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2019 MINI Clubman Facelift Caught for the First Time, Could Be Testing DCT

A mini facelift is one of those things were they tuck in your chin, and you're all healed up after a week. A MINI facelift... well that also means minor cosmetic changes, as you see on this 2019 version of the Clubman.
2019 MINI Clubman Facelift Spied for the First Time, Could Be Testing DCT 10 photos
2019 MINI Clubman Facelift Spied for the First Time, Could Be Testing DCT2019 MINI Clubman Facelift Spied for the First Time, Could Be Testing DCT2019 MINI Clubman Facelift Spied for the First Time, Could Be Testing DCT2019 MINI Clubman Facelift Spied for the First Time, Could Be Testing DCT2019 MINI Clubman Facelift Spied for the First Time, Could Be Testing DCT2019 MINI Clubman Facelift Spied for the First Time, Could Be Testing DCT2019 MINI Clubman Facelift Spied for the First Time, Could Be Testing DCT2019 MINI Clubman Facelift Spied for the First Time, Could Be Testing DCT2019 MINI Clubman Facelift Spied for the First Time, Could Be Testing DCT
Camouflage covers both the front and the rear of this test prototype. However, we can still see that nothing has been changed at the front of the car, just like in the case of the regular hatch's facelift. The chrome in the front bumper has been modified to gloss black, but there's no telling if that's a real design feature or just something they did to the prototype.

It's likely that you will be able to specify matrix LED headlights as an option. 3D printing will also allow you to have your nickname or whatever else you want to be added to the car.

Around the back, we have new taillights and... that's about it. A bright line is running down the middle of the units, whereas the pre-facelift models have radiating circles. We'll remind you that the Union Jack was integrated into the taillights of the MINI hatch during its updates.

Inside, the Clubman will receive new trim, a slightly updated steering wheel, wireless phone charging and navigation with live updates. With Spotify, Amazon Alexa and Apple CarPlay, this will feel like one of the most connected MINI models ever. However, all these changes will seem minimal bordering on non-existent.

The only powertrain changes we can think of have to do with the auto gearbox options. There's a 7-speed twin-clutch unit which will likely be used for low-torque versions of the Clubman, such as the Cooper or Cooper D. You can even get the DCT with the Cooper S, which is precisely the model we see in these spyshots.

 
 
 
 
 

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