Mini Clubman ALL4 revealed

Mini Clubman ALL4 revealed

Postby Bharat » Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:24 am

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The market launch of the new MINI Clubman sees the latest model generation of the British brand embark on its advance into the premium compact segment. Additional momentum is now provided by the all-wheel drive system ALL4.


The alternative to the characteristic MINI front-wheel drive is offered in conjunction with two particularly powerful engines of the latest generation. The 3- and 4-cylinder engines with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology are characterized by spontaneous and spirited power delivery which can be used for even sportier acceleration in conjunction with all-wheel drive. The 134-hp Cooper Clubman ALL4 and the 189-hp Cooper S Clubman ALL4 come standard with a 6-speed manual transmission and optionally with an 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission.

The full range of optional equipment to increase driving fun, comfort and individuality is also available for the new MINI Clubman ALL4. In addition to modern driver assistance systems such as MINI Head-Up-Display, Driving Assistant, rear view camera and Parking Assistant, this also includes such features as LED headlamps, Comfort Access including non-contact opening of the split doors, electrically adjustable seats for driver and front passenger, a panorama glass roof, What is more, exclusive MINI Yours and John Cooper Works options are available as well as the navigation system Professional including MINI Touch Controller and the complete MINI Journey Mate in-car infotainment program.

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The car's distinctive appearance is also accounted for by the horizontal rear lights and a combination applied to a MINI for the first time to reduce aerodynamic drag: Air Curtains - air inlets in the outer areas of the front apron - together with the air outlets known as Air Breathers, which are positioned behind the front wheel arches.

In addition to the circular headlamps set in a chrome frame, the hexagon contour of the radiator grille and the strikingly curved powerdome on the bonnet, typical MINI design features also include the side turn indicator elements known as side scuttles and the black surrounds on the bottom edge of the body.

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The range of exterior paint finishes available for the MINI Clubman has been expanded at the launch of the all-wheel-drive models to include the new Digital Blue metallic. The roof and exterior mirror caps can be optionally finished in one of the contrasting colorcolors white, silver or black.

The central instrument typical of the brand is integrated particularly harmoniously in the dashboard. A red toggle switch located underneath the central instrument serves as the engine start/stop button. The centre console reaches up to the dashboard and provides space for a storage compartment and two cupholders as well as the switch for the standard electric parking brake and the standard MINI Controller. The standard trim of the new MINI Cooper S Clubman ALL4 also includes sports seats for driver and front passenger as well as black chequered dash surfaces.

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The power distributed as needed by the all-wheel drive system ALL4 between the front and rear axle is produced by highly powerful 4-cylinder engines of the latest generation with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology.

With a peak output of 189 hp, the 2.0-litre engine in the new MINI Cooper S Clubman ALL4 is the most powerful engine in the compact model's portfolio. Its technology package comprises turbocharging, gasoline direct injection with centrally placed injectors, fully variable valve control in the form of VALVETRONIC as patented by the BMW Group and variable camshaft control on the intake and exhaust side (double VANOS). It mobilises a maximum torque of 207 ft lbs at 1 250 rpm.

With the standard 6-speed manual transmission, the new MINI Cooper S Clubman ALL4 accelerates in 6.7 seconds from standing to 60 mph, while in conjunction with the optional 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission the standard sprint takes just 6.6 seconds. The top speed is 140 mph in each case.

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The advanced engine technology helps the 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine in the MINI Cooper Clubman ALL4 achieve superb acceleration, especially at speed, without sacrificing fuel economy. The power unit generated a peak output of 134 hp and puts its maximum torque of 162 ft lbs on the line at just 1250 rpm. The engine is combined as standard with the 6-speed manual transmission and is available for the first time with the 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission. This enables a run from standing to 60 mph in 9.2 seconds. Innovative transmissions for increased driving fun and efficiency.

The new MINI Clubman ALL4 comes as standard with the speed-related Servotronic steering support for the electromechanical power steering. Both all-wheel drive model variants come off the production line with alloy wheels. The Cooper Clubman ALL4 comes with 16-inch light alloy wheels, while the Cooper S Clubman ALL4 features 17-inch light alloy wheels. The range of special equipment features includes additional light alloy wheels sized 17 to 19 inches.

The Clubman ALL4 will go on sale in April at MINI dealers across the U.S. Customers looking to build or pre-order a new MINI Clubman ALL4 can use the configurator that will be available at MINIUSA.com in late January or visit their local MINI dealer. For full vehicle specifications, please see the detailed product news release here.

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