Mini Paceman

3/5
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Verdict

This car was first shown as a concept car at the 2011 NAIAS car show in America. The following year, the manufacturer ramped up production and it was unveiled towards the end of 2012. This is available to the Irish market in both two-wheel and four-wheel drive. During 2015 BMW announced that they would cease production of this vehicle after 2016. We assume it is because of lack of sales.

Performance

This little coupé is available to the Irish market in both two-wheel and all-wheel drive. It comes with a choice of diesel and petrol engines and is also available in John Cooper Works form. The entry level Paceman is a 1.6 litre petrol which offers 122 bhp and 0-100km/h in 10.4 seconds. Move up to the 1.6 litre diesel version and 0-100km/h can be achieved in 10.8 seconds. The 2.0 litre diesel gives 143 bhp and goes from 0-100km/h in 9.2 seconds. All of these models can be mated to either manual or automatic transmissions. The John Cooper Works version is powered by a 1.6 litre petrol engine. It goes from 0-100km/h in 6.9 seconds and offers 218 bhp.

Ride & Handling

This enters into corners quite well at speeds, but it can be a little shaky coming out of them. It is fun to drive, but it does not like uneven surfaces. The body controls itself well, but unfortunately the steering feels a little too light.

Refinement

This car does suffer from engine, wind and road noise. If it does happen to go back into production, it would be best to add some more insulation to the interior. We were a little surprised by the wind noise of the vehicle, as this appears to be an aerodynamic looking vehicle.

Quality & Reliability

We really like the build quality in all new MINIs. You can certainly see where being owned by BMW is advantageous. The seats are very comfortable and it’s hard to find a more interesting (if not entertaining) dash.

Safety & Security

We were unable to find a Euro NCAP score for the Paceman. Perhaps it didn't warrant one due to the lack of demand. It does come with sufficient airbags and technologies to ensure peace of mind while driving.

Space & Practicality

Tall people will not be too happy if they have to sit in the back of this for a prolonged period - this is because of lack of head and leg room. This only has two seats to the rear too. In fairness though, if you're looking for a family MINI, then look at the Countryman or the Clubman. The boot offers a surprisingly good 330 litres of space.

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Key Facts

New Price
€27,030
Make

Mini

Model
Mini Paceman
Variant
MINI Cooper Paceman
First year of model production
2013
Engine (L)
1.6
Transmission
Manual
Gears
6 Speed
Fuel type
Petrol
Body Type
Hatchback

Running Costs

Tax
€170
Tax Band
A1
Average L/100km
4.9
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
47
Fuel Tank Range (km)
957.2
CO2 Emissions (g/km)
159
Emission Standard EU
EU6

Performance

Driven Wheels
Front
Brake Horsepower
122
Top Speed
192 (kmh)
Acceleration (0-100 km/h)
10.4
Cylinders
4
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
47
Aspiration
Turbo

Space & Practicality

Doors
3
Seats
4
Boot capacity (L)
330
Tyre Size Front
205/60 R16
Tyre Size Back
205/60 R16

Safety

Isofix
Yes