The MINI Paceman has received the John Cooper Works (JCW) treatment and is now being showcased at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The sportiest Paceman can be yours if you are willing to pay at least $36,200, including the additional $700 for the delivery and handling taxes. Sitting on 18-inch alloys, the Paceman JCW comes with an aero kit, a sports exhaust system with chrome pipes, different side sills and a two-tone paint scheme – all for setting the model apart from the stock model. The interior also receives the typical JCW stuff like different dashboard trim and steering wheel.
At the heart of the 2013 MINI Paceman John Cooper Works is a 4-cylinder, 1.6-liter turbocharged engine being able to produce 208 hp. As standard, this comes matched to a 6-speed manual gearbox but for more money it can be linked to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Power is sent to the company’s ALL4 all-wheel drive system.
Regardless of which gearbox you choose, the Paceman JCW hits 60 mph (96 km/h) in 6.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of 127 mph (204 km/h). It should be able to return an EPA-estimated 31 mpg highway / 25 mpg city / 27 mpg combined when equipped with the manual while with the automatic it can do 30 mpg highway / 23 mpg city / 26 mpg combined.