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Mini Clubman 2021: quirky family wagon increase price of entry to $49,200

John Law

The Mini Clubman has been on sale for nearly three years in Australia. During that time, Mini has kept it fresh by tweaking equipment levels, packages and colour options.

The 2021 Mini Clubman has had some rolling tweaks to specification and a price bump for the entry-level Cooper S. Mini’s Clubman wagon is one of the more intriguing family cars out there – even if this latest generation does have a more conventional door arrangement than the original.

The Clubman is lower than a Countryman but longer than the Mini hatch and has a certain charm that attracts a consistent number of buyers to Mini showrooms.

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The Clubman is an interesting and compact way to haul a family around.

Since the 2019 update which saw new styling and extra power for the JCW, Mini has been busy chopping and changing Clubman specifications. Meanwhile, the price-of-entry to the Cooper S has climbed $3,300 to $49,200 plus on-road costs. 

The 2021 Mini Clubman range

The range starts with the Cooper S Classic, which packs a 2.0L turbocharged petrol engine sending 141kW/280Nm to the front wheels. Buyers have the choice of a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission for $49,200

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The Clubman Cooper S is the entry-level wagon in Australia.

For that, you get 18-inch alloy wheels, 47 exterior colour possibilities, leather upholstery in your choice of five colours and piano black exterior trim. 

Mini added a 5.5-inch digital instrument cluster to complement the 8.8-inch touchscreen with wireless smartphone mirroring, DAB radio and navigation. Safety features include AEB, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning and parking assistant.

Cooper S additional packages

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Mini offers a raft of packages to tailor the Clubman to your style.

Additionally, Mini offers trim levels that increase the level of equipment for the Cooper S. The $56,480 Mini Cooper S Yours offers further customisation with another four paint colours and another 18-inch alloy wheel design to choose from. Additionally, you get:

  • Mini ‘Lounge’ leather seats
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Ambient cabin lighting

The Cooper S JCW Sport is a halfway house to the high-performance Clubman. It gets unique ‘Grid’ alloy wheels, adaptive suspension and JCW cabin accents above the Cooper S for $57,900.

The Mini Clubman JCW

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Inside the JCW Clubman gets sportier appointments and suede seat centres.

The JCW is the halo car of the Australian Clubman range that packs an extra punch from its 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine to the tune of 225kW and 450Nm. The JCW also gets a stronger eight-speed torque converter automatic gearbox with no manual option.

Thanks partly to the AWD system, Mini claims the Clubman JCW will sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.9-seconds – just three tenths shy of a BMW M2

Like the Cooper S, the JCW is available in several trim levels. The Essential is the most affordable, priced from $64,300 plus on-road costs. For the extra outlay, Mini specifies:

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The Clubman JCW range benefits from LED headlights and more aggressive suspension.
  • LED headlights
  • Suedeclotch and leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Dark headlining
  • Keyless entry
  • Wireless charging
  • Lowered JCW suspension

The mid-spec JCW Classic is priced from $67,100 plus on-road costs and gets full leather upholstery and a heated steering wheel. Outside the classic can be identified by the 19-inch alloy wheels and matte black roof rails.

Moving up to the full-fat $70,600 (plus on-road costs) Mini Clubman JCW Yours adds even more gear to the small wagon:

  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • Mini ‘Lounge’ leather sports seats
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Privacy glass
  • Ambient lighting

The Mini Clubman range is on sale now from $49,200 plus on-road costs.

Mini Clubman 2021: pricing in Australia

Prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • Clubman Cooper S Classic – $49,200
  • Clubman Cooper S Yours – $56,480
  • Clubman Cooper S JCW Sport – $57,900
  • Clubman JCW Essential – $64,300
  • Clubman JCW Classic – $67,100
  • Clubman JCW Yours – $70,600