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2008 Mini Cooper Clubman

At a Glance

Pricing $19,950 - $24,700
Drive Types FWD
Engines 1.6l I4
Transmissions A6, M6
Fuel Economy 23-28 (city), 32-37 (highway)

Overview Information

Despite the charm of the Mini Cooper, some consider it just too small to be practical. For these skeptics, Mini offers the Clubman, available in Cooper and Cooper S trim levels. The small access door allows better interior access while the extended wheelbase and length (an extra 9.45") ensures better comfort for rear seat passengers. The Clubman Cooper is powered by a 120-bhp 1.6L inline-4; the Cooper S gets a turbo good for 175-bhp. Transmission choices include a 6-speed manual or automatic that routes power to the front wheels. Options are grouped into several packages. The Premium package includes a wood or leather-rimmed steering wheel, sunroof, and A/C. The Sport package includes items such as 17-inch wheels, sport seats, racing stripes, xenon headlights, and fog lamps. The Mini Cooper Clubman occupies a unique niche as a premium subcompact. While most buyers prefer a larger car at the $20K+ price point, the Mini has a loyal owner base that ensures its continuing popularity.

What Changed:

The Mini line is expanding to include the new Cooper Clubman model. The 4-passenger Clubman adds about 3 inches in wheelbase and 11 inches in overall length to the Cooper. The change adds about 3 inches of much needed legroom to rear seat passengers and about 40% more cargo volume with the rear seats in use. A curbside access door and dual hinged cargo doors ease access to the newfound space. The Clubman retains the same powertrain options and fuel efficiency of the Cooper.

Official Word:

The wraps are now off the new MINI Clubman, an all-new addition to the MINI model range. With an anticipated international debut this fall, the MINI Clubman will go on sale in Europe this November in three model configurations: the MINI Cooper Clubman, the MINI Cooper D Clubman and the MINI Cooper S Clubman. In the US market the MINI Cooper Clubman and the MINI Cooper S Clubman will be available early next year. Although US...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Cooper Clubman 1.6l I4 (114-bhp) M6 FWD 28/37/32 $19,950
Cooper Clubman 1.6l I4 (114-bhp) A6 FWD 26/34/30 $21,200
Cooper Clubman S 1.6l I4 (177-bhp) M6 FWD 26/34/30 $23,450
Cooper Clubman S 1.6l I4 (177-bhp) A6 FWD 23/32/27 $24,700