MINI USA sets price for 2016 MINI Clubman at $24,100

Article by Andrew Christian, on September 25, 2015

MINI USA disclosed that it has come up with what may be the most versatile and spacious MINI. This is the 2016 MINI Clubman which is also the brand’s first model to join the compact premium segment. The Cooper model in particular will be released with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $24,100.

This new model has all the craftsmanship and premium quality expected from the brand while being wider and longer than previous models, all under $25,000. MINI USA will also be offering a Cooper S variant and is priced at $27,650.

It is worth noting that the price does not include the Destination & Handling fee of $850. Patrick McKenna shares that the company expects moving forward the MINI Clubman will set new standards in the premium compact class as it relates to premium value and quality.

The MINI had already defined what should be expected for premium small cars when the Hardtop was re-launched in 2002 and hopefully it should be the same with the Clubman by redefining what premium means when it comes to customization, McKenna adds.

McKenna is the Department Head for Product Planning & Events at MINI USA. Similar to every product in MINI USA’s lineup, all the features can be availed a la carte or with bundled packages.

This gives customers the freedom to choose what they want rather than being forced into buying very expensive packages with features that may or may not be used. In addition, there are special upholsteries that have been specially developed for the MINI Clubman.

Take for example the blue-dyed Indigo leather that has been smooth-grained having a diamond-stitching in the same pattern as those found in the classic English Chesterfield sofas. There is also the rich Burgundy leather with a Dinamica trim that is also environment-friendly.

Though it is indeed wider and longer than prior MINI models, the MINI Clubman has also performed well in extensive tests done. These different tests were made on various locations Circuit of Miramas in France, Millbrook Proving Ground in the UK, Nürburgring in Germany, and even the legendary roads found in Wales.

The reason for the tests was to make sure that the MINI Clubman continued to have the trademark legendary “fun to drive” handling that customers and enthusiasts expect from the brand when on the road. The MINI Clubman is powered by the three-cylinder MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology engine or the four-cylinder version that was developed by the BMW Group.

As with all models from the MINI, it will also have the efficient and standard six-speed manual transmission. The Cooper S version though will also offer either the 8-speed automatic transmission or the 8-speed sport automatic transmission that has paddle shifters.

This sporty transmission is a first as it displays the efficiency and high-technology expected from the brand. Furthermore, it is rare to have these features in the compact premium segment.

Press Release

MINI USA ANNOUNCES US MARKET PRICING FOR NEW MINI CLUBMAN

MINI USA announced pricing today on its all-new 2016 MINI Clubman with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $24,100 for the Cooper model. The most spacious and versatile MINI every built, the new MINI Clubman is the first MINI to enter the compact premium segment. It is both longer and wider than previous MINI models and offers premium quality and craftsmanship in every detail for under $25,000. The Cooper S variant will start at $27,650. All prices exclude the $850 Destination & Handling fee.

“The premium quality and value of the new MINI Clubman will set the standard for the premium compact segment going forward,” said Patrick McKenna, Department Head, Product Planning & Events, MINI USA. “MINI defined the premium small car segment with the relaunch of the Hardtop back in 2002 and the new Clubman will help us redefine the notion of "premium" with nearly bespoke levels of customization."

Like every MINI model in the product line up, all options are available a la carte, as well as in bundled packages. This means customers can decide to pay for only what they select and are not forced into more expensive packages that include equipment they don’t want or need. The new MINI Clubman also features a number of special upholsteries that have been developed specifically for the vehicle, including a smooth-grained Indigo blue-dyed leather with diamond-stitching in the pattern of classic English Chesterfield sofas, and a rich Burgundy leather with environmentally friendly Dinamica trim.
While the new MINI Clubman is longer and wider than any other MINI model, the newest member of the MINI family endured extensive testing on the Nürburgring in Germany, the Circuit of Miramas in France and the Millbrook Proving Ground in the UK, as well as the legendary roads of Wales. This testing was conducted to ensure that the new MINI Clubman maintained the legendary “fun to drive” handling that enthusiasts expect on the road.

The new MINI Clubman will be powered by BMW Group-developed three- and four-cylinder MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology engines, and like all MINI models and trims, will come standard with an efficient six-speed manual transmission. Meanwhile, the Cooper S variant will offer an optional 8-speed automatic or 8-speed sport automatic transmission with paddle shifters. This high tech and efficient sporty transmission is not only a first for MINI, but also a rarity in the segment.
The new MINI Clubman also comes with an array of standard equipment, including:

Cooper:

  • Six-speed manual transmission with rev-matching function
  • MINI Connected infotainment system with 6.5-inch high-resolution display, third-party app support, Bluetooth audio streaming, and voice control
  • Leather-wrapped three-spoke multifunction steering wheel and gearshift lever
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Keyless ignition
  • 12-color ambient interior lighting
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats
  • 16” forged alloy wheels in “Loop Spoke” design
  • Carbon Black leatherette upholstery
  • MINI Driving modes with Green, Mid, and Sport settings
  • Automatic headlights

Cooper S:

  • Six-speed manual transmission with rev-matching function
  • MINI Connected infotainment system with 6.5-inch high-resolution display, third-party app support, Bluetooth audio streaming, and voice control
  • Sport seats with increased bolstering
  • 17” forged alloy wheels in silver “Vent Spoke” design or black “Net Spoke” design
  • Leather-wrapped three-spoke multifunction steering wheel and gearshift lever
  • MINI Driving modes with Green, Mid, and Sport settings
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Automatic headlights
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Halogen fog lights
  • Keyless ignition
  • 12-color ambient interior lighting
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seats
  • Chrome-tipped dual exhaust outlets
  • Cooper S front fascia with hexagonal grille mesh, chrome surround, additional brake ventilation ducts
  • Carbon Black leatherette upholstery


In addition to the standard equipment and a la carte options, several packages are available, including:
Sport Package - Cooper

  • 17” alloy wheels in silver Vent Spoke design or black Net Spoke design
  • LED Headlights and taillights
  • Sport seats with leatherette upholstery
  • Dynamic Damper Control adjustable suspension

Sport Package - Cooper S

  • 18” alloy wheels in silver or black Star Spoke design
  • LED Headlights, taillights, and fog lights
  • Dynamic Damper Control adjustable suspension

Premium Package

  • Dual-pane panoramic sunroof
  • 12-speaker, 410-watt harman/kardon audio system
  • Comfort Access keyless entry with hands-free Easy Opener for split rear doors.

Technology Package

  • 8.8-inch high-resolution widescreen display
  • Turn-by-turn navigation with real time-traffic information
  • MINI Connected XL with support for Journey Mate companion app and the full MINI Connected app portfolio
  • Rear-view camera and rear parking sensors

The Clubman will go on sale in January 2016 at MINI dealers across the U.S. Customers looking to build or pre-order a new MINI Clubman can use the configurator now available at MINIUSA.com or visit their local MINI dealer.

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