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2016 MINI Clubman on sale in Australia from $34,900

October 30, 2015

After a small but practical hatch? MINI Australia has just announced local pricing and specifications for the new 2016 MINI Clubman range which arrives in November.

2016 MINI Clubman Cooper S

The new MINI Clubman was revealed in June, showcasing a fresh design inside and out, and a number of powertrain updates including the introduction of its first eight-speed automatic transmission.

In Australia, buyers have two variants to select from; the Cooper Clubman and the Cooper S Clubman. Both come with a comprehensive list of standard features, including a rear-view camera, forward collision warning, and a 6.5-inch multimedia interface.

Nestled under the bonnet of the base model Cooper is a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine producing 100kW of power and 220Nm of torque. Using the standard six-speed auto, the car can cover 0-100km/h in 9.1 seconds, and offers an average fuel consumption of 5.4L/100km.

Stepping up to the Cooper S Clubman gets you a 2.0-litre turbo producing 141kW and 280Nm. It’s able to cover 0-100km/h in 7.1 seconds with the standard eight-speed auto.

2016 MINI Clubman-cargo area

Both models feature the new body which is 292mm longer and 117mm wider than the model it replaces. It also uses a longer wheelbase (up 123mm) to open up more cabin space. In the back is a 360-litre cargo area, expandable to 1250 litres with the rear seats folded down.

The new model will arrive in Australia next month, with prices starting from the following (excluding on-road costs). See below for the highlight standard features of each.

2016 MINI Clubman Cooper (6spd auto) – $34,900

  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Cloth upholstery
  • MINI Visual Boost multimedia interface with 6.5in monitor
  • Reversing Camera with guidance lines
  • Park Distance Control, rear
  • Extended Bluetooth with audio streaming and armrest
  • Interior LED lights package
  • Auto air-conditioning with second row ventilation
  • Forward collision warning
  • Fog lights, front and rear
  • Storage compartment package

2016 MINI Clubman Cooper S (8spd auto) – $42,900

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Eight speed sports automatic transmission
  • Cloth/leather upholstery
  • John Cooper Works leather steering wheel
  • MINI Visual Boost multimedia interface with 6.5in monitor
  • MINI Navigation System
  • Reversing camera with guidance lines
  • Park Distance Control, rear
  • MINI Performance control (reduces understeering and increases traction and stability in cornering)
  • MINI Driving Modes (Green, Mid, Sport)
  • MINI Excitement Package (including MINI logo projection from driver side mirror)
  • Extended Bluetooth with audio streaming and armrest
  • Comfort access with contactless tailgate function
  • Interior LED lights package
  • Auto-air conditioning with second row ventilation
  • Forward collision warning
  • Fog lights, front and rear
  • Storage compartment package
  • Dual exhaust tailpipes in chrome finish

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.