All-New MINI Clubman ALL4 Offers All-Wheel Drive
It’s basically a fancy four-person go-kart and now it’s gotten all-wheel drive. The all-new MINI Clubman ALL4
The power transmission system of the new MINI Clubman ALL4 consists of a power take-off bevel gear on the front axle differential, a dual-section propeller shaft and a rear axle differential with an electrohydraulically controlled hang-on clutch.
According to MINI, “Its control system is interconnected with Dynamic Stability Control. This enables distribution of the drive torque between the front and rear wheels to be adapted instantly and precisely to the given situation on the road at all times. In this way, ALL4 not only optimises traction and driving stability in all weathers and road conditions but also enhances agility during acceleration and when taking bends at speed.”
Two engine options with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology include a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that has a peak output of 189 hp and a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine that has a peak output of 134 hp. As a 6-speed, the MINI Cooper S Clubman ALL4 2.0-litre engine has a 0-60 mph time of 6.7 seconds. With the available 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission that sprint time is cut to 6.6 seconds. The 1.5-litre engine can get from 0-60 mph in 9.2 seconds with the automatic transmission.
The Clubman ALL4 will go on sale in April at MINI dealers across the U.S. Customers looking to build or pre-order a new MINI Clubman ALL4 can use the configurator that will be available at MINIUSA.com in late January or visit their local MINI dealer.