MINI Concept Paceman (2011)

A new MINI design concept will debut at the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), to be held between 10 and January 23, 2011. The paceman MINI concept is the first Sports Activity Coupe in the premium segment of the market small.

Paceman MINI Concept study introduces a new class of car that combines DNA base MINI - dynamic capabilities, the design of the individual - and give them a new twist with the help of advanced technology and an innovative concept the body. MINI Paceman combines the classic concept of the defining features of the MINI MINI Countryman and style of a coupe. The result is a mini with some evidence of design "muscle cars" video, demonstrating its dynamic ability from all angles.

Although no decision has been taken on future production version, Paceman could form another element to the development of the MINI brand.

"Ten years ago exactly, since the new MINI was launched in the U.S. market, so there is a symmetry pleased to introduce a new concept in Detroit," said Jochen Goller, BMW MINI UK Ltd director of "After the launch last year of MINI Countryman and the upcoming launch of the MINI Coupe and Roadster, indicates MINI Paceman new concept of not only the spirit of innovation and adventure among its design team, but also the potential magnitude MINI brand as it grows and develops. "

A MINI Sports Activity Coupe - urban and male.

MINI Concept Paceman retains the familiar front MINI family, but adds its own distinctive flavor. Large headlamps with chrome surrounds penetrate deep into the front fenders, and together with the cover clearly profiled, said nose Paceman impressive. The grid is essentially the same as the Cooper S Countryman prohibiting additional air intakes in the bumper for improved brake ventilation and incorporation of new deep fog lights.
Paceman MINI concept includes a new interpretation of the front fender and side indicator, which attracts the eye of the A-pillar down to the unique design of the front wheel of 19 inches. This element of robust and sustainable is complemented by black wheel arch surrounds, with matching side skirts to emphasize the masculine, sporty character of Paceman.

Familiar with MINI shoulder that rises toward the rear of the MINI Concept Paceman also suggests his intent sports. Less well known is the treatment of the glass and roof. How waistline salt flat roofline that flows off the C-pillar, which appears to be transparent. The windows seem to wrap the car as the band of the glass ceiling "suspended" at the top, and painted a contrasting color outstanding. This is known as cap "helmet". Coupe-style rear windows and all the cone effect is one of the dynamic wedge shape.

"Unlike the more upright design of the MINI Countryman, we have given the MINI Concept Paceman a horizontal emphasis and increased the width of the car looks more powerful highlight of the study," said Marcus Syring, head of MINI Exterior Design .

A new interpretation of classic design has given the concept coupe Coupé MINI paceman distinctive tail completes the car's sporty character. New taillamps placed at the edge of the fenders broad, muscular rear emphasizing the predominance of horizontal lines, parallel to each other and to highlight the wide track rear axle.

Like his compatriot in the MINI Cooper S, the rear spoiler of the MINI Concept paceman has a diffuser that directs air between the twin exhaust and improves the aerodynamics of the car. Even the home plate echoes the shape of the front air intake to build a link in style between the front and rear of the car.

MINI concept measures paceman 4110 mm, 1789 mm wide and 1541 mm high. MINI epitome of style, the paceman a very short front and rear overhangs for easy answers to family kart.

Inside: a blend of modern function and luxury boutique.

The interior of the MINI Concept Paceman consciously draws on the language of the MINI design unique and distinctive, but also gives a new refreshing look. Behind the external male survey is an elegant and sporty interior that exudes quality and funky design. The dashboard of the study MINI is defined by its characteristics, concave shapes and sporty and functional feel it creates. The central air vents, central and Speedo ring function shift outside of a contrasting color, while large side vents highlight the MINI yet.

The slim center console, which maximizes legroom for driver and front passenger, merges into the lane by the Center for MINI Countryman pioneer, creating a visual and functional link between the front and rear seats. This unique and innovative rail system U-shaped profile through the central axis of the interior to the rear seatbacks. The colors of the skin giving it a luxurious appearance expression inside the MINI paceman, while a new interpretation of the familiar brand is elliptical and side trim extends along the length of the cabin by the B-pillar and emphasis on the length of the inside. Armrest with storage compartments shaped ergonomic door pulls and large speakers for the audio system built into the backbone of the ellipse.

Behind the front sport seats are comfortable in the shape of two individual rear seats with backrests designed to merge on the far side of the seat to create a special support profile perfectly. The "Club Lounge" creating character stresses the individual character and unconventional Paceman MINI Concept and helps to make every trip an experience for rear passengers as much as it is for them in the face.

Transmission system: powerful and effective.

The paceman MINI concept was designed to allow the deployment of the largest engine available in the MINI range. The MINI John Cooper Works 1.6-liter twin-scroll turbo gives the paceman MINI concept of the ability to provide exceptional performance of the promise of its appearance. This 16-valve four-cylinder develops 211 hp and generates peak torque of 260 Nm (192 lb-ft), the last value that has the ability to reach 280 Nm (207 lb-ft) for short periods with overboost function.
The MINI Countryman roots to give the new MINI concept, the ideal platform for MINI All4 Permanent all-wheel-drive system. All4 electromagnetic properties of the center differential that is inserted directly into a continuous range of powers the front and rear axles. In normal driving conditions, up to 50 percent is sent to drive the rear wheels, but in extreme cases even 100 per cent can be directed to the rear.

Paceman MINI Concept is, of course, also available in two wheel drive form, but to harness the power of decisive four-cylinder engine in the form of four-wheel drive offers an extra dose of driving pleasure through the menu LED, expression of an agile sports MINI is famous.

Chassis: best management in the segment.

Technology platform developed specifically for MINI Paceman plans to change the potential of a powerful engine driving experience, offering inspiring agility, impressive self-confidence, and always in complete safety. Even if it sounds correct and sport management is a high level of ride comfort compatible with that really set the story Paceman MINI Concept.

The axle features MacPherson front spring with less monitoring of arms control, along with power assisted steering speed-sensitive, sensitivity, plays an important role in providing response and agility for customers to expect a MINI. Paceman multi-link rear axle has been developed using the proven experience of BMW Group Chassis and is designed for use in FWD and AWD versions of the car All4.

Paceman MINI Concept: an idea at the top - again.

MINI Concept Paceman embodies the idea of ​​an incomparable driving experience in a way that meets the needs of a modern, lifestyle oriented customers, but it remains true to the character of the MINI brand.

"With the Mini Countryman has already opened an exciting new way in expanding the family of brands, designers are now exploiting the potential of its technology to drive state-of-the-art and the concept of flexible space to develop market opportunities in a coupe sibling, "said Jochen Goller.

"The concept is to provide Paceman MINI driving experience particular emotional and demonstrate this ability in a style typical of the brand. I think we offer a clear demonstration of how new concepts can be further developed through unconventional creativity, "said he said.

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