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09-14-2012, 12:38 PM
MINI Paceman Unveiled: 2012 Paris Motor Show Preview
Jason Siu
Sep 13, 8:55 PM
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The MINI Paceman has broken cover prior to its officially unveiling at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, adding the seventh vehicle to the British automakerís lineup.

The standard MINI Paceman will come powered by a 1.6-liter engine with 122-hp and 118 lb-ft of torque and can be had with either a six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic. Those looking for more thrill though in the automakerís new sports activity coupe can opt for the more powerful MINI Cooper S Paceman, which has a twin-scroll turbocharged engine pushing out 184-hp and 177 lb-ft of torque.

While EPA figures arenít yet available in regards to fuel efficiency, MINI has equipped its Paceman with brake-energy regeneration and auto start-stop technology to help maximize fuel economy Ė though itís not clear if both will be offered in North America. To give it a much sportier appearance and drive, the automaker gives the Paceman a lowered suspension as standard, but a regular one can be installed for no additional cost.

Available on both models is MINIís All4 all-wheel drive system, while 16-inch wheels will be standard with larger 17-, 18-, and even 19-inch wheels available as an option. Electric power steering will be standard and an electronically locking differential is available on the S model.