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2017 Mini Clubman John Cooper Works review

The pumped-up AWD Mini Clubman John Cooper Works wagon represents everything purists loathe, yet for others it’s an exercise in excess done right. Why let logic interrupt your good time?

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2018 Mini range updates: Apple CarPlay, revised displays coming Q3 2017
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2018 Mini range updates: Apple CarPlay, revised displays coming Q3 2017

Mini has announced a number of range-wide updates this week for July production, including the addition of Apple CarPlay mirroring, along with a new driver's cluster and head-up display. All models in the line-up - which includes the Hatch, Clubman wagon and Countryman SUV - will get a new cockpit instrument layout with an additional "night" design and a revised fuel level display...


Mini Clubman signs up with NSW police
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Mini Clubman signs up with NSW police

The next police car you see in your rear-view mirror in Sydney might be the new-generation Mini Clubman. You won't need to worry, though. Like most unorthodox Police-liveried cars, this one is purely for promotional duty. Based at the Newtown Police Station, the car has been fully wrapped in police graphics and was officially handed over at MINI Garage Sydney in Alexandria, last week...


2017 Mini Clubman JCW pricing and specs
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2017 Mini Clubman JCW pricing and specs

The hot Mini Clubman John Cooper Works All4 is now available to order, priced at $53,900 plus on-road costs — an $11,000 jump over the 141kW Cooper S. The Mini Clubman JCW spin-off has an all-wheel drive configuration, that sends torque to the rear axle on demand electro-hydraulically, giving better traction than FWD versions...


Mini celebrates three million cars at Oxford plant
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Mini celebrates three million cars at Oxford plant

Mini's manufacturing facility in Oxford, UK, has celebrated its three millionth car this week - a Mini Clubman John Cooper Works. The milestone comes in the Oxford facility's 15th year of production and parent company BMW's centenary year. In 2001 the plant was producing around 300 cars a day, and now builds at a rate of around 1000 vehicles per day - meaning the 4500-strong team in Oxford produces one new Mini almost every minute...


Mini JCW Clubman set for Australia, will debut at Paris motor show
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Mini JCW Clubman set for Australia, will debut at Paris motor show

Mini is expanding its John Cooper Works performance stable with the 2017 John Cooper Works Clubman set to make its world premiere at the 2016 Paris motor show later this month. The Mini JCW Clubman has been confirmed for Australia and will feature Mini's most powerful engine yet, as well as All4 all-wheel drive. Producing 170kW and 350Nm, the JCW Clubman has a 2...


Mini Clubman ALL4 Scrambler concept revealed
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Mini Clubman ALL4 Scrambler concept revealed

British car maker Mini has this week unveiled a motorcycle-inspired concept of its Clubman wagon. Dubbed the Clubman ALL4 Scrambler, the one-off concept features a number of interior and exterior design elements drawing heavily from BMW’s R Motorrad nineT Scrambler motorcycle...


2016 Mini Cooper S Clubman Review: Long-term report three
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2016 Mini Cooper S Clubman Review: Long-term report three

Our final long-term update on the 2016 Mini Cooper S Clubman. We're going to miss it.


2016 Mini Cooper S Clubman Review: Long-term report two
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2016 Mini Cooper S Clubman Review: Long-term report two

The first-generation Mini Clubman was a bit too quirky for its own good, but this new version, based on the Mini five-door is way more practical. But is it worthy of the Cooper S badge?


2016 Mini Cooper S Clubman Review: Long-term report one
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2016 Mini Cooper S Clubman Review: Long-term report one

We've got a Mini Cooper S Clubman as part of our long-term fleet: the aim is to see whether the six-doored small car is liveable and likeable, or just a silly styling stunt.


2016 Mini Clubman Review
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2016 Mini Clubman Review

Mini as a brand has grown substantially from the days of just making cute little hatchbacks in their iconic shapes. But now with the Clubman, the brand is venturing out further than it has ever done before.


2016 Mini Clubman pricing and specifications: Bigger, new-look wagon lands in November
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2016 Mini Clubman pricing and specifications: Bigger, new-look wagon lands in November

Australian pricing and key specifications for the all-new 2016 Mini Clubman has been released today, ahead of the new small wagon’s local debut next month. Revealed to the world in June, the new Clubman brings a more conventional design to the game than its predecessor, although the famous barn-door rear once again sets Mini’s wagon apart from the pack...


2016 Mini Clubman Review
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2016 Mini Clubman Review

Tim heads to Sweden to drive the world's smallest six-door: the Mini Clubman.


2016 Mini Clubman to launch in Australia next month
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2016 Mini Clubman to launch in Australia next month

The all-new Mini Clubman will go on sale in Australia next month, bringing new levels of practicality, equipment and luxury to the British city car brand’s showrooms. As with its predecessor, the second-generation Mini Clubman will be a petrol-only affair, with the range initially featuring the entry-grade Cooper and sporty Cooper S variants...


Mini’s range consolidation: BMW exec says ‘less is more’
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Mini’s range consolidation: BMW exec says ‘less is more’

Peter Schwarzenbauer, the former Porsche executive responsible for the US-market launch of Porsche’s Cayenne SUV back in 2003, is nowadays the BMW board member responsible for the Mini brand. The Cayenne was a convention-breaking model for Porsche, moving the company beyond a pure sports car focus in the hunt for sales...


2016 Mini Clubman revealed
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2016 Mini Clubman revealed

There aren't many cars on the market with six doors, and of those that are available, none are as small as this: the 2016 Mini Clubman. The new-generation Mini Clubman has be revealed in production guise, with the BMW-owned British brand claiming the new model is "an innovative vehicle concept for the premium compact segment", one that offers a "unique combination of functionality, everyday practicality and long-distance suitability offering driving fun, premium charisma and individuality in Mini style"...


2016 Mini Clubman teased ahead of Frankfurt debut
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2016 Mini Clubman teased ahead of Frankfurt debut

The next-generation Mini Clubman has been teased ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt motor show, which starts in September. Overnight, the image below was posted to the Mini website under the tagline "Go with you gut". Pictured completely in shadow, the production vehicle shares the same shape as the Clubman concept car that was unveiled at last year's Geneva motor show...


Mini Clubman Vision Gran Turismo: tough-looking digital concept joins virtual racing world
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Mini Clubman Vision Gran Turismo: tough-looking digital concept joins virtual racing world

Meet the tough and funky Mini Clubman Vision Gran Turismo – the latest digital concept car ready to be let loose on Sony PlayStation’s Gran Turismo 6. Joining the likes of BMW, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Infiniti and Volkswagen in having a playable Vision Gran Turismo concept car on the Polyphony Digital-developed video game, the Mini Clubman Vision Gran Turismo has been created by the 'Mini Design Team' to represent "the essence of a Mini"...


2015 Mini Clubman spied, rendered
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2015 Mini Clubman spied, rendered

The imminent six-doored 2015 Mini Clubman has been captured wearing less camouflage - and illustrated in a new computer-generated image -  by our European spy photographers, as the countdown to the new wagon's premiere later this year approaches its climax...


2016 Mini Clubman : Interior revealed in latest spy shots
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2016 Mini Clubman : Interior revealed in latest spy shots

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have snapped a revealing interior image of the new Mini Clubman, uncovering the upcoming six-door model’s unique dashboard design. The most obvious difference between the dashboard of the Clubman and the three- and five-door hatch models is the cluster of controls in the lower half of the centre stack...