Are MINI Coopers All-Wheel Drive?

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When you think of a MINI Cooper, you usually don’t associate it with vehicles that you would use to traverse the Minnetonka trails. However, there are some MINI Cooper models that have all-wheel drive (AWD) capabilities and can allow you to stay in control even when you veer off of the beaten path. Learn about what MINI Coopers are AWD with Motorwerks MINI, then visit our dealership to find a MINI Cooper AWD model that’s perfect for you. 

What MINI Coopers Are AWD? 

Are all MINI Coopers all-wheel drive? Unfortunately, not every MINI Cooper comes equipped with AWD, but there are a few models that do offer AWD capability. To see which model would be suited for your St Louis Park off-road cruises, here are the MINI Cooper models that have AWD options: 

  • MINI Cooper Countryman
  • MINI Cooper Clubman
  • MINI Cooper John Cooper Works

Benefits of a MINI Cooper With AWD

Now that you know what MINI Coopers are AWD, you might still be curious as to why you would buy a MINI Cooper with AWD. The benefits of a MINI Cooper AWD model are the same as that of any AWD vehicle: more traction and control. With a MINI Cooper AWD vehicle, you’ll have the ease of maneuvering due to its lightweight frame coupled with the stability and control of AWD mechanics. 

MINI Cooper ALL4 vs. Standard AWD

The MINI Coopers that are all-wheel drive are labeled with the “ALL4” stamp in their name. How does the MINI Cooper ALL4 system differ from regular AWD? The ALL4 system functions in the same way as a regular AWD system, but the ALL4 system uses a 50/50 split of the engine power and actively decides where and when to redirect the power on the vehicle. The ALL4 system is always on and can redirect up to 100% of the power to the front wheels if necessary. 

Feel how the MINI Cooper ALL4 system works for yourself when you take a test drive at Motorwerks MINI in Golden Valley. 

Find a MINI Cooper AWD Model at Motorwerks MINI

Contact us to explore our inventory and find an AWD MINI Cooper model that’s perfect for your Minneapolis commute. When you find a model that you love, apply for financing to get a head start on the buying process.

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