The Mini Clubman has gone all 4-wheel drive friendly for those who want a bit of extra assurance during the winter months. In the UK entry level models will start at £24k for the Cooper S Clubman All4. For that you get a direct-injection 2.0-litre turbo which will output 198bhp and 280Nm of torque. You can bump the torque up to 300Nm with an overboost function if needs be.
Power will be accessed by a 6-speed manual gearbox however you can go for an 8-speed auto if you slap down another £1k onto the dealers table.
The Mini Cooper SD Clubman All4 will cost around £27k for interested UK punters and will be powered by a 4-cylinder 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel. Top end power is slightly down compared to the Clubman Cooper S ALL 4 at 187bhp however you do get more torque, 400Nm.
Mini say the electronically controlled all-wheel drive system distributes drive torque between the front and rear axles depending on specific road conditions. This enables faster acceleration and increases agility when taking bends at speed.
The All4 system is designed to enhance traction and optimise driving stability in all weather and road conditions. Pretty much what you expect any 4-wheel drive system to do.
Spec’s include Mini’s Navigation System and Mini’s Excitement Package as standard, the latter refers to a feature which projects the Mini brand logo on to the ground beneath the driver’s side door mirror when the car is opened and closed, as well as extended interior lighting.
The Clubman All4 is available for order right now at UK dealerships with first deliveries scheduled for April.
Mini will premiere the Clubman ALL4 for its North American market at the 2016 New York Auto Show and will offer the 3-cylinder 1.5-litre turbo petrol and 4-cylinder 2.0-litre turbo in accordance to the market demand.