The Mini Paceman is a three-door subcompact crossover SUV sold and manufactured by BMW under the Mini brand. It is the three-door counterpart of the R60 Mini Countryman. It was introduced as the Paceman Concept at the 2011 North American International Auto Show. The production model debuted in September 2012.[2]

Mini Paceman (R61)
ManufacturerBMW (Mini)
Model years2013–2016
AssemblyAustria: Graz (Magna Steyr)
DesignerDirk Müller-Stolz[1]
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact crossover SUV
Body style3-door SUV
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive
RelatedMini Countryman
Transmission6-speed manual
6-speed automatic
Wheelbase2,596 mm (102.2 in)
Length4,109–4,115 mm (161.8–162.0 in)
Width1,786 mm (70.3 in)
Height1,518 mm (59.8 in)
Kerb weight1,255–1,330 kg (2,767–2,932 lb)

Like the Countryman, the Paceman was offered with a choice of two or four-wheel drive (known as ALL4), and with 1.6-litre petrol or diesel and 2.0-litre diesel inline four engines in various states of tune.[2] Unlike most of the Mini range, the Paceman was not manufactured in the UK but in Graz, Austria, by Magna Steyr, along with the Countryman.

BMW ended production of the Paceman in late 2016 as BMW executives felt it was positioned too close to the Countryman in Mini’s line-up.[3][4]

Models edit

Mini Paceman John Cooper Works

The model derivatives followed a similar pattern to the Mini Hatch, with a choice of Cooper/Cooper D, Cooper S/Cooper SD and John Cooper Works derivatives.

The Cooper Petrol 122 PS (90 kW; 120 bhp) and the Cooper D 112 PS (82 kW; 110 bhp), the Cooper S Petrol 184 PS (135 kW; 181 bhp), the John Cooper Works 221 PS (163 kW; 218 bhp) and the Cooper SD Diesel producing 143 PS (105 kW; 141 bhp). The availability of models varied between markets.

The All4 all-wheel drive option was available on variable models depending on the market.

References edit

  1. ^ "Patent Images". United States Patent and Trademark Office. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  2. ^ a b Steven J Ewing (27 September 2012). "2013 Mini Paceman is a good answer to a question nobody asked". AOL. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Mini Paceman production to finish by the end of 2016". Autocar. 16 September 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  4. ^ Gabriel Bridger (10 October 2016). "The MINI Paceman To End Production This Year". Retrieved 4 January 2021.