Paceman kicks off busy 2011

MINI's new two-door concept begins MINI's busiest year to date.

The MINI model range continues to grow at a Pace! The firm kicks off 2011 with its stunning Paceman concept which debuts at the Detroit Motor Show in January. 

And thanks to the fact that it’s based on the recently launched Countryman crossover, it’s a near-certainty for production, where it will give MINI a rival for the new Range Rover Evoque.

Expect the production Paceman to feature many of the same styling cues as the concept, including the slightly tweaked grille with its thick chrome surround.

The roof has been dropped by 20mm at the front and 40mm at the back to create the dramatic sloping effect similar to that featured on the new Range Rover.

MINI has confirmed that the showroom version will sit alongside the Countryman in the range, rather than above it.

Under the bonnet, the Paceman will eventually use the most powerful engine in the current range: the 1.6-litre turbo with the full John Cooper Works tuning. This delivers 207bhp and up to 280Nm of torque to all four wheels. Lower power petrol and diesel versions would also be made available.

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