DIS­CERN­ING DRIVER

THE MINI CLUBMAN IS THE MOD­ERN ES­TATE FOR TO­DAY’S GENTLE­MAN DRIVER.

Torque (Singapore) - - EDITORQUE -

WHAT EX­ACTLY IS A “GENTLE­MAN DRIVER”?

Is he a cour­te­ous and con­sid­er­ate mo­torist? Does he smile and wave at pedes­tri­ans while giv­ing way to them at cross­ings? Is he a dap­per dresser? Per­haps a gentle­man driver is all that and more. Like his pre­de­ces­sors, the mod­ern gentle­man is cul­tured and well-read. He is also as well-in­formed as he is prac­ti­cal. And when it comes to cars, his dis­cern­ing per­son­al­ity comes to the fore. One of the most prag­matic cars he can own is a sta­tion wagon. But it can­not be just any es­tate. It has to be the MINI Clubman, a com­pact es­tate that makes a strong state­ment about who its owner is.

Af­ter all, the MINI Clubman is eas­ily the most re­fined MINI model to date. De­tail-ori­ented driv­ers will re­call that the Clubman was the first MINI to of­fer elec­tric seats, Com­fort Ac­cess and back­lit door pan­els, which com­ple­ment the lounge-like in­te­rior. Loung­ing around in the MINI Clubman’s back­seat is a cushy en­deav­our, too, with the well-padded bench and rear air­con vents pro­vid­ing re­fined com­fort. To ac­com­mo­date its owner’s gen­tle­manly pur­suits, the MINI Clubman’s ver­ti­cally split tail­gate opens to re­veal a 360-litre boot for car­ry­ing equip­ment such as golf clubs or ten­nis rac­quets. Fold­ing the rear back­rests ex­pands this ca­pac­ity to 1250 litres, which should prove quite use­ful if the owner is mov­ing house. A gentle­man’s ac­tions must al­ways be ef­fort­less, and that’s ex­actly what the MINI Clubman is. Whether pow­ered by a 136hp tur­bocharged 1.5-litre 3-cylin­der or more ath­letic 192hp tur­bocharged 2-litre 4-cylin­der, the MINI Clubman will please the driver with its sporty char­ac­ter.

Ef­fort­less, cul­tured and re­fined, you could say that the MINI Clubman is a gen­tle­manly es­tate, too.

A GENTLE­MAN’S AC­TIONS MUST AL­WAYS BE EF­FORT­LESS, AND THAT’S EX­ACTLY WHAT THE MINI CLUBMAN IS..

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