The Paceman name or design is not new to MINI fans as the British manufacturer now owned by Bmw revealed it in a concept form back in 2010. So, what is the new MINI Paceman? It is a three-door coupe version of the Countryman! So, the design is not new and as a result we will talk about what’s under the hood.
According to the official info, the MINI Paceman will offer a choice of two petrol engines and two diesel engines. The 1.6-liter petrol engines found on the MINI Cooper S Pacemand and the MINI Cooper Paceman are based on Bmw’s Valvetronic technology, capable to optimise both the engine’s responses and its efficiency.
The 1.6-liter engine found on the MINI Cooper S Paceman delivers 184 hp and a maximum torque of 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) and is capable to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h / 62 mph in 7.5 seconds (automatic: 7.8 seconds) on the way to a top speed of 217 km/h / 135 mph (212 km/h / 132 mph).
Fuel consumption in the EU test cycle stands at an impressive 6.1 (7.1) litres per 100 kilometres / 46.3 (39.8) mpg imp and CO2 emissions are just 143 (166) grams per kilometre. A detuned version of the 1.6-liter engine with 122 hp and 160 Newton metres (118 lb-ft) is also available and this engine can push the Paceman from naught to 100 km/h / 62 mph in 10.4 seconds (automatic: 11.5 seconds) and to a top speed of 192 km/h / 119 mph (184 km/h / 114 mph).
Average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is 6.0 (7.2) litres per 100 kilometres / 47.1 (39.2) mpg imp, while CO2 emissions come in at 140 (168) grams per kilometre. As we said, the MINI Paceman also offers two diesel engines driving the MINI Cooper SD Paceman and MINI Cooper D Paceman.
The 2.0-liter diesel engine found on the MINI Cooper SD Paceman delivers 143 hp and 305 Newton metres (225 lb-ft) of torque and can push the car from rest to 100 km/h / 62 mph in 9.2 seconds (automatic: 9.4 seconds) and hands it a top speed of 200 (197) km/h / 124 (122) mph.
Fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 4.6 (5.7) litres per 100 kilometres / 61.4 (49.6) mpg imp and CO2 emissions of 122 (150) grams per kilometre. The MINI Cooper D Paceman features a 1.6-liter diesel engine delivering 112 hp and 270 Newton metres (199 lb-ft) of torque. With these numbers, the Paceman accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h / 62 mph in 10.8 seconds (automatic: 11.2 seconds) on the way to a top speed of 187 (182) km/h / 116 (113) mph.
Fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 4.4 (5.6) litres per 100 kilometres / 64.2 (50.4) mpg imp and CO2 emissions of 115 (149) grams per kilometre. The engines can be mated to a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic. MINI also said that a John Cooper Works Paceman version is in the pipeline. This version is expected to carry the same engine found on the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman.