E90Post
 


VIBE Motorsports
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General BMW News and Cars Discussion > MINI Paceman Concept (Countryman Coupe) is Official



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-18-2010, 08:40 PM   #1
Mark
Administrator
 
Mark's Avatar
 
Drives: 1M
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA

Posts: 3,933
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
MINI Paceman Concept (Countryman Coupe) is Official

MOTORINGFILE/BIMMERFILE is breaking the news tonight. MINI has released images/details on their newest concept car dubbed the Paceman. This car is exactly what it looks like, a two door countryman. Think of it this way, the Paceman is to the Countryman as the BMW X6 is to the X5.

The paceman is more sporty compared to its countryman counterpart not only by the loss of two doors, but the car has a 20mm lower roofline and runs on 19" wheels.

According to Motoringfile, there are as yet no plans for production, but to me it sounds like production plans would be based on the reaction to this concept....

Check out the full gallery of pictures @ Motoringfile

Name:  P90070536.jpg
Views: 4290
Size:  59.7 KB

Name:  P90070537.jpg
Views: 4238
Size:  59.5 KB

Name:  P90070538.jpg
Views: 4135
Size:  52.4 KB

Name:  P90070539.jpg
Views: 4178
Size:  105.7 KB

Name:  P90070540.jpg
Views: 4207
Size:  52.8 KB

Name:  P90070541.jpg
Views: 3985
Size:  141.3 KB

Source: MOTORINGFILE

(If you are interested in MINI, discuss on http://www.MINIFORUM.com)
__________________
The new beast. BMW M5.
Mark is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-18-2010, 08:41 PM   #2
Mark
Administrator
 
Mark's Avatar
 
Drives: 1M
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA

Posts: 3,933
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
__________________
The new beast. BMW M5.
Mark is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-18-2010, 09:02 PM   #3
SCOTT26
Brigadier General
 
SCOTT26's Avatar
 
Drives: Frozen Dark Silver 30 Jahre
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: WORLDWIDE

Posts: 3,168
iTrader: (0)

The official line is “strictly a Concept ja?”

The MINI Concept which has been well into study since late last year is being prepped as both a 3dr seen here and a 5dr using the “Club” door feature of the MINI Clubman both this time on each side of the car. This feature has been approved for production as it is necessary to make the car stand out between the 3dr.
But with extensive engineering work already gone into developing the rear hinged doors for the 5dr and the chassis engineers developing an advanced torque vectoring system in a similar vain to Dynamic Performance Control from the BMW X6 to be exclusive to the car. Once reaction has been taken into account expect this to be the next MINI production model. The car is especially low but without complete sacrifice of rear visibility.

Internally the aim of this car is to offer a concept which is sporty and trendsetting to the MINI brand in a similar way to the Range Rover Evoque. But at a price marker of something much less than the standard entry Range Rover Evoque but feature more individualism and unique features to the Countryman in a similar fashion to how the BMW X5 and X6 are positioned but for the city-compact segment.

Paceman (Possibly not the final name) and Countryman can co-exist in the same way as the BMW X5 and X6 exist. And with the X6 we have learned that further downwards that there is a market for a stylish concept in the Sport Activity Coupe.

The X6 itself has been a huge success for BMW. Initially in a two year period from launch BMW expected to sell around 40,000 units. But in fact sales doubled to twice the estimate at 80,000 units, BMW have now surpassed 120,000 units of the X6. No wonder then why the X4 is in development.

MINI is in a unique position because it is a segment that will show future growth but this growth will not sacrfice the key philosophies of the MINI Brand.

They wont grow longer than four metres and will not sacrifice it’s trademark driving credentials which still give the latest competitors a run for their money.

But MINI as a brand has to show more than conventional ideas. MINI is a brand that showcases innovation in it’s products. It is a synthesis of innovation and culture in it’s concepts it is no wonder why competitors are rusing to this segment.

Whilst MINI will stretch the brand to accomodate all markets within it’s segment starting with an entry level city model, through the classic MINI Concept into the newer innovative models such as Clubman , Countryman , Coupe , Roadster and Paceman.

