Although still called "MINIs," these cars actually seem to be getting bigger with each new model. We can track this trend starting back with the Clubman, which debuted in 2007 and was available for the 2008 model year. To keep the brand fresh, BMW introduced new versions of the MINI, such as a convertible, right after the new MINI had been out for a while. The convertible was little more than a soft-top version of the MINI hatchback. However, the Clubman was a longer, more practical car. Identical to the normal MINI from the B-pillar forward, the Clubman had a longer tail, with rear barn doors instead of a hatch -homage to the Traveller and Countryman versions of the old MINI- and a suicide door on the right side of the car for rear passengers. Considerably different from the first generation, the MINI Clubman comes with a slightly longer footprint and a more traditionally wagon-like silhouette. It is both the longest and widest version of the MINI, and dismissed the single suicide door (called such as in right-hand-drive markets because it opened towards the road) in favor of four regular doors. The distinctive and useful rear barn doors, however, were kept. Optional extras include a panoramic sunroof, adaptive LED headlights, and foglights. The big news for the 2017 Clubman is the availability of AWD. In terms of power for the 2017 MINI Cooper Clubman, offer the familiar 1.5-liter 3-cylinder or the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder from the Cooper S. The base 3-cylinder makes 134 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. The Cooper S trim produces considerably more power at 189 hp and 206 lb-ft of torque, enough to get the relatively large car from 0 - 60 mph in the 6-second range and on to a top speed of 140 mph. The Cooper is available with either a 6-speed manual or an automatic transmission. The Cooper S can be had with either a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed Steptronic transmission with paddle shifters. The base Cooper and performance-oriented Cooper S are the only versions of the Clubman available. However, an even speedier John Cooper Works version will likely arrive later.