Minis have always been the lifestyle brand that has been admired by the young and trendy buyers since their appearance on the market. To further strengthen their status in Malaysia, Mini Malaysia today proudly to be the 1st to introduced the new Mini Clubman around the South East Asia region. The new Mini Clubman brings a new exterior and interior look that will further enhanced the Mini experience.
On the outside, the New MINI Clubman that was presented to us was painted in a gorgeous looking Indian Summer Red exterior. The exterior features a newly design radiator grille which now extends across the entire bumper. The new design on the LED headlights now comes with Piano Black surrounds. There are also LED fog lights to complete the looks for the front of the new Mini Clubman.
Another distinctive and stand out features for the new Mini Clubman is that, it’s the only model in the market that features six doors. The extra 2 doors at the back allow the owners to excess a 360L boot space, which can be further extend it to 1,250L when needed. The new Mini Clubman also comes with a unique looking two-tone 18-inch light alloy wheels that represents the Union Jack flag.
Powering the new Mini Clubman is the same 2.0L Mini TwinPower Turbo engine that can be found in the Cooper S variant. It produces 192hp and 280Nm of torque, translate into a 0-100km/h sprint in 7.2s while topping out at 228km/h. The engine also returns an impressive figure of 6.2L/100km while only producing 141g/km of CO2.
The engine is paired with a new 7 speed Dual Clutch Transmission that provides fast gear change and a high degree of shift comfort and optimised efficiency. The transmission is operated via a newly designed electronic selector lever that is quite similar to the BMW range of cars. To further improve the car’s efficiency, the new Mini Clubman also comes with engine Start/Stop function, coasting function. The coasting function is a function that disengages the drivetrain when the driver removes their foot from the accelerator pedal, which allows the car to roll along at idling speed.
The interior of the new Mini Clubman features a nice to touch Walknappa leather on the steering wheel and the seats of the car. There is a Union Jack motif design that is featured on the headrest of the front seats. There is a Frozen Blue ambient lighting found on the inside of the Mini Clubman which illuminates around the cockpit bezel, cockpit trim, and the centre console trim elements.
Inside the new Mini Clubman, there is an exclusive Mini Yours floor mats that features black piping and aluminium-coloured seam patterns, along with the exclusive Mini Yours design label on the side of the windows. The new Mini Clubman also allow their owners to enjoy their music through a 12-speaker Harmon Kardon Sound system.
A new 6.5-inch Mini Navigation System with a touch screen display takes centre stage of the dashboard, giving the owner easy access to a wealth of navigational information. There is also the advanced Mini Connected with built-in 4G SIM technology, offering maximised safety with the Intelligent Emergency Call and Mini TeleServices.
To stay connected with your car, there is a new updated Mini Connected app that allow the owners of the new Mini Clubman an exceptionally wide range of digital services such and Concierge Service, Apple Carplay and Mini Online that allow mobility planning to be integrated seamlessly in day-to-day digital routines. The app also enables sending navigational information from smartphone to vehicle and receiving departure information as well as the MINI Remote Services – which displays vehicle location, fuel level and other vehicle status details on their mobile devices. The function also allows quick activation of the headlight flash, horn, ventilation and door lock/unlock function.
The new Mini Clubman is priced at RM 298,888, and there are 6 exterior colour offerings to choose from which include the Indian Summer Red, New British Racing Green, Pepper White, Thunder Grey, Melting Silver and Starlight Blue. The new Mini Clubman also comes with a 4 years unlimited mileage warranty with free service schedule. The New MINI Clubman will be available at all authorised MINI dealerships nationwide from 7th November 2019.
The show must go on – Mini John Cooper Works
On top of the new Mini Clubman, Mini Malaysia also decided to introduce the Mini John Cooper Works Countryman 306hp and Mini John Cooper Works Clubman 306hp. The New MINI John Cooper Works 306HP variants now sport a comprehensively redesigned engine with new sport brakes, cooling, and sport exhaust systems to keep the 306 hp in check. The new models are also equipped with the ALL4 all-wheel drive as standard for all-weather capability and all-terrain agility.
