2013 MINI Cooper Paceman Road Test & Review: Models & Prices
The introduction of Paceman adds a seventh model to MINI’s lineup. The company’s marketing team says it feels the brand can support as many as ten models — so stand by, there are certainly more to come.
Given the original sales goal for the entire MINI brand was 20,000 cars a year, and last year the brand moved 66,000 vehicles, we’re inclined to regard that statement as carrying a fair amount of veracity. As of this writing, there are 115 MINI dealers in the U.S.
The ultimate plan is to have a total of 130.
For 2013, MINI is offering Cooper Paceman in three versions; the 121-horsepower MINI Cooper Paceman with a base price of $23,900; the 181-horsepower turbocharged MINI Cooper S Paceman at $27,500, and the all-wheel drive turbocharged Cooper S Paceman with ALL4 at $29,200. All three Paceman versions go on sale in North America on March 16, 2013. Quoted pricing includes MINI’s $700 shipping and handling charges.
Paceman, largely based on Countryman, features the same wheelbase as the four-door vehicle, though it uses only two doors where the Countryman uses four.