2015 Mini Paceman – Review

by  |  On August 12th, 2015  |  In Auto Reviews, BMW

The 2015 Mini Paceman was unveiled at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show alongside the Mini Countryman, maintaining the conventional 3 door hatchback style with some exterior, interior and powertrain changes compared to its predecessor. It is accessible in 4 trims; Cooper (base model), Cooper S, Cooper S ALL4 and the top of the line John Cooper Works ALL4 model.

Exterior Styling

2015 Mini Paceman

Like every Mini car, the Paceman also boasts a very sporty exterior design featuring a stylish black chrome grille with oval shaped day time running headlights on its each end. The rear spoiler which helps this hatchback achieve perfect aerodynamics required for a smooth performance combined with 17″ alloy wheels, horizontal tail lights and roof line, makes the Paceman the most stylish hatchback ever. It is obtainable in 8 striking colors including Starlight Blue, Brilliant Copper, Blazing Red, Light White, Midnight Gray, Jungle Green, Absolute Black and Crystal Silver.

Engine Specifications

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Under the hood, the Standard Paceman carries a 1.6L, 16-Valve Inline 4 cylinder engine paired with either 6 speed manual or automatic transmission system generating 121 horsepower and 118 ft-lbs of torque. It accelerates from 0 – 60 mph in 9.7 seconds with a top speed of 117 mph. The combined fuel efficiency is rated at 30 MPG.

Interior Design and Technological Equipment

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On the inside, the Paceman sports a beautifully designed interior featuring 6-way adjustable seats with 2-way lumbar support that ensure maximum comfort. The tilt/telescopic 3 spoke power steering wheel encompasses cruise control switch and audio controls. It is also loaded with exceptional technological features, which make the drive more engaging through 6 speaker audio system with HD radio and auxiliary input jack, an onboard computer displaying fuel average, speed outside temperature, trip computer, and Bluetooth and USB/iPod adapter. By paying an extra $1,500, you can also have a navigation system boasting a 6.5 inch high definition display with smartphone integration and voice recognition.

Safety and Security

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The 2015 Paceman does not only excel in styling and performance, but also comes equipped with high end safety features, which include Anti-lock brake system (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Tire Pressure Monitoring System, 7 Airbags, Engine Mobilizer system Crash sensors which automatically turns on the lights and doors of the car if airbag employment is detected, Side-Impact Door Beams and a lot more.

Pricing

The 2015 Mini Paceman starts from $23,550, which is quite reasonable considering the features this hatchback extend.

Verdict

Considering the impressive exterior design, a sporty interior loaded with latest technologies, a phenomenal powertrain and an affordable price tag, the Mini Paceman 2015 should definitely be on top of your list when you go out shopping a hatchback.

Suhail is a journalist who loves everything about technology driven cars. He keeps a keen eye on the latest developments in automotive industry and shares the news as it breaks.

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