Bill Howard, BMW CCA
Sept. 10, 2007

Mini Cooper Clubman, already disclosed, got its world debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show.
Mini used the occasion of the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show to trumpet its latest variant, the Clubman sort-of station wagon. As Mini used the retro theme to sell a million-plus sedan/hatchbacks and convertibles the second time around, so Clubman is a variant on the original Clubman. It gains 9 inches (24cm) to provide more room in the rear seat and cargo bay, which keeps it still fairly short.
Mini returns the controversial two rear doors that make for a tight fit in a smallish garage (although a