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2011 MINI Cooper S Clubman Review

The unique character of the MINI Clubman is obvious at first sight. The roofline of the car covers the three pillars, merging smoothly into the rear, where innovation in a split-rear doors open. The rear doors are further highlighted with the C-pillars painted in silver, black or color contrast. In the interior, the luggage compartment may be extended in a flexible configuration, offering very easy and convenient loading options thanks to the two rear doors.


2011 MINI Cooper S Clubman
2011 MINI Cooper S Clubman
 
 
In addition, the MINI Clubman a rather ingenious door configuration on the right side of the car. The "Clubdoor" swings open in the opposite direction from the main passenger door to dramatically increase access to the seating area at the rear. Behind the front seats, featuring the new MINI Clubman remarkable rear seating comfort and flexible use of space. Rear seat passengers now enjoy 3.15 inches more leg compared to the MINI hardtop.

The MINI Clubman also stands out, retaining all the handling characteristics and performance expected in a MINI. With design features, functionality and performance, the MINI Clubman is the modern successor to the legendary classics Morris Mini Traveller, Austin Mini Countryman and the Mini Clubman Estate.

Attractive and five-door with a new configuration.
MINI retains its position as the final premium small car offering a combination of attributes for success - a truly unique design, agile driving characteristics, quality premium, high security, a wide range of customization options, and remarkable efficiency. Now the MINI Clubman offers another attractive attribute, giving the body length wheelbase of 3.15 inches 9.45 inches that helps create more space in the area of ??rear legroom. What makes the MINI Clubman unique is its innovative five door configuration with the conventional driver and front passenger's door supplemented by an additional rear-hinged on the right side of the car and split-rear doors at two in the rear.


2011 MINI Cooper S Clubman
2011 MINI Cooper S Clubman


The MINI Clubman extends an open welcome to rear-seat passengers with the Clubdoor on the right side of the vehicle. With its grand opening, this feature allows comfortable and convenient access to the rear seats. In the U.S. market The MINI Clubman comes in a four passenger configuration, offering passengers in the back of larger houses at the entrance. For safety, the Clubdoor can only be opened with the door open on the side. Without an exterior handle, the Clubdoor integrated unobtrusively into the body design of the MINI Clubman. The split rear doors in the rear of the MINI Clubman open to provide easy and convenient access for larger parcels and equipment such as sports teams. In addition to increased functionality, the rear doors, the splitting of a modern interpretation of an authentic detail seen on MINI classical precursors.


2011 MINI Cooper S Clubman
2011 MINI Cooper S Clubman


With one or two seats folding rear back, with the available flat load floor and generous roof height, the MINI Clubman offers more flexibility and practical value to all types of transportation needs. MINI Clubman has 9.1 cubic feet of storage space with the seats up, and a total of 32.6 cubic feet with the seats folded flat. This compares with the MINI hardtops which offer 5.7 cubic feet, up rear seat and 24 cubic feet with the seats folded flat. In addition, there is a safety net available to separate the trunk of the cab. And to ensure a clear view to the rear all the time, the rear doors come with separate windscreen wipers.

Modern interpretation of a classic concept.

In its split-door configuration, harken back to MINI Clubman famous predecessors: the Austin Mini Countryman, Morris Mini Traveller and Mini Clubman Estate sold successfully between 1960 and 1982. These classic models have been an inspiration for today's MINI Clubman, a thoroughly modern car with state of the art technologies and features. The potential creation of a modern interpretation of this type of vehicle was shown with the four Clubman concept cars. And now the main highlights of these concept cars making their entry into series production in the form of the MINI Clubman.


2011 MINI Cooper S Clubman
2011 MINI Cooper S Clubman


MINI Clubman design reminiscent of its predecessor classic re-interpretations of the unique features of the Classic models are the language of modern design with a modern aspect. When framed wooden doors hinges are characterized by having the back of a vintage car, the new MINI Clubman features door surfaces that smoothly and aerodynamically merge into the C-pillars.

