A Mini that's ready for anything

  • AFP
  • Updated: Apr 29, 2014 17:34 IST

The Paceman Adventure concept is what happens when design apprentices at BMW's plant in Munich and Dingolfing are told to let their imaginations run free.

Starting with a standard Paceman coupé, the young designers have done away with half of the car in order to create a Mini Pick Up complete with permanent four-wheel drive and a turbocharged engine.

To maximize cargo space in the back, what little is left of the car's roof gets a permanent rack for carrying a spare wheel.

And even though this is little more than a concept, the team responsible has overhauled the suspension set-up and boosted the ground clearance so that the car really could cope with everything from muddy fields to fording rivers -- it even has a snorkel to ensure water-free air can still get to the engine when the vehicle is partially submerged.

The effect is topped off by a row of roof-mounted spotlights and a coat of ‘Jungle Green' metallic paint.

And as cool and fun as the finished concept looks, Mini's parent company BMW is very quick to stress that the Paceman Adventure is a true one-off and won't be going into production.

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