The second generation MINI Clubman has been spotted in S guise undergoing final testing at the Nürburgring.

The second generation MINI Clubman has been spotted in S guise undergoing final testing at the Nürburgring.

It was more than a year ago at the Geneva Motor Show where MINI previewed the second-gen Clubman through a near-production concept and now they are putting the finishing touches on their six-door wagon. The concept was 26cm longer and 17cm wider than the previous model and chances are production car will retain these increased proportions together with the split rear door layout.

While the first generation had three side doors (one left + two right), the 2016 Clubman will boast a more conventional two left + two right configuration granting access to a more spacious cabin as a result of stretching the wheelbase. Noticeable in these latest spy shots is a slightly modified front bumper with differently shaped air intakes along with air breathers sitting next to the fog lights. Speaking of air breathers, MINI has installed a pair on the rear bumper as well while the dual exhaust tips denote this is an S version.

Power comes from a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine developing 192 PS (141 kW) and 280 Nm (300 Nm with overboost). In the MINI Cooper S three-door hatch it enables a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 6.7 seconds and a 144 mph (233 km/h) top speed but the Clubman S will be slower due do the higher weight.

MINI will probably decide to show us the second generation Clubman in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

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