MINI Countryman Coupe Goes to Production in 2018. MINI Paceman was first launched as a concept back in 2011, and it went into production soon after. Even though Paceman has pretty the significant number of loyal followings, the company decided it was not enough, and the production was cut after three years.
Even though Paceman is no more since 2015, it seems like we can still see it, at least in the spirit form, through the brand new MINI Countryman Coupe. Mini hasn’t decided whether Countryman Coupe will be a standalone model or will be a part of Countryman lineup. But one thing for sure, it will embody some of Paceman’s most noteworthy characteristic while using Countryman platform.
Mini Countryman Coupe Specifications
Design — 2017 MINI Countryman Coupe SUV
MINI Countryman Coupe will use Countryman’s UKL1 platform. However, it will be made lower hence more sporty and aggressive visual. It will also feature Paceman’s raked roofline and dynamic stance. However, opposite to Paceman, Countryman Coupe probably will be a 5-door coupe instead of a 3-door coupe.
It is because buyers nowadays prefer something more practical and 3-door coupe is just not live up to current market’s expectation. If the 5-door plan comes to realization, Countryman Coupe can be a strong rival for Range Rover Evoque.
Engine — Mini Countryman Coupe 2017
Due to the shared platform, it is very likely that new Countryman Coupe will also share the same engine lineup with 2017 Countryman. But not all of the engines will be featured in the coupe. Probably it will be limited to the entry-level Cooper, the economic Cooper D, and the powerful Cooper S.
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Cooper is a 3-cylinder petrol engine with 134 bhp. While, Cooper D is a 2.0 L 4-cylinder diesel engine that belts out 148 bhp. Meanwhile, Cooper S is a 2.0 L petrol engine that has 189 bhp, giving it a 0-62 mph time of 7.5 seconds, 45.6 mpg fuel economy and 41 g/km CO2 emissions.
But this lineup is not official yet. The company still needs to discuss further this as well as the design and additional technology.
Mini Countryman Coupe Price and Release Date
Paceman enthusiasts definitely want to purchase MINI Countryman Coupe as soon as possible. However, this car will not go into production at least until 2018. 2017 MINI Countryman will be launch in early 2018, so the Coupe version will have to wait a little bit longer to give 2017 Countryman room to perform well in the market first.
The production probably will start in early 2018 while the sales will sometimes commence in the second semester with £25.000 as the approximate price tag.
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