Revised Mini Cooper Paceman Debuts
After debuting for 2013, the Mini Cooper Paceman will now receive updates to keep it fresh. For the new model year, this two-door sport activity coupe has new interior design options and an upgraded engine on the S model. The new Paceman features a slightly revised grille and lights as well as new, lighter 16-inch alloy wheels. LED foglights and daytime driving lights are now standard on all Paceman models. The Paceman receives a new Piano Black exterior trim that surrounds the headlamps, rear lights, roof rails, and other key areas. New colors this year include Jungle Green metallic and Midnight Grey metallic. Black or white contrasting roofs are available at no extra cost, but Paceman buyers can also opt for an exclusive Chilli Red roof. Peeking inside reveals a slightly more refined interior for the new Paceman. Mini promises the new model has reduced road noise compared to the outgoing model. High-luster anthracite-colored dials, previously only seen in John Cooper Works models, are now standard across the entire lineup. Chrome touches to the interior complete the look. Under the hood, the Mini Cooper Paceman S receives a few changes. Horsepower has increased to 190 from a revised four-cylinder turbocharged direct injection engine. It is the second fastest Paceman in the lineup, able to hit 60 mph at 7.5 seconds. The fastest model remains the John Cooper Works, which achieves 218 horsepower and can hit 60 mph in 6.9 seconds. All Mini Paceman cars feature a standard six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive is available. While the large Countryman crossover has been a hit with Mini fans, the less practical Paceman has been slow to sell. Although sales have been increasing, only 406 units were sold this year through March. Compare this to the Countryman, which sold 4,305 units during the same time period. Source: Mini, BMW
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