Young apprentices create the MINI Paceman Adventure compact pickup

Article by Andrew Christian, on April 30, 2014

Although it sounds a little bit crazy, a group of young apprentices and their instructors created the MINI Paceman Adventure a.k.a. a MINI pick-up based on the Cooper S Paceman. The car was transformed from a coupe into a two seater with a pickup style cargo area. As you can see from the photos, the passenger compartment ends behind the front seats, while on the top there is a solid roof rack that accommodates a spare wheel.

Compared with the standard Paceman, the Paceman Adventure comes with an extended ground clearance and much higher front and rear clearance ramps. In addition, new lights were mounted on the front cross member of the roof rack, while a new set of special off-road tyres with wide and deep treads complete the looks.

The new MINI Paceman Adventure comes with the exclusive Jungle Green metallic paintwork, introduced for the first time on the 2015 MINI Paceman Facelift.

The vehicle you see in the photos is based on the 2015 MINI Cooper S Paceman ALL4, which means it is powered by a four-cylinder petrol engine with twin-scroll turbocharger, direct injection and fully variable valve control based on BMW’s Valvetronic Technology.

The 1.6-liter engine delivers 190 bhp (140 kW) at 5500 – 6500 rpm and a maximum torque of 240 Nm at 1600 – 5000 rpm (260 Nm at 1700 – 4500 rpm with overboost function).

The standard vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.6 seconds (automatic: 8.0 seconds), while top speed is electronically limited at 217 km/h or 134.8 mph (215 km/h or 133.5 mph). Fuel consumption of this model is 6.4 litres/100 km (7.1 liters), while CO2 emissions are 148 g/km (165 g/km).

Press Release

Creative visionaries: MINI Paceman Adventure

A creative collaboration between young apprentices and their instructors at the BMWs plant in Munich and Dingolfing has produced a completely unique vision for MINI. Choosing the MINI Cooper S Paceman as their base model, the students transformed the car into a two seater with a pickup style cargo area. The powerful turbocharged engine, all-wheel drive ALL4 , a modified suspension and numerous unique features available mean this versatile car is ready for just about anything. The name: MINI Paceman Adventure.

This latest creative vision for the MINI brand demonstrates the level of talent at work amongst the BMW Group’s young apprentices. The MINI Paceman Adventure combines the drive technology of the 135 kW/184 hp MINI Cooper S Paceman ALL4 with an innovative two-seater pick-up vehicle concept. The passenger compartment ends behind the front seats where the spacious cargo area for luggage, tools and equipment begins. In addition, a solid roof rack can accommodate a spare wheel.

The MINI Paceman Adventure would be suitable for driving on gravel roads, through muddy tracks or on desert trails. The pickup has the typically MINI short overhangs, a modified chassis with extended ground clearance and much higher front and rear clearance ramps. The snorkel-like roof level air intake means that MINI Paceman Adventure could tackle a challenging river crossing.

Additional lights mounted on the front cross member of the roof rack optimize visibility at night, while special off-road tyres with wide and deep treads guarantee the perfect traction. The MINI Paceman Adventure features exclusive Jungle Green metallic paintwork.

The MINI Paceman Adventure is a true one-off and there are no plans for series production.

The BMW Group
The BMW Group is the leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles in the world with its BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 28 production and assembly facilities in 13 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2013, the BMW Group sold approximately 1.963 million cars and 115,215 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for the financial year 2013 was € 7.91 billion on revenues amounting to approximately € 76.06 billion. As of 31 December 2013, the BMW Group had a workforce of 110,351 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.

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