The larger and somewhat more practical Clubman arrived in 2008 with a small third door and a useful back seat and more cargo space, but it seats just four.
It has a small door on the passenger side of the car that opens rearward, easing rear-seat access.
The rear doors are hinged on the sides and open like a gate, but they hamper rear visibility.
Otherwise it feels and drives just like the regular, fun-to-drive Mini.
Fuel economy is excellent, ranging from 29 to 33 mpg depending on the version.
A high-horsepower JCW version is also offered starting from 2009.