Young apprentices create the MINI Paceman Adventure compact pickup

Article by Christian A., 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).

The concept of the MINI Paceman is truly cutting-edge and it has that highly expressive and unique body design. These echo the model’s qualities present in hallmark MINI design style. Its front section for example has been made more upright. The large headlamps and the curve of the hexagonal radiator grille help convey presence and solidity.

Defining the elongated silhouette meanwhile are the horizontal lines which reveal that sporty elegance. Through the powerfully modeled surfaces, this new model is able to showcase versatility and athletic flair. On the rear section, the high-opening tailgate means that the MINI Paceman also has that versatility while also having a high degree of functionality.

A first for the MINI are the rear lights being positioned in a horizontal manner thus highlighting the unique character. For certain versions, the MINI Paceman’s radiator grille comes with a specific grid structure and curve. Meanwhile, the new MINI John Cooper Works Paceman can easily be recognized through the horizontal radiator grill rib, which comes in red.

This is another clue as to the model’s extreme sporty flair. It is also evidenced by the John Cooper Works logo that has been placed on the honeycomb pattern. The MINI Cooper S Paceman’s radiator grille has a specific feature which is the red curved “S”. Its side has those long doors that bear the same style as that of coupé. Additional striking features on this area include the roof which has been positioned above the model seamlessly in a visual manner. This feature is available in a contrasting color, though as an option.

The flowing roofline that falls off as it reaches the rear combined with the narrow side window graphic result in a wedge-like stretched profile. A new option being offered under this new model is the exterior in Piano Black. This is composed of a high-gloss black finish allowing it to have a shimmering and dark high end appearance on selected surfaces. This is the same finish applied on the surrounds of the vehicle’s headlamps and rear lights rather than the standard chrome finish.

Same finish is done on the front wheel arches and the diagonal links in the middle of the A columns. It is even on the cross-rib in the vehicle’s radiator grill and the optional roof rails. The new features can also be seen under a wide array of exterior paint finishes. Examples include Midnight Grey metallic and Jungle Green metallic.

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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