MINI Philippines claims their Paceman as the “World’s first Sport-Activity Coupe (SAC)” Whatever they meant by it, there’s only one thing for sure… The MINI Paceman is a fast-paced 2door “MINI-er” version of its popular Countryman crossover SUV. Having two doors less has its advantages, mainly that it looks sportier and meaner, and that even for just a few notches lower, it weighs less, allowing its agile DNA to show its teeth. Sporting a distinctively MINI Coupe design, and fusing it with an aggressive crossover twist, the MINI Paceman’s lack of competitive off-roading capabilities is shunned by its superb handling on the road, and that go-kart behaviour that MINI boasts is, yes, keenly felt.
Filipinos will love the Paceman’s interior as well. Seating capacity allows four to experience a thrill ride of some sort via its choice of three turbocharged engines – a 122hp 1.5L Inline-4, a 184hp 1.5L Inline-4, and a John Cooper Works 218hp 1.5: Inline-4. Though not meant for the rugged terrains, the MINI Paceman is still available with a4WD system for an even more thrill-oriented driving experience on the asphalt.