Report: 2016 Mini Clubman Will Add ALL4 All-Wheel-Drive Model

Building on rumors that have circulated for a while, a report from the Mini superfans at Motoringfile predicts that the new 2016 Mini Clubman will soon be offered with Mini’s ALL4 all-wheel drive system.

This doesn’t come as too much of a surprise because the Clubman is based off parent company BMW’s new UKL platform, which also underpins all-wheel drive vehicles like the BMW X1 and the upcoming Mini Countryman SUV. The Clubman’s ALL4 system would be front-wheel-drive-biased, with the system deactivating in scenarios in which all-wheel drive is not necessary, resulting in better fuel economy.

2016 Mini Clubman Cooper S Rear Side View

The weight gain of adding the ALL4 system would be nominal according to the report, with an increase of just 134 pounds over the equivalent front-wheel-drive Clubman. The ALL4 Clubman will supposedly retail for right around $1,500 more than the front-wheel-drive model, and will enter production in March of next year.

The high-performance John Cooper Works version of the Clubman will apparently feature the same ALL4 system as well, with a power output rumored to top near 250 hp. According to the report, following its official debut, the JCW Clubman will enter production in November of next year.

We received a visit from the Mini team earlier this year, and got an in-depth look at the 2016 Clubman before its official debut. The new, larger Clubman is Mini’s attempt to move slightly upmarket, with a more upscale interior design.

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