Body: Coupe Year: 13/13
Fuel Type: Diesel
Quote Reference Number: 0CN-502992
- Insurance Group18E
- Performance (BHP)143
- Number of Seats4
- CO2 (g/km)130
- Road Tax£120
|Electric front and rear windows + anti trap + one touch|
|Heated rear window with automatic switch off|
|Electric front windows + drivers one touch/anti-trap|
|Electronic brake force distribution|
|Automatic Stability Control (ASC)|
|DSC-Dynamic Stability Control|
|CBC - (Cornering brake control)|
|Hill start assist|
|Rear park distance control|
|Electric power steering|
|DTC - Dynamic traction control|
|Engine start/stop button|
|Service interval indicator|
|Oil level indicator|
|Exterior temperature gauge|
|Brake Fluid Level Warning Light|
|Run flat indicator|
|Brake pad wear indicator warning light|
|Anti dazzle mirror|
|Electrically adjustable door mirrors|
|Heated door mirrors/heated windscreen washers|
|Anthracite interior trim|
|Diesel particulate filter|
|Radio BOOST + single slot CD|
|DAB Digital radio|
|Auxiliary input socket|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Body colour bumpers|
|Chrome door handles|
|Chrome exhaust tailpipes|
|Chrome-plated radiator grille surround|
|Body coloured air scoops|
|Roof spoiler in roof colour|
|Chrome bezels around rear lights and headlights|
|Chrome plated trim on bottom edge of window|
|Honeycomb radiator grille - black|
|Metal look door sill finishers|
|Follow me home headlights|
|White indicator lights|
|Rear grab handles|
|Centre console storage|
|Storage compartments in doors|
|Height/reach adjustable steering column|
|Chrome interior door handles|
|3 spoke sport leather steering wheel|
|4 lashing points to secure luggage|
|Stainless steel foot rest|
|Stainless steel pedals|
|Gear knob with chrome ring|
|2 cupholders in front centre console|
|Gear/selector and handbrake in artificial leather|
|Side sunvisor for driver|
|Front reading lights|
|Driver and passenger airbags|
|Driver and passenger side airbags|
|Front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters|
|Tyre pressure warning|
|Passenger airbag deactivation system|
|Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doors|
|Front head airbags|
|Driver's seat height adjuster|
|Front seat backrest storage nets|
|Isofix child seat preparation|
|50/50 split folding rear seats|
|Front sports seats|
|Locking wheel bolts|
|Thatcham Cat.1 alarm|
|Remote central locking + boot release|
|Automatic door locking|
|Second remote key|
The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.
Ten Second Review
The MINI Paceman is, in effect, a Countryman coupe. And that might well be the oddest of the MINI body styles to date. As with some of the others, you may be left scratching your head. Is this the time that MINI confounds us yet again or will the wheels come off with a model too far? Let's find out at the wheel of the quick Cooper S variant.
Old-school MINI fans have never really got to grips with the Countryman model. Introduced in 2010, here was a MINI that wasn't at all mini. Nevertheless, sales have demonstrated that there was a whole swathe of buyers who would have liked a MINI if it wasn't quite so small. In the shape of the Paceman, the story takes an even stranger twist. MINI is now looking for a group of buyers for whom the original car was too small, but who now need a bigger model, albeit one whose practicality benefits have been compromised by a coupe body. Confused? Join the club. So the Paceman may have its work cut out in confusing a sceptical market - but then so did MINI's Clubman estate (with its odd door layout) and the Roadster drop-top (produced when MINI already had a convertible in its range). Both won buyers round and this car, unveiled at the 2011 Detroit Show as the premium small car segment's first 'Sports Activity Coupe', may well do the same. In choosing a variant with speed to match its name, you might well end up in the model we tried, the petrol Cooper S. It doesn't have the ridiculous price tag of the top JCW variant, but its 184bhp 1.6-litre turbo engine gives you nearly the same performance.
Being based on the Countryman chassis, the Paceman drives reasonably well for a car of its size and weight. It's quite quick in 184bhp petrol Cooper S form too, the 2WD version managing 0-62mph in 7.5s on the way to 135mph. Performance that isn't much affected if you go for the ALL4 4WD system. On the move, there's more body roll than MINI regulars will be used to and the car is less ready to change direction at your slightest whim even if you're at the wheel of a model like the Cooper S equipped with a DTC traction control and an EDLC Electronic Differential Lock Control package supposed to help you do exactly that. Well aware of all this, the development engineers have tried to improve things and return something of the brand's trademark gokart-style responses by giving the electric power steering a direct, hyperactive feel and by specifying firm Sports suspension as a standard fitment across the range. I can see a lot of potential owners wishing they hadn't bothered. Those rock hard springs leave the damping on the firm side of firm and as for the steering, well, the car darts left and right with the smallest movement of the wheel, which takes a bit of getting used to if you're new to the whole MINI experience. Both issues are correctable though. You can specify a standard and much more comfortable suspension set-up as a no-cost option. And the steering, I found, improved noticeably when you weight it up by pressing the Sport button, an action which also sharpens the throttle response.
