MINI enthusiasts in the snow belt region rejoice because the company has confirmed that the Clubman All 4 (all-wheel-drive) will launch in spring 2016.
MINI enthusiast site, Motoringfile.com, reports that production of the Clubman All 4 will begin in March 2016 and deliveries will begin soon afterwards. The long rumored MINI Clubman JCW (John Cooper Works) will be unveiled later in 2016 and will feature a slightly revised all-wheel-drive system as standard. The MINI Clubman JCW All 4 will enter production in November 2016.
MINI has not released official power output of the Clubman JCW All 4, but the standard Cooper JCW hardtop produces 228 horsepower and 236 lb.ft. torque from a turbocharged 2.0 L four-cylinder engine. Transmission choices include a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.
The base 2016 MINI Clubman is powered by a turbocharged 1.5 L three-cylinder engine, which produces 134 horsepower and 162 lb.ft. torque. Transmission choices include a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. The more powerful Clubman S is powered by a 2.0 L four-cylinder engine, which produces 189 horsepower and 207 lb.ft. torque. Transmission choices include a six-speed manual or a new, eight-speed automatic.
So, if you are someone who prioritizes practicality at the same level as performance, then the 2016 MINI Clubman All 4 is the car you have long been waiting for.