2016 Mini Paceman Owners Manual – Although oh-so-English in the styling and nameplate, the 2016 MINI Cooper Paceman is actually manufactured by BMW; but that in no way detracts from the street-much less-traveled attractiveness of this 3-doorway compact hatchback.
Nevertheless, folks who will need a small additional room for everyday chores might be a tiny put off with this pint-size hauler’s confined cabin and its unimpressive 38.1 cubic ft of cargo area with the rear seats folded. However, for what it’s worth, the Paceman’s dimensions are marginally bigger than those of the common MINI Cooper.
The 2016 Paceman lineup is planned first of all the access-level Base and progress to the turbocharged Paceman S, both of which come with normal front-wheel drive (FWD). Then comes the all-wheel-drive (AWD) S ALL4, accompanied by the performance-focused (and flagship) John Cooper Works ALL4 (JCW).
Anticipate the forthcoming year’s Paceman secure to keep essentially unaffected from the existing model, though you may try to find the buttons operating the standard powerhouse windows to appear on the doorway panels as opposed to their existing position at the base of the center bunch. A minor shuffling of the regular and accessible features presented with some other trims is also rumored for 2016.
The consensus between testers has traditionally been that the trendy Euro-design compact 3-door does not have the benefit of some of its rivals. Ford’s techno-experienced Focus Saint and Volkswagen’s significantly roomier GTI, as an example, package a lot of usefulness on to in the same way measured programs, although Nissan’s jazzy Juke offers just as fascinating styling and BMW’s extremely-equipped X1 features its legendary German reputation for approximately the exact same MSRP as a fully filled Paceman.
The base engine in the MINI Cooper Paceman, a non-turbocharged 1.6-liter inline 4-tube (I4), is a bit underwhelming at 121 hp and 118 lb-feet of torque. Provided with the option of a normal 6-speed guide transmission or a 6-velocity shiftable automatic transmission, this yawn-inducing powerplant’s upside is an efficient 27 mpg city/34 road/30 mixed when toting the 6-speed stick move. Particularly less amazing is the 25/30/27 you get with the automatic-equipped version.