The MINI brand is once again combining the expansion of its model range with a foray into a new vehicle class. Indeed, the MINI Paceman is the first Sports Activity Coupé in the premium small and compact segment. Its powerful, dynamically stretched coupé lines and hallmark MINI go-kart feeling team up with the exclusive ambience of its variable-usage interior to make the MINI Paceman a pioneer in the urban environment. Sporting prowess and versatility also define the driving characteristics of the MINI Paceman. Four powerful engine variants will be available from launch, and the standard specification of the MINI Paceman will also include lowered sports suspension. This is the second model (after the MINI Countryman), moreover, to offer the option of channelling its engine power to the road through all four wheels.
The seventh model in the MINI family has a character all of its own, while displaying clear ties to the innovative and inimitable style of the British premium brand. Its innovative vehicle concept takes its cues from the needs of modern target groups, who appreciate its confident appearance as much as the infectious driving fun on offer at the wheel. With its two doors and large tailgate, plus two full-size individual rear seats, the MINI Paceman complements the elegant sportiness of its proportions with a new rendering of the familiar MINI interior. The slightly raised seating position in the front of the car provides the driver and front passenger with an excellent view over the road, while the rear passengers enjoy generous levels of space, outstanding lateral support and exceptional comfort in a lounge-style ambience. Folding down the rear seats expands the load capacity of the MINI Paceman from 330 to a maximum 1,080 litres.
The petrol engines available for the MINI Cooper Paceman and MINI Cooper S Paceman and the diesel units in the MINI Cooper D Paceman and MINI Cooper SD Paceman cover an output spread from 82 kW/112 hp to 135 kW/184 hp. All the powerplants link up as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, although a six-speed automatic is available as an option. The MINI ALL4 all-wheel-drive system is offered for the MINI Cooper S Paceman, MINI Cooper SD Paceman and MINI Cooper D Paceman. Plans are in place to add a MINI John Cooper Works Paceman variant to the range in due course.
A model-particular understanding of customary MINI outline standards additionally shapes the look of the inside. The broad utilization of even components champions the reason for wearing polish. For instance, the particular entryway circles have an amazingly shallow and unmistakably three-dimensional frame and reach out back past the B-columns into the back compartment. The circles outskirt the armrests and their incorporated entryway pull breaks. Added to which, without precedent for a MINI the side window controls are coordinated into the entryway trim. In the event that the discretionary lighting bundle is determined, the entryway ovals are washed in an air light.
Matt-got done with, ring-molded fringes in Carbon Black underscore the type of the Center Speedo and the two air vents situated close by it. Brightening inward rings in polished dark or discretionary chrome are coordinated as standard into the encompasses for the air vents and Center Speedo. Situated beneath the Center Speedo, the CD/DVD and cooling control board and flip switches are flanked in a differentiating shading. Here, the matt dark surfaces dovetail imploringly with the chrome plated controls.