Mini’s ALL4 drivetrain is now available on the Mini Clubman, a vehicle which was revised and now features an even longer stretched wheelbase. The ALL4 drivetrain utilizes an electrohydraulically-actuated hang-on clutch that’s controlled by the dynamic stability control – all you need to know is that the Clubman will function in front-wheel drive most of the time. When the electronic stability control senses the need for more traction the rear wheels receive power. While the ALL4 drivetrain is the big news for the Clubman, there’s plenty more to take note of. Here are the highlights:
- Base Clubman ALL4 features a 134 hp, 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine
- Clubman S ALL4 features an 189 hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
- Eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters or a six-speed manual transmission
- 6.7 second 0-60 time (manual transmission), 6.6 second 0-60 time (automatic transmission)
- 25 mpg city, 35 mpg highway
The Clubman ALL4 is what Mini calls a modern interpretation of the classic shooting brake (a European term for a station wagon). All of the options available on the regular, front-wheel drive Mini Clubman are available on the ALL4 version of the car. The Clubman ALL4 should appear in American showrooms by April.