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Introducing the New MINI Paceman: Go-Karting for Grown-Ups

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 25, 2012) - The MINI family has a brand new member - one that's looking to shake things up. The MINI Paceman is the chicest coupe on the market and whilst still clearly displaying the funky retro design that has made this iconic British brand so enduring, it also has its own very distinct character.

Everything about this coupe creates an elegant sporting impression. Striking horizontal lines blend with curved surfaces to create a dynamic and stylish finish, which goes hand in hand with MINI's legendary go-kart handling. And underneath the bonnet, a powerful engine and lowered sports suspension ensure that the MINI Paceman will provide an exhilarating journey, whatever your destination.

The Paceman is a pioneer in the green coupe class, with enough eco credentials to shrink your carbon footprint down to size. MINI's groundbreaking MINIMALISM technology is fitted as standard to ensure that every drop of fuel in the engine is used efficiently. This includes the innovative Automatic Start-Stop and Brake Energy Regeneration functions.

Some models also come with the addition of Sport Button to add extra zip to your throttle inputs and sharpen the steering when you're moving along.

But with the MINI Paceman, go-karting fun doesn't mean compromising on safety. It's crash-optimised body structure, extensive range of airbags, pyrotechnic seat belt tensioners and ISOFIX child seat mountings will protect all passengers in case of an accident.

MINI's latest Car finance deals mean that you don't have to be racy with your wallet to get your hands on this fun coupe. Choose from two petrol and two diesel engine options, as well as front or four-wheel drive. The MINI Paceman Cooper S 1.6-litre petrol engine can reach 62 mph in just 7.5 seconds, yet offers 46.3 mpg with CO2 emissions of just 143g/km. The front drive diesel Cooper D offers even greater fuel efficiency at 64.2mpg with 115g of CO2 emitted per km.

And as with the entire MINI family, you can tailor your own unique take on the Paceman with an extensive range of additional options. Whether you're looking for the very best sound quality with the harmon/kardon Hi-Fi system, advanced telematic possibilities with MINI Connected and the MINI Navigation system, or slick shifts with intelligent automatic gearbox, the Paceman is a versatile and exciting choice for all drivers young at heart.

To find out more about MINI's range of cars and to help get you driving in style as well as comfort, visit www.mini.co.uk.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
MINI Press Office Contacts:
Sarah Heaney
MINI Media Relations Manager
01344 480110
Sarah.Heaney@mini.co.uk


Wieland Bruch
Corporate Communications Manager
01344 480113
Wieland.Bruch@bmw.co.uk


Graham Biggs
Corporate Communications Director
01344 480109
Graham.Biggs@bmw.co.uk

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