New 2014 MINI John Cooper Works Paceman: What’s Under the Hood
Like the MINI Cooper Paceman S, the JCW performance model has a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine. In this application, the engine is rated to generate 218 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 207 lb.-ft. of torque between 1,900 rpm and 5,000 rpm. The massaged JCW engine also offers an Overboost function that, for short periods of time, can temporarily increase torque output to 221 lb.-ft. between 2,100 rpm and 4,500 rpm.
MINI’s ALL4 all-wheel-drive system is standard for the 2014 John Cooper Works Paceman, fed by a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters. Under certain driving conditions, 100% of the engine’s power can be transferred to the JCW Paceman’s rear wheels, but the majority of the time the maximum power split is 50:50 front-to-rear.
Automatic stop/start technology helps to conserve fuel by shutting the engine off while the car is idling at an intersection or in traffic, while a Sport button adjusts throttle mapping and electric steering feel to deliver “gratifyingly vivacious” performance. MINI claims that its new John Cooper Works version of the 2014 Paceman can accelerate to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds and achieve a velocity of 140-mph.
In addition to the more powerful engine, the 2014 JCW Paceman is equipped with a lowered sport suspension, larger 18-inch wheels with more aggressive rubber, a sport exhaust system with a meaner snarl, and upgraded performance brakes to make sure the party doesn’t get too far out of hand.