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revised MINI Paceman debuts

2015 MINI Paceman

Earlier this week MINI debuted the revised MINI Countryman for 2015.  Now the 2015 MINI Paceman gets similar updates.  A quick list of the new features includes:

  • Cooper S: curved “S” in red in grille
  • New colors: Jungle Green Metallic and Midnight Grey metallic
  • Piano Black Exterior package
  • Optional LED fog lights, parking, and daytime driving lights
  • anthracite-colored dials

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

Fresh stimuli for the first Sports Activity Coupé in the premium compact segment; the new MINI Paceman (combined fuel consumption: 7.1 – 4.2 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions:
165 – 111 g/km) underscores its exceptional standing as a sporty, elegant individualist with fresh design details, increased driving performance figures, further optimised efficiency, innovative equipment features and refined premium characteristics in the interior; pioneering automobile concept of a compact 3-door model with coupé-like lines, unique combination of driving fun and functionality and the optional all-wheel drive system ALL4 now gains additional appeal; increased engine output in the new MINI Cooper S Paceman consolidates driving fun leadership within the segment driving fun; market launch in July 2014 also includes the launch of the new edition of the extreme athlete MINI John Cooper Works Paceman.

Extravagant and powerfully expressive body design with horizontal lines, dynamic proportions and powerfully modelled surfaces in hallmark MINI design style; clearly signals driving fun with characteristic go-kart feeling and extended versatility due to all-wheel drive system ALL4; front section with powerful presence including hexagonal radiator grill contour; long doors with frameless windows in coupé style; high-opening tailgate; roof sits virtually seamlessly on top of the car, optionally available in contrasting colour; elongated silhouette resulting from the flowing roof line and the tapering side window graphic, now additionally emphasised with the new option Piano Black Exterior; new standard and optionally available light alloy wheels with reduced weight and optimised aerodynamic properties; other optional features: tyres with reduced rolling resistance; new exterior paint finishes Jungle Green metallic and Midnight Grey metallic.

Greater accentuation of sporty flair and premium characteristics in the interior of the new MINI Paceman; road speed and engine speed display now with dark dials in the style of the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman; interior in lounge-type design with four single seats and optimised acoustic comfort; newly designed chrome applications for the ventilation controls; MINI Center Rail storage system as standard; sports seats for driver and front passenger as standard; rear backrests individually foldable; as a result, luggage compartment volume can be expanded from 330 to up to 1 080 litres.

New MINI Paceman offering further increased driving fun and optimised efficiency; selection of two petrol and two diesel engines each with four cylinders; range also includes: top athlete MINI John Cooper Works Paceman with 160 kW/218 bhp 4-cylinder turbo engine; all model variants now with emission rating according to the EU6 emission standard and extended MINIMALISM technology including optimised aerodynamic properties to reduce fuel consumption and emission levels; output increased by 5 kW to 140 kW/190 bhp in the MINI Cooper S Paceman; 6-speed manual transmission as standard, 6-speed automatic transmission as an option: all-wheel drive system ALL4 as standard in the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman and optional for all other models.

Unique go-kart feeling thanks to high-quality suspension technology with McPherson spring struts and forged wishbones on the front axle, multilink rear axle and electromechanical power steering including Servotronic; sports chassis as standard for all model variants; Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) as standard, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) including Electronic Differential Lock Control standard or optional, depending on model variant.

Integrated safety concept with crash-optimised body structure; extensive standard safety features now also include tyre pressure control on each wheel and daytime driving lights; occupant protection at the same level as the MINI Countryman, which scored the top 5-star rating on the Euro NCAP crash test.

Driving fun and comfort at premium level with extensive standard trim and a wide range of customisation options; high-end selection of optional extras, including new LED fog lamps with daytime driving lights and parking lights in LED technology as well as xenon headlamps and adaptive turning light, comfort access, glass push/tilt roof, automatic air conditioning, removable tow hitch with a trailer load of up to 1 200 kilograms, MINI navigation system, Sport Button, sports leather steering wheel with shift paddles for automatic transmission, multifunction steering wheel with cruise control Harman Kardon hi-fi speaker system; model-specific John Cooper Works accessories also available.

The most progressive networking technology within the competitive field for unique in-car infotainment; MINI Connected offers extensive smartphone integration in the vehicle and unique functional diversity with ongoing expansion based on apps; current program includes functions exclusive to MINI such as Mission Control, Dynamic Music, Driving Excitement and MINIMALISM Analyser, the use of Facebook, Twitter, foursquare and Glympse, RSS news feed reception and entertainment programs such as AUPEO!, Stitcher, Deezer, Audible, Napster/Rhapsody and TuneIn.

Model variants:
MINI John Cooper Works Paceman: 4-cylinderpetrol engine with twin-scroll turbocharger, direct injection and fully variable valve control, valve control based on BMW Group VALVETRONIC Technology,
capacity: 1 598 cc, output: 160 kW/218 bhp at 6 000 rpm, max. torque: 280 Nm at 1 900 – 5 000 rpm
(300 Nm at 2 100 – 4 500 rpm with overboost),
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 6.8 seconds (automatic: 6.8 seconds),
top speed: 229 km/h (226 km/h),
average fuel consumption according to EU: 7.1 litres/100 kilometres (7.5 litres),
CO2emissions: 165 g/km (175 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper S Paceman: 4-cylinderpetrol engine with twin-scroll turbocharger, direct injection and fully variable valve control, valve control based on BMW Group VALVETRONIC Technology,
capacity: 1 598 cc, output: 140 kW/190 bhp at 5 500 – 6 500 rpm, max. torque: 240 Nm at 1 600 – 5 000 rpm
(260 Nm at 1 700 – 4 500 rpm with overboost),
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 7.4 seconds (automatic: 7.7 seconds),
top speed: 220 km/h (216 km/h),
average fuel consumption according to EU: 6.0 litres/100 kilometres (6.8 litres),
CO2emissions: 139 g/km (157 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper S Paceman ALL4: 4-cylinderpetrol engine with twin-scroll turbocharger, direct injection and fully variable valve control, valve control based on BMW Group VALVETRONIC Technology,
capacity: 1 598 cc, output: 140 kW/190 bhp at 5 500 – 6 500 rpm, max. torque: 240 Nm at 1 600 – 5 000 rpm
(260 Nm at 1 700 – 4 500 rpm with overboost),
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 7.6 seconds (automatic: 8.0 seconds),
top speed: 217 km/h (215 km/h),
average fuel consumption according to EU: 6.4 litres/100 kilometres (7.1 litres),
CO2emissions: 148 g/km (165 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper Paceman: 4-cylinder petrol engine with fully variable valve control based on BMW Group VALVETRONIC Technology,
capacity: 1 598 cc, output: 90 kW/122 bhp at 6 000 rpm,
max. torque: 160 Nm at 4 250 rpm,
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 10.3 seconds (automatic: 11.5 seconds),
top speed: 193 km/h (186 km/h),
average fuel consumption according to EU: 5.9 litres/100 kilometres (6.9 litres),
CO2emissions: 137 g/km (159 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper Paceman ALL4: 4-cylinder petrol engine with fully variable valve control based on BMW Group VALVETRONIC Technology (in the MINI Cooper Paceman ALL4 with automatic transmission also: twin-scroll turbocharger, direct injection),
capacity: 1 598 cc, output: 90 kW/122 bhp at 6 000 rpm,
max. torque: 160 Nm (MINI Cooper Paceman ALL4 with automatic transmission: 190 Nm at 4 250 rpm),
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 11.4 seconds (automatic: 11.6 seconds),
top speed: 188 km/h (186 km/h),
average fuel consumption according to EU: 6.7 litres/100 kilometres (7.0 litres),
CO2emissions: 156 g/km (164 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper SD Paceman: 4-cylinder turbodiesel with
aluminium crankcase, common rail injection and
variable turbine geometry,
capacity: 1 995 cc, output: 105 kW/143 bhp at 4 000 rpm,
max. torque: 305 Nm at 1 750 – 2 700 rpm,
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 9.1 seconds (automatic: 9.3 seconds),
top speed: 202 km/h (199 km/h),
average fuel consumption according to EU: 4.5 litres/100 kilometres (5.7 litres),
CO2emissions: 119 g/km (149 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper SD Paceman ALL4: 4-cylinder turbodiesel with
aluminium crankcase, common rail injection and
variable turbine geometry,
capacity: 1 995 cc, output: 105 kW/143 bhp at 4 000 rpm,
max. torque: 305 Nm at 1 750 – 2 700 rpm,
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 9.2 seconds (automatic: 9.3 seconds),
top speed: 199 km/h (197 km/h),
average fuel consumption according to EU: 4.8 litres/100 kilometres (5.9 litres),
CO2emissions: 126 g/km (156 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper D Paceman: 4-cylinder turbodiesel with
aluminium crankcase, common rail injection and
variable turbine geometry,
capacity: 1 598 cc (MINI Cooper D Paceman with automatic transmission: 1 995 cc), output: 82 kW/112 bhp at 4 000 rpm,
max. torque: 270 Nm at 1 750 – 2 250 rpm,
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 10.8 seconds (automatic: 11.2 seconds),
top speed: 188 km/h (183 km/h),
average fuel consumption according to EU: 4.2 litres/100 kilometres (5.6 litres),
CO2emissions: 111 g/km (148 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper D Paceman ALL4: 4-cylinder turbodiesel with
aluminium crankcase, common rail injection and
variable turbine geometry,
capacity: 1 598 cc (MINI Cooper D Paceman ALL4 with automatic transmission: 1 995 cc),
output: 82 kW/112 bhp at 4 000 rpm,
max. torque: 270 Nm at 1 750 – 2 250 rpm,
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 11.5 seconds (automatic: 11.8 seconds),
top speed: 183 km/h (178 km/h),
average fuel consumption according to EU: 4.7 litres/100 kilometres (5.9 litres),
CO2emissions: 123 g/km (155 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

