Mini Estate To Get Clubman Tag

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It looks as though BMW will be naming their estate Mini, the Clubman.

mini2 clubman

The long wheelbase version of the smash hit hatchback was initially thought to have been given the ‘Traveller’ label, but apparently that would “require BMW to navigate a minefield of copyrights”, so instead they’ve opted for the ‘Clubman’ name, harking back to the square fronted Mini from the 1970’s.

mini clubman

Supposedly, the point of the ‘Clubman’ is to cater for owners requiring more boot and passenger space.

mini3 clubman

Surely, if they’re enlarging a Mini, then it’s no longer a ‘Mini’.

They should call them the BMW ‘Midi’. Or perhaps just ‘Ugly’?

[Source: Jalopnik]

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Readers Comments

  1. 1. 24th August, 2006 at 14:36 by Fat Tony

    In that last picture it looks like a hearse for midgets. I like midgets.

  2. 2. 24th August, 2006 at 16:07 by Warren M

    HaHA! you’re right. BMW are really milking the Mini name.

  3. 3. 26th August, 2006 at 16:04 by wullielovesaudis

    no no noooooo!!!!!!!

    kill off the mini, full stop!!!

    they are awful cars, interiors like toy cars! and now they make it bigger!!

    mini:gtf.

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