MINI Paceman to Enter Production
Although the news in itself is not a surprise, given the expansion of the MINI lineup which started last year, the addition of a new model so soon after the Countryman will surely excite the marque's fans.
According to Autoblog.it, the confirmation of the production came straight from the mouth of Ian Robertson BMW member of the board for sales and marketing, who said during the American show that the Paceman would inspire the seventh model in the MINI lineup.
Word is that the production version of the model will not be all that different than the one on display at the COBO Center, even if some minor nip'n'tuck surgery will be performed here and there by the car maker's designers.
The concept presented in Detroit by the British manufacturer came as the first Sports Activity Coupe in the premium segment (blame the name on the strange way of designating classes BMW is using for quite some time).
Built on the same platform as the Countryman, the vehicle will be in fact the coupe version of MINI's latest. Powered by a MINI John Cooper Works 1.6l twin-scroll turbocharged engine (211 hp and 260 Nm of torque) and equipped with the MINI ALL4 permanent all-wheel-drive system, the model is aimed straight at “young, modern, extrovert urbanites,” as MINI says.