Anders Warming, MINI’s head of design, introduced today in Paris the latest MINI model, Paceman.

MINI is expanding its model range with the introduction of the world’s first Sports Activity Coupe in the premium compact segment. The Paceman is the brand’s second model after the MINI Countryman with a body measuring over four meters in length and which customers can order as an option with the MINI ALL4 permanent all-wheel-drive system.

Its two doors and large tailgate, powerful proportions and dynamically stretched lines allow the MINI Paceman to offer a sporty, yet premium look in the segment. The interior likewise features a new take on the distinctive MINI style. Like the driver and front passenger, the occupants of the two individual rear seats enjoy generous levels of space, outstanding lateral support and exceptional comfort in a lounge-style ambiance. Folding down the rear seats expands the load capacity of the MINI Paceman from 330 to a maximum 1,080 liters.

The MINI Paceman will be available from launch with a choice of four powerful engines covering an output spread from 82 kW/112 hp to 135 kW/184 hp, which can be harnessed by a six-speed automatic gearbox as an option. Lowered sports suspension, meanwhile, comes as standard.

The Paceman will arrive in the dealerships by year end.