Autocar UK gives us a weird, yet somewhat interesting comparison of the MINI Paceman JCW versus the hot-hatch M135i.

Under the hood of the Paceman we have a single twin-scroll turbo engine measuring 1.6 liters in displacement and churing out 208 hp at 6,000 rpm. Maximum torque reads 207 lb-ft at 1,700 rpm – in typical MINI fashion, this torque sits flat across the rev-band.

Power is transferred to the ground compliments of Getrag’s snappy 6-speed manual box.

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BMW M135i is powered by a 3.0 liter, TwinScroll turbocharged straight six-cylinder engine and 235 kW/320 hp and 450 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm.

The BMW M135i sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds (automatic: 4.9 seconds) and reaches a top speed of 250 km/h – the top limit permitted by the vehicle’s electronic speed control system.