Following the launch of the MINI Clubman range in October 2015, MINI has added a new model to the line-up.
The MINI Clubman One D brings the frugal 3-cylinder diesel MINI TwinPower engine to the Clubman in the entry-level One specification to bring a keenly-priced premium small estate with low running costs - particularly enticing for fleet and business users.
In all physical aspects, the One D retains the characteristics of the Clubman range. Enlarged over the previous generation MINI Clubman, the car has four full-sized doors for accessing the cabin - replacing the Club Door of the first Clubman - and the signature split rear doors. The boot has a volume of 360 litres, which you can extend to 1,250 litres by folding the rear seats flat.
Despite being positioned as an entry-level car, the One grade is not wanting for equipment. As standard the car includes MINI Navigation, DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, MINI Connected infotainment and the MINI Excitement Pack, which incorporates MINI logo projection.
The real headlines are generated by the new engine though. The new MINI Clubman One D is powered by the same three-cylinder MINI TwinPower Turbo diesel engine that you'll find in the MINI Hatch. With a peak output of 116hp and generating 200lbft of torque, the engine has enough torque for cargo-carrying duties but also posts great efficiency figures.
MINI's 'MINIMALISM' technologies are fitted to the Clubman One D as standard, including shift point display, brake energy regeneration, active cooling air flaps and needs-oriented control of the fuel and coolant pumps. Average fuel consumption is 74.3mpg, with CO2 emissions from 99g/km when equipped with the six-speed manual gearbox - a six-speed automatic is available as an option. This helps it towards a low Benefit in Kind rate of 17%.
The MINI Clubman One D is available now, starting at £21,375. For more information on the MINI Clubman range, click here: https://www.coopermini.co.uk/cars/mini-range/mini-clubman/