the All4 is the only mini i would consider owning, been looking at them for years but only now bought one, the countryman s all4
if you want max mpg, there are other brands that will return more mpg and cost less, if you want fun to drive and reasonable mpg, the mini is a great choice
i am beating the usa epa mileage estimates so far, 26-27city, 29 overall and 34-36 at 65-70 mph highway (official estimates are 25 city, 28 overall and 31 highway) and am more than happy with the mileage
also, bmw/mini have clarified the all4 system, it starts driving all four wheels with 50/50 front/rear split, gradually moving power to the front until it is front drive only at near 90 mph.
2012 CM S All4 (03/12) | Abs Black w/White Roof/Mirrors/18" White Wheels | Cold Pkg | Sport Pkg | Xenon w/ Black Housings| Manual | Sport Susp| Anth Headliner | Flat Load Floor | Bluetooth | 2 Part Center Rail | Milltek downpipe back exhaust