Mini Paceman makes Malaysian debut

Posted on: May 22nd, 2013

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MINI Malaysia has widened its range of models with the introduction of the marque’s latest creation – the Paceman. This Sports Activity Coupe, the same moniker given to the X6, is only available here in the performance-oriented Cooper S Paceman guise.

Essentially a three-door Countryman, its body is lower and sleeker than its more rugged sibling. Its roof slopes downwards towards the rear to accentuate a coupe-like stance while its high driving position and bulkier built over the standard Cooper indicates better versatility over the compact hatch.

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Like all Minis bearing the ‘S’ badge, the Cooper S Paceman is powered by a 1.6-litre twin-scroll turbocharged engine which pumps out a maximum of 184 horses and 240Nm of torque. This allows the Paceman to complete the century sprint in just 7.8 seconds all the way to a top speed of 212kmph. Despite the performance inclination, the Paceman is still capable of returning 7.5 litres per 100km while CO2 emisions are rated at just 175g/km.

The Cooper S Paceman also sits on a lowered sports suspension which lends to what Mini describes as a go-kart feeling when driven hard around the bends. Adding to the overall performance feel of the car is a Sport Button, which tweaks the engine’s responses, gear change timings and power assistance provided by the steering.

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Prices for the Cooper S Paceman start at RM288,888 and buyers can opt for a Glass Roof Package which bumps the price up by RM7,888. The retail price is on the road exclusive of insurance, with the MINI Tender Loving Care service package thrown in.

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