Surprise Mini Clubman, now also all-wheel drive. After restyling tourer “compact” Premium is enriched system ALL4 all-wheel drive, the eighth variant of the wide range Mini. All-wheel drive will be available on petrol engines Cooper S, 4-cylinder 2000cc 192 hp with six-speed manual transmission (optional eight-speed Tiptronic transmission with paddles on the steering wheel), and Cooper SD diesel 4-cylinder diesel 2000cc 190 hp eight-speed Steptronic gearbox as standard.
The performance of both versions are very respectable 0-100 km / h in 7 seconds (6.9 seconds automatic), and a top speed of 225 km / h for the petrol engine and 0-100 km / h in 7 2 with a top speed of 222 km / h for diesel.
“In Clubman he debuted the new generation of four-wheel drive All4 – explain the designers -with electro-hydraulic adjustment, weight optimized and efficiency enhanced, made by applying the design principle with angular transmission and power-take-off on the front axle, with drive shaft for bipartite power transmission and multi-plate clutch hang-on in the rear differential; thanks to the interconnection of the control system All4 with the adjustment of the driving stability Dynamic Stability Control, allocating precision of the drive torque between front and rear wheels according to the driving situation; fast reaction to changes in driving style or characteristics of the road surface permits a sporty handling and excellent traction in all weather and road conditions. ”
The standard equipment includes, among other things, the function automatic start / stop function (in conjunction with the optional Mini Driving Modes and transmission Steptronic, there is the Green Mode with sailing in crowds and separation of the drive train), Dynamic Stability Control (optional sports suspension, Dynamic Damper Control), Electronic Differential Lock Control, Performance Control and 17-inch alloy wheels (optional 18:19 inches). For the rest remain unaffected equipment respective versions with front-wheel drive, while the price lists for our market are still being defined. (M.R.)