Design and Build
Styled as a coupe take on the Countryman, the Paceman is the seventh car spin-off of the MINI theme, and sells alongside the Hatch, Clubman, Convertible, Countryman, Coupe and Roadster. Built on the Countryman platform, bumper to bumper the car is 4,109mm (4,115mm for MINI Cooper S Paceman and Cooper SD Paceman), which makes it almost identical in size to its big-boned sibling. The shape is a little ungainly at first but your eye soon gets used to it and it looks less wilfully odd than the smaller MINI Coupe. It's inside where things get a little more interesting. The highlight is the unusual rear seat, which has been styled around a 'lounge concept'. That might be over-egging it a bit but you do get two individual chairs with armrests integrated into the rear trim. A two-section version of the MINI Centre Rail storage and attachment system - first seen in the Countryman - comes as standard. Buttons for the windows, which have been toggle switches below the speedometer on every MINI to date, have moved to the door trim panel. A strict four-seater, the Paceman nevertheless has a practical element. Folding down the rear seats expands the rear load-carrying capacity from 330-litres to a maximum of 1,080-litres. Access is via a large and high-opening tailgate, offering welcome utility for owners who have already deliberately chosen the less practical option open to them.
Market and Model
Expect to pay in the £22,500 to £25,000 bracket for your Paceman Cooper S, depending on whether you want the 6-speed Steptronic auto gearbox and/or the ALL4 4WD system fitted. Essentially, you're talking of a premium of around £1,000 over an equivalent five-door MINI Countryman, so in time-honoured coupe tradition, you pay more but get less of most things. If you must have a fast version of this car, then the Cooper S is the variant to choose. To go further into the top 218bhp JCW 4WD variant requires a £5,000 premium - and you don't end up going very much faster. Laudably, MINI doesn't skimp on safety kit and every Paceman gets twin front, side and full length curtain airbags. ISOFIX child seat attachments in the rear and a tyre pressure warning light are on every model. Other standard equipment? Try air conditioning, powered door mirrors and front sports seats. Options include Xenon Adaptive Headlights, Park Distance Control, an electrically operated glass roof, plus the MINI navigation system. Advanced infotainment functions are available via MINI Connected. A range of optional equipment packages are also available. Eight exterior paint shades are on offer, including Brilliant Copper and Blazing Red. Starlight Blue is another shade you might like, also previously unseen and unique to the Paceman. As always with MINI, personalisation is sure to be very popular and there is an extensive choice of bonnet stripes, upholstery variants, interior surfaces and Colour Lines. Get a bit creative.
Cost of Ownership
Cost of ownership is a mixed proposition. The impressive residual figures should be taken with a dose of salt as they rarely factor in the option packs that most buyers choose. On any vehicle of this price, depreciation is always the big ticket item and the Paceman is no exception, but it should fare better than the class norm. MINI has worked at improving the car's efficiency with a comprehensive raft of measures dubbed MINIMALISM and which include Brake Energy Generation, Auto Start/Stop, Shift Point Display, Electric Power Steering and demand-based ancillaries such as the alternator. The result is some very good fuel economy and emissions figures. The Cooper S Paceman manages 46.3mpg and 143g/km.
Rear wiper, ABS, Rear park distance control, Engine start/stop button, Service interval indicator, Anti dazzle mirror, Anthracite interior trim, Diesel particulate filter, Radio BOOST + single slot CD, Body colour bumpers...
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||9.2|
|Engine Power - BHP||143|
|Engine Power - KW||105|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||4000|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||225|
|Engine Torque - MKG||31.1|
|Engine Torque - NM||305|
|Engine Torque - RPM||1750|
|Emissions - ICE|
|CO2 (g/km)||126 (g/km)|
|Noise Level dB(A)||73|
|Standard Euro Emissions||EURO 6|
|Fuel Consumption - ICE|
|EC Combined (mpg)||58.9|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||62.8|
|EC Urban (mpg)||52.3|
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