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New Clubman to introduce new technology to Mini range

Mini Clubman 2015

Mini is revealing the new Clubman this week at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

It features increased interior space and versatility with the latest generation of technical advances and a higher level of standard equipment.

It has four doors, the characteristic split doors at the rear, five seats and the most recent model is also the largest one of the new Mini generation.

It is 27 centimetres longer and nine centimetres wider than the Mini five-door, and its wheelbase is 10 centimetres longer.

Its luggage compartment has a volume of 360 litres and can be extended to as much as 1,250 litres by folding down the rear backrest with its optional 40:20:40 split.

First for new technology

The new Clubman also offers features that appear in a Mini for the first time.

These include the electric parking brake, eight-speed Steptronic gearbox – available as an option depending on the model - electrical seat adjustment and the option of Mini ‘Yours’ interior styles with backlit door bezels.

The Mni ‘excitement package’, standard on all UK models, comprises of LED interior and ambient lighting as well as a projection of the Mini logo onto the ground from the exterior mirror on the driver's side when the car is opened and closed.

Another new feature that is unique within the competitive field is the ‘comfort access’ option including hands-free opening of the split doors at the rear.

The Clubman will launch in the UK on October 31, featuring the latest generation of engines with Mini TwinPower turbo technology.

The four-cylinder petrol engine in the Cooper S Clubman mobilises 192hp (combined fuel consumption: 45.6mpg; combined CO2 emissions: 144 g/km) while the Cooper Clubman is powered by a three-cylinder petrol engine with 136hp (combined fuel consumption: 55.4mpg; combined CO2 emissions: 118 g/km).

The Cooper D Clubman introduces a new engine to the brand in the form of a 150 hp four-cylinder diesel engine, with combined fuel consumption of 68.9mpg and combined emissions of 109 g/km.

At Frankfurt, Mini will also introduce the new Cooper SD engine variant for the first time.

The Cooper SD Clubman with 190hp (combined fuel consumption: 62.8 mpg; combined CO2 emissions: 119 g/km) will take on the role of the most powerful diesel variant.

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