The new range of Mini Cooper Clubman will be installed with Mini's ALL4 all-wheel drive system when it is released later this year.
ALL4 was originally added to Mini's Countryman last year and have decided to expand the system's remit, with these new Clubmans being produced at Mini's Oxford plant.
The regular Clubman with front-wheel drive was remodelled and released in October 2015, and the new ones will be on sale in showrooms from April.
On the new system, Mini said: "The ALL4 all-wheel drive system has been specifically redeveloped to ensure sportier handling and improved versatility to further enhance the everyday practicality of the new Clubman."
This new range of Clubmans will be introduced with a developed version of Mini's TwinTurbo Technology petrol range – paired either with a manual or automatic gearbox – and a diesel automatic.
The Clubman S will have a top speed of 142mph, with the TwinTurbo petrol producing 192bhp. The automatic is the slightly more efficient choice, with 44.8mpg being returned against 40.9mpg for the manual.
The Clubman SD, the diesel offering in the new range, will have a lower top speed than the petrol, but will be more efficient, offering 58.9mpg.
Both the S and SD are available with satellite navigation and Mini's Excitement package as standard, which includes extra external lighting.
The Clubman S ALL4 starts from £24,305 and the SD ALL4 starts from £27,410.
After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.
January 22, 2016