The all new MINI Cooper S Paceman will be available in showrooms next spring. It will sell alongside the Mini Hatch, Clubman, Convertible, Countryman, Coupe and Roadster.
The Cooper S Paceman boasts a new sporty exterior design with lowered suspension for a dynamic ride. It is packed with MINI character but it is the unique exterior styling that immediately catches the eye. The prominent horizontal lines and dynamic curved surfaces give the promise of sporting performance, yet there is an elegant simplicity to the overall form of the car.
From launch, Paceman customers will have the choice of four powerful four-cylinder engines, two petrol and two diesels. All come with a six-speed manual gearbox, or the optional six-speed automatic with Steptronic function for manual control. The MINI Cooper Paceman petrol 1.6 litre is capable of 0-62mph in 10.4 seconds and returns approximately 47.1mpg. The Mini Cooper D Paceman uses a 1.6-litre 112bhp turbocharged engine with a 0-62mph time of 10.8 seconds. It will provide owners with a frugal 64.2mpg fuel economy and 115g/km emissions. The flagship diesel is the MINI Cooper SD Paceman, which gets a 2.0-litre 143bhp engine. Its 0-62mph time is 9.2 seconds. Fuel economy is 61.4mpg with an emissions figure of 122g/km.
The MINI Cooper S Paceman will go sale on 16 March 2013 with prices starting at just £18,970 on the road.
By Geraldine Ashton Green
Mon, 17 Sep 2012