Exterior dimensions:
Length: 4 109 millimetres (MINI Cooper S Paceman, MINI Cooper SD Paceman: 4 114 millimetres, MINI John Cooper Works Paceman: 4 124 millimetres)
Width: 1 786 millimetres
Height: 1 518 millimetres
Wheelbase: 2 596 millimetres

[Source: Press Kit: The new MINI Paceman.]

Read the additional Press Kit: MINI at Auto China Beijing 2014.


ALL4 coming to Cooper Countryman and Cooper Paceman

MINI Cooper Countryman ALL4

MINI is bringing its all-wheel-drive option to the Cooper versions of the Countryman and Paceman.  Will they have enough power?

From BMW Group PressClub Global:

Munich. The spontaneous power delivery and precise handling of the MINI  all-wheel drive system ALL4 is now available in two more models: ALL4 will be available for the MINI Cooper Countryman and the MINI Cooper Paceman from July 2013. This increases the number of all-wheel versions within the MINI model range to ten models. The new models are also fitted with 6-speed manual transmission as standard, with 6-speed automatic transmission available as an option.

With the enhanced traction, driving stability and ability the permanent all-wheel drive system helps the driver stay in control while driving on snow, sand or slippery surfaces, as well offering extra grip on twisty roads.  ALL4 is based on an electromagnetic centre differential and distributes drive force at continuously variable levels between the front and rear axle. Its electronic control system is integrated directly in the DSC control unit (Dynamic Stability Control), enabling it to direct drive torque quickly and precisely to where it can be most effectively transformed into propulsion.

In the new models MINI Cooper Countryman ALL4 and MINI Cooper Paceman ALL4, the all-wheel drive system distributes the power of a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine with an output of 90 kW/122 bhp between the front and rear wheels. Spontaneous forward thrust is guaranteed by the engine’s maximum torque of 160 Newton metres (190 Nm with automatic transmission), at an engine speed of 4,250 rpm.

