In this review, we are going to take a closer look at the Mini Clubman. We will examine the details about the Mini Clubman under three main categories such as The Features of the Mini Clubman, The Fuel Consumption of the Mini Clubman and Basic Characteristics of Mini Clubman. These categories prepared for explaining the vehicle from any perspective. Before beginning the review, I would like to share some general information about the history of the Mini Clubman. The Mini Clubman is a subcompact executive car produced by the MINI brand affiliated to the BMW brand. The model, which first appeared in 2007, was met with interest by the public in many ways, especially its name. Generally working with the names 3-Hatch, 5-Hatch, or Countryman, BMW company preferred the unusual name Clubman for this car. A different variation of the car, which has a history of two generations, was launched in 2012 under the name of Clubvan.
The Features of the Mini Clubman
In this part of the review, we are going to focus on the features of the Mini Clubman. We can start with the exterior design of the Mini Clubman. The exterior design of the car is quite different from the Mini models we are used to. At first, the rear of the car is much longer than normal Minis. This situation is criticized very harshly by some. So much so that, according to Top Gear magazine, the Mini Clubman is one of the worst cars to buy. However, it is a fact that the long design of the car is very useful for carrying cargo or goods. When we look at the front section, we can see the ideal Mini details and concepts we are used to. However, the rear of the car is much different. The luggage compartment, which has a two-door design, completely divides the car in half. This puts the car in an estate car feel rather than a Mini. For some critics, this is a negative feature that lowers the aesthetic beauty of the car. Now, we are moving on to the interior design of the Mini Clubman. When we look at the interior design, the first thing that catches our attention is the circles! This design concept habit of Mini, which has been going on for years, continues in Clubman. While the centre console is equipped with the instrument cluster of older generations, Clubman accommodates a multimedia screen here, adapting to the new generation. The instrument panel is located in a different circle frame in front of the driver. Apart from that, Mini Clubman, which has a very simple and useful cabin, is designed to be driver-oriented. This allows the passengers to have a comfortable travel experience with a simple design while giving all the control to the driver.
The Fuel Consumption of the Mini Clubman
Now, we are going to focus on the fuel consumption of the Mini Clubman. We usually work on popular engine types and making analyses on them by checking details for an efficient fuel consumption analysis. While choosing the right car, you need specific and simple information. That is why we are using this distinction method to make things easier for you. We use two main categories to make a useful distinction such as The Most Economical One and The Most Powerful One. Mini Clubman has got two standard engine varieties such as 1.5 and 1.5 D. We are going to analyse two of them as the most economical and the most powerful one. We can start with the most economical one which is 1.5 D. It has got a three cylindered engine structure with a 1496 cm3 size. It is using a Diesel feed fuel system so we can say that it is a Diesel type engine. It can produce 116 HP and 4000 RPM Torque. According to the official factory data, 1.5 D has got a 4,0lt/100km (which refers to 71 MPG in the UK) mpg performance in Urban usage. However, this fuel consumption rate decreasing to 3,0lt/100km (which refers to 94 MPG in the UK) in Extra Urban usage such as Highways or Long-Distance Trip. When we combine these mpg data, we get a 4,0lt/100km (which refers to 71 MPG in the UK) average mpg performance. Now we will focus on the most powerful engine, which is 1.5. It has got a three cylindered engine structure with a 1499 cm3 size. It is a Petrol Type Engine which produces 136 Horsepower and 4500 RPM Torque. 1.5 has got a 7,0lt/100km (which refers to 40 MPG in the UK) fuel consumption in Urban usage. On the other hand, this MPG rate decreasing to 4,0lt/100km (which refers to 71 MPG in the UK) in Extra Urban usage. When we gather these two fuel consumption data, we get a 5,0lt/100km (which refers to 56 MPG in the UK) average fuel consumption data.
Basic Characteristics of Mini Clubman