Why you should lease a Mini Clubman Cooper S for £289pm: CAR+ March 2016

Published: 17 February 2016

► Leasing a Mini Clubman Cooper S
► Can be found for as little as £289pm
► Manufacturer PCP deal available 

It may look like it’s been walloped repeatedly with a rolling pin, but the new Mini Clubman puts its stretched dough dimensions to good use. Longer and wider than the car it replaces, it’s dangerously close to being a Mini we can actually call practical; you won’t even need to be a double amputee to use the rear seats. And it achieves this without disposing of everything that made Mini great – the driving experience and the options.

Clubman currently comes in Cooper and Cooper S specification, each with their own single petrol and diesel engine companions. We’d pick the 189bhp S petrol but all major on fun. Inside there’s a riot of surfaces and details – gladly iDrive-style infotainment control and material quality demonstrate there’s maturity beneath the exuberance. The choice of upgrades remains literally dazzling (the ‘illuminated door bezels’ display 255 colours), the Chili Pack still a must have.

One we found

Finance type: Manufacturer PCP
Deposit: £2675.39
Monthly fee: £289
Terms: 48 months /10,000 miles per year
Optional final payment: £9333.25

The specs: Mini clubman Cooper S

Price: £22,755
Engine: 1998cc turbo 4-cyl, 189bhp @ 5000rpm, 221lb ft @ 1250rpm
Performance: 7.2sec 0-62mph, 142mph, 45.6mpg, 144g/km CO2

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By CJ Hubbard

Former CAR magazine associate editor, road tester, organiser, extremely variable average wheel count