MINI has announced the all-new Paceman, which boasts a sporty exterior design, lowered suspension for a dynamic ride and an exciting reinterpretation of the familiar interior. The car is essentially a coupe version of the Countryman.

There will be five models available from launch including the MINI Cooper S Paceman. The seventh unique member of the family, it sells alongside the Hatch, Clubman, Convertible,

With a contemporary and expressive body shape, the Paceman has been created to appeal to a new type of design-conscious customer. The prominent horizontal lines and dynamic curved surfaces give the promise of sporting performance, yet there is an elegant simplicity to the overall form of the car.

The interior has been designed specifically for this model. Its highlight is the innovative rear seat, which has been styled around a lounge concept. Two individual seats provide generous levels of head, shoulder and knee room with outstanding comfort and support. Armrests have been integrated into the rear trim. A two-section version of the MINI Centre Rail storage and attachment system – first seen in the Countryman – comes as standard. A full-length variant is available as an option.

The engine range includes a 1.6 liter four-cylinder with 122HP (90 kW). 0-100 km/h in 10.4 seconds and fuel economy of 47.1mpg with CO2 emissions of 140 g/km. The 1.6 liter turbocharged petrol has 184HP (135 kW). 0-100 km/h in 7.5 seconds and fuel economy of 46.3mpg and emissions are 143g/km.

The diesel variants are a 1.6 liter with 112HP (82 kW) offering a frugal 64.2mpg fuel economy and 115g/km emissions. 0-100 km/h in 10.8 seconds, which is good enough. The powerful SD Paceman has a 2.0 liter with 143HP (105 kW). 0-100 km/h in 9.2 seconds and a fuel economy of 61.4mpg with an emissions figure of 122g/km.

The MINI Cooper Paceman starts at just £18,970 on the road.

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Source: MINI