MINI’s Jim McDowell on the MINI Paceman

MINI’s Jim McDowell on the MINI Paceman

Jim McDowell is Chief Motoring MINI USA, and talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, about the MINI Paceman.

The 2-door coupe Paceman will be the second vehicle, of the seven now offered (including the Paceman) that offers the option of ALL4 all-wheel drive. The 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine powering the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman, along with a standard six-speed manual gearbox, or optional automatic, twin-scroll turbocharger, gasoline direct injection and variable valve control based on the BMW Groups VALVETRONIC technology. It can boast of 218 horsepower and peak torque of 207 lb-ft.

Watch the video as McDowell talks about the Paceman and all seven MINIS; the hardtop, asymmetrical Clubman, convertible, roadster, coupe, 4-door Countryman, Paceman coupe.

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About the Author:

L ou Ann Hammond has a work history in the energy and transportation field. Starting with Chevron Corp. in finance and accounting from 1978 to 1986. Hammond was exposed to the accounting, selling, management, and transportation of petroleum and all the alternative energies Chevron explored for during the turbulent 1970s. Hammond is the founder and owner of the first privately owned automobile website Carlist is the longest running used car database, since 1986, even prior to the Internet. Hammond's most recent website,, covers a broader range of subjects than solely the automotive or the energy industry. Driving the Nation encompasses both automotive and energy issues to show the audience how dependent we are on both. Hammond's varied background in the petroleum and automotive industry gives her an analyst insight into the myriad levels of automobile and energy topics.