MINI adds more four wheel drive models

MINI adds more four wheel drive models

The MINI Cooper Countryman and Paceman are now available with ALL4. MINI recently confirmed that it will be adding ALL4 four wheel drive versions of the MINI Cooper Countryman and MINI Cooper Paceman models from next month. Both cars will come with a six speed manual gearbox as standard and there is also an automatic version available as an option.

Both MINI models are powered by a 121 brake horsepower engine

Both the Countryman and the Paceman are powered by a 121 brake horsepower 1.6 litre petrol engine that is used in the two wheel drive Cooper versions of both models. The engine develops 160 Newton Metres of Torque in the manual versions, with 190 Newton Metres in the Automatics.

Both cars get around 70kg extra to their kerbweight due to the ALL4 four wheel drive system, they also use an electro magnetic centre differential to switch power between the front and back axles when required. There is a price however to pay if you would like to add the four wheel drive system to either model.

The two wheel drive versions of the Countryman and Paceman return arund 47.1 miles per gallon, or 39.2 miles per gallon for the automatic and emissions of around 140g and 168g respectively.

Though these figures drop for the ALL4 manual to 40.9 miles per gallon and 37.7 miles per gallon for the automatic and rise to 167g of CO2 emissions and 175g respectively.

The four wheel drive models feature top speeds that are 4 miles per hour slower than the two wheel versions, whilst manual 4×4 models are around a second slower from 0-62 miles per hour.

The prices for the four wheel drive MINI models have not been revealed as of yet

The prices for the MINI Cooper Countryman and the MINI Cooper Paceman models are going to be released closer to their official launch in July, though they are expected to be higher than the current £18,065 and £18,975 starting prices of the two wheel drive versions of models.