MINI Australia released info on the Paceman pricing and specs a little while back and we’re bringing them to you now; better late than never.
The local Paceman range will consist of only two model specifications: 90kW/160Nm Cooper and 135kW/260Nm Cooper S. The Cooper Paceman is priced from $35,900 while the Cooper S Paceman starts at $44,100 (plus on road costs). A 6-speed manual gearbox is standard equipment, a 6-speed auto is available on both models as an option.
Full details from MINI Australia can be read after the break.
The MINI Paceman
The new MINI Paceman has landed in Australia, offering MINI’s trademark go-kart thrills in an entirely new Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) body.
Built on the compact SUV platform originally created for the MINI Countryman, the Paceman is the seventh model in the MINI family, and presents a fresh and individual character which is instantly evident from any angle.
The imediate standout feature of the MINI Paceman is the coupé silhouette incorporating a strong, clearly emphasised wedge shape formed by the downward-sloping roof line and the steadily rising shoulderline.
This engaging character is continued in the interior. Squarely designed as a four-seater, the inside incorporates new design elements and functional components to create a lounge-like atmosphere.
This new addition to the MINI family will be available in two variants: the MINI Cooper Paceman and the MINI Cooper S Paceman, and both will be available immediately from launch.
Both vehicles are powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine featuring fully variable valve management which, in standard guise, is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.
In the MINI Cooper Paceman, the engine is tuned to develop 90kW of power and 160 Nm of torque to propel this charismatic MINI from zero to 100 kilometres per hour in a time of 10.4 second. Combined fuel consumption in the entry level Paceman is recorded at 6.5 litres per 100 kilometres, while CO2 emissions are rated at 152 grams per kilometre.
The MINI Cooper S Paceman – the performance variant of the line-up – adds a twin-scroll turbocharger and direct injection to generate a maximum output of 135 kW and peak torque of 240 Nm, on tap from as low as 1,600 rpm. An overboost function is at the driver’s disposal to provide particularly powerful bursts of acceleration, increasing torque to as much as 260 Nm for a short time between 1,700 and 4,500 rpm.
These performance enhancements enable the MINI Cooper S Paceman to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds – all on the way to a top speed of 217 km/h.
Despite this smile-inducing acceleration, average fuel economy in the EU test cycle stands at an impressive 6.6litres per 100 kilometres and CO2 emissions are just 154 grams per kilometre.
The MINI Paceman is equipped as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, while a six-speed automatic – complete with the Steptronic function enabling manual gearshifts – is available as an option for all models. For both of these new models, the automatic gearbox also comes standard with shift paddles attached to the steering wheel.
The construction of the MINI Paceman’s chassis – consisting of a MacPherson spring strut front axle and forged cross members in tandem with a multi-link rear axle – underpins its hallmark MINI agility. A feature particular to the MINI Paceman is the sporty set-up of the lowered suspension, although the car can also be ordered with regular suspension and ride height as a no-cost option.
Specifications levels for the MINI Paceman are high. Standard equipment on the entry level model includes Dynamic Stability Control, 16 inch 5-Star single spoke alloys, front and rear fog lights, automatic headlights with rain sensing wipers, interior lights package, sports leather multi-function steering wheel, Chrome Line interior and Bluetooth mobile phone preparation with USB interface.
Above and beyond this, the MINI Cooper S Paceman also receives Dynamic Traction Control, Sport Button, 17inch 5-Hole black star alloy wheels, clear indicator lenses and stainless steel trim for the pedals and footrest.
Additionally, standard kit for both models includes Sports seats and Sports suspension which further enhances the dynamic nature of the new MINI variants.
The colour palette includes eight colours ranging from the vibrant Blazing Red to Brilliant Copper metallic or the new Starlight Blue metallic. In most cases, vehicles can be optioned with roof and mirror caps in black or white for contrast.
MINI Paceman Australian MRLP*
- MINI Cooper Paceman – $35,900
- MINI Cooper S Paceman – $44,100
*Manufacturer’s Recommended List Price is shown and includes GST and Luxury Car Tax (LCT – if applicable) but excludes dealer charges, stamp duty, statutory charges and on-road charges which are additional and vary between dealers and States/Territories. Customers are advised to contact their nearest BMW dealer for all pricing inquiries
Design: powerful stature, sporty and elegant coupé lines.
The innovative concept of a compact Sports Activity Coupé is expressed in a body design that combines dynamically stretched proportions with a muscular stance. The MINI Paceman’s multifaceted driving properties are achieved within the template of the established MINI design language. Its inspirational sporting credentials are immediately clear, as is the potential for broadening its range of use with the addition of ALL4 permanent all-wheel drive.
Traditional MINI design cues, such as the black bordering on the lower edge of the body, the side indicator surround on the diagonal link between the A-pillar and front wheel arch, and the clear three-level split of body, passenger compartment and roof, point – in a distinctive Paceman way – to their MINI family ties. The front end, for example, exudes power and presence thanks to its large, distinctively shaped headlights, strikingly sculptured bonnet and upright hexagonal radiator grille, which is framed on the MINI Paceman by a particularly broad chrome surround.
