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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Mini Paceman

Overall verdict
At a stretch, we can see a point to the 4WD versions, but really though, this is an unnecessary diversion. And not a very pretty one, either.


If we're being kind, you could say it's reasonably practical


It's completely pointless, and will soon be dropped from the range


What is it?

What’s all this about, Mini? The Countryman was a step too far for many, but we could understand why you did it. Building a three door ‘coupe’ version of that ungainly maxi-Mini really IS a leap too far, though. What’s wrong with the regular Mini hatch for those who want a three-door?

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
1.6 John Cooper Works ALL4 3dr
6.8s 165g/km 39.8 218 £29,360
The cheapest
1.6 Cooper 3dr
10.3s 137g/km 47.9 122 £19,030
The greenest
1.6 Cooper D 3dr
10.8s 111g/km 67.3 112 £20,390
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