Mini is capitalizing on its success with every model launch. A winning formula should only be duplicated in as many forms as possible. Undoubtedly the release of Minis first Sports Activity Coupe, the MINI Paceman, is another stepping stone in the entry level luxury subcompact arena. The Paceman utilizes four doors, based largely on the MINI Countryman SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle) featuring a similar front end design up to the B-pillars, including the front dashboard and seats. The real beauty begins behind the B-pillars as the coupe-like roof slopes down towards the rear. The slopped roof line dictates redesigned rear door frames to match the sporty roofline, as well as the shorter rear hatch door. The exterior style is transmitted to the interior as the rear  features split seats, reducing the number of passengers from 5 to 4 as compared to the Countryman.

A variety of 4 engine choices are available from the initial release date. An oil-burning MINI Cooper D Paceman featuring a 112 hp (82 kW) diesel engine, while the base gasoline (petrol) engine MINI Cooper Paceman produces 122 hp (90 kW). A higher performance diesel engine, the Cooper SD Paceman benefits from a bump in power to 143 hp (105 kW) and the Cooper S Paceman gasoline powered variant produces 184 hp ( 135 kW).  ALL4 AWD will be a voluntary option that customers an tick off on their order checklist.

Expect a John Cooper Works Paceman in the near future. Power will come via a turbocharged 4 cylinder engine with an output of 218hp (160kW) @ 6000 RPM and 192 lb-ft (260N-m) of torque @ a low 1750 RPM and standard ALL4 all wheel drive.

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