The entire world took notice when Mini, the popular BMW Group owned British car maker, unveiled their first Sports Activity Coupe, the Mini Paceman, at the Paris Motor Show last year. The Paceman is now close to entering the car market and will be launched on 16th this month.
The Mini Paceman will join the Roadster, the Coupe, the Clubvan and the Countryman in the car maker’s line up and will cater to the niche segment of the car market. The Paceman will be sold in seven variants and the buyers will be able to order it with either of the two petrol engines or one of the two diesel motors.
The entry level Cooper Paceman is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre, four-pot petrol motor that has a max power output of 119bhp and a peak torque figure of 16.3kgm. The sportier Cooper S Paceman gets a more powerful petrol motor that has 181bhp of max power and 24.5kgm of peak torque figure. The Paceman Cooper S has a claimed 0-100kph timing of 7.5sec. This engine gets the four-wheel-drive ‘ALL4’ option.
The Cooper Paceman also gets two diesel engines. The entry level front-wheel-drive Cooper D variant has 110bhp-27.5kgm on tap and the motor comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The Cooper SD gets 141bhp-31.1kgm and is available in both 2WD and AWD variants.
It is said that the Paceman has a sportier drive than the Countryman and on the same time, is roomier than the Coupe. The car is based on the same platform that underpins the Countryman and shares the wheelbase and track.
Expect us to publish more once full details are revealed on 16th. Stay tuned.