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MINI Clubman
Due to be officially revealed next month, the upcoming Mini Clubman has been spotted by spy photographer Chris Schotanus with barely any camouflage. Clearly seen in the images is the stretched Mini’s split tailgate and rear door line on the passenger side. Other than that, the only major differences to the regular model is the stretched wheelbase and the longer glasshouse. It’s rumored that the rear door will open backwards, suicide style, while the roof might possibly feature dual sunroofs.

The Clubman is set to make its world debut at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show, with the first cars hitting showrooms by November.

With the addition of the Clubman, the Mini range will now consist of the Cooper, Cooper d and Cooper S, plus the new stretched version. Demand for the brand is expected to increase in coming years and there are plans for even more models including a possible crossover version.

Production at its Oxford plant in the UK is expected to top-out at 240,000 units in roughly two years, and BMW now considering either outsourcing to Magna or expanding the Oxford facility.


 

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Why? :shrugs: Is the Scion Xb that hot that even Mini now copies?
 

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they'll sell more cars

many people (myself included) have written the mini off as a daily driver because its only 2 doors, whereas I seriously consider another RX-8 as it has 4 doors and 4 real human sized seats
 

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Mini Offers First Specs on Five-Door 2008 Clubman
The Mini Clubman has gone from Frankfurt concept car to production reality in less than two years. Formerly known as the Traveller, the Clubman is the second in what corporate parent BMW indicates could be a whole range of body styles.

Riding on a longer wheelbase than its standard siblings, the five-door aims to give the Mini lineup a hint more versatility. It maintains the retro look that's made the regular Mini such a hit, but with the addition of three extra doors — a short one along the rear right-hand side and two side-opening doors at the rear to facilitate loading. Prices have not yet been announced.

Mini plans to offer the Clubman with a choice of turbocharged or non-turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engines. The naturally aspirated engine produces 120 horsepower and 118 pound-feet of torque, while the turbo in the Clubman S produces 175 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. In Europe, Mini is also offering a 1.6-liter common-rail diesel making 110 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. The Clubman will be offered with a six-speed manual with an optional six-speed automatic.

While Mini is remaining tight-lipped about the specific sales date, the Clubman will go on sale sometime in 2008.

What this means to you: If you love the Mini, but it's just too mini for you, here's your chance.
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Update!

Schmidt Revolution 2011 MINI Clubman Cooper S Streetworker
The car was worked on by Schmidt Revolution and features enough design upgrades that would make other MINIs blush with envy. The car, aptly named the ‘StreetWorker’, already comes with an in-house John Cooper Works Aerodynamic package so that in-itself is already reason enough to enjoy this ride. But instead of settling on just that package, Schmidt Revolution add some more sizzle to an already steaming bowl of MINI goodness.

The tuning firm went to work on the car by adding a matte blue wrap with black accents. The suspension was also tinkered with, giving it a Streetec air suspension that allows the car to adjust its ride height either 60mm lower or 40mm higher than its standard format all through the push of some buttons.

But despite these changes, the car’s claim to uniqueness is the set of 18” Cirrus rims that comes with any 3D-shaped multiplex patterns in a variety of colors, be it matte blue, bright red, or even carbon black.

And if you thought that Schmidt Revolution’s work on the Clubman Cooper came sans any performance upgrades, you’ll be happy to know that the company went out of its way to tinker with the car’s turbocharged 1.6-liter engine, upping its output to 200 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. The work on the engine now provides the car the power to hit a top speed of 137 mph as well.




 
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