Clubman: Overview

Clubman: Performance

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What is it exactly that makes people from all walks of life fall in love with driving a MINI? The razor-sharp handling? The mischief-inspiring punch you get from the pedal? The premium performance parts and features usually reserved for expensive sports cars? Who cares? All you need to know is that motoring in a MINI makes driving fun again.

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PERFORMANCE FEATURES

TURBOCHARGED 16-VALVE ALLOY ENGINE

Press the Start Button on all Cooper S models and you'll unleash the growl of a 16-valve, lightweight aluminum alloy engine, equipped with Valvetronic technology – which controls the amount of lift of the intake valves on each cylinder for precise cylinder fill – to enhance performance while consuming less fuel. Outfitted with a twin-scroll turbocharger and direct injection, this engineering marvel delivers 181hp of ultra-smooth, pure giddy-up and go. In addition to more overall "umph," this engine is tuned to provide a potent dose of low-end torque and rapid acceleration. With 177 lb-ft of push that peaks at just 1600 RPM and is maintained all the way to 5000 RPM, jetting past other cars will quickly become your new hobby. Kick the overboost and torque bumps torque all the way to a pin-back 192 lb-ft.

WIDE BULLDOG STANCE

With the wheels pushed all the way out to the corners, a MINI has virtually no overhangs, which means no front or back ends swinging around on sharp corners. This classic short and wide "bulldog" stance equals a low, stable center of gravity and excellent balance, helping deliver an incredibly tight, nimble go-kart feel that’s delights motorers around the world.

PADDLE-SHIFTERS

Did you really think you could hop into a MINI and not feel like a Formula 1 racecar driver? These Paddle Shifters for the 6-speed automatic transmission will ensure you do. Forget about a clutch. These push-of-the-button shifters on your steering wheel let you control your gearshift points to really maximize your MINI’s performance. It's the best of both automatic and manual transmissions in one. Though side effects may include spontaneous visions of checkered flags.

SPORT MODE

If you're looking for even more motoring fun, just pop your MINI’s Sport Button. This standard feature adjusts various settings to provide even faster acceleration and tighter steering. If paired with an automatic transmission, it will even adjust your shift points for quicker gear changes. And on Cooper S and John Cooper Works models, the exhaust makes a distinctive "popping" sound during deceleration. We almost called it the 'yipeeeeeee!' button. But all the letters didn't fit.

PERFORMANCE SUSPENSION

Unlike many other cars in their class, our standard Macpherson suspension system features multi-link rear suspension to help keep your wheels at their optimal angle to the road and your tires in full contact with the surface. An especially handy feature for high-speed cornering or unstable road surfaces. The system also has front and rear anti-sway bars and lightweight aluminum rear trailing arms that reduce unsprung weight and increase agility to provide top performance when attacking sharp curves. For even more aggressive performance, our optional Sport Suspension features high-tuned springs and dampers.

DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL

Having been proven to cut down on accidents - our standard Dynamic Stability Control can be a motorer's best friend. First, the system uses sensors to measure the steering angle, yaw and lateral acceleration to determine the direction you want to go. Then, if your MINI starts to stray, the DSC system kicks in by applying corrective brake pressure to individual wheels and adjusting engine torque.

DYNAMIC TRACTION CONTROL W/EDLC

The MINI Hardtop offers 3 different driving modes that let the drivers decide exactly how much assistance they want controlling their MINI. With Dynamic Stability Control turned on, your MINI will automatically intervene at the slightest hint of instability and help the vehicle stay on a straight path by adjusting the engine power management system and

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ELECTRIC POWER-ASSISTED STEERING

"Super-responsive", "incredibly tight" and "unfreakingbelievable" are both terms we've heard to describe the amazingly direct feel of a MINI's steering. The fully electronic system makes adjustments on the go, delivering custom control whether you're maneuvering into a parking space or aiming through a sharp curve in Sport Mode. The EPAS system even helps improve engine performance and reduce fuel consumption since it doesn't draw power from the engine.

CORNERING BRAKE CONTROL

If a driver of a MINI brakes while cornering at speed or changing lanes, Cornering Brake Control (CBC) will help improve the vehicle's stability. By optimizing the braking effects being applied to each wheel and evening out the braking pressure from side-to-side, the CBC system helps drivers maintain control at critical times on the road.

KICKING ASHPHALT

RACING’S IN OUR BLOOD.

Ever since John Cooper realized that the Classic Mini had ideal dimensions to be an agile rally car, MINIs have been used to attack straightaways, hammer through corners and take home checkered flags. Notching countless wins on almost every feasible terrain, including 3 wins at the prestigious Monte Carlo rally. And the same indomitable spirit that fueled John Cooper’s rally demon to the winner’s circles around the globe lives on in every new MINI we build.

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If a picture's worth 1,000 words, driving a MINI is worth 1,000 adrenaline-fueled grins. Experiencing our world-famous handling first hand and the sheer delight of motoring like you're on rails is something everyone should do at least once in his or her lifetime. So, what do you say? Is this the weekend you start making some headway on that bucket list?

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