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A new MINI design concept dubbed Paceman will make its debut at the North American International Auto Show next month. According to the automaker the Paceman Concept is the first Sports Activity Coupé in the premium small segment of the market.
Although no decision has been made about a future production version, Paceman could form yet another building block in the development of the MINI brand. If the feedback is positive enough we could see it on the road already in 2012.
The MINI Paceman Concept retains the familiar MINI family frontal appearance but adds its own distinctive flavour. Large headlights with chrome surrounds extend deep into the front wings and, together with the distinctively contoured bonnet, emphasise the imposing nose of the Paceman. The radiator grille is essentially the same as that of the Cooper S Countryman barring additional air intakes in the bumper to deliver improved brake ventilation and the incorporation of new deep set fog lights.
From the side the MINI Paceman Concept features a fresh interpretation of the front wing and side indicator that attracts the eye from the A-pillars down to the unique design 19 inch front wheels. This rugged and sturdy design element is complemented by dark wheel arch surrounds with matching side skirts that emphasize the masculine, sporting nature of Paceman.
As with the MINI Cooper S Countryman, the rear apron of the MINI Paceman Concept features a diffuser that channels the airflow between the twin exhausts and further enhances the car’s aerodynamic properties. Even the licence plate recess echoes the form of the front air intake in order to forge a stylistic link between the front and rear of the car.
The MINI Paceman Concept measures 4,110 millimetres in length, 1,789 millimetres in width and 1,541 millimetres in height. In archetypal MINI style, the Paceman has extremely short front and rear overhangs to facilitate the familiar go kart driving responses.
The MINI Paceman Concept is powered by John Cooper Works 1.6-litre twin-scroll turbocharged engine that develops 211 hp and amaximum torque of 260 Nm.