2023 Mini Cooper Clubman Performance

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Mini Cooper Clubman Performance Rating

2023 Cooper Clubman Performance

As mentioned earlier, the Mini Cooper Clubman is a car focusing more on sportiness than space. Since Mini dropped the turbocharged triples from the line-up, the Cooper S Clubman is powered exclusively by a turbocharged four-cylinder. Three transmissions are available, depending on the model you choose. Front-wheel-drive models can be equipped with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The six-speed manual is standard on the base Classic trim, with the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission costing $1,500 extra. The Signature trim allows you to choose between manual and dual-clutch, with no price difference between the two models. Mini's ALL4 all-wheel-drive models are equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

With only the front wheels doing the work, the Cooper S Clubman can sprint from 0-60 in 6.9 seconds. The added weight of the all-wheel-drive system should make the ALL4 model slower, but the added traction off the line means it can sprint to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds. The top speed for the front-wheel-drive model is 142 mph, while the ALL4 is slightly slower with a 140 mph top end. If you want more performance, you'll have to look towards the expensive JCW derivative, reviewed separately.

2023 Cooper Clubman Performance Photos

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2023 Mini Cooper Clubman Front Angle View
2023 Mini Cooper Clubman Rear View Driving
2023 Mini Cooper Clubman Gear Shifter

Engine and Transmission

Every model in the Mini Cooper Clubman range is powered by the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, delivering 189 hp and 207 lb-ft. While most manufacturers are slowly phasing out manual transmissions, Mini is still offering it. The six-speed manual is the default gearbox in the base front-wheel-drive Classic, with the seven-speed dual-clutch demanding a $1,500 premium. The Signature trim allows you to choose between dual-clutch and manual at no extra cost. ALL4 models soldier on with the silky-smooth eight-speed automatic.

The front-wheel-drive Cooper Clubman S weighs around 340 pounds more than the heaviest four-door hardtop, so there was always going to be a noticeable difference in performance. Having said that, it's not a big gap. The available power is more than adequate to provide a fun driving experience. The availability of a manual gearbox will delight driving enthusiasts. While the dual-clutch and automatic transmission will likely shift faster, it can't match the engagement a traditional manual gearbox offers.

2023 Mini Cooper Clubman Performance Specs:

Mini Cooper Clubman TrimsMini Cooper Clubman EnginesMini Cooper Clubman HorsepowerMini Cooper Clubman TransmissionsMini Cooper Clubman DrivetrainsMini Cooper Clubman MPG/MPGE
Cooper S2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas189 hp @ 5000 rpm6-Speed Manual
7-Speed Automatic
FWD25 MPG
Cooper S ALL42.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas189 hp @ 5000 rpm8-Speed AutomaticAWD27 MPG

2023 Cooper Clubman Gas Mileage

The Mini Cooper Clubman S only has a 13.2-gallon fuel tank, so you only get a relatively short range of 383 miles between refills. The front-wheel-drive Cooper S Clubman with a dual-clutch transmission has an EPA rating of 25/35/29 mpg city/highway/combined. The ALL4's rating is pegged at 23/32/27, while the manual is rated at 22/32/25. That makes the seven-speed dual-clutch the most efficient gearbox available.

2023 Mini Cooper Clubman Fuel Capacity

Mini Cooper Clubman TrimsCooper SCooper S ALL4
Mini Cooper Clubman Fuel Economy (Cty/Hwy)22/3223/32
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