By the time this car makes production it very may well carry a more individual facia to seperate it from the Countryman which is precisely the point of the Paceman. not only will the lower roofline , different front and rear and unique features make the car stand out.

But the inclusion of a MINI variant of BMW’s Dynamic Performance Control will help the MINI Paceman develop it’s own idenitity in handling and dynamics.

The next MINI Concept Car will be shown at Geneva in March 2011- It will show how the brand can expand but downsize.
Also upcoming soon is a new MINI Production model that will be announced soon before Geneva.
__________________
Electrified
SCOTT26 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-18-2010, 09:37 PM   #4
smack
Lieutenant Colonel
 
smack's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW's/Flex 3401
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Spangdahlem AB Germany

Posts: 1,568
iTrader: (0)

Cool lookin Mini but how many do we need?
smack is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2010, 04:13 AM   #5
JoeyBananaz18
Brigadier General
 
JoeyBananaz18's Avatar
 
Drives: metrocard
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Whitestone, NY

Posts: 3,760
iTrader: (3)

OMG i love it.
__________________
7/18/09- I pick up my baby- 2009 E92 335i Xdrive, Space Gray over Coral Red. Premium Pkg, Cold Weather Pkg, M-Sport Pkg, 193Ms, Gloss Black grills, Custom Gloss Black Mirrors, Performance shift and E-brake boot, M3 spoiler, Euro fog switch, gloss black interior tim, Coco-Mats (red/black), H&R coilovers, 19'' Alufelgen SF-71s......
JoeyBananaz18 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2010, 04:18 AM   #6
irgr8one
World Traveler
 
irgr8one's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 328i M-sport
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Italy

Posts: 21
iTrader: (1)

Great Look

We need as many as people will buy. Look at BMW, X6/X5/X3/X1 not to mention that there might be an X2 when the 1 becomes the 2 and the 1 gets a 4 cyl/opt 3 cyl. Then you throw in the hybrid/all electric. I agree, there are too many but if they build it people will buy it.
irgr8one is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2010, 04:31 AM   #7
juicymoose
juicymoose
 
juicymoose's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 330i Prem/Sport/Blk/Blk
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Alberta

Posts: 49
iTrader: (0)

Ugly Name fittingly for an Ugly Car. So ugly that I may be forced to run it off the road if I see one.
juicymoose is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2010, 05:11 AM   #8
Malbolge
Major General
 
Malbolge's Avatar
 
Drives: TiAg Z4 Coupe 3.0Si
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: EE

Posts: 5,240
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
damn it's ugly.
__________________
'07 TiAg BMW Z4 Coupe 3.0si / Everything
Malbolge is offline   Estonia
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2010, 06:16 AM   #9
philip
BMW addict
 
philip's Avatar
 
Drives: Golf 7 GTI / F10 530d
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Antwerp

Posts: 276
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Either you love it or you hate it. I think it 's really cool!
philip is offline   Belgium
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2010, 08:04 AM   #10
Wolf
Captain
 
Wolf's Avatar
 
Drives: on hold
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Earth

Posts: 721
iTrader: (0)

looks nice... I lost track of mini news... what happened to this one? concept or what? Cause I'd buy that over any small car including the 1er...
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bimmerjph View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by SCOTT26 View Post
BMW have tapped into this by mirroring typical BMW dynamics and steering communication within the new UKL cars.
You mean massive body roll, a steering system that is not connected to the front wheels, and the engine note played through the speaker system?!?!?!?!
Wolf is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2010, 08:40 AM   #11
SCOTT26
Brigadier General
 
SCOTT26's Avatar
 
Drives: Frozen Dark Silver 30 Jahre
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: WORLDWIDE

Posts: 3,168
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
looks nice... I lost track of mini news... what happened to this one?
It's Imminent.
__________________
Electrified
SCOTT26 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2010, 09:25 AM   #12
gstopyra
Private
 
gstopyra's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i coupe
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Killeen, TX

Posts: 92
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SCOTT26 View Post
Quote:
looks nice... I lost track of mini news... what happened to this one?
It's Imminent.
Platform for new BMW FWD 1 series when existing jumps to 2 series?
__________________
GStopyra
BMW 135i Space Gray/Coral/Glacier Aluminum MT/M-Sport/ and ALMOST everything else
gstopyra is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2010, 10:14 AM   #13
Empowered
Private
 
