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, www.drivingthenation.com, 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:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.