After seeing the Camden, Bayswater and Baker Street, MINI decided that it is time to introduce a new exclusive limited edition: ladies and gentlemen, this is the MINI Clubman Bond Street. Set to make its official debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the new MINI Clubman Bond Street promises to focus on the inherent practicality and superb driving dynamics of the Clubman, with a unique interior and exterior interpretation.
According to the official press release, the production will start in March 2013 and the Clubman Bond Street will be available for a strictly limited period. Regarding its looks, the MINI Clubman Bond Street features a lustrous Midnight Black Metallic finish for the exterior, with a contrasting roof, exterior mirror caps, bonnet stripes and the lower sections of the C-pillars all finished in Cool Champagne.
The design is completed by the twin spoke 17” wheels finished in black with a highlight being the trim ring around their edge in Cool Champagne. “Bond Street” script is applied to the side indicator surrounds but also on the doors’ sill protection strips. The interior features leather sports seats finished in Carbon Black with contrast piping and stitching, while the interior surfaces are finished in Deep Champagne.
The Chrome Line interior package adds the final flourish to a highly distinctive and truly premium cabin ambience. The MINI Clubman Bond Street will be available with four engine options: the MINI Cooper (122hp), MINI Cooper S (184hp), MINI Cooper D (112hp) and MINI Cooper SD (143hp).
All the engines are offered as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, but as an option MINI offers the six-speed automatic. Pricing starts at £20,275 for the MINI Cooper Clubman Bond Street, at £21,625 foe the MINI Cooper D Clubman Bond Street, at £23,355 for the MINI Cooper S Clubman Bond Street and at £24,045 for the MINI Cooper SD Clubman Bond Street.
The split-door Mini Clubman is inspired by a number of classic Mini models like the Austin Mini Countryman and the Morris Mini Traveller, as well as the Mini Clubman Estate. The new Mini Clubman is a modern car laden with advanced technologies and features. In a sense, the new Mini Clubman is a modern recreation and reinterpretation of these classic Mini cars, as shown first by four Clubman concept cars. Now, the most important design cues of these concept cars are featured in the new Mini Clubman.
A closer look at the new Mini Clubman would reveal a design that is heavily influenced by its classic predecessors. In fact, the new Mini Clubman could be described as a model with reinterpreted classic features as made more elegant by a modern design language shaped by modern function. For instance, its wooden framed doors with exposed hinges are a design cue of Mini classic, while its door surfaces aerodynamically merging into the C-pillars tells the modern side of this car.
Moreover, the color scheme of the new Mini Clubman is heavily inspired by classic rear-door models. The bumper and the C-pillars are finished in contrasting finish thereby resulting to a stunning door surround. Likewise, the color of the rear door surround is matched with that of the contrast roof, which is available – as standard -- in either Silver or Black. Optionally, the roof could be finished in body color. Whe