The New MINI John Cooper Works Countryman 306HP now features a new bumper trim panel with open air intakes on both sides for efficient cooling of the new engine. The new model is also fitted with bigger tailpipes of 85 mm in diameter to provide more exhaust note.
The New MINI John Cooper Works Clubman 306HP, on the other hand, features a modified front bumper that visibly widens the frontal appearance, giving the New MINI John Cooper Works Clubman 306HP a sporty touch. The front spoiler comes with a larger splitter and a new insert in the lower grille, while the new bumper trim panel comes with enlarged cooling air intakes at both sides and two external coolant radiators to meet the requirements of the new engine’s power.
The all-new front grille design of the New MINI John Cooper Works Clubman 306HP features a larger, more distinctive grille surface that includes the familiar John Cooper Works honeycomb design. While the function of the crash beam is still in place, it is now placed under the honeycomb griller for a cleaner front grille appearance. Open mesh inserts are also present in the upper and lower part of the front grille due to an additional external cooler, with larger functional air inlets at the front, in the middle and at the side. Park Distance Control (PDC) sensors for added safety are located in the ornamental grille as well as the John Cooper Works typical red design blade, the JCW badge and – surrounding the grille, the new Piano Black exterior trim feature.
The New MINI John Cooper Works Clubman 306HP now comes with the new LED Headlights with Matrix Light Functionality, that provide the best possible illumination levels for better visibility and safety, while also reducing distraction for other drivers on the road by controlling the number of light segments switched on when near an oncoming vehicle. The new headlights also feature the Piano Black exterior that provides a glossy black surrounding, while new cornering lights are equipped as standard.
A new full-LED taillight in the Union Jack design is a distinctive look for the rear of the New MINI John Cooper Works Clubman 306HP. On the revised rear bumper is a newly developed JCW-specific exhaust system in double-board design. The now bigger tailpipes have a diameter of 95 mm to make room for the further enhanced the JCW exhaust note.
The wheels on the New MINI John Cooper Works 306HP variants are the exclusive 19-inch JCW Circuit Spoke Two-Tone wheels to make the cars look even sportier.
Powering the two new models is an improved four-cylinder engine which comes from the two-litre drive in the MINI Cooper S Clubman and MINI Cooper S Countryman. The new engine features a modification on the crankshaft drive and the latest generation of the MINI TwinPower Turbo technology. With all the updates, this allow the Mini John Cooper Works 308hp engine to produce 306HP at 5000-6250 rpm, and a peak torque of 450Nm at 1750-4500 rpm. Both models have a limited top speed of 250 km/h. The New MINI John Cooper Works Clubman 306HP can do the century sprint in 4.9 seconds, while the New MINI John Cooper Works Countryman 306HP in 5.1 seconds.
The compression ratio of the new engine has been reduced from 10.2 to 9.5 to match the increased system charging pressure. Additionally, the turbocharger integrated in the exhaust manifold is fitted with a blow-off valve that contributes to its optimised response characteristics. The air intake duct has also been redeveloped and dethrottled as far as possible. Spontaneous power delivery is supported by the latest generation of direct petrol injection, while the new multi-hole fuel injectors arranged between the valves enable an increased flow rate, transporting the fuel to the combustion chambers under an injection pressure of up to 350ba.
The fine vaporisation enables precise fuel metering, which makes for especially clean combustion in addition to enabling optimum efficiency. The MINI TwinPower Turbo technology is also formed with VALVETRONIC fully variable valve control and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing.
The engine is paired with the Eight-Speed Steptronic Sports Automatic Transmission which allows the new models to be more sporty, efficient and comfortable due to the smaller engine speed steps. The gears can also be shifted manually with the paddle shifters. When switched to “GREEN” on the MINI Driving Mode, coasting function can be activated as soon as the driver’s foot is off the accelerator at speeds between 50–160km/h. The integrated Launch Control guarantees optimal acceleration from a standing start compared to a standard manual gearbox.
Cooling-wise, an optimum running temperature for the engine is guaranteed at all times – even under extreme conditions on the racetrack – by two external radiators, a model-specific expansion tank with an increased volume, an independent cooling module mounting, an electric ventilator with increased output, and a third cooling level realised using a condenser. To optimise warmup, the cooling of the crank case can be temporarily deactivated by a new split cooling valve. In addition, the transmission has its own coolant circuit and external transmission oil cooler.
