The Mini all-wheel drive system ALL4 is now available for the Mini Cooper Countryman and the Mini Cooper Paceman from July 2013. This increases the number of all-wheel versions within the Mini model range to ten models. The new models are also fitted with 6-speed manual transmission as standard, with 6-speed automatic transmission available as an option.
With the enhanced traction, driving stability and ability the permanent all-wheel drive system helps the driver stay in control while driving on snow, sand or slippery surfaces, as well offering extra grip on twisty roads. ALL4 is based on an electromagnetic centre differential and distributes drive force at continuously variable levels between the front and rear axle. Its electronic control system is integrated directly in the DSC control unit (Dynamic Stability Control), enabling it to direct drive torque quickly and precisely to where it can be most effectively transformed into propulsion.
In the new models Mini Cooper Countryman ALL4 and Mini Cooper Paceman ALL4, the all-wheel drive system distributes the power of a 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine with an output of 90 kW/122 bhp and 160 Newton metres (190 Nm with automatic transmission). As a result, the Mini Cooper Countryman ALL4 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 11.9 seconds (automatic: 11.7 seconds). The top speed is 184 km/h (182 km/h). The Mini Countryman ALL4 has an average fuel consumption of 6.9 litres per 100 kilometres (automatic: 7.5 litres) on the EU test cycle and CO2 emissions of 167 (175) grams per kilometre.