February 15, 2013:

First view of the Paceman

The new MINI Paceman has been wandering the country, appearing at various MINI dealerships; I missed it at MINI of Peabody, but (thanks to James) saw it this evening at MINI of Orlando.

The one car on show is a “Brilliant Copper” S, loaded with all the technology, leather seats; sadly the copper color was not so “brilliant”, at least inside the dealership:
Paceman at MINI of Orlando

Paceman at MINI of Orlando

Paceman at MINI of Orlando

It was really hard to get a good idea of the cars color, see how different are the three views above!
It was easier to see, and appreciate, the overall shape; the lowering roofline makes the Paceman a lot better looking than the Countryman. I also really liked the rear lights design:
Paceman at MINI of Orlando

Interior, not noticeably different from other MINIs and the Countryman – though again the expensive leather seating color is hard to identify …
Paceman at MINI of Orlando

Paceman at MINI of Orlando

Getting in to the back of the Paceman was surprisingly easy (though no doubt not as easy as the Countryman) – but leg room seemed VERY limited, at least for anyone sitting behind me! Even then, in the back my head brushed the roof, so that roofline presumably is the cause of limited leg room. So get a Countryman if you want to use the rear seats, maybe?

The exterior design of the Paceman is the most interesting MINI I’ve seen for a while – but with a $38,000 price tag, it’s really not a weekend play thing!


Comments: 3 (post new comment)
  1. Jordan b (2013/02/16 @ 1:29 pm)

    Lol accidently came across these pix through google!! :)

  2. GBMINI (2013/02/16 @ 8:56 pm)

    Funny! I guess I just don’t update enough to be worth direct visit any more :)

  3. Jordan b (2013/02/17 @ 4:34 am)

    Cant wait to see a paceman mid march apparently. Seen a clubvan upclose at dealer though and still no new gp , oh and ive seen a goodwood :) at dealer too :)

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