2009 Mini Clubman Owners Manual – The 2009 MINI Cooper Clubman produced its debut for 2008 fundamentally as a new body type of the MINI Cooper, with dual golf swing-out rear entrance doors, that coincided with a redesign of the MINI Cooper line. With the new design arrive new engines, a better ride, and a richer interior.
In the custom of the MINI Traveller, the MINI Cooper Clubman is a roomier MINI that retains the character of the authentic, with increased cargo space and much easier use of the backseats. The added passenger-area mini-front door (much like those who work in the Mazda RX-8 and today discontinued Saturn Ion) is unquestionably a single of its most important features.
So is widened rear legroom; backseat passengers will like greatly extra space (yet another 3.2 ins), thanks to a wheelbase that selections up 9.5 inches. Twin cargo doorways substitute the hatch seen in regular Coopers, and they also start to a larger freight region: 32.6 cubic ft with the rear seats folded away straight down, 9.1 together continue to up.
The Clubman is the choice for those who want to have backseat passengers; adults can trip willingly in back, although all is not best inside. The instrument panel is just plain crazy, glare off the main speedometer is distracting, regulates can’t be used with gloves on, and the switchgear can feel lightweight. Also, the one half back front door on the driver’s part of the Clubman isn’t all that beneficial; getting in continue to demands some contortion for tall individuals.
The engine and gearbox in the MINI-together with nearly all of the mechanicals-vanity mirror individuals in the MINI Cooper series. The no-S powerplant becomes a typically aspirated, 1.6-liter several-tube with 120 horsepower and 118 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired both to a 6-velocity guide or a six-speed auto gearbox. This “S” model gets the turbocharged version of the same engine, which, in U.S. cut, blows out 175 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque.