With a true element of freedom our MINI friends in Italy introduce the MINI Clubman All4 Scrambler Concept, inspired by the BMW Motorrad R nineT Scrambler which is due to arrive in Australia by late 2016. For a brief history lesson, the Scrambler has its origins back in 1920’s England with point-to-point race routes where riders were tasked with riding from one location to another in the shortest possible time - there was no set track nor course, with the race taking these dare-devil riders across many terrain types. Dirt-bikes were non-existent, with converted road bikes the chariot of choice over any and all surface types.

Back to the current day the visual references between these modern four and two wheel scramblers can be seen with the Frozen Grey exterior with black detailing and trim. The MINI doors open to an interior trimmed in Nappa leather and Alcantara mirroring the BMW Motorrad R nineT Scrambler’s plush mount whilst up front we see additional headlights, harking back to the celebrated MINI heritage. The scrambler look would not be complete without the custom luggage roof-rack on top.

But there is one to look the part, you need act the part also and this MINI Concept adaptation of a road vehicle into one for off-road is present, featuring a raised suspension and all terrain tyres for improved performance down dirt tracks and bumpy roads. Including mud flaps and covers around the wheel arches, to protect it from any sort of debris, the rugged MINI Clubman Scrambler All4 Concept is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder engine producing 141kW and 280Nm, capable of seeing 0-100km/h in 6.9 seconds when fitted with the auto transmission.

The MINI Clubman ALL4 Scrambler Concept debuted at the Salone dell'Auto Turino, which runs until June 12.