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2008 Mini Cooper S Clubman Review

Maxi Mini

A side view of a gray and white 2008 Mini Cooper S Clubman

In short: A miniature, sporty shooting-brake.


A
ble to reach speeds of 139 mph and boasting an EPA rating of 34 mpg highway, this roomy hatchback is the perfect combination of fun and fuel efficiency. Additional features include oversized disc brakes, an ultra-rigid body frame and nifty split doors.

A side view of a gray and white 2008 Mini Cooper S Clubman with its doors open

An interior view of the front of a 2008 Mini Cooper S Clubman

Warranty/Service: Four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty; four-year/50,000-mile powertrain warranty; twelve-year/unlimited-mile corrosion warranty; four-year/50,000-mile roadside assistance; and three-year/36,000-mile scheduled maintenance.


QUICK SHEET
Base Price: $24,100

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, front-wheel drive, 4-passenger, 3-door hatchback

Engine: 1.6-liter, turbo-charged DOHC inline 4-cylinder with VVT
Horsepower: 172 hp @ 5,500 rpm
Torque: 177 lb-ft @ 1,600-5,000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed Getrag manual

Curb weight: 2,855 lbs
Wheelbase: 100.3 in
Length/Width/Height: 155.8/66.3/56.4 in
Turning circle: 36.1 ft

Brakes: oversized 4-channel disc with ABS, cornering brake control and electronic brake distribution
Suspension:
MacPherson strut in front, multi-link in rear, anti-roll bars in front and rear
Traction:
all-season traction control, dynamic stability control

0-60 mph: 6.7 seconds
Top Speed: 139 mph

EPA City: 26 mpg
EPA Highway: 34 mpg

Safety: ultra-rigid body frame construction, front seat front and side-impact airbags, air curtain system, side-impact door beams with interlocking anchoring system, breakaway engine

Likes: sporty, fun, exterior design
Dislikes:
rough ride, noisy, interior dash element's design

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