The newly developed Mini Paceman is a compact crossover manufactured by the British automaker Mini. Initially, this 3-door car was introduced at the North American International Auto Show in 2011 as a concept car. After confirming the concept’s production, this car was revealed in later 2012. Equipped with efficient petrol engine complemented with its sporty and elegant appearance, this car gives everything you desire. Despite being a dedicated Mini, the manufacturers call it a Sports Activity Vehicle and have been targeted towards the customer base who are in need of an extra bit of flair and flamboyance in drive alongside a fair bit of practicality.
The new Mini Paceman is made available in two trim levels named as Mini Cooper S Paceman and Mini John Cooper Works Paceman. Both of the variants of this vehicle, are powered with a twin-scroll turbocharged powertrain which comes with electronic over boost function. For John Cooper Works Paceman variant, the equipped 1.6-litre engine produces maximum power output of about 218 hp at 6000 rpm, along with 280 Nm of peak torque in between 1900 to 5000 rpm. However, in case of Cooper S the maximum power comes at 190 hp in between 5500 to 6500 rpm, with 240 Nm of torque in between 1600 to 5000 rpm. Being a mini hatchback, the John Cooper Works is quite fast as it takes 6.9 seconds (7.7 seconds for Mini Paceman) to reach the check point of 0 to 100 kmph, while the top speed remains as 226 kmph. Furthermore, the fuel efficient engine embedded in John Cooper Works variant gives the fair mileage of 7.4 L/100km.
The latest Mini Paceman consists a three part shape which encloses its stylish body, roof part and the daylight opening produced by the powerful windows. The remarkable silhouette makes it to appear like a modern craftsmanship. Embedded with elongated doors, sloping roofline and latest metallic colors accompanied with extended shoulders creates a touch of elegance and athleticism. Coming to its rear profile, the new taillights with LED technology gives a occupants to look something amazing. This highly customizable, Mini Paceman comes fitted with light 12-inch alloy wheels enhancing its sporty character. Being a compact car, the Mini Paceman comprises precise dimensions for both of its variants measuring as 4114-4124mm x 1786mm x 1518-1527mm (L x W x H), and the standard wheelbase stands at 2596 mm.
Inside, the latest edition of Mini Paceman shows a perfect combination of elegance and cutting-edge technologies. Its well-finished seating arrangement is covered with premium quality upholstery, creating a classy touch for the passengers. The sporty steering wheel wrapped with leather brings a fine grip for the driver while driving. On dashboard, the centre infotainment screen truly steals the show with newly designed in a round frame introduces a new sense of classy design. Even though, the special anthracite speedometer and rev counter are expresses a sophisticated way to tell the driver about the speed and readings. Providing a comfortable and exciting ride, this Mini Paceman is employed with cozy seating arrangement for two.
Mini has not only worked on the design of this sporty car, but offers plentiful safety elements for its occupants. The employed number of sensors recognizes dangers before it arise, and act like a bodyguard for the passengers. Its latest safety technology includes new-generation 4-sensor ABS brakes employed with cornering braking control and EBD providing control and stability to the vehicle. Also, the appointed braking system is engineered perfectly to match the vehicle’s power without any juddering. Moreover, it has dynamic stability control which reacts instantly to prevent skidding, oversteering or understeering, fast airbags system increasing the safety factor and the rigid body which protects its passengers effectively.
Growing as a predominant car, Mini Paceman is truly a revolutionary product which shows its sporty and stylish appearance complementing its cutting-edge instrument and appealing interior inserts. However, its confined boot space might become a fallout for some customers.