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Among the big Frankfurt 2015 debuts from the BMW Group is the new F54 MINI Clubman – it was previously unveiled back in June, but without any details regarding performance and fuel economy. The German-owned British retro marque has finally released them, just a day before press days begin.

The six-door wagon’s six-strong lineup mirrors much of its siblings, but the all-turbo engines have been rejigged slightly. The mills for the petrol Cooper and Cooper S models remain the same, as is the oil-burner in the One D. However the Cooper D and Cooper SD now feature larger, more powerful 2.0 litre engines for the first time on a MINI, while the One graduates to a detuned 1.5 litre mill from the Cooper.

In addition to a standard six-speed manual gearbox, the Aisin eight-speed automatic (transverse-mounted rather than the longitudinal ZF unit on rear-biased BMW models) from the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer, as well as the new X1, make their way to the four-cylinder Cooper D, Cooper SD and Cooper S models for the first time on a MINI. A six-speed auto option remains on the other three-cylinder models.

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At the base of the range sits the One, fitted with a 1.5 litre petrol three-pot that develops 102 hp/180 Nm. The 0-100 km/h sprint is done in 11.1 seconds (auto 11.7 seconds), and fuel consumption is rated at 5.1-5.3 litres per 100 km. Next to it, the 116 hp/270 Nm One D turbodiesel does the century sprint in 10.4 seconds and has a fuel economy average of between 3.8-3.9 litres per 100 km (auto 3.9-4.1 litres per 100 km).

The Cooper petrol bumps output to 136 hp/220 Nm (230 Nm on overboost), does 0-100 km/h in 9.1 seconds but still also consumes fuel at a rate of between 5.1-5.3 litres per 100 km. Meanwhile, the Cooper D’s new 2.0 litre diesel mill kicks out 150 hp/330 Nm, enabling the car to go from 0-100 km/h in 8.6 seconds (8.5 seconds with the new eight-speed auto) while delivering fuel consumption of between 4.1-4.4 litres per 100 km.

At the top of the range sits the Cooper S; its 192 hp/280 Nm (300 Nm on overboost) 2.0 litre petrol engine flings it to 100 km/h in just 7.2 seconds (auto 7.1 seconds), and produces fuel consumption of between 6.2-6.3 litres per 100 km (auto 5.8-5.9 litres per 100 km).

The diesel Cooper SD is much more closely matched to its petrol twin than on other MINIs – 190 hp/400 Nm versus 170 hp/360 Nm – thanks to its uprated 2.0 litre four-pot turbodiesel, and hits 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds while averaging fuel economy of between 4.5-4.6 litres per 100 km (auto 4.3-4.4 litres per 100 km).

F54 MINI Clubman unveiled in Berlin