Mini extends all-wheel Cooper range to Paceman and Countryman
By Kyle Linsay
Monday, June 3, 2013 - 11:30
PRECISE: ALL4 system extends to ten models
Mini are extending their all-wheel model range to the Cooper Countryman and the Cooper Paceman from July.
The ALL4 all-wheel drive system, noted for its spontaneous power delivery and precise handling, will now be available in ten Mini models.
New models are also fitted with six-speed manual transmission as standard, while six-speed automatic transmission is available as an option.
The all-wheel drive system, with its enhanced traction and driving stability, helps drivers stay in control while driving on snow, sand or slippery surfaces.
It is based on an electromagnetic centre differential, distributing drive force at continuously variable levels between the front and rear axle.
Its electronic control system is integrated directly in the Dynamic Stability Control unit, enabling it to direct drive torque quickly and precisely to where it can be most effectively transformed into propulsion.
The Mini Cooper Countryman ALL4 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 11.9 seconds (automatic: 11.7 seconds), with a top speed of 184 km/h (182 km/h).
It 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.
The Mini Paceman takes 11.8 seconds (automatic: 11.6 seconds) to accelerate from standing to 100 km/h and attains a top speed of 185 (183) km/h.
Its fuel consumption and CO2 emission levels on the EU test cycle are the same as those of the Mini Cooper Countryman ALL4.