Drives: VW GOLF GTTDI
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hull England

Posts: 59
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SCOTT26 View Post
It's Imminent.
Hey Scott, whats your avatar?
__________________
aspiring owner
Empowered is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2010, 11:36 AM   #14
bavarian19
General
 
bavarian19's Avatar
 
Drives: Car
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: VA

Posts: 18,812
iTrader: (23)

I dont get it.
bavarian19 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2010, 03:51 PM   #15
Olagüe
Brigadier General
 
Olagüe's Avatar
 
Drives: 333i e92
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: New York City

Posts: 4,245
iTrader: (0)

..........
Olagüe is offline   Spain
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2010, 03:57 PM   #16
positiveions
Lieutenant General
 
positiveions's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 MKV JETTA 2.5 & E90 M3 :)
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: La Verne, CA

Posts: 10,500
iTrader: (1)

Send a message via MSN to positiveions Send a message via Yahoo to positiveions
soon in the store: mini Cooper underwear. My goodness, how many versions can we expect from Mini.
The concept blue mini is a bad to the bone looking.
positiveions is offline   Lebanon
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2010, 04:25 PM   #17
Wolf
Captain
 
Wolf's Avatar
 
Drives: on hold
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Earth

Posts: 721
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SCOTT26 View Post
It's Imminent.
Cool, hope it stays like that because it looks perfect.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bimmerjph View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by SCOTT26 View Post
BMW have tapped into this by mirroring typical BMW dynamics and steering communication within the new UKL cars.
You mean massive body roll, a steering system that is not connected to the front wheels, and the engine note played through the speaker system?!?!?!?!
Wolf is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2010, 04:43 PM   #18
GOLFFRR
 
GOLFFRR's Avatar
 
Drives: Golf Cart
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Solvang, CA/Camarillo, CA

Posts: 16,404
iTrader: (4)

saw a couple of these in test mule form last week. Ill try to snap a picture next week when i goto the store and see them
__________________

BEFORE YOU BUY YOUR NEXT BMW, EMAIL US FIRST WE CAN HOOK YOU UP!
Need a quote or assistance from David? GO HERE-->http://www.bimmerdavid.com/#!blank/c1r1e
Davids current ED Special ALL M CARS--> http://f10.m5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1042739
GOLFFRR is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-20-2010, 02:43 PM   #19
hcourville
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: 135i
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Kelowna, B.C.

Posts: 49
iTrader: (0)

I think it's pretty evident that Mini is heading for some sort of WRC entry. This car needs to be in production before they can entertain that. Hence the two door, lighter body with a lower roof line.
hcourville is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      12-20-2010, 04:04 PM   #20
E30M3Driver
Captain
 
E30M3Driver's Avatar
 
Drives: 13 335is, 89 M3, 97 M3
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Here, there

Posts: 779
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2007 BMW 335i  [4.00]
1989 BMW M3  [4.10]
Quote:
Originally Posted by hcourville View Post
I think it's pretty evident that Mini is heading for some sort of WRC entry. This car needs to be in production before they can entertain that. Hence the two door, lighter body with a lower roof line.
Not sure what you mean? BMW has already announced entry into the 2011 WRC with the 4 door Countryman...
__________________


Performance Center Delivery, June 21, 2013: 2013 E92 335is | Le Mans Blue | Gray Leather with Black | 6MT | 19" Style 313's | Michelin Pilot Super Sports | BMW Carbon Fiber Rear Spoiler |
E30M3Driver is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-20-2010, 05:17 PM   #21
Elie335
ايلي ٣٣٥ هاهاها
 
Elie335's Avatar
 
Drives: Vorsteiner e92
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Leb

Posts: 1,446
iTrader: (1)

nooo...
__________________
Elie335 is offline   St Pierre and Miquelon
0
Reply With Quote
      12-22-2010, 04:32 PM   #22
secretsquirrel
Colonel
 
secretsquirrel's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i nFifty4LiFe
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: land of the squirrel

Posts: 2,081
iTrader: (2)

oddly, it reminds me of the LR concept.
secretsquirrel is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:37 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST