The engine family in Europe is vast, ranging from tiny little diesel engines to big ones. However, America only gets a couple, and they are both from BMW. The first is a 1.5-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder unit. Europeans can get the same thing on a 2 Series coupe, but we can't. If you want power for your Clubman, it's going to come in the form of a 2-liter making roughly 190 ponies.
You can buy both on the 10-inch-shoter regular model. But the one major difference between the Clubman and the 5-door hardtop is that you can order it with all-wheel drive. Why would you want to when there's a new Countryman coming? Good question. We don't have an answer.
The Clubman also comes with a couple of barn doors instead of a hatch. MINI probably did that to be cool, helping this weirdo fit with all those owner meets. But it creates one of the biggest blind spots in the industry, and the fact that a reversing camera is optional doesn't fix the problem all the way.
Has MINI built such a great reputation that it can continue selling $40,000 compacts? If you account the brand, the image, the power/weight, and the sweet handling, then the answer has to be yes... but not for everybody.