The 2017 Mini Paceman is a kind of unusual coupe crossover. The growth of the brand Mini cars can be traced back for a long time in the line of Mini Club Man, Mini Countryman and now Mini Paceman. This automaker is planning to release this car for the 2017 model year. Its design platform borrows much inspiration from the iconic Hardtop with much practicality of Mini Countryman. Although the vehicle shares much of its design details with the countryman counterpart, the Paceman has a unique and conventional appearance. Expect redefined exterior and interior styling as well as improved engine performance.
2017 Mini Paceman – Unique Exterior Design:
The new Pacemen features the unique exterior design with A-pillars that set it apart from other Mini range. Its exterior body has some elements of ruggedness with muscular rear hips and relatively taller ride height. The 2017 Mini Paceman boast of sleek appearance thanks to the rising beltline and short overhangs. However, the body chassis adopts lightweight aluminum and high-strength material designing. This helps in improving the car’s aerodynamic power and fuel efficiency. The front fascia appears more elegant with redesigned LED headlamps and fog lights. The front bumper and grille will also be upgraded. At the rear end, the new 2017 Mini Paceman will be offering revised taillights and revised exhaust system. The car will ride on a new set of 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels.
Although the 2018 Mini Paceman appears smaller from the exterior view, it offers a spacious interior cabin with sufficient headroom and legroom. The cabin also comes with lots of modern infotainment features and technological equipment. Its dashboard comes redesigned with an optional MINI connect infotainment system featuring 6.5-inch display touchscreen mounted at the center of the console. The class seats adopt fine leather upholstery as well as the steering wheel and the dashboard. Other cabin sections come with light aluminum trimming to shed off some of the car’s weight. Also, included in the interior package are smartphone integration, automatic climate control, modern air conditioner, satellite navigation. Expect a six-speaker sound system with AM/FM satellite radio, CD/MP33/MP4 player, Bluetooth connectivity, auxiliary jack and USB port interface.
The new Paceman comes with premium safety belts and airbags, rearview camera, rear parking sensors, automatic emergency braking system, and blind-spot monitoring system, lane-departure warning system as some of the safety and driver assistance features.
2017 Mini Paceman – Powertrain:
The engine powering the upcoming 2017 Mini Paceman coupe crossover is a 1.6-liter turbocharged petrol engine. This is capable of producing up to 181 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The powertrain will be paired to 6-speed hydro-mechanical automatic transmission system that sends power to either front wheel drive system or all-wheel drive framework. The second options are 1.6 liters turbocharged inline-4 with 208 HP. The EPA rating for this model will be 25/31 mpg (manual), 23/30 mpg (automatic).
2017 Mini Paceman – Release Date, Price, and Competition:
The manufacturer has not yet announced the official release date and pricing for the upcoming 2017 Mini Paceman. However, the consumers are anticipating that the car will make its debut towards the end of this year or at the start of next year. Finally, it will be priced at about $ 38,000. The vehicle will also face competition from the likes of Subaru Impreza WRX STI hatchback and Volkswagen Golf R.