2013 Mini Paceman Set for World Debut at 2012 Paris Auto Show

2012 Paris Auto Show


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    The 2013 Mini Paceman, basically a coupe version of the Countryman, made its formal debut at the 2012 Paris Auto Show with U.S. sales slated for early 2013. The seventh version of the Mini lineup will be available in Starlight Blue, an exterior color unique to the Paceman. | September 30, 2012

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2012 Paris Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The 2013 Mini Paceman, basically a coupe version of the Countryman, will make its formal debut at the 2012 Paris Auto Show with U.S. sales slated for early 2013.
  • Pricing will start at the U.S. equivalent of $30,792 in the United Kingdom, but U.S. pricing and vehicle configurations have not been determined, Mini USA told Edmunds on Friday.
  • The seventh version of the Mini lineup will be available in Starlight Blue, an exterior color unique to the Paceman.

PARIS — The 2013 Mini Paceman, basically a coupe version of the Countryman, will make its formal debut at the 2012 Paris Auto Show with U.S. sales slated for early 2013.

Pricing will start at the U.S. equivalent of $30,792 in the United Kingdom, but U.S. pricing and vehicle configurations have not been determined, Mini USA told Edmunds on Friday.

"We're still a little too far out right now for pricing, as U.S. configurations are being finalized," wrote Yvonne Malmgren, a Mini USA spokeswoman, in response to an e-mailed query. "Pricing for the U.S. market will be announced closer to the actual launch."

The seventh version of the Mini lineup, which features two doors and a large tailgate, will be available in Starlight Blue, an exterior color unique to the Paceman. The Paceman is unusual in that it's the brand's first vehicle to get a rear nameplate. The entry-level Mini Cooper Paceman and Cooper S Paceman have been confirmed, but a John Cooper Works Paceman is expected.

The standard configuration is front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is an option. In the United Kingdom, Mini Paceman buyers will get a choice of four four-cylinder engines, two gasoline and two diesel. All come with a six-speed manual transmission or optional six-speed automatic transmission.

The four-seater gets standard air-conditioning, power exterior mirrors and front sports seats. Options include xenon adaptive headlights, park distance control and a power glass roof.

Mini says the interior of the Paceman is unique to the model.

"Its highlight is the innovative rear seat, which has been styled around a lounge concept," said Mini in a statement.

The rear seat features two individual chairs with armrests. A two-section version of the Mini center rail storage system is standard.

The Mini Paceman concept debuted at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.

Edmunds says: The Mini lineup continues to expand in the U.S. with the somewhat supersized new Paceman.

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