As a result, the MINI Cooper Countryman ALL4 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 11.9 seconds (automatic: 11.7 seconds). The top speed is 184 km/h (182 km/h). Due to the high level of efficiency of both engine and drivetrain as well as extensive MINIMALISM technology, the boost in driving fun goes hand in hand with low levels of fuel consumption and emissions. The MINI Countryman ALL4 has an average fuel consumption of 6.9 litres per 100 kilometres (automatic: 7.5 litres) on the EU test cycle and CO2 emissions of 167 (175) grams per kilometre.

The relation between driving fun and fuel consumption is equally impressive in the MINI Cooper Paceman ALL4. This model takes 11.8 seconds (automatic: 11.6 seconds) to accelerate from standing to 100 km/h and attains a top speed of 185 (183) km/h. Its fuel consumption and CO2 emission levels on the EU test cycle are the same as those of the MINI Cooper Countryman ALL4.

With this extension of the model range there will be four versions of each of the MINI Countryman and MINI Paceman with optional ALL4 in future. The previously available portfolio comprises the models MINI Cooper S Countryman ALL4 and MINI Cooper S Paceman ALL4 (135 kW/184 bhp), the MINI Cooper SD Countryman ALL4 and the MINI Cooper SD Paceman ALL4 (105 kW/143 bhp), along with the MINI Cooper D Countryman ALL4 and the MINI Cooper D Paceman ALL4 (82 kW/112 bhp). The top sports models MINI John Cooper Works Countryman and MINI John Cooper Works Paceman transmit their outstanding engine output of 160 kW/218 bhp to all wheels as standard.

MINI has conquered new terrain since the market launch of the MINI Countryman and has welcomed a new group of customers into the MINI  family.

Read the press release (with more photos) ALL4 times ten for maximum driving fun: MINI extends its range of all-wheel models to include the MINI Cooper Countryman and the MINI Cooper Paceman.


fourth MINI Paceman print ad

RAISE YOUR AESTHETIC. MINI Paceman print ad (2 page)

Last month we featured the firstsecond, and third MINI Paceman print ad.  Today we have a fourth one.  This ad features a MINI Cooper Paceman in Brilliant Copper with a Black roof.

RAISE YOUR AESTHETIC.
LOWER YOUR LAP TIME.

INTRODUCING MINI PACEMAN.
A sophisticated new design with the driving excitement to back it up. Because having arrived is no reason to stop enjoying the ride. Design your own at MINIUSA.COM/PACEMAN

This two-page print ad can be found in the following magazines:

  • Automobile. May 2013. (pages 6 & 7)
  • Car and Driver. May 2013. (inside front cover & page 1)
  • Motor Trend. May 2013. (inside front cover & page 1)
  • Road & Track. May 2013. (pages 18 & 19)

third MINI Paceman print ad

UNSTILL LIFE. MINI Paceman ad (2 page)

So far this week we featured the first MINI Paceman print ad and the second MINI Paceman print ad.  Today we have a third one.  This ad features a MINI Cooper S Paceman ALL4 in Starlight Blue with a White roof.

LIKE A WELL-DESIGNED PIECE OF FURNITURE.
BUT WAY FASTER.

INTRODUCING MINI PACEMAN.
Combining available all-wheel drive with go-kart handling and a sophisticated take on iconic MINI design, the MINI Paceman belongs on the road. Design your own at MINIUSA.COM/PACEMAN

This two-page print ad can be found in the April 2013 issue of Architectural Digest on pages 2 and 3.


second MINI Paceman print ad

UNSTILL LIFE. MINI Paceman ad (2 page)

Yesterday we featured the first MINI Paceman print ad.  Today we have a second one.  This ad features a MINI Cooper S Paceman ALL4 in Starlight Blue with a White roof.

UNSTILL LIFE.