The color scheme also takes its inspiration from the classic rear doors. C-pillars together with the bumper finished in contrasting paint, form a striking door frame. The color of the rear door surround also matches the roof color contrast, which comes standard on the MINI Clubman in silver or black. As an option the MINI Clubman is also available with the roof finished in body color, in which case only the C-pillars including the upper bumpers are painted black and silver contrast.


2011 MINI Cooper S Clubman
2011 MINI Cooper S Clubman


Improved function with the Mini handling.

MINI has developed the new MINI Clubman specifically for active and passionate individualist consciously want to stay out. MINI Clubman to keep the sporty look, but offers a new and flexible option for indoor and practical value. Despite the slightly longer proportions the MINI Clubman Mini, maintaining the typical "wheels at the four corners" position and the car's driving characteristics still offer the legendary go-kart feeling unique to MINI.


2011 MINI Cooper S Clubman
2011 MINI Cooper S Clubman


The chassis and suspension are engineered specifically for the needs of the MINI Clubman. A McPherson was before and source control ensure excellent wheel, keeping the steering smooth and responsive to the control. The suspension is also given to deftly handle the dynamic affects of engine power during acceleration or when applying the brakes. The central arm rear axle, benefits from BMW Group's state of engineering and the development of art and the rear suspension is unique in the mini segment thanks to its sophisticated design. Lightweight aluminum control arms and anti-roll bars longitudinal offer sporty and stable handling. The MINI Clubman Cooper S, the suspension is adjusted to reflect the vehicle's additional power compared to the MINI Cooper Clubman. The new MINI Cooper Clubman comes standard with 15-inch wheels, while the MINI Cooper S Clubman features 16-inch wheels with runflat tires allowing the driver to continue even after a complete loss of tire pressure.


2011 MINI Cooper S Clubman
2011 MINI Cooper S Clubman


EPAS electronic steering, aimed at driving speed, precision drivers and provides feedback to maintain the sharpness of the reflections expected in the MINI. Electric power steering system also offers a significant reduction in weight compared to conventional hydraulic steering system and generates electric power assist only when necessary. This function removes all the unnecessary parasitic loss, further increasing vehicle efficiency.


2011 MINI Cooper S Clubman
2011 MINI Cooper S Clubman


The tune features the MINI Clubman sports are backed by an impressive level of braking and management technology for traction, such as anti-lock control (ABS), electronic force distribution (EBD), Cornering Brake Control (CBC ) and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), including assistance hill start time of all standards. In addition the Brake Assistant on the new MINI Clubman recognizes the application of emergency brakes and immediately increases the maximum brake pressure whenever required to minimize stopping distances in panic situations.

Technical Data

MINI Cooper S Clubman


2011 MINI Cooper S Clubman
2011 MINI Cooper S Clubman


Petrol turbo, 1598 cm3, 128 kW/175 hp at 5500 rpm Torque: 240 Nm at 1.600 to 5.000 rpm (260 Nm overboost)

0-100 km / h: 7.6 s

Maximum speed: 224 kmh

Fuel consumption: 6.3 l/100 km,

CO2 emissions: 150 g / km,

Prices in Germany: � 23,900.

MINI Cooper Clubman


2011 MINI Cooper S Clubman
2011 MINI Cooper S Clubman


Essence 1598 cm3, 88 kW/120 hp at 6,000 rpm Torque: 160 Nm at 4250 rpm

0-100 km / h: 9.8 s,

Maximum speed: 201 km / h

Fuel consumption: 5.5 l/100 km,

CO2 emissions: 132 g / km,

Germany Price: � 19,900.

MINI Cooper D Clubman


2011 MINI Cooper S Clubman
2011 MINI Cooper S Clubman


Turbo diesel engine, 1560 cm3, 80 kW/110 hp 4000 rpm Torque: 240 Nm at 1.750 to 2.000 rpm (260 Nm overboost)

0-100 km / h: 10.4 seconds

Maximum speed: 193 km / h

Fuel consumption: 4.1 l/100 km,

CO2 emissions: 109 g / km,

Prices in Germany: � 21,600.
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