MINI Paceman JCW Review by Car Advice
The JCW Paceman, despite being considerably heavy, relies on the same 1.6-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine to call himself fast. The car is hooked up to an manual 6-speed gearbox and has a total of 214 HP and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque at its disposal.
The car feels stable on the road and does pretty much what you'd expect from a JCW edition. It reaches 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.9 seconds, despite its 1,400 kg weight, and has a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph).
The ALL4 all-wheel-drive system was also installed on the car they tested and proved its worth on all kinds of surfaces. However, the JCW Paceman starts at AUD58,600 and that is a bit steep for Australia.
The car they had was fitted with the brand new Chili package that brought them bi-xenon headlights with headlight washers, climate control air conditioning and an anti-dazzle rear-view mirror. Cloth/leather upholstery and a 10-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system with Bluetooth and USB/AUX connectivity was also included.
Actually, the car was perfect in many ways but the price tag drew it back a lot, making it only a car worthy of only 3.5 stars out of 5, in their opinion.
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