Production MINI Clubman Rendered

MINI Clubman Production 1 photo
Photo: X-Tomi Design
The world knows the Clubman of today to have 5 weird doors and be used to a variety of purposes. However, the initial model wasn’t at all like this. The initial car was a lot like the Cooper, small and it was much more like a facelift than a brand new model.
Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Clubman, as all other Mini vehicles of that time, was really cost-oriented. The low price and incredible versatility were the big sellers when it came to buying a new car. It had a small engine and was easy to drive, making it quite a good seller.

In recent years, after BMW took over the British brand, the Clubman nameplate was brought back in a completely new shape, featuring no less than 5 doors, 2 of them at the back.

That’s right, in case you didn’t know, the ‘contemporary’ Clubman has bi-parting doors at the back and 3 more on the body, one of them really small, on the right side, no matter the market it’s being sold on, posing a couple of problems, especially in right-hand-drive countries where the passengers are required to exit onto the road.

The new model that was unveiled as a concept just a while back, will address this issue, going for a more ‘traditional’ six-door design. That means that the rear barn doors will be joined by another 4, two on each side, as it always should’ve been.

The Geneva Motor Show will host the world debut for this concept but we’ll still have to wait to see how much of the brilliant interior we’ll be seeing on the production model. Until then, various renderers around the world will offer their take on the new car, hoping to get as close as possible to the final version.

One of the first to do that was X-Tomi Design, already publishing his version on Facebook. Unlike the original photos released by BMW with a Red Clubman, his model features a dark blue shade and the same overall looks as the 2014 Cooper models with a silver roof and new side mirrors.

As for the engines, I don’t expect any surprises since BMW is currently focusing on using as many modular engines as possible. The same 1.5-liter and 2-liter mills will be used, with various power outputs, excepting the One petrol models that will be using the new 1.2-liter engines revealed earlier this year.
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