Speed burst manoeuvres are accompanied by the striking sound of the newly developed, model-specific sport exhaust system. When driving at a relaxed pace with optimised consumption and low engine speeds, the sound produced is more reserved and sonorous. The twin exhaust system leads into a new, particularly large-volume rear silencer. With its low level of exhaust back pressure, this benefits the engine’s spontaneous power delivery. Optimising emissions, the New MINI John Cooper Works 306HP variants are both fitted with a new petrol particulate filter, keeping them in line with the Euro 6d-TEMP standard.
Braking is enabled via a redesigned sport brake system that now contains four-piston, fixed-calliper disc brakes on the rear wheels. The large brake discs of 360×30 mm at the front and 330×20 mm at the rear combined with optimised coolant duct geometry also play their part in achieving the high level of stability. The red-coated brake callipers at the front bear the JCW logo. Suspension is offered via a JCW sport suspension that is 10 mm lower than standard, providing a remarkably dynamic driving experience and impressive stability. The New MINI John Cooper Works Countryman 306HP, however, is specially equipped with the Adaptive Suspension – an intelligent system where both compression and rebound can be adjusted to provide the best suspension for the current driving conditions.
The ALL4 All-Wheel drive is another highlight of the New MINI John Cooper Works 306HP variants, offering dynamic traction to maintain unbridled responsiveness on every terrain – with added grip, stability and control provided by the mechanical front differential lock. Whether on uneven surfaces, wet and slippery roads, during a cornering or on straight, level roads – the ALL4 All-Wheel drive promises peace-of-mind driving on every journey.
The New MINI John Cooper Works 306HP variants feature sporty racing seat upholstered in Carbon Black Dinamica Leather, the JCW leather steering wheel, JCW instrument cluster, JCW centre display trim, JCW start screen and JCW door sills. They also feature elegant Stainless-Steel Pedals, on top of the MINI Yours Interior Cockpit Surface in Piano Black that illuminates at night in 12 different colours, based on the driver’s preferred ambience. Offering a scenic view of the sky is the Panoramic Sunroof that comes as standard for the new MINI John Cooper Works 306HP variants.
The New MINI John Cooper Works 306HP variants feature the high contrast Head-Up Display and the 8.8-inch Touch Screen Navigation System with a split-screen function, allowing two map views to be displayed at the same time. It also includes the MINI Connected, Bluetooth connectivity, and a sporty LED ring around the centre instrument for added style. For your music experience, the Harman Kardon Sound System provides a generous 360-watt output, designed precisely to suit the MINI’s interior. The New MINI John Cooper Works Countryman 306HP now also comes equipped with the model-exclusive picnic bench in the rear.
Comfort features in the New MINI John Cooper Works 306HP variants include Electric Tailgate with Easy Opener, Comfort Access, and the dual-zone automatic air conditioning to quickly regulate air flow within the vehicle. Owners can also enjoy MINI Find Mate with Bluetooth tags that can be attached to luggage and car keys for easy tracking. Another highlight is the MINI Yours Logo Projection that welcomes the driver with a MINI logo projection on the ground next to the door every time the vehicle is unlocked or locked.
The New MINI John Cooper Works 306HP variants also feature the new, in-vehicle 4G SIM card and updated MINI Connected app to make planning their everyday mobility experience more convenient. The MINI Connected features Intelligent Emergency Call, TeleServices, Remote Services, MINI Online, Apple CarPlay, and Concierge Services.
Safety is offered via the Park Assist function that automatically steers the vehicle into parallel parking spaces. The Park Distance Control function for the front and rear will then measure the space on both sides of the car as it gets manoeuvred into the spot. A rear-view camera is also available to make reversing into and out of tight spots a breeze for the driver.
Priced at RM358,888, you can get the New MINI John Cooper Works Clubman 306HP in Rebel Green, White Silver, Midnight Black and Chili Red, while paying an additional RM20,000, you can get the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman 306HP at RM378,888, and exterior colours include Rebel Green, Light White, Midnight Black and Chili Red. Both Mini John Cooper Works comes with 4 years unlimited mileage warranty and free service schedule as well.