MINI reveals Paceman before Paris debut

The BMW-owned automaker MINI has revealed the three-door version of the Countryman. Known as the Paceman, the car is scheduled to make its public debut at the end of the month during this year’s Paris Motor Show, before going on sale in March next year in the United Kingdom for a base price of 18,970 pounds. For this money you’ll be getting the entry-level Cooper that has a 1.6-liter, 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with 119 hp and 118 lb-ft. There’s also the Cooper S with 181 hp and 177 lb-ft, enough for a 0-62 mph sprint time of 7.5 seconds.

Those who want the ALL4 (all-wheel drive system) will have to pay an additional 1,100 pounds.

A more frugal variant of the MINI Paceman would have to be the Cooper D version that provides 110 hp and 199 lb-ft, with prices beginning at 20,210 pounds. When equipped with the 6-speed manual gearbox, this version can return 64.2 mpg UK. We should also mention the Cooper SD with 141 hp and 225 lb-ft which in the two-wheel drive variant has a starting price of 23,070 pounds. MINI also plans on introducing later on the hotter JCW version of the Paceman.

It can provide a boot space of 330 liters, approximately 20 liters less than the aforementioned Countryman. If the rear seats are folded flat, the boot space is increased to 1080 liters. The roof of the Paceman is 40mm lower than the model it’s based on, standing at 1518mm. The good news is that the headroom has decreased by only 10mm.

Source: Autocar.co.uk

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