I had high hopes for the Mini Clubman John Cooper Works. And I will admit that at first, I was disappointed.
Mini is apparently finally out testing the long-rumored hot-hatch with over 300 horsepower on the Nürburgring, and it sounds great. It seems we’ll be getting Mini’s answer to the Focus RS soon enough.
Mini has introduced the 2016 John Cooper Works Mini Clubman—that’s the big boaty wagon Mini, but now it comes with the most torque out of the lineup. It’s also green and red with flashing lights on the inside. We’re still in September, right?
Since Americans have lost all interest in any vehicle that doesn’t have “King Ranch Edition” in its name, Mini is another brand that isn’t doing too hot right now. That’s a damn shame because they make some of the most fun new cars you can buy. Perhaps the rugged-looking Mini Clubman All4 Scrambler Concept would…
Besides just driving the 2016 Mini Clubman to see if it was any good or not, two reasonably sane, well-adjusted adults spent a large chunk of time in it trying to satisfy a picky, grumpy cartoon fish.
The latest batch of Mini products kind of feel like they’re carefully engineered by ze Germans to adhere to a certain level of kitsch and fun. “Ja, Dieter, if we put ein light-up panel here und here, ze car is 69% more likely to be enjoyed by ze snake-people.” Somehow, though, this sort of works. Enter the new Mini…
What is this, a car for toys? Actually, yes. This is a car for toys. Here’s Fluffy Bunny in the new Mini Clubman. Review coming Monday.
The 2016 Mini Clubman is just the first in a line of new Minis, so can you guess their next five moves?
The 2016 Mini Clubman is almost fourteen feet of CompactPremiumFamilyCar, and I know what you’re thinking. It’s huge for a Mini. But hell, it’s also a proper wagon with enough space for five people. And it happens to be pretty good.
MINI’s completely redesigned big-ass model, the Cooper Clubman, will go on sale in January as the brand emerges into the “luxury compact” segment.
The 2016 Mini Clubman exists because the world deserves a premium compact that one can jam all their junk into.
Those squat, boxy-looking sketches of the Mini Clubman Gran Turismo Vision Concept don't do it justice. The actual in-game car looks badass and I want it. Why, oh why, can't it be real?
Mini is the latest company to jump on the Gran Turismo Vision Concept bandwagon, and the car they're cooking up for GT6 is appropriately bonkers. An aggressive bodykit, two "barn" doors, and 395 horsepower make for the coolest Mini Clubman I've ever seen, even if it's not real.
Some things are exclusive because they're high end super-exotics. Others are exclusive because basically nobody buys them and the company realizes they made a mistake. The Mini Clubvan falls into the second category.
BMW's MINI Group loves clever ads to push their products. These "The Other MINI" ads are particularly sly, painting the Clubman as a black sheep in the family, like other familial outliers.
Even in the throes of its seemingly endless decline and fall, British Leyland was still able to get one car more or less right: the tough little Mini.