Mini Paceman Adventure off road concept revealed
April 29, 2014

The latest concept to be created by the Mini brand, the new Paceman Adventure concept, has been unveiled. The two seater pick up truck concept in based on the company's Paceman and is essentially a design study created by parent company BMW Group's young apprentices and their instructors at Munich and Dingolfing. For this concept, the apprenticeships were tasked with making their own creative vision for the Mini brand.

 

What powers the Mini Paceman Adventure?

 

Power for the vehicle comes from the same turbocharged 1.6 litre four cylinder petrol engine that is used in Cooper S Paceman which is capable of producing 181 brake horse power and 260Nm of torque. The company's ALL4 all wheel drive system has also made it's way over into the concept as well. The standard car can go from a standstill to 62mph in 7.8 seconds before it hits a top speed of 132mph.

 

The Mini Paceman Adventure styling

 

To create the concept, the designers used the Cooper S Paceman for their starting point. From there, they have shortened the cabin and removed the rear seats to change the boot into an open load area which is designed to store luggage, tools and equipemnt. Extra space has also been created by the addition of a roof-mounted rack which carries the spare tyre.

 

To complete their pick up look, the designers and engineers have modified the chassis to allow for improved ground clearance, apparently making the Adventure suitable for “driving on gravel roads, through muddy tracks or on desert trails.” The concept has also gained a “snorkel-like” air intake at roof level to help tackle river crossings, special deep-tread off-road tyres and additional lights mounted on the roof-rack for added visibility.

 

In keeping with the more rugged design, the company have also given the Paceman Adventure an exclusive Jungle Green metallic paint scheme.

 

At present there are no plans for the Mini Paceman Adventure to enter into production and BMW says that the model is purely a concept, though fans of the Paceman will be glad to hear that the vehicle will be receiving a facelift for 2014.

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