08 Mini Clubman S Promo
videos of 2008 new Mini Clubman in motion - the other mini - still BMW quality, still familiar shape (maybe a little “uglier”), but … much more practical & yes they will come in Cooper S trim. [Gallery: 2008 MINI Clubman]
The Clubman rides on a stretched version of the traditional model’s platform, with the addition of a suicide-style door on the passenger side to aid ingress and egress. Power delivery will come courtesy of the 1.6-liter four, producing 120 hp and 118 ft-lbs. of torque, while the ‘S’-badged variant will benefit from a turbo huffing compressed air and allowing the 1.6-liter mill to produce 175 hp and 177 ft-lbs. of torque. European customers will also have their choice of a 110 HP, 177 ft-lbs. 1.6-liter common rail diesel, while everyone the world over will be able to get either a six-speed manual or optional automatic gearbox.
Sale dates and pricing have yet to be announced, but we’d expect something official soon, hopefully before the Clubman’s debut in Frankfurt. [autoblog]Stumble it!