By adding its ALL4 all-wheel drive to the Cooper Countryman and Cooper Paceman models, MINI has expanded its range of ALL4-equipped models to 10.
Starting from July 2013, the MINI Cooper Countryman and the MINI Cooper Paceman now can benefit from the spontaneous power delivery and precise handling that the British automaker’s ALL4 system offers. The new models equipped with all-wheel drive will come with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, with a six-speed automatic available as an option. Based on an electromagnetic center differential that distributes drive force on twisty roads, the ALL4 is integrated directly in the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) unit, allowing it to drive torque quickly and precisely to where it can be most effective.
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Both the Countryman and Paceman ALL4 models will come equipped with the automaker’s 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine with 122 hp and 118 lb-ft of torque in the manual-equipped vehicles. The automatic-equipped models have 140 lb-ft of torque. This allows the Countryman ALL4 to accelerate to 62 mph in 11.9 seconds while the automatic does it in 11.7. As for the Paceman, it’s slightly quicker accelerating to 62 mph in 11.8 seconds and 11.6 in the automatic.
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