Mini Gives The Paceman The JCW Treatment

Mini has announced its sport utility coupe, the Paceman, will get the John Cooper Works treatment. The Paceman will receive performance upgrades, as well as a few cosmetic changes that reflect the car’s sportier driving dynamics.

A transverse mounted turbocharged 4 cylinder engine producing 208 hp and 207 lb-ft will power the John Cooper Works Paceman. The car will accelerate to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds on its way to a top speed of 127 mph. Like the standard Paceman, the JCW edition will come standard with all-wheel drive. And because this is supposed to be a sporty Mini, a manual six-speed transmission comes as standard.

A sport suspension lowers the Paceman 10 millimeters from stock, and a sport exhaust system, complete with chrome exhausts tips, improves engine sound. The car rides on 18” alloy wheels with 19” wheels available as an option.

The Mini Paceman features a number of cosmetic upgrades including JCW exclusive “chili red” paint seen on the car’s exterior stripes, and mirror caps. The interior sees the addition of a sports steering wheel, and a sportier gage cluster.

Mini has announced the John Cooper Works Paceman will be unveiled to the public at the Detroit Auto Show starting January 14.