MINI marketed his Paceman until 2016 and then withdrew it from the market due to unsatisfactory sales. Apparently, Paceman could be back in life in a few years but in 100% electric version. As we know, MINI is focusing more and more on electrification of its range to become a 100% electric brand by 2030. A report by Car Magazine says that this model could actually return in 2024 as a small 4-door electric crossover.
Design-wise it is reportedly expected to share a number of details that we will also see inside the new generation MINI. Compared to the previous Paceman, it should feature a different roofline and a larger front grille in body color. The report also adds that this new model it could also have four-wheel drive.
Indeed, we already knew that MINI was planning to offer a smaller battery crossover in addition to the electric Countryman. If the relationship is correct, MINI would be willing to bring the Paceman back to life with these new shapes.
As for the powertrain, if there is really four-wheel drive, we can expect the presence of two electric motors. According to the report, MINI is expected to use BMW’s fifth-generation eDrive systems for its new electrics. There should also be one 60 kWh battery which should allow a range of about 250 miles, equal to just over 400 km. Like all reports, this too must still be taken with due caution.
In any case, to understand if an electric Paceman will really arrive, all that remains is to wait for further news. Given the brand’s plans, more information on its electrification project will certainly arrive in the course of 2022.