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25th March, 2013
- High performance JCW tuned engine with 160 kW and 280-300 Nm
- Priced from $58,600*
- Available from May 2013
Mini Australia has confirmed pricing details for its high performance addition to the newly launched Mini Paceman
range, the Mini John Cooper Works Paceman, which is scheduled to arrive in Australian showrooms from May.
Mini Australia General Manager, Kai Bruesewitz said the JCW model is the quintessential Paceman.
“The JCW Paceman is what they had in mind when they designed this model, a muscular go fast looking car with the
high performance and incredible dynamics and drive enjoyment only found in a Mini,” he said.
The Mini John Cooper Works Paceman draws its power from a 1,598 cc four-cylinder engine. The latest generation of the
John Cooper Works turbocharged unit blends motor sport-inspired technical details with cutting-edge innovations developed
by the BMW Group’s powertrain people. Highlights include reinforced pistons, low-weight crankshafts, an aluminium
cylinder block and bearing mounts, and further optimisation of the cooling system, air supply and exhaust gas discharge
system. Plus, the turbocharger is twinned with a generously sized intercooler. The twin turbocharger joins forces with
petrol direct injection and variable valve control based on BMW Group’s VALVETRONIC technology, which optimises both the
engine’s efficiency and its responsiveness.
The Mini John Cooper Works Paceman’s powerplant develops its maximum output of 160 kW at 6,000 rpm. Peak torque of 280
Nm is on tap between 1,900 and 5,000 rpm and can be increased to 300 Nm for short periods between 2,100 and 4,500 rpm
using the overboost function opening the door to thrilling acceleration to which the standard fitted exhaust system
provides a suitable stirring sound track.
The Mini JCW Paceman channels the power via the electromagnetic centre differential of the standard ALL4
all-wheel-drive system seamlessly between the front and rear axles to all 4 wheels. In normal driving situations ALL4
diverts a maximum 50 per cent of the engine’s power to the rear wheels, rising to as much as 100 per cent in extreme
The Mini John Cooper Works Paceman can be ordered as an option with a six-speed automatic gearbox as an alternative to
the standard fitted six-speed manual.
The choice of gearbox has no effect on the sprinting power of the Mini John Cooper Works, sprinting from rest to 100
km/h in 6.9 seconds.
The Mini JCW Paceman has the potential to be economical too. When driven with fuel economy in mind, it is rated at
consuming 8 litres of fuel per 100 km’s and emitting 186 grammes of CO2 per kilometre. These figures increase slightly
when optioned with the automatic transmission to 8.3 l/100 km’s and of 193 grammes of CO2 per km.
The Mini John Cooper Works Paceman chassis technology has been optimised specially for this new model. The Sports
suspension which has dynamically tuned damper and anti-roll bars and a high-performance braking system are all key
And the standard Sports button in the centre console allows the driver to tweak the engines responses and soundtrack,
as well as the power assistance provided by the steering. If the Automatic transmission is fitted, pressing the Sport
button also quickens up shift times.
Standard specification for this new model is certainly representative of its positioning within the Mini range and
naturally includes the JCW Aero Kit, Anthracite roof lining, JCW sport leather steering wheel, Handbrake and gearshift
gaiters with red stitching, Floor mats with red contrasting seams, JCW door sill finishers, Anthracite instrument dials,
interior and cockpit surfaces in Piano black, Sports exhaust system and 18” Twin-Spoke light-alloy wheels in Burnished
Black with run-flat safety tyres.
Addtionally the Mini JCW Paceman is equipped standard with the Chilli Package which includes Cloth/leather
combination upholstery, Automatic climate control, Interior rear view mirror with automatic anti-dazzle function,
harman/kardon HiFi System and Bi-xenon headlights with headlight washer system.
“Australia sells the highest proportion of JCW vehicles than any other market in the world, and now with the Mini
JCW Paceman we only expect this to increase” said Mr Bruesewitz.
Mini JCW Paceman $58,600*.
* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as
on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are