MINI at the Geneva International Motor Show 2013







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: February 22, 2013
Categories: MINI, MINI Car Shows

The passion for extreme driving fun, a richly    varied model range and the wide selection of personalisation options    for which MINI is renowned form the centrepiece of the British    premium brand’s stand at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show.

Mini Bond Street

As part of its ongoing model push, MINI is introducing further    additions to its portfolio of attractive design models. Indeed, this    year’s Geneva Show will host the world premiere of the MINI Clubman    Bond Street. Generously equipped and with a searching eye for    detail, this is a MINI tailor-made for style-conscious customers of    the particularly discerning variety.

Geneva will also welcome the arrival of a model destined to    capture the hearts first and foremost of drivers with elevated    sporting pretensions. The MINI John Cooper Works Paceman blends the    charisma of the first Sports Activity Coupé in its class with    race-bred powertrain and chassis technology. The John Cooper Works    sub-brand – like its MINI parent – now has seven models in its line-up.

Motor Show

Tailor-made: the MINI Clubman Bond Street.
One of the cornerstones of MINI’s global popularity is the    particularly close relationship between owners and their cars – one    that begins even before drivers have sampled the compelling    experience behind the wheel. MINI offers an exceptionally broad    spectrum of optional equipment and accessories with which each and    every car can be transformed into a personally customised one-off.    Beyond this, precisely configured design models highlight selected    facets of the brand’s character with appealing authenticity.

The latest example of this breed is the MINI Clubman Bond    Street, which celebrates its world premiere at the 2013 Geneva    International Motor Show. Exclusive design and equipment features    make it a purpose-built ambassador for the British way of life and    premium quality, MINI-style. Its Midnight Black metallic paintwork    teams up with the Cool Champagne contrast colour for the roof,    exterior mirror caps, lower sections of the C-pillars and bonnet    stripes to provide a striking showcase for the MINI Clubman’s    dynamically flowing body lines and extended wheelbase. And, like the    range of high-quality equipment provided, the bespoke interior    colour and materials concept – which includes exclusively designed    sports seats and a leather-covered instrument panel – makes the    perfect fit for the generous levels of on-board spaciousness.

The MINI Clubman Bond Street is joined on the Geneva stage by    the MINI Hyde Park. This design model, which is available in either    MINI or MINI Clubman form, now also features a combination of Pepper    White exterior paintwork and the new contrast colour Cool Champagne.    Likewise on show in Geneva is an enviably stylish exponent of the    open-top motoring art – the MINI Highgate Convertible. This    four-seater soft-top embodies an aura of exclusivity, undeniable    individuality and a very British type of cool.

Visitors to the Geneva International Motor Show from 7 – 17    March 2013 will also be able to peruse an array of other    individualisation options for the current model family. These    include the latest MINI Yours items and the retrofit John Cooper    Works Tuning products available from the Original MINI Accessories range.

Mini Cooper

Ultra-sporty on any terrain, unmistakable to any eyes: the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman.
The elite group of sporting models comprising the John Cooper    Works range has also gained another member. The MINI John Cooper    Works Paceman cuts an imposing figure before it has so much as    turned a wheel. With its powerfully formed front end, the elegantly    sporty, stretched lines of the flanks, the coupé-style roof swooping    downwards towards the rear, and a broad tail end, the three-door    newcomer greets your first glance with a wave of forward-surging    intent and the promise of fleet-footed agility. The standard    aerodynamic kit, lowered sports suspension and 18-inch light-alloy    wheels in Twin Spoke Black Burnished Design add an extra – highly    distinctive – sporting flavour.

The powertrain and chassis of the MINI John Cooper Works    Paceman benefit from technical details honed in racing car    development. The four-cylinder engine with twin-scroll turbocharger,    petrol direct injection and variable valve control develops    160 kW/218 hp and sends its power through a six-speed manual gearbox    as standard. A six-speed automatic with Steptronic and steering    wheel paddles is available as an option. The MINI John Cooper Works    Paceman is the second model – after the MINI John Cooper Works    Countryman – to be kitted out as standard with the ALL4    all-wheel-drive system. This allows the power of the turbocharged    engine to lay on extreme driving fun both on the road and over rough    terrain. The control electronics of the ALL4 system are integrated    directly into the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) management unit,    allowing it to adjust the distribution of engine power extremely    quickly and precisely according to the situation at hand. And that    gives the MINI John Cooper Works Paceman majestic levels of traction    on loose ground and extreme sports performance through corners.