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

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