2013 Mini Cooper Paceman Test Drive Popular Mechanics

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2013 Mini Cooper Test Drive

The new three-door swells the automaker’s lineup to a that’s anything but mini. so, the Paceman has Mini style, moves, and seats for four.

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On-Sale Date: March 16


Powertrains: 1.6-liter 121 hp, 118 lb-ft; 1.6-liter turbocharged 181 hp, 192 lb-ft; 1.6-liter turbocharged 208 hp, 221 lb-ft; 6-speed manual, automatic, FWD or AWD

EPA Fuel Economy 25-27/30-35 (Cooper); 25-26/32 S); 23-25/30-31 (John Cooper

What’s New: New is an elastic at Mini, where two versions of one architecture and three versions of one have now morphed into different models, with in the pipeline. Paceman is the latest. a Volkswagen Golf-size not-so-mini essentially a three-door variation on the Countryman. Like the Countryman, it enough rear-seat space to two adults, albeit with accessibility to the second row.

The two Minis are otherwise similar But the Paceman’s roof is 1.6 inches sloping toward the rear the three-door Mini Hardtop. The styling also differs the Countryman, set off by large taillights chrome surrounds.

Tech Tidbit: The Paceman is the Mini to offer all-wheel (the Countryman was the first). The system employs an electronically center differential to automatically front/rear torque distribution, up to 100 Governed by the stability control All4 can respond to low-traction in milliseconds, according to Mini.

Character: Like the rest of the Mini clan, the Paceman has a chassis, exceptional roll quick and accurate steering, and responses. It adds up to a rewarding for anyone who likes to drive. performance with the turbocharged S of the engine and six-speed automatic is reasonably brisk. Turbo is prompt, and Mini claims mph in 6.9 seconds (or 7.2 with the All4 AWD

Braking power, with big at both ends, augmented by P-Zero run-flat tires, is with the car’s sporty

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Favorite Detail: Minis let occupants forget they’re in a car defies convention. This always enhance function. The center dash speedo, for can take some getting to, though it’s distinctive and its diameter makes it a good for the optional nav system.

Still, materials are high-grade, and the Paceman’s of the power window switches the center stack to the door is a retreat from retro.

Driver’s Grievance: High rates, hard bushings, damping, limited suspension and low-profile run-flat tires to give the Paceman exceptional response, but there’s a downside. quality is pleasant enough on pavement but can quickly becoming on gnarly surfaces. No surface are too small for the suspension to ignore, and all themselves to the occupants.

This applies to interior sound coarse pavement translates as noise.

Bottom Line: has become the automotive version of a whose recipes all use the same ingredients. But, as in any good the recipes produce different Based on its specifications, the Paceman seem to be just a Countryman one set of doors.

But the three-door design looks athletic, and even though nearly 16 inches longer the basic Mini Cooper called the Hardtop), the Paceman’s preserve the impudent appeal of original and most popular of the Mini clan. The expanded plus the option of all-wheel give the Paceman more than its smaller cousin. A of higher curb weights 500 pounds depending on the model) performance slightly, but that is offset by increased practicality.

A key of any Mini is its eager persona and styling. Like the 1959 modern Minis are about fun and the is wholly consistent with ethos. And, like else in the Mini lineup, the has no true direct competitors.

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