Bernie to drop F1 double points for '15?

'The teams have not accepted it because they are bloody idiots." The words of F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone on double points in future F1 races, though now admitting that the scheme could be dropped in 2015.

Pregnant woman dies due to faulty airbag

A Malaysian woman and her unborn child died as a result of a Takata-made explosive air-bag inflator disintegrating and hitting the woman when it ignited in a crash.

SA-bound JCW Paceman unleashed

2013-02-28 09:49

SEVENTH JCW MODEL HEADED FOR SA: Mini's 160kW Paceman coupe will reach our shores in June 2013.

LONDON, England - Mini adds a seventh model to its John Cooper Works range with the reveal of its JCW Paceman .

The automaker claims its Paceman JCW is the first Sports Activity Coupé in its class with a powertrain and chassis developed through its extensive motorsport expertise and ALL4 all-wheel drive.

The new model is set to reach South Africa by June 2013.

PACEMAN WITH RACING FLAIR

The model is powered by a 1.6 four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine capable of 160kW/280Nm. Torque can be increased to 300Nm for short periods from 2100-4500rpm via the overboost function.

The engine is mated to a six-speed manual though a six-speed auto is available as an option. The JCW Paceman sprints from 0-100km/h in 6.9 seconds (with either gearbox) to a top speed of 226km/h  (manual) or 224km/h (auto).

Fuel consumption is rated at 7.4 litres/100km (7.9 litres/100km for the auto) with CO2 emissions of 172g/km (184g/km on the auto).

Engine sends power to all four wheels courtest of Mini's ALL4 all-wheel-drive system which uses an electromagnetic centre differential to distribute drive seamlessly between the front and rear axles.

Image gallery

Chassis modifications to the JCW model include tuned springs and dampers, strengthened anti-roll bars, a 10-mm lower ride height and a braking system with red callipers.

The Dynamic Stability Control system comprises of a DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) mode and the standard Sport which allows the driver to tweak engine responses as well as the steering.

CHILI RED AERO KIT

The model sports an aerodynamic kit, lowered sports suspension and 18" light-alloy rims.

The model retains its practicality with 330 litres of boot space. The two rear seat backrests can be folded down, increasing the amount of load space to 1080 litres.

Inside, the JCW Paceman has sports seats, leather steering wheel, black interior trim and roof liner and dark-coloured dials.


NEXT ON WHEELS24X
Read more on:    racing  |  road  |  sa

Read Wheels24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
3 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside Wheels24

Bellissimo! We drive new SA-bound 500X

Fiat's morphed its little 500 into a rugged, stylish crossover - the 500X. Wheels24's SERGIO DAVIDS went to Italy to drive the car on Fiat's proving ground and says Fiat's gone wild!

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.