MINI Paceman joins Countryman with 2014 facelift

20 Apr, 2014 6:30am Jonathan Burn

New look for MINI Paceman in 2014, with updates from facelifted Countryman

Shortly after it unveiled the updated Countryman in New York, the facelifted MINI Paceman has been revealed in Beijing.

Updates are minimal, with MINI’s primary focus to improve efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions. Exterior changes amount to a black surround on the headlights and rear lamp cluster, but buyers can opt for a chrome finish as a no-cost option. Two new exterior colours and light alloy wheels are also now available. Inside, the only changes are new anthracite-coloured dials.

Under the skin, all petrol and diesel Paceman models now meet EU VI exhaust emission standards. The Paceman S is now more powerful, developing 190bhp up from 184bhp in the outgoing model. Despite the power increase, CO2 emissions are also down from 143g/km to 139g/km. Emissions across the range have been cut to 137, 111 and 119g/km for the Cooper, Cooper D and SD respectively.

MINI Paceman 2014 grille

To help boost efficiency further, MINI has tweaked the underside of the car to optimise the air flow, in addition to adding low-rolling resistance tyres across the range.

Standard kit also includes air-conditioning, MP3 compatibility, DAB radio, Bluetooth and rear parking sensors as standard.

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What is going on with Mini these days? Anything other than the car that was supposed to replace the original mini is NOT a Mini. The brand has turned into a joke. Overpriced supposedly trendy cars aimed at smug people who seem to think they are in some kind of exclusive club.

Well put. Horrid, ugly, senseless things. And the cars too!

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