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