Debut appearance for the all-new MINI Paceman

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The all-new MINI Paceman features a sporty new exterior design, lowered suspension and an exciting reinterpretation of the familiar interior.

The all-new MINI Paceman features a sporty new exterior design, lowered suspension and an exciting reinterpretation of the familiar interior.

Styled as a coupé interpretation of the Countryman, five versions are available from launch, including the MINI Cooper S Paceman which has a 0-62mph of just 7.5 seconds.

The seventh unique member of the family, it sells alongside the Hatch, Clubman, Convertible, Countryman, Coupé and Roadster.

With a contemporary and expressive body shape, the Paceman has been created to appeal to a new type of design-conscious customer.

The prominent horizontal lines and dynamic curved surfaces give the promise of sporting performance, yet there is an elegant simplicity to the overall form of the car.

The upright front grille, complete with hexagonal radiator grille and broad chrome surround, gives the Paceman genuine presence.

Its coupé-style stretched side profile features long doors, while the blacked-out pillars create a ‘floating’ roof concept, as already seen on the MINI Coupé.

Available in either black, white or body colour, the roof gently slopes towards the rear of the car, ending at the integrated spoiler.

The car’s interior has been designed specifically for this model. Its highlight is the innovative rear seat, which has been styled around a lounge concept. Two individual chairs provide generous levels of head, shoulder and knee room with outstanding comfort and support. Armrests have been integrated into the rear trim.

A two-section version of the MINI Centre Rail storage and attachment system – which was first seen in the Countryman – comes as standard. A full-length variant is also available as an option.

Paceman customers have the choice of four powerful four-cylinder engines, two petrol and two diesel. All come with a six-speed manual gearbox, or the optional six-speed automatic with Steptronic function for manual control.

Eight exterior paint shades are available – including the new Brilliant Copper and Blazing Red. Starlight Blue is also previously unseen and will be unique to the Paceman.

As always with MINI, personalisation is expected to be very popular and there is an extensive choice of bonnet stripes, upholstery variants, interior surfaces and Colour Lines. The MINI Cooper Paceman starts at just e18,970 on the road.