The MINI Paceman is listed as a “go” for BMW South Africa in 2013. That’s the good news. The better news is that it comes in huffing JCW form too and that will of course be available for the Mzansi market as well. The Paceman, in case you didn’t know, is what one might call a two-door version of the Countryman. It’s a kind of coupe small SUV.
For the John Cooper Works model, MINI used the same 1.6-litre turbo engine to produce 160kW and 280Nm, which are lovely figures any way you look at them. And for its kit, it features some really aggressive looks, including a large front grille with a stacked-out face, big eyes, John Cooper Works badges, side skirts, and two relatively large tailpipes.
The interior still takes up four passengers and features a leather-covered steering wheel, aluminium pedals, the big round infogram, leather seats with contrasting border colours, and others.