The fresh and individual character of the MINI Paceman comes across most prominently when the car is viewed from the side. Dynamically sweeping lines and powerfully curved surfaces imbue the car’s appearance with sporting elegance. The coupé-style roof, swooping downwards towards the rear, sits almost seamlessly atop the passenger compartment. Its distinctive contours fit neatly into the coupé mould, the roofline flowing into the standard rear spoiler. The steadily rising shoulderline and gently downward-sloping roofline create side window surfaces that taper towards the rear, emphasising the wedge shape of the silhouette particularly clearly. The long doors each have a high character line, which connects the front and rear wheel arches and gives the body a lower-slung appearance. The extremely muscular rear wheel arches underline the MINI Paceman’s sporting credentials, including its ability to send a portion of its engine power through the rear wheels.
The most eye-catching new features of the rear end are the rear lights which, in a first for MINI, display a horizontal design. As with the slim and sloping coupé-style rear window, the chrome strip below it and the horizontal creases on the tailgate and rear apron, the form of the lights further accentuates the car’s width. The concentric segmentation of the light sources in the rear lights is very much in keeping with brand tradition. The same can be said of the rear as a whole, which increases in width as it heads towards the road, drawing attention to the car’s powerful stance. The MINI Paceman is the first member of the brand’s line-up to be identified by a rear nameplate.
Interior: exclusive ambience, impressive variability.
A model-specific interpretation of traditional MINI design principles also shapes the look of the interior. The extensive use of horizontal elements champions the cause of sporting elegance. For example, the distinctive door ellipses have an extremely shallow and prominently three-dimensional form and extend back beyond the B-pillars into the rear compartment and are bathed in an atmospheric light compliments of the standard Interior Lighting package. The ellipses border the armrests and their integrated door pull recesses. Added to which, for the first time in a MINI the side window controls are integrated into the door trim.
Matt-finished, ring-shaped borders in Carbon Black emphasise the form of the Centre Speedo and the two air vents positioned alongside it. Decorative inner rings in high-gloss black or optional chrome are integrated as standard into the surrounds for the air vents and Centre Speedo. Positioned below the Centre Speedo, the CD/DVD and air conditioning control panel and toggle switches are bordered in a contrasting colour. Here, the matt black surfaces dovetail appealingly with the chromed controls.
The MINI Paceman has been designed squarely as a four-seater. The raised seating position in the front of the car provides the driver and front passenger with an excellent view over the road. This effect is enhanced by the slightly forward-leaning arrangement of the familiar Centre Speedo.
The pair of individual seats in the rear offer impressive shoulder room and headroom, outstanding lateral support and exceptional comfort, while cut-outs in the front seat backrests optimise legroom. The lounge character of the rear compartment is further enhanced by the armrests in the side panels. These are integrated into a circular rear trim element, which matches the colour and material of the seats. The individual seat layout is highlighted by two mouldings in the load compartment cover which extend out from immediately behind the head restraints into the rear.
The standard-fitted Centre Rail storage and attachment system runs from just aft of the gearshift or selector lever on the centre console to its finishing point between the front seats. The second section of the Centre Rail is found between the rear seats and extends up to the partition between the rear compartment and boot area. This makes it easier to climb over from one of the two seats to the other. A single-section Centre Rail extending between both rows of seats can be ordered as an option, offering even greater flexibility when it comes to the positioning of standard and optional function elements. The standard lighting package includes illumination of both the Centre Rail and door panels.
Front sports seats are also part of the standard specification for the MINI Paceman. As an alternative to the standard Diagonal Track cloth upholstery, customers can specify the Hot Cross cloth/leather combination, Gravity leather trim or exclusive Lounge leather variant. A bespoke selection of upholstery colours, interior surfaces, Colour Lines and other design features offers a wide range of individualisation options for the interior.
The high-opening tailgate of the MINI Paceman and its low boot sill allow the luggage area to be accessed in comfort. Load capacity stands at 330 litres, increasing to 1,080 litres when the rear seat backrests are folded down.
Engine range: extremely powerful, remarkably efficient.
Two variants of the MINI Paceman will be available from launch. Customers will have a choice of two four cylinder petrol engines with zesty power delivery accompanied by remarkably low fuel consumption and emissions.
