Mini Paceman and Mini Cooper JCW GP now in UAE, GCC
Mini has released two new models in Saudi Arabia, UAE and the wider GCC market this month. One is the Mini Paceman. The other is the Mini Cooper John Cooper Works GP.
The Mini Paceman is just a 3-door chopped-top version of the Countryman. Under the bonnet are the same 1.6-litre engines that power the smaller Minis, with Cooper and Cooper S variants, all with a 6-speed automatic gearbox, with output spread from 122 hp to 184 hp. All-wheel-drive is optional on the Cooper S variant. From June, a 208 hp John Cooper Works model will also be available, with lowered sports suspension as well as 18-inch and 19-inch alloy wheel options.
The Mini Cooper S JCW GP is a traditional 3-door hatchback model limited to just 2,000 units worldwide, with limited numbers available at showrooms in the UAE, Kuwait and Qatar. It has undergone mods to boost power slightly, so its 1.6-litre turbo engine makes 218 hp. It comes with adjustable coilover suspension, unique alloy wheels and better brakes, while inside, it gains Recaro front seats and loses the rear seats.
Keep track of prices and updates in the Mini buyer guide.