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The Mini John Cooper Works Paceman


Following hotly on the heels of the announcement of the new MINI Paceman, we’re delighted to confirm initial details of the new MINI John Cooper Works Paceman. This exciting new member of the MINI Paceman range completes the MINI John Cooper Works family, making it seven models strong. The car features the recently developed 1.6 litre twin-scroll turbocharged engine that made its debut in the MINI John Cooper Work Countryman. It produces 218hp and in conjunction with the standard ALL4 drivetrain propels the car from 0-62mph in just 6.9 seconds.

As you’d expect, a high level of standard equipment is carried over from the MINI Paceman Cooper S ALL4, including DAB radio, basic Bluetooth function, rear park distance control, air conditioning, lowered sport suspension and four individual sport seats. Above this, the new MINI John Cooper Work Paceman includes 18" John Cooper Works Twin Spoke alloy wheels, John Cooper Works body styling and exhaust system, anthracite roof lining, and contrasting sport stripes are available as a no cost option. As now familiar on MINI John Cooper Works models, the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman is available with optional automatic transmission.

The MINI John Cooper Works Paceman celebrates its world premiere at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January 2013; its market launch will follow in March 2013. The MINI John Cooper Works Paceman’s driving characteristics and design ensure it will stand out from the crowd in city traffic, as well as being the car of choice when maximum driving fun over longer distances Instantaneous power delivery and an unquenchable appetite for revs define the engine under the bonnet of the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman.

The MINI John Cooper Works Paceman draws its power from a 1,598 cc four-cylinder engine. The latest generation of the John Cooper Works turbocharged unit technical details with cutting BMW Group’s powertrain experts. Highlights include reinforced pistons, low-weight crankshafts, an aluminium cylinder block and bearing mounts, and further optimised with a petrol direct injection and variable valve control which optimises both the engine’s efficiency and its responsiveness. The twin turbocharger joins forces with a generously sized intercooler.

The MINI John Cooper Works Paceman channels the extraordinary power produced by its front four wheels as standard. The ALL4 all developed for MINI uses an distribute drive seamlessly between the front and rear axles. This means power is always sent to the wheels where it can be most effectively into forward propulsion. In normal driving situations.

ALL4 diverts a maximum 50 per cent of the engine’s power to the rear wheels, rising to as much as 100. This provides a traction which MINI is famed – whatever the weather and road conditions. The control electronics of the MINI ALL4 system are integrated directly into the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) management unit, which gives ALL4 extremely short

carry out proactive adjustments in the distribution of drive. The system uses the data collected by DSC to tweak the power split pre-emptively and to impressive effect corners, for example. And that agility combined with surefooted driving characteristics in customary MINI style.

Another key player in giving the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman its sky-high levels of driving fun is chassis technology specially developed for the new model. The standard sports suspension has a dynamically optimised set up and stronger anti-roll bars, and is lowered by 10 millimetres. a central-arm rear axle, Electric Power Steering and an extremely high performance braking system make a potent team.

18-inch light-alloy wheels in Twin Spoke Black with polished spoke fronts and black rim wells are standard on the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman. Among the items on the options list are exclusive 19-inch light design.

The aerodynamic kit fitted as standard on the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman includes front and rear aprons and bespoke side skirts ensuring the airflow around the car is even more efficient. John Cooper Works logos on the radiator grille, tailgate and door sill strips as well as next to the side indicators provide additional confirmation of the car’s identity.

Customers can choose from nine exterior paint finishes, including the Chili Red shade reserved for the John Cooper Works model. Chili Red is also available exclusively for the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman’s contrast roof.

The rear compartment of the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman features a pair of individual seats in which the rear passengers can enjoy that unmistakable racing feeling in lounge-style surroundings. Sports stitching and John Cooper Works logo, 160 mph speedometer and rev counter, anthracite coloured roof liner and gearshift lever with red shift pattern lettering are all part of the standard equipment for the new extreme sports model, as are cloth sports seats in Diagonal Track. Standard Piano Black interior trim strips add the finishing touches to the racing Cooper Works Paceman along with exclusive Chili Red trim elements for the cockpit and doors and a red stripe for the black trim strips on the centre console.


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