BMW’s Mini will introduce a new entry-level Clubman at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show in March. The Mini One Clubman is available to order now with prices starting at an affordable £13,290 ($19,219 USD).
Power comes from a 1.4L 4-cylinder petrol engine found under the hood of the hatchback version of the Mini One making a total of 95-hp. With the help of standard fuel-saving features like brake energy regeneration, auto start/stop and shift point display, the Mini One Clubman returns an estimated 44 mpg.
Of course you’re probably wondering right now whether or not the Mini One Clubman will it come to the U.S.? We highly doubt it at this time but Mini may offer it sometime in the future.
Follow the jump for the press release.
MINI One Clubman:
New MINI One Clubman set for Geneva show unveiling
Attractively-priced newcomer available to order now
– MINI One Clubman to launch in the UK on 28 March 2009
– Air conditioning now standard on every new MINI
The MINI One Clubman will be unveiled at the International Geneva Motor Show on 03 March 2009. The new entry-level model in the Clubman range gives customers the chance to take advantage of MINI’s renowned low running and ownership costs, and carries a list price of £13,290 OTR.
Powered by the 1.4-litre, four cylinder petrol engine found in the Hatch version of the MINI One, the newcomer possesses all the characteristics that make driving every MINI a grin-inducing experience. With an engine producing 95 hp and the same steering and suspension as its sporty Cooper-badged sibling, the MINI One Clubman boasts trademark go-kart handling and razor-sharp cornering capability.
Outstanding fuel efficiency and low CO2 emission figures are ensured through the standard fitment of MINIMALISM technologies. Brake Energy Regeneration, Auto Start Stop and Shift Point Display are all standard features on the car. Fuel bills will be minimised due to a combined fuel consumption figure of 52.3 mpg, and the cost of an annual road fund licence will be just £35 because of the MINI One Clubman’s impressive CO2 emission figure of just 130 g/km, placing it in VED tax band C.
A short-shifting 6-speed manual transmission is standard, with the option of a 6-speed auto with manual-shift capability.
The performance data for the new MINI One Clubman is as impressive as that of the entire MINI Clubman range.
New exterior colour combinations will be available for the MINI One Clubman. It will be possible to specify Silver or Black variants of this model with the same colour C-pillars. Previously the C-Pillar was always supplied in a contrasting shade.
From 01 January 2009, air conditioning is supplied as standard with every new MINI. UK dealers are ready to take orders for the MINI One Clubman now.