Today, Mini have launched the brand’s first all-wheel drive C-segment model – the Mini Clubman ALL4. The new model, which will be built in the company’s plant in Oxford, now boasts the all-wheel drive system previously only found on the Countryman model and has been redeveloped to offer more dynamic handling characteristics and versatility.
The ALL4 will be available with two of the latest engines developed by Mini with the two models taking the form of the Mini Cooper S Clubman ALL4 and the Mini Cooper SD Clubman ALL4. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine found in the S model comes with the brand’s TwinPower Turbo Technology and chucks out and impressive 192bhp. This unit is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission although an 8-speed Steptronic transmission is optional. This means 0-62mph is achieved in 7.0 seconds for the manual and 6.9 seconds in the automatic with acceleration continuing on until it’s top speed of 142mph. This engine is also capable of returning 40.9mpg with the manual transmission and 44.8mpg with the automatic whilst CO2 emissions are at 159g/km and 146g/km for the manual and auto respectively.
The SD Clubman ALL4 comes with a 190bhp diesel engine which produces a meaty 400Nm of torque and is given the 8-speed Steptronic transmission as standard, with no option for a manual variant. 0-62mph is over in 7.2 seconds in the diesel with a top speed of 138mph. Fuel consumption on the combined cycle is now 58.9mpg with emissions of 126g/km.
The Mini Clubman ALL4 comes as standard with a very high level of specification. The brand’s navigation system is available on all models as standard as well as the Mini Excitement Package which features a projection of the Mini logo on the ground beneath the driver side door mirror when the car is opened and closed and also extended interior lighting. Over half of Mini Clubman ALL4 customers are expected to opt for the Chilli pack which features cloth/leather upholstery for the heated sports seats, Mini’s comfort access system, automatic air conditioning and park distance control amongst other features adding up to £2,785.
Pricing for the petrol S model with the manual gearbox is £24,305 and £25,985 for the automatic whereas the SD diesel variant comes with a price tag of £27,410.
With production for the new Mini Clubman ALL4 underway in Oxford, first deliveries to UK retailers will commence in April this year.