The latest model to join the revamped MINI range is the MINI One D Clubman — an diesel-powered version of the popular Clubman model.
The new model will be targeted at business customers. An official CO2 rating of 99g/km means that it will attract a 17% BIK tax rate in 2015/16. Standard specification includes a generous sprinkling of in-car tech, including MINI Navigation, DAB, Bluetooth, Cruise control and MINI Connected.
The Clubman’s trademark split rear doors are retained but accessibility is improved thanks to four full-sized side doors.
The new MINI One D Clubman is available to order from MINI Retailers nationwide now, priced from £21,375 OTR with the first customer deliveries in April 2016. Two versions will be available, a six-speed manual and an optional six-speed Steptronic automated manual transmission:
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What’s under the bonnet?
The engine used in the new model is MINI’s 1.5-litre, 3-cylinder Euro 6 diesel engine. This model has a variable turbine geometry turbocharger and common rail direct injection. Peak torque of 270Nm arrives at 1,750-2,250 rpm. This means that peak power of 116hp at 4,000 rpm will be of academic interest only.
This diesel Clubman should feel nippy and responsive in all gears at quite low revs — it’s an engine that should be well suited to this model. A 0-62mph time of 10.4 seconds is on the cards, along with combined cycle fuel consumption of 74.3mpg. But not at the same time…
Full spec details
The One will include a reasonably generous standard specification:
- MINI Navigation including Visual Boost Radio
- Sport leather steering wheel with multi-function control
- Cruise Control
- 16” alloy wheels
- Alarm and immobiliser
- Floor mats
- Front centre armrest
- Front and rear ISOFIX
- Front fog lights
- Automatic lights and wipers
- Manual Air conditioning
- MINI Excitement pack including MINI logo projection
- MINI Connected
- On-board computer
- Interior lights pack
- White indicators
- Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
However, MINI says that 50% of customers are expected to opt for the Chili pack, which costs £2,785 for Clubman models and adds a range of desirable extras. These include cloth/leather upholstery with heated sports seats, MINI’s comfort access system, park distance control, automatic air conditioning, LED headlights and LED fog lights.