MINI has officially unveiled the 2016 MINI Clubman All4. The car looks identical to the standard model but it features the new all-wheel drive system. According to MINI the new system features a power take-off bevel gear on the front axle differential, a dual-section propeller shaft, and a rear axle differential with an electro hydraulically controlled hang-on clutch.
More than that, the new all-wheel drive system mounted on the 2016 MINI Clubman All4 works in combination with the Dynamic Stability Control. As a result, the torque will be distributed to the wheels that need it most. More than that, the all-wheel drive system improves agility and handling during acceleration and cornering.
2016 MINI Clubman All4 – Engine line-up
The 2016 MINI Clubman All4 will be available with an entry-level 1.5 liter TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder. It delivers 134 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. According to MINI, the engine can be matted to a six-speed manual gearbox or an optional eight-speed automatic transmission.
If this doesn’t sound terrible there will be two hot versions. The first one is called MINI Cooper S Clubman All4 and features the 2.0 liter petrol unit rated at 192 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. If you are a diesel-power fan then you can pick the MINI Cooper SD Clubman All4. This one has a 2.0 liter diesel engine rated at 190 horsepower. The petrol version can run from stand still to 60 mph in just 6.6 seconds, while the top speed is rated at 140 mph.