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.