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Oh shit! This could be the production interior?
Historically concept interiors barely resemble the finished product, but my god, if this ends up being the real deal...holy shit, there's gonna be long lines at the dealer. Starting with me.

The extra width and that lower bumper treatment make that look reallllly good.
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More info about the new Clubman: http://www.motoringfile.com/2015/01/...ed-inside-out/

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Autoblog managed to get their hands on a fresh new set of spy photos of the 2015 Clubman. The most interesting bit from this release is the interior shot. It confirms what we announced on MotoringFile back in May of last year, with the extra width of the F54 allowing MINI designers to have a fresh take on the interior. This exclusive interior variant boasts a number of features not found in the Hardtop, including:

•Square air vents as opposed to the round and square combination currently in use
•Different HVAC controls and toggle designs
•Electronic parking brake

Unfortunately, these pictures do not tell the entire story and to quote Gabe:

Our sources also indicate that the rear console allows for heating and cooling vents to fit between the front seats and aim at the rear passengers. And speaking of those passengers, the extra width allows for a true three person bench seat – decidedly wider than the current Countryman or the upcoming F55 five door hatch. With this new Clubman, we also expect MINI to introduce an all digital instrument package option that would replace the analog dials in front of the driver.

Going to back to the exterior, these new spy shots also confirm the deviation from the current F56/F55 front bumper with a design made less jarring. It also would appear to follow BMW’s air curtain and air breather system.
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I can't wait. So excited for a full on MINI diesel wagon.
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I can't wait. So excited for a full on MINI diesel wagon.
Fingers crossed.
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Old 01-08-2015, 02:20 PM
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I thought the diesel variety was official? Is it still up in the air?
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I thought the diesel variety was official? Is it still up in the air?
My experience is that until you see MINI officially announce it and also see it become available that they can still change their mind. An example is to look at current gas prices vs diesel prices. Things like that can alter their decision to federalize it and bring it to the USA.
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I love this thing!!

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http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2016-...shots/#image-7

This thing keeps looking better and better. I do feel the interior looks a little more generic than I expected, but it's still a prototype, so that could certainly change. Can't wait to see the production version. If it's available with AWD I might be in the market for a MINI again...
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Those wheels look awfully small in the wheel wells, but fix that and drop it a bit and that would like fuggin sweet. This thing is absolutely in my wheelhouse now that I've got the two carseats to tote around.
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http://www.motoringfile.com/2015/06/...-mini-clubman/

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I love it. The S front bumper looks much better, the proportions look right overall, and the dash/seats look great. I'll reserve judgement on a few features like flat load floor, electronic parking brake, and some of the little interior design changes until I see the car. This is pretty much exactly what I hoped it would be, though!
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Also, this thing is begging for wider wheels, air-ride, and a simple de-badging.
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That thing is going to fly off the shelves if the price is right. I like it a lot. A whole lot less trunk space than most wagons by the looks of things, but much better than what a regular hardtop would get you. Here's to hoping it has more room for wheels than the F56 does.

We're leaning towards a 3 series diesel wagon but the F54 is still very much on the table.
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Old 06-24-2015, 03:32 PM
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Looks like they're wider already. I'm looking at the high res files and the nice looking fat 7 spoke wheels are on 225/40-18 tires.

Two benefits to this... OEM+ wider wheels for F55/F56 cars if they're 5x112 (which I believe they will be) and something wider than an 8" wide wheel should fit this one easily!
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