The luxury car maker MINI, one that belongs to BMW, is reportedly working on a new vehicle model. This has been proven even further by some recently snatched spy images that depict the company testing the next generation Clubman model. When it was spotted, the test mule of the model wore only a minimum amount of camouflage, revealing most of the design for the world to glance at.
The car comes with a design that closely resembles that of its concept version. It looks familiar thanks to the fact that it features a design similar to the MINI Cooper. Yet, the car also bears a couple of rear doors that are longer than those of the outgoing model. This time around, the rear doors will open in a conventional way. In addition to the longer rear doors, the upcoming Clubman model also sports a slightly redesigned front bumper. As can be seen in the images, the car is also going to have a largely sized panoramic roof as well as a distinctively designed split tailgate.
Now, when it comes to performance, it is believed that those keen on buying this very car from MINI will be given a host of options, including petrol and diesel engines. To begin with, there will reportedly be a 1.5L 3-cylinder engine that spits out 134 bhp of power and 220 Nm of torque. Or, if that does not sound interesting enough, buyers of the model can also go for a more powerful variant, one that comes with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that is also backed by a turbocharger. This one should encounter no problems at all whatsoever while attempting to deliver owners of the model with a total power output of 189 bhp and a total torque of 280 Nm.
It is reported that the 2016 MINI Clubman will be making its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show at Frankfurt, Germany, in September this year.