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MINI Clubman (2007–2014)

Last updated 25 April 2018

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Kerb weight 1215–1360 kg
Warranty 3 years / Unlimited miles
Servicing 18,000 miles

Full specifications

Driving

There are three familiar engines in the Clubman Cooper range - the 120PS 1.6-litre in the Cooper, the 110PS 1.6 diesel in the Cooper D and the impressive 175PS turbocharged engine in the Cooper S. A six-speed manual comes as standard and there are economy tweaks to all the engines such as start/stop and a gear change indicator.

These have the effect of reducing CO2 to with the Cooper D emitting 103g/km. That means low annual tax but what's more impressive is the official economy figure of 72.4mpg. It's no surprise this is a very popular model in the Clubman range. It's a free revving diesel with no lag at low revs and pulls strongly in gear. It's also very refined and impressively quiet at motorway speeds.

However, the petrol engined Cooper is more fun. It revs more sweetly and the engine is lighter so the Clubman feels a little more sprightly, although you do have to work it harder. The Cooper S is much quicker as you'd expect but not as much as you'd expect given that it has 175PS.

It does come with a 'power' button that quickens and weights up the steering although it creates an artificial feel. However the Clubman is still good fun to drive like any MINI with agile handling. The longer wheelbase actually helps here and it feels just as keen in corners but with better ride quality.

Opt for larger wheels though and the ride quickly deteriorates. The noise from bigger tyres on a poor road surface can be truly atrocious.

Engines

Engine MPG 0-62 Top speed CO2
Cooper 51–55 mpg 9.1–9.8 s 125–127 mph 121–129 g/km
Cooper Automatic 44 mpg 10.9 s 121 mph 152 g/km
Cooper D 66–72 mpg 8.6–10.2 s 122–132 mph 103–113 g/km
Cooper D Automatic 54–66 mpg 8.5–10.6 s 119–132 mph 113–138 g/km
Cooper S 48 mpg 7.5 s 141 mph 137 g/km
Cooper S Automatic 44 mpg 7.7 s 138 mph 150 g/km
Cooper SD 64 mpg 8.6 s 134 mph 115 g/km
Cooper SD Automatic 53 mpg 8.8 s 127 mph 141 g/km
JCW 42 mpg 6.8 s 148 mph 155 g/km
JCW Automatic 39 mpg 6.7 s 147 mph 167 g/km
One 51 mpg 11.1 s 115 mph 129 g/km
One Automatic 44 mpg 12.8 s 111 mph 152 g/km
One D 72 mpg 11.8 s 113 mph 103 g/km
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