MINI JCW Paceman

14 Jan, 2013 2:59pm Tom Phillips

The new MINI John Cooper Works Paceman has made its official debut at the Detroit Motor Show

Meet the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman, which is on show at the Detroit Motor Show this week.

The range-topping Paceman features the same 215bhp 1.6-litre turbo petrol engine as the MINI JCW Countryman, and comes with MINI's ALL4 four-wheel drive and a slick six-speed manual gearbox as standard. A six-speed auto is available as an option.

The JCW Paceman completes the 0-62mph sprint in 6.9 seconds – a tenth quicker than the four-door Countryman. Both cars have the same 140mph top speed and both return 38.2mpg and emit 172g/km of CO2.

As well as an uprated engine, the JCW Paceman gets an aerodynamic bodykit which includes more aggressive bumpers and deeper side skirts, plenty of JCW badges and 18-inch alloys. Intriguingly named 19-inch "Cross-Spoke Crusher" alloys are on the options list.

All MINI JCW Pacemans get sports suspension, which has been lowered by 10mm over other versions of the Paceman, while pressing the Sport button adds weight to the electric power steering and improves the sound from the sports exhaust.

On the inside, there are four individual sports seats, a sports steering wheel, anthracite rooflining and plenty of extra John Cooper Works badges.

There are nine colours to choose from, including the signature John Cooper Works Chili Red paint. Buyers can also opt to have a contrasting Chili Red roof and door mirror caps, which are not available on other Paceman models.

Prices for the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman start at £29,535 - £940 more than the JCW Countryman – and the car goes on sale on March 16.

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The Mini range has lost it - they just get uglier and uglier

Designed by a Pork Bucher and presumably built by refugees on hunger wages in Graz, Austria!

Issigonis, William Morris and Herbert Austin would certainly not be impressed!

Whats good about this " Banger"?

Compared with the current KIA new range designed by Peter Schreyer - designer of the AUDI TT amongst others, ex VW AUDI and London School of Art - it is looks terrible!

God - who signed off this design?

I am glad I drive something else!

Always quite liked the regular Mini 3dr hatch, but I find all the different variations baffling, including the Paceman. Why do need all these different models?

Well, well, a trifecta of damning words. i heartily agree with all three comments. This is just BMW gone stark raving avaricious!! Greed, at its absolute worst. Mini has not only been 'done to death', its over baked, or in fact burnt to death, and way past 'call an ambulance'. There's really only one option......LET MINI DIE a decent respectable death, have a wake, then close and seal for all time the doors at Longbridge. I very much agree with positively uglier can they make these cars? Hmm, BMW do have a vice-like grip on the ugly stick. This 'thing' bears absolutely no resemblance to anything that has/does [shamefully] wear a mini badge. Then in typical greedy BMW fashion, its lumbered with an obscene price. Cant imagine how much exciting metal I could buy for £30K but it would never be anything made by this ratbag company.

YUK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A new Mini.
Now theirs something you don't see every day.