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Now this is the kind of spy shot we love. Virtually no camo, just a clean pic of the new MINI Clubman S wagon. Yes, we said "S." This Automedia pic from World Car Fans clearly shows larger air intakes in the front bumper, the traditional S-model hood scoop and dual exhausts out back.
The passenger side suicide door for the rear seat looks to be making the jump to the S model as well. And the barn doors remain out back, allowing that wide opening to the cargo hold. With their taillight-concealed hinges from the show car, these MINI wagons look as stylish as they are practical. With seating for five allowed because of the longer body, and plenty of room for luggage too, the Clubman answers our few complaints about the original Cooper. Throw in the S upgrades for better performance and handling, and this one is just about perfect.

[Source: World Car Fans]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      hope it dosent have the 3 antennas thing.. they should add in power for the s. since its a bit heavier
      • 8 Years Ago
      I agree on the looks. It's just... odd. I don't think I like it. A Mini is a Mini and this is just too big to be mini...
      • 8 Years Ago
      That thing looks great. The MINI hatchback looks fairly similar to every other hatch out there, this looks different and will stand out.

      The longer wheelbase might improve high speed stability too
      • 8 Years Ago
      Interesting. I love the Cooper design, but I am still not sure about this one. Its soo long it looks kind of strange. Almost Hearse like.... I still think it was a mistake BMW couldn't figure out how to put rear suicide doors on BOTH sides. I think the show cars looked much better than what I am seeing being tested on the road.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hey kids, if you spent a second with Google, you would see that Mini Estates are nothing new..... With the SUV craze, I am surprised the Moke has not made a comeback.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, that will surely have lots of leg room in the back seat, I wonder when the turbo powered Works Mini Cooper will come out.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I actually like this...a lot more than I like the Rapide or Panamera.
      • 8 Years Ago
      the car looks nice, just like the cooper looks nice, but making it bigger kind of ruins the point doesn't it? and also shouldn't the clubman model be the sportier? not the more practical
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Mini has become a very iconic car, with a distinct design that everyone recognizes. So naturally a new car that shares its design elements is going to look strange at first.

      But in general, I think this car looks fine. The Mini is perhaps better proportioned, but this car should do a good job of extending the brand. Uh, no pun intended.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is by far the most ugly thing I have seen. Too long. Too ugly.
      • 8 Years Ago

      They've made these before, they weren't called Clubman but rather Countryman or Estate. I've got one with a Ford 2.3 engine in it (RWD).

      Check out FrankenMini http://www.frankenmini.com/
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