MINI Paceman Concept

By - January 10th, 2011

With its ensemble of MINI, MINI Clubman, MINI Convertible and MINI Countryman, the BMW‘s premium small car division is celebrating its 10th anniversary since re-launching the label here in the U.S. With that, MINI is introducing the Paceman concept study vehicle at the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. If it looks oddly familiar that is because the Paceman shares much with the MINI Countryman, including the increased ground clearance and overall size. What’s missing is the aft-part of the vehicle. The result is a Mini coupe on steroid, something with closer resemblance to vehicles from the sci-fi movie Judge Dredd than those in MINI’s product line. To be powered 1.6-litre twin tubo by MINI’s John Cooper Works with an output of 211 horsepower along with torque at 192 pound feet of torque, the concept will be quipped with the fulltime MINI ALL4 all-wheel drive system. No words yet on possible production.

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