The new MINI John Cooper Works Paceman


July 7, 2014 By Mike Lee
Last updated on August 6, 2015

The new MINI John Cooper Works Paceman can be identified by means of a horizontal radiator grill rib in red – another indication of extreme sporty flair in addition to the John Cooper Works logo positioned on the honeycomb pattern. A contrasting paint finish in Chili Red is available as an additional alternative exclusively for the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman. It also features 18-inch light alloy wheels in Twin Spoke Black Burnished Design as standard,  a Sport Button which allows very direct characteristic curves to be activated for the accelerator and steering. In conjunction with the optional automatic transmission, pressing the Sport Button also results in changes to the shift points.

The MINI Paceman is the second model of the brands in which hallmark driving fun is enriched with an additional facet. Specially developed for MINI, the all-wheel drive system ALL4 distributes drive power at continuously variable levels between the front and rear axle by means of an electromagnetic centre differential and is available for all model variants of the MINI Paceman as an alternative to front-wheel drive.

The Paceman has a unique go-kart feeling thanks to high-quality suspension technology with McPherson spring struts and forged wishbones on the front axle, multilink rear axle and electromechanical power steering including Servotronic; sports chassis as standard for all model variants; Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) as standard, Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) including Electronic Differential Lock Control standard or optional, depending on model variant.

Also featuring an integrated safety concept with crash-optimised body structure; extensive standard safety features now also include tyre pressure control on each wheel and daytime driving lights; occupant protection at the same level as the MINI Countryman, which scored the top 5-star rating on the Euro NCAP crash test.

MINI John Cooper Works Paceman: 4-cylinderpetrol engine with twin-scroll turbocharger, direct injection and fully variable valve control, valve control based on BMW Group VALVETRONIC Technology
capacity: 1 598 cc, output: 160 kW/218 hp at 6 000 rpm, max. torque: 280 Nm at 1 900 – 5 000 rpm
(300 Nm at 2 100 – 4 500 rpm with overboost),
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 6.8 seconds (automatic: 6.8 seconds),
top speed: 229 km/h (226 km/h),
average fuel consumption according to EU: 7.1 litres/100 kilometres (7.5 litres),
CO2emissions: 165 g/km (175 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

Available from £29,550.