system with several new features such as real time traffic information and a personal concierge service. Other possible upgrades include a new wireless smartphone charger and a touchscreen navigation system with an 8.8-inch display.

Like the Cooper, the Clubman is expected to feature a revised engine lineup that has a host of improvements. MINI has previously said these include changes to the “TwinPower Turbo Technology, engine electronics, oil supply, intake air ducting, the cooling system and the exhaust systems.” Several of the engines might be offered with a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Thanks to Gavin and Tom for the photos!

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    Doesn’t look all that exciting. Ok, to be fair it is a facelift.

  • Auto

    They should call Mini the Jumbo. They aren’t small.

    • LeStori

      The Bloatie” because compared to a real Mini, these vehicles are fat and over weight. And not even “cute”. Just plain strange looking. Worst middle aged spread I have seen in along time. In the 60s there were girls in mini skirts that looked slim compared to this car and even they were “scary”…

  • Andrew Hughes


    On the subject of naming though, like the 500 branding that Fiat are sticking on anything they produce that’s smaller than a transit van, would it really be such a stretch for consumers to buy a Mini, Midi and Maxi in this range? And why can’t the Fiats be 500, 600 and 700? I’m guessing the manufacturers would tell you the current stretching a brand as far as possible under a single moniker is a result of years of market research, but I think its patronising and lazy marketing.

  • EM1

    MINI needs to add blind spot warning as this and their other models suffer from some visability issues. Also, with the sale of the all new Volvo XC40, MINI has to stop asking for a “testicle” in terms of compensation.