BMW apprentices create a Paceman pick-up complete with rear cargo bay and heightened off-road ground clearance
28 April 2014

BMW has revealed the results of a design study headed by its young apprentices in the form of the Mini Paceman Adventure concept.

Tasked with making their own creative vision for the Mini brand, apprentices worked with BMW plant instructors to create the concept car. The Paceman Adventure is powered by the same 181bhp 1.6-litre turbocharged engine as the Cooper S Paceman All4, with the two-seat concept taking the form of a pick-up truck. 

Space normally reserved for the rear seats has been removed in the concept, creating a cargo area. Extra space is also created thanks to a roof-mounted rack, which carries the spare wheel. 

Modifications to help the Mini take on off-road routes include a modified chassis with larger ground clearance, as well as higher clearance ramps front and rear and a roof-level snorkel air intake. Extra lights and off-road tyres also feature, while the concept is finished in bespoke green metallic paint.

BMW says the model is purely a concept, and there are no plans to put it into production.

Boyan Marinov

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28 April 2014
to prefer that to a regular Paceman?

28 April 2014
that would get on my purchase list

28 April 2014
Would look much better being based on the Countryman so the roof didnt awkwardly slope backwards and the vertical tail lights look much better than the horizontal ones.

28 April 2014
Finally a Mini concept that tugs at my heart strings. I can think of no rational reason why I need one of these, but I just want one!

28 April 2014
As others have pointed out some of the lines and details are a little awkward, but it is a potential winner. With an additional longer wheelbase model offering a larger cargo space as well as a 4 seater crew cab version, an entire new range of commercial pick up and van based Mini products could be offered. Without cutting across or competing with any existing models already in the BMW line up. Go for it!

28 April 2014
The new Mini Skip!

 

I'm a disillusioned former Citroëniste.

28 April 2014
I think I quite like this! Definitely prefer it to the standard Paceman which I think just looks dreadful. To me, this has more of the MINI brand. They never really put any of their adventurous concepts into production (think of all the clever touches we've seen on the original Clubman concepts, Rocketman etc... they've rarely made it onto production versions). I have to say, I'm reminded of MINI Moke, Citroen Mehari and... Skoda Felicia Fun. There, I said. And I like it.


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28 April 2014
It looks like something that came out of the Chop Shop. With its awful sloping roof, Ford Anglia style back window and tiny load space it is hideous and pointless, We should be thankful that BMW do not intend to make it.

jt

28 April 2014
It's a nice colour though (new Countryman shade?) Reminds me of the Willow Green my stepfather's original Mini pickup was, in the late 60s. NB Just read that it's a 'bespoke' paint colour.

29 April 2014
This concept is better than most of the BMW Mini concepts, in fact i'm starting too like it more every time I look at it. This may be one concept BMW may want to develop further.

Optima2

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