2014 Mini Paceman revealed in the wake of the 2014 Mini Countryman.
Mini has pulled back the curtain on the 2014 Paceman at the Beijing motor show. The new Paceman is essentially a prettier two-door coupé version of the 2014 Mini Countryman, which was recently unveiled at the New York auto show.
The 2014 Mini Paceman, like the 2014 Mini Countryman, benefits from a few engine tweaks that improve efficiency to meet EU6 emission standards. The 1.6-litre 4-cylinder in the Mini Cooper S Paceman has also seen a 6hp increase to 190hp (187bhp), bringing the 0 to 62mph time down a tenth of a second to 7.5 seconds.
The 122hp Cooper and Cooper S are capable of 47.9 and 47.1mpg, respectively. In the diesel corner we have the 111hp Cooper D, which offers 67.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 111g/km, and 143hp Cooper SD, which offers 62.8mpg and 119g/km.
At the top of the range is the John Cooper Works Paceman, which offers a sizable dollop of power. 218hp helps it sprint to 0 to 62mph in 6.9 seconds (down a tenth on the old model). Expect 39.8mpg and 165g/km of CO2 if you drive carefully.
All models can be equipped with the Mini All4 all-wheel drive system and, if the six-speed manual is not to your liking, a six-speed automatic with shift paddles. At a price, of course.
The 2014 Mini Paceman is still a 2+2, with sports seats for the driver and passenger in the front and two individual seats for two rear passengers. A spot of ‘acoustic optimisation’ is said to reduce road noise compared with the outgoing model.
A range of alloy wheel sizes are available, starting from 16-inches for the Mini Cooper and Cooper D. 17-inch ‘Triangle Spoke’ alloys are available on the Mini Cooper S and Cooper SD. 18-inch ‘Twin Spoke Black Burnished’ alloys are fitted to the John Cooper Works.
Standard equipment on all models includes LED lights, revised interior, five speakers, Bluetooth connectivity, DAB digital radio, AUX-in, CD player with MP3 compatibility and rear Park Distance Control. Dynamic Stability Control and Electronic Differential Lock Control are standard with All4 all-wheel drive on models above the Cooper D.
Optional extras are aplenty. Mini Navigation System, bi-xenon headlights with adaptive turning, automatic air-conditioning, Harman Kardon sound system, multi-function steering wheel with cruise control, electric glass roof ─ take your pick. There are also new paintjobs to choose from.
A price and release date is yet to be confirmed. As usual, we’ll keep you posted.