Lighting up the MotoringFile inbox this week was a story from naming its top ten best and worst cars in terms of material toxicity. You know that delicious new car smell? suggests you don’t breathe that in too deeply. They’re saying that all the plastics, glues, foam and other materials that make up the interior of a car can give off harmful gasses. Just how harmful? Depends on your sensitivity, but seeing we all spend a lot of time in our cars, it’s worth thinking about. What makes this MINI-related is that the Clubman S was #10 on their list of worst offenders. See the whole chart after the break.

Does the toxicity of your car’s interior worry you? Is that new car smell just too sweet a perfume to give up? Sound off in the comments.