The publication Motor Trend has published the first details about the European version of the compact three-door crossover MINI Paceman. The public debut of the model will be held at the September motor show in Paris.
New products will be for 40 millimeters lower (1521 mm) crossover Countryman, which is built on the basis of three-door. The empty space above his head back passengers is reduced by 10 millimeters (up to 942 millimeters) and reduced by the same ground clearance (up to 139 millimeters). In addition, MINI Paceman to be modified with a six-speed manual transmission will be up to 20 kilograms (1245 pounds) lighter than its “donor”.
In the European market-wheel-drive three-door crossover will be offered with two petrol engines with 120 and 181 horsepower, as well as two diesel engines, developing 110 and 141 power. In addition to the “mechanics” units can also be paired with a six ranges “automatic”.
MINI Paceman will be worth 1.5 thousand euros more expensive crossover Countryman. Sales are expected to begin by March 2013.