Mini Paceman – A beefy mini coupé

| |

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Mini arent content with the newly released Mini Coupé, either that or our american cousins are in need of a bigger version to squeeze themselves into! Mini UK announced today the Mini Paceman, a coupe version of the countryman, is is set to be released March 2013 form £18,970 OTR.

Here are the main points from the press release:

  • 4,109 mm in length (4,115mm for MINI Cooper S Paceman and Cooper SD Paceman)
  • Blacked-out pillars create a ‘floating’ roof concept
  • Roof available in either black, white or body colour
  • Horizontal arrangement of the rear lights, is a first for MINI
  • The Paceman is the only member of the brand’s line-up to be identified by a rear nameplate
  • Interior is specific to this model and is styled around a lounge concept
  • Boot capacity is 330 litres, with a maximum of 1,080 litres with the rear seats folded
  • Optional all-wheel drive transmission
  • Choice of four, four-cylinder engines
  • Six-speed manual gearbox as standard, or the optional six-speed automatic with Steptronic function for manual control
  • The petrol 1.6-litre 122bhp unit offers a 0-62mph time of 10.4 seconds, fuel economy of 47.1mpg with CO2 emissions of 140 g/km
  • MINI Cooper S Paceman uses the same engine, tuned to deliver 184bhp and 0-62mph in 7.5 seconds. Fuel economy is 46.3mpg and emissions are 143g/km
  • Diesel variant will be a 1.6-litre 112bhp turbocharged engine with a 0-62mph time of 10.8 seconds. It will provide owners with a frugal 64.2mpg fuel economy and 115g/km emissions
  •  MINI Cooper SD Paceman, which gets a 2.0-litre 143bhp engine. Its 0-62mph time is 9.2 seconds. Fuel economy is 61.4mpg with an emissions figure of 122g/km
  • MINI’s ALL4 system is available on the Cooper D, SD and Cooper S Paceman
  • John Cooper Works Paceman is in the pipeline
  •  Auto Start/Stop, Shift Point Display, Brake Energy Regeneration and on-demand operation of ancillary units are all standard features
  • Other standard equipment includes air conditioning, powered door mirrors and front sports seats
  • Options will include Xenon Adaptive Headlights, Park Distance Control, an electrically operated glass roof plus the MINI navigation system
  • Eight exterior paint shades are available including the new Brilliant Copper and Blazing Red. Starlight Blue also previously unseen and unique to the Paceman
  • On sale 16 March 2013 with prices starting at just £18,970 on the road

P90102361 highRes 1024x682 - Mini Paceman - A beefy mini coupé - Mini Paceman - A beefy mini coupé

P90102364 highRes 1024x682 - Mini Paceman - A beefy mini coupé - Mini Paceman - A beefy mini coupé


Sciroccoesque Kia Pro_Cee’d coming in 2013

Hyundai i30 three door – in case you want a blander pro_ceed