2017 Mini Clubman India launch is yet another CBU unit from the company as it is priced higher and comes with a petrol only option now
BMW is ramping up its speed like its competition in launching products one after the other. The brand is making sure it makes the complete despite niggles that are thrown in the market against them. Diesel ban, demonetization and other various attempt to slow down doesn’t affect companies which have their products completely ready. BMW has done it again and now it has launched the Mini Clubman in India. After launching various petrol version, this is yet another one but has the brand legacy and everything else working its favor.
The interior is as practical as it is gets with a large glove compartment, storage compartments in split doors and door pockets. Using the cargo function, boot capacity can be increased from 360 litres to 1,250 litres by folding down the rear backrest with its 40: 20: 40 split. Assistance systems also include Cruise control and optional features like rear view camera, Parking Assistant and Head-Up Display.
A choice of nine Upholstery options, including the new variant Leather Chester in an exclusive Indigo Blue shade. With their diagonal quilting. The MINI Excitement Pack features LED interior and ambient lighting which illuminates the cabin with a choice of selectable colours as well as the projection of the MINI logo from the exterior mirror on the driver’s side when opening and closing the car door.
MINI Connected comes with Radio MINI Visual Boost. Full functionality is available through the app downloaded via iTunes or Google Play Store. Bluetooth mobile connectivity, AUX-IN socket, USB interface. The optional MINI Wired package offers an 8.8 inch touch screen with Touchpad controller, Navigation System Professional, MINI Connected XL and a 20 GB internal hard drive for all media storage. 2017 Mini Clubman has generous legroom with front seats that are (optional) Electrically adjustable seats with memory function for the driver and front passenger have been introduced for the first time in a MINI.
The central display surrounded by an LED ring and available with the 6.5-inch Radio MINI Visual Boost as standard. The screen helps in managing functions such as the infotainment, telephone, driver and the vehicle. The selection and control is facilitated by a controller in the centre console. Multi-function sport leather steering wheel and sports seats for driver and front passenger enhance the ‘go-kart’ feel. The optional panorama glass roof, largest in the MINI range, allows ample amounts of natural light and fresh air if necessary.
Engine wise, the 2-litre 4-cylinder engine with TwinPower Turbo Technology makes 192 hp and a maximum torque of 280 Nm torque. Mini sprints from 100 km/hr in 7.2 seconds and has a top speed is 228 km/hr. The standard 8-speed automatic steptronic transmission is available in a MINI for the first time. MINI Driving Modes includes MID mode there is a choice of SPORT and GREEN mode. Safety kit includes front and Passenger Airbags, Brake Assist, 3-Point Seat Belts, Dynamic Stability Control, Crash Sensor, Anti-lock Braking System, Cornering Brake Control and Run-flat Indicator.