Recently at the 2012 LA Auto Show, MINI showcased its new Paceman model, which it has now announced will get a hot John Cooper Works variant. Wit the official world premiere set for the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, pictures and info on the British brand’s newest model have been released.
Powering the MINI JCW Paceman is a 1.6-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 208 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. Coming standard is the British automaker’s ALL4 all-wheel drive, while a six-speed automatic transmission will be available as an option.
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To set the JCW Paceman apart from its brethren is an aerodynamic kit, 18-inch wheels, and lowered suspension. JCW is known for fine tuning MINI models thanks to its race-bred powertrain and chassis technology and the Paceman model is no exception.
Along with the impressive performance in a sporty, fun body, the JCW Paceman has a preliminary EPA estimate of 25-mpg city, 31-mpg highway for the manual transmission, and 23-mpg city, 30-mpg highway for the automatic.
To contrast the exterior, JCW outfit the Paceman with an aerodynamic kit while the Chili Red shade is exclusive to the JCW Paceman model. JCW logos can be found on the grille, tailgate, and door sill strips, in addition to next to the side indicators. Available as an option are 19-inch wheels and exclusive Chili Red interior trim.