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Mini Clubman is coming - prices

2008-02-04 10:58
The biggest Mini in the pile arrives in South Africa shortly, and we have the prices for the little panel van.

Clubman, with its longer wheelbase and increased interior space, is said to not compromise Mini's signature go-kart handling while adding extra utility space.

Engines have been carried over from the Cooper and Cooper S hatchbacks. As before, the naturally aspirated unit in the Cooper Clubman develops 88 kW at 6 000 r/min and peak torque of 160 Nm at 4 250 r/min.

Similarly, the engine carried over from the Cooper S develops 128 kW at 5 500 r/min and a peak torque figure of 240 Nm from 1 600 to 5 000 r/min.

Inside the cabin, a redesigned facia also sets the Clubman apart, with a large, centrally-mounted odometer being one of its key features.

And while, from the front, it looks similar to its siblings, It also has an extra suicide door on the passenger side of the car to make it easier for passengers on the back bench to hop in and out of the car.

The Clubman, which was unveiled at last year's Frankfurt Motor Show in September last year is scheduled to arrive in South Africa in March.

Prices:
Mini Cooper Clubman - R 205 500
Mini Cooper Clubman Automatic - R 220 560
Mini Cooper S Clubman - R 255 500
Mini Cooper S Clubman Automatic - R 270 560

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