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Preview: 2013 MINI Paceman John Cooper Works Edition

The JCW is a hotter version of the already available Paceman Cooper S that comes with a tweaked 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which should develop the same output as its sister model, the Countryman JCW.

In Europe, the Countryman JCW’s turbocharged unit delivers 215hp (218PS) and 280Nm (207 lb-ft), while in North American specification, these numbers drop to 208hp and 192 lb-ft (260Nm) respectively.

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2013 MINI Paceman Three-Door Crossover

From bumper to bumper, the Paceman measures 4,109mm (161.7-inches) or in the case of the sported-up Cooper S and Cooper SD variants, 4,115mm (162-inches), making it 24mm shorter than the Countryman.

It has a 31mm lower roof height and sits 10mn closer to the ground compared to the Countryman with which it shares the same width.

The styling up to the A-pillar is identical to the five-door model, but the Paceman gains a more rakish roofline, longer front doors, muscular rear fenders and a completely new rear end highlighted by a redesigned set of tail lamps that all work together to offer a sportier appearance.

Inside, the Paceman gets a strictly four-seat layout with individual seating for the rear passengers and a boot space of 330 liters that can grow to 1,080 liters by folding down the rear seats – that’s compared to the Countryman’s 350 liters and 1,170 liters respectively.

At launch, European buyers will have the choice of two petrol and two diesel engines shared with the Countryman.

All models are offered with a standard six-speed manual gearbox and an optional six-speed automatic transmission. Aside from the most powerful Cooper S variant that comes with standard all-wheel drive, the other three models are front-wheel driven but can be optionally equipped with MINI’s ALL-4 all-wheel drive system.

Mini said that the Paceman will go on sale in Britain on March 15 with on the road prices starting at £18,970.

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2013 MINI Countryman John Cooper Works All-Wheel Drive!

The 4,133mm long, 1,789mm wide and 1,549mm tall crossover packs a 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that utilizes direct-injection technology and a twin-scroll turbocharger to produce 215hp (218PS) and 280Nm (207 lb-ft) of peak torque or 300Nm (221 lb-ft) with the overboost function.

The JCW Countryman is offered with a standard six-speed manual and in a first for John Cooper Works model, buyers will be able to opt for a six-speed automatic transmission.

According to the British carmaker, the pepped-up Countryman goes from zero to 62mph (100km/h) in 7.0 seconds and continues until 140mph (225km/h) when fitted with a manual gearbox and 139mph (223km/h) with the automatic.

The John Cooper Works edition gains an aerodynamic kit, sports suspension and exhaust system, 18-inch light-alloy wheels, and DSC stability control with DTC as standard. Among other available options are an exclusive Chili Red contrasting paintwork for the roof and exterior mirrors, and 19-inch light-alloy wheels.

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Exclusive MINI John Cooper Works GP Video: High-Speed Design

Drive it.

Head of MINI Design Anders Warming gets up close and personal with the features that make the new MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS GP so distinctive — and so unbelievably fast.

Share the secrets of the MINI JOHN COOPER WORKS GP online and you could be one of the first to put it through its paces and show the world what it’s capable of.

The Mini-Me MINI of the BMW Group’s London Olympic and Paralympic Games Fleet


  • Number in fleet: 3
  • 10hp / Zero emissions
  • Usage: Field of play vehicle to retrieve javelins, discuses, hammers and shot from the field to the throwing area.
  • MINI Hatch design in 1/4 scale
  • Lightweight composite bodyshell (Vehicle weight 25kg)
  • True Blue paintwork with orange London 2012 Games livery and white roof
  • Detailed exterior design including door handles, mirrors, wheel arch finishers, number plates, windscreen wipers and functioning headlights
  • Removable sunroof panel for access to the equipment storage area
  • Waterproof equipment storage area
  • Electric engine, throttled
  • Duel vented disc brake
  • Heavy duty shock absorbers
  • Grass tyres front and rear

Specification of Mini MINI:

Mini MINI dimensions:

  • Length: 1100mm
  • Width: 500mm
  • Height: 400mm

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Official: Goodwood 2013 MINI ClubVan

Billed as “the world’s first premium compact delivery van”, the seventh addition to Mini’s lineup is based on the longer Clubman but does away with the rear seat bench and boot floor to gain a continuous loading area.

If filled up to the roof, there’s 860 liters of load space. Mini says that the cargo area is 1,150mm long (45.3 in.) and at its narrowest point behind the rear doors, 1,020mm (40.2 in.) wide, while the van’s maximum payload capacity is 500 kilograms (1,102 lbs).

Other changes over the Clubman include the fixed partition between the passenger compartment and load area while in order to be classified as a commercial vehicle and therefore, be taxed at a lower rate in select countries, the Clubvan is equipped with blocked-out rear side windows.

Mini’s first commercial vehicle is offered in three engine flavors starting with the One that gets a 1.6-liter petrol engine delivering 97hp (98PS) for a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration in 11.1 seconds, a top speed of 185 km/h (115 mph) and an average fuel economy of 5.5lt/100km (51.4 mpg UK / 42.8 mpg US).

Next up is the Cooper Clubvan sporting a 1.6-liter petrol with 121hp (122PS) allowing for a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time of 9.8 seconds, a top speed of 201 km/h (125 mph), and a combined fuel consumption of 5.5lt/100km (same as the One).

Finally, there’s the Cooper D model equipped with a 110hp (112PS) four-cylinder diesel that accelerates the van from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 10.2 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 197 km/h (122.4 mph). Mini quotes an average fuel consumption of 3.9 liters/100 km (72.4mpg UK / 60.3mpg US), corresponding to CO2 emissions of 103g/km.

All three models get a standard 6-speed manual gearbox while the Cooper D Clubvan can optionally be fitted with a six-speed automatic transmission.

The new Clubvan will make its first public outing at next weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed with sales to start in the autumn.

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MINI Rocketman Concept

The concept study that debuted at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and which was initially thought to base a smaller Mini hatchback before we learned than the BMW Group dropped those plans, has been updated to promote the company’s sponsorship of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The updated model now wears the colors of the British national flag, the Union Jack, both inside and out.

The body of the 3.4-meter long model (about 300mm shorter than the Mini hatchback) is dominated by a dark blue finish with the front grille, roof surround and the outer rims of the alloy wheels accented in red. Matt Porcelain White paintwork is used for wheels, mirror caps, boot opener and surrounds for the radiator grille and headlights.

In addition, illuminated braces on the full-surface glass roof recreate the look of Britain’s Union Jack flag.

The same mix of colors can be found in the interior with new features including the stowage compartment on the center console that incorporates a basketball court with miniature players.

The refreshed 3+1-seater concept model will be on show in the BMW Group Pavilion located close to the Olympic and Paralympic Village during the Games this summer.

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