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Frankfurt 2015 Preview: Mini details new engines for 2016 Clubman

Frankfurt 2015 Preview: Mini details new engines for 2016 Clubman image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Mini | posted September 14, 2015 13:51

Mini expands engine lineup of 2016 Clubman with 3 new powerplants

The 2016 Mini Clubman is on its way to the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show for the global unveiling.

Previewed back in June via an early online reveal, the 2016 Clubman was first mentioned of having 3 Twin Power Turbo engines: 2 gasoline-powered models and 1 diesel-driven variant. Now, Mini has revealed additional Twin Power Turbo engines for the Clubman and will be comprised of two diesel motors and one naturally-aspirated engine.

First up is the 1.5-liter inline-three gasoline engine that will power the entry-level Mini One Clubman. It is rated at 102 PS with 180 Nm of torque and has a claimed average fuel consumption that ranges between 18.9 – 19.6 km/l. 0 – 100 km/h comes in at 11.1 – 11.7 seconds according to Mini.

Over to diesel, there is the 1.5-liter inline-three motor that has an output rating of 116 PS and 270 Nm of torque. It will power the Mini One D Clubman and has a 0 – 100 km/h time of 10.4 seconds. Average diesel consumption on the other hand is estimated between 25.6 – 26.3 km/l.

The two 2016 Mini Clubmans

Lastly, providing diesel grunt for the mid-range Mini Cooper D Clubman is a 2.0-liter inline-four that puts out 150 PS along with 330 Nm of torque. 0 – 100 km/h is achieved in 8.6 seconds while estimated average diesel consumption varies between 22.7 – 24.4 km/l.

Aside from the myriad of available powerplants for the 2016 Clubman, new technologies not seen on current models will be present on the upcoming Clubman including: optional 8-speed Steptronic gearbox, electrical seat adjustment, LED ambient lighting, puddle lamp and automated rear split door function.

Market launch of the 2016 Clubman will begin on October 31, 2015.