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MINI Cooper S Clubman All4… Bigger MINI With Driving Fun

Before it was a worldwide pop icon in the 1960s and later one of the most successful nameplate revivals in history for BMW, the original MINI was born of necessity in the wake of the 1956 Suez Canal Crisis and resulting fuel price surges.

With an innovative transverse mounted front wheel drive powertrain, which allowed for 80% of the vehicle footprint to be used for passengers and cargo, the MINI really pioneered what widely considered the second most influential vehicle since the Ford Model T.

BMW weighed in with their multiple versions of the classic, and next level build, the is a win, place and show winner. And as often happens with car models that become popular, the MINI has grown beyond its original size.

The Clubman All4, with its two-door tailgate harkening back to the early MINI delivery vehicles, is a 4 door with all wheel drive and a peppy 189-hp turbocharged four-cylinder and a sport-tuned suspension.

The fun to drive appeal of the MINI is akin to a street legal go-kart with all the latest safety and tech enhancements for a smart $30,750 price.