2013 Mini John Cooper Works Paceman Revs Up 2013 Detroit Auto Show

2013 Detroit Auto Show


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2013 Detroit Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The 2013 Mini John Cooper Works Paceman, the hottest version of Mini's crossover coupe, will make its world debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
  • Mini USA told Edmunds that pricing will be announced closer to the Detroit show.
  • The U.S.-spec version of the Mini John Cooper Works Paceman churns out 208 horsepower.

WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey — The 2013 Mini John Cooper Works Paceman, the hottest version of Mini's crossover coupe, will make its world debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.

Mini USA told Edmunds that pricing will be announced closer to the Detroit show. The 2013 Mini John Cooper Works Paceman goes on sale in March.

The U.S.-spec version of the Mini John Cooper Works Paceman gets a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that churns out 208 horsepower. The engine is linked to a standard six-speed manual transmission; a six-speed automatic transmission is optional.

Mini says the extreme Paceman sprints from zero to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds with either transmission. Top speed for U.S. models is 127 mph.

The EPA has yet to rate the 2013 Mini John Cooper Works Paceman. But Mini says the car is estimated to return 25 mpg in city driving and 31 mpg on the highway when equipped with the six-speed manual transmission. Models with the six-speed automatic transmission are expected to return 23 mpg in city driving and 30 mpg on the highway.

Standard equipment includes ALL4 all-wheel drive, an aerodynamic kit, 18-inch light-alloy wheels and a lowered sport suspension.

The Mini John Cooper Works Paceman comes in nine exterior colors, including a Chili Red finish reserved for the John Cooper Works model. The color is also available for the contrast-color roof, exterior mirror caps and sport stripes.

The cabin gets a sports steering wheel with red contrast stitching. Chili Red interior trim is optional.

The cabin also gets a standard Sport button that allows the driver to "tweak the engine's responses and soundtrack," said Mini.

Edmunds says: Of course, the Chili Red paint job appears to be the natural choice for the hottest Paceman.

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