2008 Mini Cooper Clubman Owners Manual – Now in a position to fit many more clowns inside of, the 2008 MINI Cooper Clubman shows up in Europe at the end of 2007 and hits U.S. shores during early 2008. With a wheelbase 10 in . over the MINI Cooper’s, the Clubman is a lot more passenger and freight-oriented, with a few of those in.
going to improved rear legroom and the other several going to a 9.1 cubic feet trunk – 60Per cent more area when compared to the Cooper. With the rear seats flattened straight down, the Clubman can take 33 cubic feet. Pretty good for a car that’s still smaller than the Honda Fit.
Looking exactly like a Cooper that’s put in a while on the stretching device, the 2008 Cooper Clubman also harks returning to the MINI Traveller and Clubman Estate of the 1960s. Set up of the wooden paneling that flanked the rear windowpane and dual rear barn entrance doors, there is a contrasting painted clip.
Every barn door features its own deal with and window wiper, and the two doorways enable simpler usage of the trunk. One more handy add-on is the narrow third door on the passenger part. Called the Club door, it opens up towards the rear in conjunction with the door and allows somewhat far better usage of the rear seats.
Engine options are going to be the same as the typical Cooper – possibly a naturally aspirated 1.6-liter inline 4 that creates 120 horsepower or a turbo version which provides 175 hp and reaches -60 in just more than 7 seconds (a bit slower than the Cooper, because of the excess weight). Buyers can get to pick between a 6-speed handbook or automatic transmission with sport-shift wheel paddles.
Both models feature ABS braking system, grip and stability management, brake help, a tire keep track of, slope start assist, and 6 safety bags, such as head-curtain bags for all passengers. European models come with regenerative braking and automatic idling shut-away, to reduce pollutants and a diesel engine choice. MINI touts there will be 40 shade combinations to choose from for both the body and rear trim.