The 2015 Mini Paceman has just been introduced at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show. Unlike its cousin Countryman, it didn’t received many changes of its design.
2015 Mini Paceman Design
Like I said in the introduction, this new model did not received any significant exterior changes compared to the previous model year, but it sure does look very appealing. The 2015 Mini Paceman, also known as the new Cooper Paceman, was presented at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show and somewhat resembles the revised five-door Mini Countryman model. In photos shown here you can see the new Midnight Gray color scheme. The Jungle Green and Starlight Blue shades will also be available for this model, as well as the new Piano Black exterior trim package.
As you can see in the photos, the hood of the new model looks kinda shorter. On the front, the car is characterized by the big Xenon headlights and new LED fog lights with integrated daytime running lamps, and small front grille. It is offered with all-new lightweight 17-inch alloy wheels.
The roof is slightly tilted from the windshield to the rear of the car, where the small roof-mounted spoiler can be found. On the back, there are quite large taillights and stop lights, between them, on the tailgate, is a large automaker’s emblem and Paceman logo. Below the rear bumper, there are two exhaust tips, each on its own side.
Inside, the 2015 Mini Paceman has room for only four passengers. The vehicle features 2+2 seating configuration, but its cabin and seats are quite comfortable. There’s also enough storage space for all your luggage and stuff, but only if you fold the rear seats. With folded seats, you’ll get 1,080 liters of storage space, and if the rear seats are up, there is only 330 liters of load capacity available in your trunk.
The steering wheel comes with several controls, and behind it there is just one big gauge, rendered in a dark anthracite color. In the center stack, there is a display with installed infotainment and connectivity systems. It comes with automatic climate control as a standard equipment.
Engine and Fuel Economy
There are several engine choices. The base 2015 Mini Paceman model is powered by a 1.6-liter gasoline engine that can generate 122 horsepower and 118 lb-ft of torque. This model can accelerate from 0-62 mph (~100 km/h) in 10.4 seconds. When it comes to fuel economy, it is rated at 47.9 mpg (EU combined cycle).
The S trim level is powered by a 1.6-liter Turbo engine that can produce 190 horsepower. Torque number is not known. The S model can reach the speed of 62 mph in 7.5 seconds, and its European combined cycle is rated at 47.1 mpg.
The John Cooper Works (JCW) trim is powered by the same 1.6-liter Turbo engine, but this one can develop a total of 218 horsepower. It can accelerate from the point of rest to 62 mph in 6.9 seconds. Its fuel economy is rated at 39.8 mpg combined (European cycle).
Prices for the new Paceman model have not been announced at this time, but I guess we can expect price to be in the range of last year’s model. The current base model has a starting price of $23,900, and the Mini Cooper S Paceman costs about $27,500.
For the end, feel free to check out these photos that shows the new 2015 Mini Paceman.