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!