INTRODUCING MINI PACEMAN.
Combining available all-wheel drive with go-kart handling and a sophisticated take on iconic MINI design, the MINI Paceman belongs on the road. Design your own at MINIUSA.COM/PACEMAN

This two-page print ad can be found in the April 2013 issue of WIRED on pages 48 and 49.


first MINI Paceman print ad

GOES WITH BLACK. ad (2 page)

More than a week after the launch of the MINI Paceman on March 16th, we have the first MINI Paceman print ad.  The ad features a MINI Cooper Paceman in Brilliant Copper with a Black roof.
GOES WITH BLACK. ad (2 page)

GOES WITH BLACK.

INTRODUCING MINI PACEMAN.
With go-kart handling and a sophisticated take on iconic MINI design, the MINI Paceman is the perfect companion after dark or at any other time.  Design your own at MINIUSA.COM/PACEMAN

There are two versions of the ad, a one-page version and a two-page version.

The one-page print ad can be found in the March 25, 2013 issue of The New Yorker on page 41.

The two page version can be found in at least two magazines:

  • Esquire. April 2013. (pages 18 & 19)
  • GQ. April 2013. (pages 82 & 83)

MINI Paceman reviews (updated)

2013 MINI Paceman

Now that the MINI Paceman launched on March 16, 2013, we bring you the most comprehensive list of the major automotive magazine and website reviews of the new MINI Paceman.  Browse the list and read the reviews from the sources you trust most.

Auto Express – MINI Paceman [August 1, 2012]

Auto Express – MINI Cooper S Paceman [November 9, 2012]

Auto Express – MINI JCW Paceman review [March 7, 2013]

Auto Express – MINI Cooper SD Paceman [March 22, 2013]

Autoblog – 2014 Mini Cooper S Paceman [w/video] [November 12, 2012]

Autoblog – 2013 Mini Cooper S Paceman All4 Quick Spin [February 14, 2013]

Autocar – Mini Paceman John Cooper Works first drive review [February 26, 2013]

AutoGuide.com – 2013 MINI Paceman Review – Video: The MINI evolved [February 8, 2013]

Automobile – First Drive: 2013 Mini Cooper S Paceman [November 12, 2012]

AutoTrader.com – 2013 MINI Paceman: First Drive Review [March 2013]

Autoweek – 2013 Mini Paceman Keeps The Pace [November 9, 2012]

BBC Top Gear – First drive: Mini Paceman JCW [February 27, 2013]

Car and Driver – 2013 Mini Paceman Prototype Drive [September 2012]

CarAdvice – Mini Paceman Review [November 14, 2012]

CarAdvice – Mini Paceman Review [March 6, 2013]

evo – 2013 Mini Paceman John Cooper Works review and pictures [February 2013]

Kelley Blue Book – 2013 MINI Cooper Paceman [March 2013]

Motor Trend – 2014 Mini Cooper S Paceman All4 Prototype First Drive [August 7, 2012]

MotorAuthority – 2013 MINI Cooper S Paceman ALL4 First Drive Video [February 13, 2013]

MSN Autos – 2013 MINI Cooper Paceman: First drive review [March 2013]

New York Daily News – New Mini Cooper Paceman handles like a go-kart [November 14, 2012]

Popular Mechanics – 2013 Mini Cooper Paceman Test Drive [February 11, 2013]

The Telegraph – Mini Paceman review [November 9, 2012]

What Car? – 2013 Mini Paceman review [November 9, 2012]

What Car? – MINI Paceman Coupe Review [March 2013]

Winding Road – Keeping Pace With the World [May 2013 issue]


online MINI Countryman and MINI Paceman brochure

MINI COUNTRYMAN. MINI PACEMAN. brochure (cover) MINI COUNTRYMAN. MINI PACEMAN. brochure (page 31)

MINI UK just released an online brochure for the MINI Countryman and MINI Paceman.  The big and detailed brochure contains 102 pages of colorful photos and  graphics, interior and exterior colors and options, and model specifications.  The brochure also includes the John Cooper Works models as well as JCW tuning and MINI accessories.

