The three-door Paceman gains a number of minor exterior styling tweaks including a lightly modified grille, new alloy wheels in sizes up to 19 inches in diameter, revised colour schemes and optional headlamps with an LED function for the daytime running lamps and fog lamps.
Recent rumours suggesting the new Countryman and Paceman may adopt a similar interior to the latest 2014 Mini hatchback have gone unfounded. Instead, Mini’s design team has concentrated on improving the existing interior with new anthracite coloured instruments and chrome applications within the air vents among other subtle changes.
The lightly revised Paceman also receives additional sound deadening material to improve what Mini describes as its “acoustic comfort”.
Reflecting the changes made to the mechanical identical Countryman, the facelifted Paceman comes with an updated four-cylinder direct-injection petrol engine modified to conform to upcoming EU6 emission standards. The 1.6-litre unit continues with 120bhp in naturally aspirated form in the Cooper but gains 6bhp in turbocharged form in the Cooper S, which now boasts 187bhp.