BMW’s Oxford, England Mini plant has completed the final Clubman after around half a million and three generations since the German automaker revived the nameplate in 2007.
The Clubman name was first used for a restyled BMC/British Leyland model line in 1969.
BMW built Clubmans have been exported to 50 countries.
All three generations retained the signature, split rear doors of the Leyland original, engineered so both doors would always open fully without obscuring the rear lights, which was a legal requirement.
The first Mini to offer five seats, the first generation BMW Clubman introduced a unique Clubdoor for rear passengers which was hinged at the rear, and asymmetrically positioned on the one side of the car. This was widely criticised in RHD markets as it often needed to be opened on the ‘traffic’ side of the car, not ideal for children, and also required the front door to be opened first, though that was billed as a safety feature.
The 2015 third generation introduced four full size doors.
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