Under the snout of the Paceman lies a little known performer within the Mini family, the John Cooper Works 1.6-liter twin-scroll turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The engine boasts 211 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. Mini explains that they also plan to suit the Paceman with the ALL4 permanent all-wheel-drive system. The electromagnetic center differential in the system has the ability to shift 50 per cent of the torque to the rear in an instant.
Although Mini is describing the Paceman purely as a style concept for now, they often design concept vehicles that they have a chance at marketing in the future, rather than just a shock and awe show car.