Mini Paceman: Uniquely Sporty

The Paceman from Mini may just be the most active and attractive Mini vehicle yet. This small SUV that is designated by Mini as a “Sports Activity Coupe” offers you the ride height of the Clubman with the two door layout that makes it a vehicle that is similar to the Hardtop. You also get the option of AWD with the Paceman to give you a ride you will enjoy every time you step in behind the steering wheel. This vehicle even features the small ducktail spoiler on the roof which gives it an even sportier appearance than some of the other models. The Paceman definitely has the right look and feel to be a great vehicle for you to drive.

When you want a small vehicle that offer the old world charm of a European model and style that appears to be from several decades ago, this is one you should certainly consider. The Paceman comes to you for 2016 with fewer packages, but with all the options that are now put into other packages or sold as stand-alone features for you to fully enjoy.

The fun of a car like this starts as soon as you see it and continues as you step in behind the wheel. While the Paceman is not filled with a massive high powered engine that will make you have to hold onto your hat while driving it does offers you a great drive that is a lot of fun. The direct steering and active suspension make it easy to take it through the paces of the various roads in your area to be a vehicle that you will love to drive on a daily basis. The Paceman is a Mini that gives you a bit more size, making it one of the more comfortable cars from this brand.

There is only one engine offered on the Paceman but it can be set up three different ways. This engine can be attached to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission to give you the drive you want to enjoy. Every version of the Paceman requires at least 91-octane fuel to operate efficiently. The engine used is a 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine that gives you 121 horsepower and 118 lb.-ft. of torque. With the engine set up this way you will enjoy fuel mileage numbers of 27 city/32 hwy mpg for the manual and 25 city/30 hwy mpg for the automatic.

The engine can also put out 181 horsepower and 177 lb.-ft. of torque when a turbocharger is added which gives similar fuel numbers and adds the availability of the AWD you may want. At the top level, which is the John Cooper Works model, this powertrain gives you an output of 208 horsepower and 192 lb.-ft. of torque to offer you the power you want to be able to drive this car and have a lot of fun doing it.

The Paceman comes in three different trims, the Cooper, the Cooper S and the John Cooper Works. At the base model you will enjoy leatherette seats, a six-speaker audio system, USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, keyless entry, automatic climate controls and no cost maintenance for three years or 36,000 miles. As for options you can make the Paceman look any way you want with a wide variety of great mirror, hood, wheel and paint options. Mini is more than happy to create the car you want to drive that has a personality to match your own. You can also add a navigation system, more apps, a Cold Weather package, an upgraded Harman/Kardon audio system, a dual-pane sunroof, or have all the items added for you to have a fully loaded luxury Mini.

With a base price of $24,400 and a top end price that can reach up as high as $36,450 you have a variety of ways you can have the Paceman setup to be the car you want to drive. Isn’t it time you enjoyed a drive and had a car that was just fun and not too serious? The Mini Paceman can be such a car for you, stop by your local Mini dealership and check it out.

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