A shared feature of the 1.6-litre petrol engines powering the MINI Cooper S Paceman and MINI Cooper Paceman is fully variable valve management. Based on the BMW Group’s VALVETRONIC technology, this system optimises both the engine’s responses and its efficiency. Under the bonnet of the MINI Cooper S Paceman, this system joins forces with a twin-scroll turbocharger and direct injection to generate maximum output of 135 kW at 5,500 rpm. Plus, peak torque of 240 Newton metres is on tap between 1,600 and 5,000 rpm. An overboost function is at the driver’s disposal to provide particularly powerful bursts of acceleration, increasing torque to as much as 260 Newton metres for a short time between 1,700 and 4,500 rpm. This enhanced powerplant enables the MINI Cooper S Paceman to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds (automatic: 7.8 seconds) on the way to a top speed of 217 km/h (212 km/h ). Despite this smile-inducing acceleration, average fuel economy in the EU test cycle stands at an impressive 6.6 (7.5) litres per 100 kilometres and CO2 emissions are just 154 (177) grams per kilometre.
Developing maximum output of 90 kW at 6,000 rpm and with peak torque of 160 Newton metres available from 4,250 rpm, the engine powering the MINI Cooper Paceman also has what it takes to fuel plenty of sporty driving fun. The 0-100 km/h dash is all over in 10.4 seconds (automatic: 11.5 seconds) and top speed stands at 192 km/h (184 km/h ). Average fuel consumption for the MINI Cooper Paceman in the EU test cycle is 6.5 litres per 100 kilometres, while CO2 emissions come in at 152 (175) grams per kilometre.
Six-speed automatic gearbox.
The MINI Paceman is equipped as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, while a six-speed automatic – complete with the Steptronic function enabling manual gearshifts – is available as an option for all models. For both of these new models, the automatic gearbox also comes standard with shift paddles attached to the steering wheel. Extra helpings of driving fun can be summoned with a touch of the Sport Button (optional on Cooper Paceman), which tweaks the engine’s responses and the power assistance provided by the steering. In models ordered with the automatic gearbox, the Sport Button can be used to activate a specially tuned sport program which makes various adjustments, including extra zip for the gear changes.
Cutting-edge chassis technology provides a new take on the go-kart feeling.
The construction of the MINI Paceman’s chassis – consisting of a MacPherson spring strut front axle and forged cross members in tandem with a multi-link rear axle – underpins its hallmark MINI agility. A feature particular to the MINI Paceman is the sporty set-up of the lowered suspension, although the car can also be ordered with regular suspension and ride height as a no-cost option. The precise and efficient Electric Power Steering likewise enhances the ever-present go-kart feeling on board the MINI Paceman. The steering system’s standard Servotronic function provides speed-sensitive power assistance.
The likewise standard-fitted DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system comprises ABS anti-lock brakes, Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Brake Assist and Hill Assist. The MINI Cooper S Paceman, also comes with DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) mode, which allows controlled slip through the driven wheels to ease moving off on loose sand or deep snow.
When the stability system is deactivated (in DSC Off mode) an electronic locking function for the front axle differential comes into play. In tight corners it brakes a spinning wheel as required to enhance handling. Known as Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC), this system enhances the car’s traction without adversely affecting its steering properties. DTC and EDLC are available for the MINI Cooper.
Paceman as an option.
Comprehensive safety equipment and high-quality comfort-enhancing features.
The high torsional rigidity of the MINI Paceman’s body plays an important role in both its agile handling and its impressive passive safety. In the event of a crash, extremely robust load-path structures, precisely defined deformation zones and an extremely strong passenger compartment are on hand to keep the impact energy away from the car’s occupants and ensure maximum protection for all those on board.
Like the MINI Countryman, which passed the Euro NCAP crash test with the maximum five-star rating, the MINI Paceman’s standard-fitted safety arsenal includes front and side airbags, as well as side curtain airbags for both rows of seats. All seats are fitted with three-point inertia-reel seat belts. Front seat occupants will also find belt tensioners and belt force limiters, while in the rear ISOFIX child seat attachments are in place should they be required.
The high-quality standard equipment of the MINI Paceman also fits the brand’s premium character as far as comfort and functionality are concerned. Air conditioning, sports leather steering wheel, an armrest between the front seats, electrically adjustable exterior mirrors, the Centre Rail, model-specific door sill lettering and the radio MINI CD audio system with AUX-IN socket and Bluetooth mobile phone preparation with USB Audio interface are included as standard on both model variants.
Also included in the standard equipment are 16-inch 5 Star single-spoke light-alloy wheels for the MINI Cooper Paceman and and 17-inch 5-Hole Black Star light-alloy wheels for the MINI Cooper S Paceman. 18-inch and 19-inch light-alloy wheels can be ordered as an option for all model variants.
The options list, meanwhile, contains items such as heated seats, automatic climate control and an electrically operated glass roof, Comfort Access, Bi- Xenon Adaptive Headlights with black headlight housing, automatically dimming rear-view and exterior mirrors, Park Distance Control, front foglamps and a rain sensor.
Customers can take on-board entertainment and navigation capability to new levels with the radio MINI Visual Boost, 10 speaker harman/kardon hi-fi system and MINI navigation system. A voice control system and a DAB tuner for receiving digital radio programmes can also be specified.
- MINI Paceman technical specifications (314kb PDF)