UK Part Number: 92.00.0.002.958 MARCH 2013

Download the MINI COUNTRYMAN. MINI PACEMAN. brochure (UK).


marketing campaign begins for MINI Paceman

UNSTILL LIFE. RAISE YOUR AESTHETIC. LOWER YOUR LAP TIME.

Munich. The cross-media “Design with Bite” launch campaign for the new MINI Paceman is now underway with three online videos that provide an initial foretaste of the print, TV and web elements to follow. MINI embodies the extraordinary – representing fun and adventure like no other brand. Today marked the official start for the seventh model in the MINI model line-up: The latest TV spots can now be viewed online, before airing on television worldwide in February. The MINI Paceman is making its film debut as the world’s first Sports Activity Coupé in the premium compact segment – a new vehicle segment for MINI. The TV spots, which were filmed against the urban backdrop of New York, combine thrilling driving scenes with the MINI typical sense of humour. The videos can be viewed online at http://youtu.be/urS_qrnz7rEhttp://youtu.be/KmhFaRKYhxwhttp://youtu.be/1SBhRfzKyRI, on the MINI Brand Channel www.youtube.com/MINI and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MINI. More elements of the campaign can be found at www.mini.com/paceman. A separate social media special will follow in late February 2013.




TV and print

The 30-second TV spot entitled “Street Attitude” presents the MINI Paceman in its urban environment. Viewers follow a young MINI Paceman driver on his night-time drive home through New York City. He comes out of a record shop and gets into his MINI Paceman – then, after a brief stop at an Asian snack bar, he takes an elegant but sporty drive through the streets and alleyways of the bustling city, passing by galleries, trendy bars and architectural highlights. The viewer only realises where the drive is heading when the garage door slowly opens to reveal the inside of the driver’s loft. Why not make the MINI Paceman part of the apartment design? There are three versions of the spot with different endings. The accompanying ads and posters are also designed to create a desire for a night-time drive in the MINI Paceman to less conventional destinations like underground clubs and design stores. Urban images and innovative slogans round out the print campaign, which will be launched worldwide from February on.

THE BEST STATEMENTS ARE UNSPOKEN. DESIGN MOVEMENT.
BELONGS ON THE STREETS, NOT ON A PEDESTAL. TAKE A DETOUR BY DESIGN.

Social media

The MINI Paceman’s social media fans can also look forward to a new campaign in late February 2013. The social media campaign “Discover your inner Paceman” will use film to familiarise users with the MINI Paceman in a fun way. In an “Urban Personal Test Drive” past familiar hotspots and hidden highlights, intuition is the main guide through an interactive online world with the MINI Paceman. Users play an active role in shaping the course of their own adventure story. The use of HTML 5 technology, which supports completely new functionality, such as video and audio, and the integration of various social media platforms and apps, enables innovative control mechanisms, which open up totally new possibilities for interaction between users – in keeping with the community idea.

Web special

The MINI Paceman now also has its own “web special” on national MINI websites: A personal 3D image or Magic Eye can be generated by clicking on one of several distinctive MINI Paceman features, such as the rear headlights, wheel-case or roof-line, and choosing an exterior colour. However, the image remains hidden in an individual pattern that only reveals the silhouette of the MINI Paceman if the viewer concentrates on the pattern long enough. These self-created 3D images can also be shared with friends via various social media channels, to make others curious about the unique design elements of the MINI Paceman. Magic Eye is now available at www.MINI.com/paceman.

The MINI Paceman

With its hallmark MINI go-kart feeling and exclusive interior ambience, the MINI Paceman remains true to the distinctive character and innovative, inimitable style of the British premium brand. With its powerful, dynamically-stretched coupé lines, two doors, large tailgate and two full-size individual rear seats, this seventh model in the MINI family complements the elegant sportiness of its proportions with a new rendering of the signature MINI interior.

For further information:

www.youtube.com/MINI
www.facebook.com/MINI
www.MINIspace.com
www.pinterest.com/OfficialMINI
www.MINI.com/paceman