The Countryman’s sportier sibling now features a revised structure of the hexagonal radiator grille with each version featuring some slight differences such as a pair of matte silver ribs on the Cooper, LED fog, parking and driving lights offered as standard on the Cooper S and JCW and optional on the Cooper, and new lighter 17-inch alloy wheels.
A new optional feature is the Piano Black Exterior package that adds a high-gloss black finish on certain surfaces like the light surrounds, mirrors and roof rails. Mini also added new metallic shades including the Jungle Green and Midnight Grey.
The interior brings dark dials for the road speed and engine speed display, newly designed chrome applications for the ventilation controls and sports seats for driver and front passenger as standard, among other features.
The Mini Paceman will continue to be available with two petrol and two diesel engines in Europe, with the most powerful being the 4-cylinder 215hp (218PS) turbo engine on the Mini John Cooper Works Paceman. All engines now comply with the EU6 emission standard, with the Mini Cooper S Paceman gaining 7hp for a total of 187 hp (190PS). All engines are mated as standard to a 6-speed manual transmission, with a 6-speed auto available as an option. The all-wheel drive system ALL4 is standard in the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman and optional for all other models.
The facelifted Mini Paceman will launch in July 2014.
By Dan Mihalascu