Mini Paceman Concept Confirmed for Production

Mini Paceman Concept
Well, that didn’t take long. We received word today that the Mini Paceman concept will, in fact, go into production, according to BMW Group, owner of the Mini brand.

The concept vehicle was officially unveiled Monday at the 2011 Detroit auto show. The Paceman will become the seventh member of Mini's growing lineup.

The crossover coupe will go on sale later this year. A roadster — same model but with the roof chopped off — will show up later in 2012. The production model will include an available all-wheel-drive system and the 1.6-liter turbocharged power plant currently found in Mini's John Cooper Works editions, the automaker says.

BMW did not give a specific launch date for the model and wouldn’t confirm if the “Paceman” moniker would stay, but the company said more info will be announced later.

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Mini Cooper Paceman Concept at 2011 Detroit Auto Show

Comments 

Evan

I'm very glad to see that it made it into production. Now, lets see if the price is on par with my budget.

Toby

This...is the best news I've heard all day. Love the Countryman but 2 doors is twice as good for me!

minicoopermike

The article is a little bit confusing, but the 'crossover coupe' that will go on sale later this year and 'roadster' are based on the R56 Cooper/S platform. High performance, raked windshield, etc. JCW yes, AWD no.

Coupe: Late 2011
Speedster: Early 2012

The Paceman Concept is based on the Countryman and be available with AWD. The production version will probably be out late 2012 or early 2013.

Conrad

I think this is the best looking Mini to date and may actually be enough to get me to buy one.

Six

Will Mini ever come out with anything smaller than the Cooper? In light of the Fiesta, Mazda2, 500, Smart Car, etc., Mini ain't so Mini anymore.

Your comments were base on the past. Look at the present.
Same as Toyota or most of Japanese car manufactures are not really as good ( NOT BEST ) as before.
Thanks

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