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MINI designs Paceman Adventure pick-up

MINI designs Paceman Adventure pick-up image

Text: / Photos: MINI Press | posted April 29, 2014 15:50

For rough roads

Young apprentices and their instructors at the BMW plants in Munich and Dingolfing have collaborated to create a two-seater pickup vehicle concept – the Mini Paceman Adventure.

The students transformed the Mini Cooper S Paceman into a two-seater vehicle with a pickup style cargo area. MINI says the Paceman Adventure would be suitable for 'driving on gravel roads, through muddy tracks or on desert trails.'

The rear of the MINI Paceman Adventure

The body of the pickup concept has the typical short overhangs of Mini. It has a modified chassis with extended ground clearance, a modified suspension and a higher front and rear clearance ramps. The Mini Paceman Adventure also has a snorkel-like roof level air intake that enables the pickup concept to take on challenging river crossing.

It has a solid roof rack that can accommodate a spare wheel. Additional lights mounted on the front cross member of the roof rack and the pickup concept are fitted with wide and deep tread off-road tires.

It is powered by the Mini Cooper S Paceman’s ALL4 drive technology that can deliver an output of 187 PS.    

The Mini Paceman Adventure features an exclusive ‘Jungle Green’ metallic paint finish. However, the automaker says there are no plans for series production.