MINI’s debuts for this year’s edition of the event in the Big Apple will include the Clubman ALL4 and the John Cooper Works Convertible.
Following its online presentation two months ago, the Clubman ALL4 promises to combine the advantages of the all-wheel drive system with the “go-kart handling”, shifting power from the front to the rear axle in a quarter of a second.
In the US market, it will be offered with a choice of two gasoline engines, a 1.5-liter turbo 3-pot, with 134 HP, on the Cooper, and a 189 HP 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo, on the Cooper S. In Europe, MINI will offer the latter in the same configuration, but the former will be replaced by the Cooper SD diesel, with a 2.0-liter turbo delivering 187 HP.
The open-top MINI Convertible, in its range-topping version, gets the John Cooper Works accessories that include the aggressive body kit, re-tuned suspension, 17- or 18-inch rims and red brake calipers. Featuring the most powerful engine in the British brand’s portfolio, the drop-top enjoys 228 HP, 20 HP more than its predecessor, from a 2.0-liter turbo.
When it will arrive in dealerships across the States, this April, the MINI Convertible JCW will start from $35,600, plus destination and handling, while for the Clubman ALL4, prospective buyers will have to pay at least $26,750 and additional $3,550 for the Cooper S Clubman ALL4.