A Mini that's ready for anything
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.autos 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.