. . . Minis have also been known to egg you on at higher speeds, especially in Cooper S and Works forms, and the Clubman is no exception. Despite hot versions of the Golf, Focus and even Kia Forte5 posting superior horsepower figures, the Cooper S’ 189 horsepower from the 2.0-liter four felt super quick, even though my Mk 7 GTI will smoke it from the lights.
But this style of driving is slightly at odds with the spirit of the Clubman. It’s the most substantial feeling Mini yet, and it does a decent impression of an Audi. That’s why the automatic, an 8-speed in the Cooper S, is probably the way to go if this is a rational purchase. . . .
"More Logic To Go With The Charms"
Carscoops reviews the 2016 MINI Clubman and says, in part:
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