Sunday, May 17, 2015

2016 MINI Clubman S spied testing on the Nordschleife

 2016 MINI Clubman S spied testing on the Nordschleife

2016 MINI Clubman S spy photo / S. Baldauf / SB-Medien

To be unveiled in September

The second generation MINI Clubman has been spotted in S
guise undergoing final testing at the N rburgring.

It was more than a year ago at the Geneva Motor Show where
MINI previewed the second-gen Clubman through a near-production
concept and now they are putting the finishing touches on their six-door
wagon. The concept was 26cm longer and 17cm wider than the previous model and
chances are production car will retain these increased proportions together
with the split rear door layout.

While the first generation had three side doors (one left +
two right), the 2016
Clubman will boast a more conventional two left + two right configuration
granting access to a more spacious cabin as a result of stretching the
wheelbase. Noticeable in these latest spy shots is a slightly modified front
bumper with differently shaped air intakes along with air breathers sitting
next to the fog lights. Speaking of air breathers, MINI has installed a pair on
the rear bumper as well while the dual exhaust tips denote this is an S

Power comes from a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged
gasoline engine developing 192 PS (141 kW) and 280 Nm (300 Nm with overboost).
In the MINI Cooper S three-door hatch it enables a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 6.7
seconds and a 144 mph (233 km/h) top speed but the Clubman S will be slower due do the
higher weight.

MINI will probably decide to show us the second generation
Clubman in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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