MINI recently announced they are going to expand their model line-up with several models and one of them is the MINI Paceman. There will be four variants of the Paceman and MINI has officially unveiled one of them which is the Paceman John Cooper Works.
Images of the car were leaked recently on the internet, ahead of its official debut but no technical details were given out. Now, MINI has officially released the technical specifications of the car and it's rather impressive.
The Paceman JCW is fitted with a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine that drives all four of its wheels. The engine makes around 208bhp with a peak torque of 280Nm available from 1,700 rpm to 4,500 rpm; with the overboost function activated.
And that is good for a 0-100km/h timing of 6.5 seconds. Future buyers have the option of either a manual or an automatic six speed transmission. Mini has mentioned that the transmission choice will not affect the 0-100km/h timing.
The Paceman JCW is 10mm lower than the standard model, all thanks to the John Cooper Works suspension system. 18 inch wheels comes as a standard on the Paceman JCW but there is an option for a set of 19 inch rims.
A John Cooper Works exhaust system is fitted on the car and it gives the Paceman a rather unique exhaust note. A Sports button starts the engine and it is fixed on all cars regardless of the choice of options.
In the interior department, many areas such as the dashboard, seats and door sills are decked with JCW and MINI logos. A black and red trim is themed for the Paceman JCW’s interior. Other interior options include are lounge leather seats trimmed in carbon black championship red (I wonder how this looks like) and also chilli red.
Mini has not given the Paceman JCW an official model year yet but rumours has it that it will go on sale after its official debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
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