German carmaker Mini revealed the Paceman Concept last year at the Detroit Motor Show. Now, time has come for the specialists to give us the real thing, the production version of the Paceman. The model will go on sale everywhere in the world in the spring of 2013, but until then, we will have the opportunity to see it for the first time at the Paris Motor Show this month. The new Paceman was built as a coupe interpretation of the Countryman crossover.
It measures 4.109 mm in length and this means it is a bit shorter than the Countryman. The roof was lowered 31 mm and the model is 10 mm closer to the ground in comparison with the Countryman, but they have the same width. In terms of styling, as you can see in the pictures, the A-pillar is identical to the 5-door model, but the new one has longer front doors, a more rakish roofline, more powerful rear fenders and the rear is also new. It is easier to spot thanks to the redesigned set of tail lamps offered to provide a sportier appearance.
Inside, the seats have a definite layout and the boot space reaches 330 liters. If the seats are folded it can increase to 1.080 liters. For a sportier ride, the German specialists have lowered the chassis and re-tuned the suspension. In the case of the Countryman, they have not. Two petrol units and two diesel ones will be available. The Cooper Paceman is powered by a 1.6-liter engine capable of developing 119 horsepower. This output enables it to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 10.4 seconds. The fuel economy reaches 6.0-liters / 100 km and the CO2 emission level was established at 140 g/km. The Cooper S Paceman has the same petrol unit, but capable of generating 181 horsepower, which enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 7.5 seconds. It uses 6.1-liters / 100 km and it emits 143 g/km CO2.
In terms of diesel, the Cooper D Paceman has a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine capable of developing 110 horsepower. This output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 10.8 seconds. The returned fuel economy is 4.4-liter / 100 km and the CO2 emission level reaches 115 g/km. The last variant is the Mini Cooper Paceman powered by a 2.0-liter engine capable of producing 141 horsepower. This output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 9.2 seconds. The returned fuel economy is 4.6-liters / 100 km and the CO2 emission level is 122 g/km. To send all the power to the wheels, the engineers have offered a standard 6-speed manual gearbox and an optional 6-speed automatic transmission. The carmaker said the new Mini Paceman will go on sale in March 15th and the price will start at GBP 18.970. Unfortunately, there is no information on the US market yet.
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