Mini managed to expand its range in the last ten years from the singular Hardtop model, launched in 2002 to a full range of other little thingies. The latest model we are talking about is the Paceman and one car enthusiast took it for a quick drive and offered us some information on how it behaves. It has a lot of common elements with the Countryman on which is based in terms of size and functionality. Actually from the A pillar forward, it is identical. Here were have to include the 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine capable of generating up to 121 horsepower and all the models until the John Cooper Works capable of generating 181 horsepower and 177 lb. ft. of torque.
To transfer the output to the wheels, the engineers have provided a 6-speed Steptronic automatic transmission, but on a hill the model was in fact struggling to keep the model in the right gear. When it comes to engagement, the steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters do not provide much. The solution to all these problems is a 6-speed manual gearbox or maybe a dual-clutch setup. Despite its size, the 2013 Mini Cooper S Paceman All4 it is quite heavy. In the Cooper S All4 spec, the model weighs 3.260 pounds and this weight is actually easy to notice when hustling it through turns. The suspension setup and the good steering feedback do their best to convince the driver he is handling a small car.
On the inside is not a lot different from the large Countryman even though the 2013 models have the addition of window toggle switches on the doors. The rear seats offer a lot of space. The price for the All4 was established to start at $29.200, excluding $700 destination, but like in the case of every Mini prices go crazy and you might end up buying a $45.000 one. The new model will go on sale in March.
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