New Mini Clubman All4Posted by: Lydia Siu onJanuary 22nd, 2016
I might be old fashioned, but there’s something about suicide doors that just speaks class and elegance. So when Mini put a set of double swinging doors on the back of their Clubman I thought it was a nice classy touch to a modern day car. Now in its second generation, the 2016 Mini Clubman has evolved into a very capable vehicle with its All4 all-wheel-drive system adopted from the Countryman and Paceman.
The 2016 Clubman All4 will share quite a bit of similarities to its front drive counterpart. Engine choices will be a 1.5L turbo three-cylinder that produces 134hp and 162 lb/ft of torque or a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder that produces 289hp and 207lb/ft of torque in the Cooper S configuration. Mini offers both a six-speed manual or an eight-speed auto which can be mated to either engine choice.
The All4 system will likely hinder fuel efficiency a bit. However, word from Mini is that the impact will be minimal. To ensure owners get the most fuel efficiency possible from the All4, the system delivers power primarily to the front axel and diverts power to the rear wheels only when needed.