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.
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 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.
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.
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:
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 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:
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:
The Mini Clubman range is on sale now from $49,200 plus on-road costs.
Prices listed are before on-road costs.
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