|The MINI Paceman now comes with a sportier exterior, including several top-of-the-line versions; MINI SD Paceman, MINI Cooper S Paceman and John Cooper Works Paceman.|
MINI Paceman takes it up a notch from the MINI Countryman
Based on the MINI Countryman, the Paceman’s length from front to rear bumper is 4,109 mm (6mm more for the Cooper S Paceman and SD Paceman). The Paceman’s sporty design cues present a modern appeal with necessary horizontal lines and dynamic curved surfaces, yet retaining that unmistakable MINI identity. Prominent exterior motifs are; upright front grille with hexagonal radiator and broad chrome surround, long doors, blacked-out pillars that interpret a ‘floating’ roof, horizontal rear lights and a unique spoiler. Light alloy wheels in 16-inch and 17-inch sizes are standard, with 18-inch or 19-inch on the options list.
MINI Paceman: Interior arrangements
Inside the 4-seater MINI Paceman, the highlights include the signature instrument cluster and large round central speedo, an innovative rear seat styled like a lounge, the two front individual seats, integrated rear trim armrests, and MINI Center Rail storage and attachment system. As for boot space, normal capacity is 330 liters, but extendable up to 1,080 liters with the rear seats down. Black and high-gloss or chrome decorative rings are seen on the air vents and certain areas of the door panels.
The regular MINI Cooper Paceman has a 1.6l four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that’s mated to a 6-speed auto transmission or the optional 6-speed auto with Steptronic for manual drive. An optional all-wheel drive transmission is applicable as well. The diesel version houses a 1.6l/6-speed powertrain that is able to push up to 112 bhp and 0-100km/h in 10.8 seconds, whereas the petrol engine Paceman is capable of 122bhp and 10.4 secs in a 0 – 100 km/h sprint. The higher diesel class Cooper SD Paceman is instilled a 2.0l engine for a 143 bhp and goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.2s.
The top-of-the-line Pacemans; the Cooper S and John Cooper Works, bring the output levels even higher at 184 bhp and 218 bhp, which translate to a 0 – 100km/h dash of 7.5s and 6.9s respectively.
The state-of-the-art powertrain and suspension technology is married to MINI’s acclaimed MINIMALISM environmental systems, which are fitted as standard. They include Auto Start/Stop, Shift Point Display, Brake Energy Regeneration and on-demand operation of ancillary units, all of which help cut fuel use and reduce emissions.
Under the Paceman’s body shell, sophisticated chassis technology includes MacPherson spring struts and forged cross members at the front axle, a multi-link rear axle and electric power steering with Servotronic function.
Driver aids include Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) as standard across the range, with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) including Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC) on the MINI Cooper S Paceman, Cooper SD Paceman and Cooper D Paceman ALL4; other safety features are airbags, ISOFIX and tyre pressure monitoring system. In addition, Adaptive Headlights, Park Distance Control, an electrically operated glass roof and MINI Connected infotainment unit with MINI navigation system are all part of the premium features within the MINI Paceman.
MINI Paceman: Price and Availability
Eight exterior paint shades are available, including the newer colors like Brilliant Coppe, Blazing Red and Starlight Blue. The roof colors are valid in either black, white or body color. Starting price for the new MINI Paceman is £18,970 on the road.