2017 MINI Clubman
Once again the brand BMW has proven itself and has given their customers the collection of the hatchback with richness and comfort, unlike other brands. Though it is a petite car but its serves more than its size’s potential. The ‘MINI’ brand was founded in 1959 and since then it has been offering its full potential to its customers. Although this brand was a legacy of British Motor Corporation but is now owned by BMW. The 2017 MINI Clubman is the subject of the day.
The 2017 Mini Clubman and its Value:
2017 Clubman is a five-seater car that has an appearance of a wagon. The trims of this car are Cooper, Cooper S, and John Cooper Works. It is available in a total of six trims which are: Cooper and Cooper S are available in both front-wheel drive and all 4 all-wheel-drive while John Cooper Works offers all-wheel drive standard.
The design of this car is very peculiar and its high-spirited performance makes it stand out in its rivals, for example, the Volkswagen Golf SportWagon and ford focus hatchback. However, the interior of this car and its user-friendly system need some attention as it has frustrating controls which are lacking behind.
|Engine||Engine: 3-Cyl Turbo 1.5 Liter|
|Horsepower||Engine: 3-Cyl Turbo 1.5 Liter|
|Class||Compact Passenger Car|
|Transmission||Transmission, 6 Speed Manual|
|Engine Type||Turbo Gas|
|Full Warranty Months||48||Full Warranty Miles||50,000|
|Powertrain Warranty Months||48||Powertrain Warranty Miles||50,000|
|Maintenance Warranty Months||36||Maintenance Warranty Miles||36,000|
|Roadside Warranty Months||48||Roadside Warranty Miles||Unlimited|
|Corrosion Warranty Months||144||Corrosion Warranty Miles||Unlimited|
Models and their Pricing:
|S ALL4 AWD||$29,450|
|John Cooper Works ALL4 AWD||$34,100|
The Mini Cooper Clubman 2017 Manual covers the specs, operation, and routine maintenance of the vehicle. Manuals for other years of the Mini Clubman Owner’s Manual are also available.
This hatchback consists of three versions including 2 door convertible, 3 and 5 door hatchback. The version which is going to be discussed is the 5 door hatchback or also you can say 6 door hatchback as it has a door at the back of it as well. This model is more spacious as it has more room. the wheelbase is 2669mm and the width is 1800mm. it has a unique appearance consisting of chrome surrounding it. In addition, this hatchback also has Ellipse circular fully automatic aero composite halogen Headlamps which gives it an executive look. Moreover, you can also add an optional moon roof to the car to make it look more eye-catching.
A body-color bumper is present with a black net for air intake and fog lamps below the front grill. To make this car more attractive it has side black mirrors and chromed door handles with 16 alloy wheels. Mini Clubman has big horizontal headlights which adds a nice combination with the overall look of the car. The interior of the car is spacious which is very user-friendly as compared to other MINIs. The front cabin is unlike other traditional hatchbacks which makes it very unique on its own. The Interior color is black whereas the exterior color could be according to your personal preference. It has a ring-shaped LED dial which has a 6.5-inch infotainment display inside. The interior of these hatchbacks has accents of leather, metal, and chrome metal looks. The seats are made from luxurious leather and have a metal-looking instrumental panel. All of these exterior and interior details make this Mini Clubman different from all the other cars. All the versions of this car have a 1.5-liter inter-cooled turbo premium engine which has 3 inline cylinders. It produces 134 horsepower with its peak torque at 280Nm@1250. The drivers which want to further boost the performance of the car can add the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cycle engine on Cooper S which makes the horsepower go up to 189.
The fuel economy of this car is much better than the others which are 25 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway. It has a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission which works with the help of a power shifter or shift gear knob. Electric power-assist speed-sensing rack and pinion steering wrapped with leather are present for optimum control over the car. The front driver and passenger seat have 6-way manual adjustment options. Making rear seats very comfortable with sufficient support and a great backrest for long drives. Rear A.C vents are also present for the passengers. To make this car secure, it has an antilock braking system, electronic stability control, traction control, and low tire pressure monitoring. Airbags are also present in case of an accident.
Not many changes have been done to the 2017 Mini Clubman model except for adding new alloy wheels because it was redesigned in 2016. It now rides on BWM Group’s UKL platforms.
The key competitors of Mini Clubman 2017 are:
Pros and Cons of Mini Clubman 2017:
The pros of this hatchback as listed below:
- This car is a lot practical for daily life usage as compared to the other cars.
- It has graceful handling despite its bigger size.
- This model has incisive and refined engine choices.
- It offers a very smooth drive to the user.
- It has a very quirky design and the interior is surprisingly very spacious for the passengers.
- It is available on all-wheel drive.
- It has an excellent manual transmission.
Whereas the cons of this car are as mentioned below:
- It gets expensive quickly as you add more to the package.
- It has a very rough stopping and starting of the engine.
- The active safety suite is only available with the fully loaded package.
- This model is not as much customizable as before.
- The dual door hatch affects and impairs the rear visibility.
- The rear head restraints further get in the way and make it a little difficult.