Priced: 2014 BMW 328i Sports Wagon and 2013 Mini Cooper Clubvan

By Jacob Brown | March 27, 2013
BMW and its slightly English, definitely smaller subsidiary, Mini, have priced two of their new models: The 2014 BMW 328i Sports Wagon and the 2013 Mini Cooper Clubvan. Let's get down to business on the details: 2014 BMW 328i Sports Wagon to Start from $42,345 Much like any other BMW 328i model, the 2014 328i Sports Wagon has a host of a la carte options as well as bundled packages that can be on the pricey side. Starting at $42,345, including $895 for destination and handling, the 328i Sports Wagon comes with, well, not much for that money outside of a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 241 horsepower, an eight-speed automatic transmission--a manual transmission is noticeably absent--and all-wheel drive. Neither rear-wheel drive nor a manual transmission look to be available in the U.S. right now. Aside from that, options packages are carryover from the 3 Series sedan, with trim lines--Sport, Luxury, Modern, and M Sport--ranging from $2,300 to $3,950. The 3 Series Sports Wagon should go on sale within the next few weeks, if it isn't at your local dealership now. Price it out for yourself on BMW's website here.
2013 Mini Cooper Clubvan Lands in U.S. at $25,995 You knew it would come across the ocean sooner or later, but the cheeky 2013 Mini Cooper Clubvan has finally made its way to a dealer near you. Figure you're a small business owner who needs something more chic than a Ford Transit Connect to deliver your wares. Fortunately, there's a niche for this vehicle. Seeing as it's technically a truck, Mini had to pay what's affectionately known in the U.S. as the "chicken tax" to bring it into our country, reflected in its $25,995 price, including $700 for destination and handling.
The Clubvan isn't simply a Mini Countryman with its windows painted over; it's a fully transformed panel wagon with a fence, a flat floor, windows that have been removed, and even tie-down hooks. It is available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, paired exclusively to a 1.6-liter four-cylinder that produces 121 horsepower. It's on sale nationwide now and can be customized with graphics packages to suit a company's needs. Sources: BMW, Mini