Currently on display at the New York Auto Show, Mini’s new all-wheel drive version of the Clubman could be one of the most versatile models in the history of the brand.
The Clubman ALL4 promises to combine the advantages of the all-wheel drive system with the “go-kart handling”, shifting power from the front to the rear axle in a quarter of a second.
The new Mini Clubman ALL4 benefits from a suspension setup that includes a single-joint strut front axle and a multilink rear axle.
The new Clubman ALL4 will be available with two petrol engines offered with a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The more powerful Cooper S version uses the 140kW turbo 2.0-litre engine while the Cooper model uses the three-pot 99kW turbo 1.5-litre unit.
The Cooper S version clocks 100kph in 6.7 seconds while it takes 9.2 seconds for the Cooper model with the manual gearbox to reach the same speed.