The 2016 MINI Clubman – 5 New and Classic Features You’ll Love

December 2nd, 2015 by

The MINI Clubman has been known for its suicide doors on the sides, long look and split tailgate doors. But for the 2016 model, which has been talked about for an entire year, MINI switched things up and improved this unique car.

Like every MINI, the 2016 Clubman is a true work of art. New interior features match the modern look we want on the inside, while tech features are bumped up and the body has only gotten better.

Here are 5 features you’ll love in the ’16 MINI Clubman:

It’s the longest and widest MINI yet.
It’s true. This MINI is the biggest one yet, although it looks proportionate for its size. Maybe we’ll just call it big boned. The 2016 MINI Clubman is even bigger than the MINI Hardtop, as it’s 10.9 inches longer, 2.9 inches wider, and has a four-inch longer wheelbase.

The doors improved.

We might know the Clubman as having those suicide doors on the side, but those doors are gone on the 2016 model. The Clubman now has four forward-hinged doors, making it easier for your backseat passengers to get in and out, without having to open your door.

It now has Air Curtains.

“The so-called Air Curtains consist of narrow, vertically arranged openings in the outer sections of the lower air inlet,” said MINI Corporate in a press release. “From here, air is selectively channelled around the wheel arches. It flows along the wheels with much reduced turbulence, escaping once again through Air Breathers in the rear section of the side panels.”

There is a lot of space, as always.

Whether you have a big dog, a lot of groceries, or a ton of snow gear, the Clubman is ever so accommodating. It offers 17.5 cubic feet of cargo space in the rear, and even offers 47.9 cubic feet when the split rear seats are folded flat.

Go-kart handing and speed makes for a fun drive.

The Cooper model can get from 0-60 in 8.9-seconds and will reach up to 127 MPH with the six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The Cooper S can reach 60 MPH in just 7.0 seconds flat with the six-speed manual or 6.9 with a new eight-speed automatic. The Cooper S’ top speed is 142 MPH.

 

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