MINI Reveals Production of Paceman: Debuts at Paris Motor Show
According to the latest reports, the new MINI Paceman will make its debut at the Paris Motor Show in September. Previewed by a similarly named concept, the production model is basically a Countryman coupe that features a sloping roofline and a unique tailgate. MINI recently revealed a bunch of photos of the upcoming 2-door Countryman, which it states is a “powerful and agile” vehicle.
The front part of the Paceman has received some minor tweaks, but it’s the rear end that has undergone significant changes in the Countryman. Even though the vehicle is heavily camouflaged; we can find a more raked rear end and bigger rear arches, which suggests a more coupe-like look for the car than the Countryman. The MINI Paceman is actually not meant for cheapskate consumers as it is a ‘Style’ option designed for the high-class buyers. It seems the consumers will have to spend a little more for the Paceman than the equivalent Countryman as it loses a chunk of sheet metal and a pair of doors.
Moving to its engine options, it will likely carry over powertrain specs from the Countryman and hence we can expect petrol choices that include a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 122 PS (90 kW / 120 hp) as well as a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that generates around 184 PS (135 kW / 181 hp) and 218 PS (160 kW / 215 hp).
More details will be available when it debuts at the Paris Motor Show in September. Stay tuned.