BMW's Mini brand has added 'All4' four wheel drive to its recently launched Clubman and claimed a couple of firsts – the brand's first all-wheel drive model in the C-segment and the first all-paw model to be built at Oxford – the Countryman 4x4s are done under contract by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria.
The all-wheel drive system, previously only offered on Countryman models, has been redeveloped to ensure sportier handling and improved versatility for the Clubman.
Launch versions are Cooper S and SD.
The two-litre, I4 petrol engine with twinpower turbo technology develops 192hp and is combined with a standard six-speed manual transmission or optional eight-speed steptronic automatic. It achieves fuel consumption of up to 40.9 mpg with the manual transmission (44.8mpg automatic) and has CO2 emissions of 159g/km (146g/km).
The SD has a 190hp diesel engine with 400Nm of torque and comes with the eight speed auto as standard. Fuel consumption on the combined cycle is 58.9mpg with CO2 emissions of 126g/km.
The so called 'excitement package' is standard, which features a projection of the brand logo on to the ground beneath the driver's side door mirror when the car is opened and closed, as well as extended interior lighting.
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Production has started with first deliveries scheduled for April.