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The Mini Paceman is a subcompact, three door crossover SUV based on the crossover Mini Countryman, and built by Mini. The car was introduced as the Paceman concept at the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Production of the car was confirmed in August 2011,[1] with the production model unveiled in September 2012.[2]

Mini Paceman (R61)
2015 Mini Paceman Cooper D Automatic 2.0 Front.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerBMW (Mini marque)
Production2012–2016
Model years2013–2016
AssemblyGraz, Austria (Magna Steyr)
Body and chassis
ClassMini SUV
Body style3-door SUV
LayoutFront engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
RelatedMini Countryman
Powertrain
Engine1.6 L I4 (Cooper)

1.6 L Prince turbocharged I4 (Cooper S)
1.6 L BMW N47 diesel I4 (Cooper D)

2.0 L BMW N47 diesel I4 (Cooper D Automatic and Cooper SD models)
Transmission6-speed automatic
6-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,596 mm (102.2 in)
Length4,109 mm (161.8 in)
Cooper S: 4,115 mm (162.0 in)
Width1,786 mm (70.3 in) (excluding mirrors)
Height1,518 mm (59.8 in)
Kerb weight1,255 kg (2,767 lb) (DIN)
1,330 kg (2,930 lb) (EU)
Chronology
SuccessorMini Countryman
Mini Paceman

Like the Countryman, the Paceman is offered with a choice of two- or four-wheel drive (known as ALL4), and with 1.6 L petrol or diesel and 2.0 L diesel Inline-four engines in various states of tune.[2] In September 2016, BMW confirmed that production of the Paceman would finish by the end of 2016.

ModelsEdit

 
Rear
Mini Paceman John Cooper Works

The model derivatives follow 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 varies between markets.

The All4 all wheel drive option was available on variable models, again depending on the country.

ProductionEdit

Unlike most of the Mini range, the Paceman was manufactured not in England, but in Graz, Austria by Magna Steyr alongside the Countryman.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Jens Meiners (29 August 2011). "Production Mini Paceman Confirmed (That's the Three-Door Countryman)". Car & Driver. Hearst Corporation. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b Steven J Ewing (27 September 2012). "2013 Mini Paceman is a good answer to a question nobody asked". Autoblog.com. AOL. Retrieved 27 January 2013.