MINI has recently announced its intention to introduce the Paceman and the JCW GP at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, later this month.
According to the British based automaker, the MINI Paceman is the company’s second model to get the All4 all-wheel drive system. The Paceman is named a “Sports Activity Coupe” (SAC) and the model is powered by a 1.6 liter naturally aspirated engine, which is producing a total output of 121 HP and 118 lb-ft of torque. The turbocharged Cooper S Paceman is coming with 181 HP and 177 lb-ft of torque, but the torque figure can grow up to 192 lb-ft in overboost.
Besides the MINI Paceman, the car manufacturer is also planning to introduce the John Cooper Works (JCW) GP at the same 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. This is supposed to be the fastest MINI ever made, and it’s coming with a 1.6 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, producing a total output of 211 HP. This is allowing the model to go around the Nurburgring in 8 minutes and 23 seconds. Only 2,000 units of the MINI JCW GP will be produced and 500 will be launched in the United States.