Mini has added a new model to the Clubman range in order to better appeal to the UK fleet market. The Clubman City has been ‘developed specifically for the corporate market,’ the company admits – you’re looking at a Mini mile-muncher.
Mini has thrown in some ‘essential’ company car driver kit including sat-nav, rear parking sensors, air-con and Apple CarPlay. In order to keep your BiK rates down, the Clubman City is available with either the Cooper’s 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine or a 1.5-litre three-pot diesel, with the latter claiming 109g/km under the new WLTP cycle.
£19,995/$26,272 for the manual gearbox-equipped petrol.
Mini Clubman: specs
It sticks with the 2014 Mini Clubman concept, which trailed the new look. The twin-wipered rear doors dominate the styling, with huge, thick chromed handles and this time the vast, over-sized rear lights are integrated into the tailgate, opening with the doors rather than staying on the car body. And if they look heavy, fret not; there’s a waggle-foot-under-bumper function that opens them automatically, and you can operate them from the keyfob too.
Mini claims a 360-litre boot capacity, jumping to 1250 litres with the rear seats folded (a process you can do by tugging a lever in the boot). There’s also a hidden load area beneath the boot floor for storing valuables.
This car is based again on the latest BMW/Mini front-wheel drive architecture, with the same engines available as elsewhere in the Mini range:
- 1.Mini Cooper Clubman 1.5 3cyl, 134bhp/162lb ft, 9.1sec 0-62mph, 127mph, 55.4mpg, 118g/km CO2
- 2.Mini Cooper D Clubman 2.0 4cyl, 148bhp/243lb ft, 8.6sec 0-62mph, 132mph, 68.9mpg, 109g/km CO2
- 3.Mini Cooper S Clubman 2.0 4cyl, 189bhp/207lb ft, 7.2sec 0-62mph, 142mph, 45.6mpg, 144g/km CO2