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Mini Clubman 2023: barn-door model bows out, ultimate Cooper S Final Edition not set for Australia


The final edition of the Mini Clubman has been announced, as the model paves way for a new generation of electric vehicles from the brand 

Mini has officially announced its Clubman model is coming to an end as the brand works its way towards electrification. 

As a parting gift, the Mini Clubman Cooper S Final Edition has been revealed with just 1969 units to be available globally. Unfortunately, none will be coming to Australia. 

Mini Australia’s head of product and planning, James Orlov, told Chasing Cars that the Clubman will remain on sale until the end of the model’s production run in 2024. 

2023 Mini Clubman final edition rear end shot
The Mini Clubman Final Edition will be the last of its kind

“Mini will not offer the Mini Clubman Final Edition for the Australian and New Zealand markets. However, we will continue to offer the Clubman Cooper S and JCW variants until the model’s official end of production in February 2024.

“The Clubman’s departure paves the way for the development of the next generation of models in the lead up to Mini’s all-electric future in 2030”.

Autocar has recently reported that the future Clubman will instead transition into the Aceman EV and will be built in China. 

2023 Mini Clubman final edition driving through town
The Mini Clubman gets unique alloy wheels finished in Shimmer Copper

The Aceman will sit between the classic Cooper hatchback and the Countryman small SUV. All three models will be electric in the near future. 

What is the Clubman Final Edition and what’s included?

The final edition of the Mini Clubman will be officially called the Cooper S Clubman Final Edition and won’t be based on the current John Cooper Works (JCW) variant that you can buy in Australia. 

2023 Mini Clubman final edition interior facing forward
Maroon seat upholstery and copper highlights feature inside

You’ll be able to pick apart a Clubman Final Edition from a crowd of cars thanks to its unique 18-inch two-tone Copper alloy wheels, unique Shimmer Copper highlights, as well as special badging, including a numbered plaque on the C-pillar. 

Inside, you’ll find special-edition highlights on the steering wheel, while the seats have been finished in Dark Maroon with blue contrast stitching. Final Edition badging can also be found on the floor mats and key cap. 

Standard features include an 8.8-inch touchscreen multimedia system, smartphone integration and remote services, to name a few.