2015 Mini Paceman Gets a Countryman-Inspired Facelift in Beijing

Following the facelift of the Mini Countryman that was revealed at the New York Auto Show, the Paceman received an equally discreet makeover in Beijing.

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


Lamborghini Huracan Performante Crashes While Leaving Car Meet

This Performante is so badly damaged, it will, in all likelihood, be deemed a write-off.

Model 3 Vs. E63 S AMG Vs. Grand Cherokee SRT8 In An Unlikely Three-Way Battle

The Mercedes-AMG E63 S has a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 and shows the Tesla Model 3 a few tricks.

Porsche Might Go All-Electric For 918 Successor – And Rimac Could Play A Role

Whatever the powertrain, Porsche’s CEO wants their next hypercar to be the best in the market.

Purple Ford GT On Huge Wheels Doesn’t Really Work, Wouldn’t You Say?

This hue isn’t offered by Ford, so it’s probably a wrap, but it’s the rims, which seem too big, that don’t quite fit.

Thou Shall Not Overpass: Transporter Misjudges Height, Car On Top Gets Smashed

Following the crash, debris scattered across all Northbound lanes of I-95, near Norwalk, Connecticut.

$465k GEV Patagonia Is The Best Way To Travel The World On Four Wheels

The GEV Patagonia can use many different chassis configurations and is a small home on off-road wheels.

Watch The Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S Put Its 630 HP To Good Use

The issue with the range-topping GT 4-Door Coupe is not power, but finding a straight long enough to unleash it.

The Nissan Stelvio Zagato Looks Like It Came From Mars And Landed On Earth

This rare Nissan Stelvio Zagato has an asking price of almost $50,000.

2020 Corvette C8 Spied As NY Auto Show Debut Appears Unlikely

The 2020 Corvette was a no show in Detroit and it doesn’t appear GM has any major introductions planned for New Year.

How Does The BMW M2 Competition Perform Against Its M4 Sibling?

The BMW M2 Competition uses a de-tuned engine from the regular BMW M4.