MINI revealed today its latest creation, the MINI Clubvan – a model based on the Clubman with two seats, five doors and some generous space. As expected, the 2013 MINI Clubvan will be offered in three model versions: the MINI Clubvan One with 72 kW/98 hp, the MINI Cooper Clubvan with 90 kW/122 and the MINI Cooper D Clubvan with 82 kW/112 hp.
According to the official press release, the new Clubvan will be built at the MINI plant in Oxford and the car will be a successor to the original Morris Mini Van. Still, we are curious who would be interested to buy the new car. The Clubvan has a length of 3,961 mm, a width of 1683 mm, a height of 1,426 mm and a wheelbase of 2,547 mm, same as those of the MINI Clubman.
The new MINI Clubvan will be available with a choice of four exterior paintwork shades: Pepper White, Ice Blue, British Racing Green metallic and Midnight Black metallic.
The interior features a flat loading floor and side walls are trimmed in high-quality carpeting, as well as an anthracite roof liner. Moreover, we find blocked-out, opaque rear side windows are body-coloure and an interior polycarbonate reinforcement. And because it is a van, the Clubvan offers 860 litres of load space.
The cargo area is 115 centimetres long and, even at its narrowest point just behind the rear doors, is 102 centimetres wide. Maximum payload capacity is 500 kilograms. Just like the Clubman, the Clubvan comes with front-wheel-drive set-up, Electric Power Steering, MacPherson strut front suspension, multi-link rear suspension and powerful brakes.
Furthermore, we find features such as Auto Start/Stop, Shift Point Display and Brake Energy Regeneration. As we said, the entry-level MINI One Clubvan is powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine delivering 72 kW/98 hp. This model can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 11.1 seconds and has a top speed of 185 km/h (115 mph).
Fuel consumption is 5.5 litres per 100 kilometres (51.4 mpg imp), with CO2 emissions of 129 grams per kilometre. The MINI Cooper Clubvan carries the same 1.6-liter engine as the MINI One Clubvan, delivering 90 kW/122 hp. This model can hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 9.8 seconds and has a top sped of 201 km/h (125 mph).
Fuel consumption for this model is 5.5 litres/100 km (51.4 mpg imp) and CO2 emissions are129 g/km. The most fuel-efficient model will be the MINI Cooper D Clubvan, powered by a four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine delivering 82 kW/112 hp. With these numbers, the car can accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 10.2 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 197 km/h (122.4 mph).
Fuel consumption is 3.9 litres/100 km (7.4 mpg imp), corresponding to CO2 emissions of 103 grams per kilometre. The six-speed manual transmission is available as standard while the MINI Cooper D Clubvan can be fitted as an option with a six-speed automatic transmission.