The MINI John Cooper Works Paceman has been brought to the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.
After it was presented back in September 2012 during the Paris Motor Show, the MINI John Cooper Works (JCW) Paceman is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with the British based automaker taking it to the 2013 Detroit Motor Show. The model is getting an optional Chili Red contrasting paint scheme exclusive for the JCW version, an aerodynamic body kit, a lowered sports suspension and 18-inch alloy wheels. The interior changes of the model include the red contrast stitching, the piano black trim, the cloth sports seats, dark colored dials, the anthracite roof liner and the sport steering wheel.
Power to the MINI JCW Paceman is being provided by a 1.6 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which is producing a total output of 208 BHP (155 kW) and it has a peak torque of 207 lb-ft (280 Nm). The unit is mated to a six-speed manual or to a six-speed automatic transmission, sending power to the all-wheel drive ALL4 system and allowing the model to sprint from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 6.5 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 127 mph (204 km/h). The JCW Paceman will go on sale across the U.S. in March and its starting price has been set at 36,200 USD.