2nd Gen Paceman Paceman Pickup

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  1. Nathan

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    Crazy car projects have been seen before and, when you’re reading the title for the first time, you might think this is one of them. Not quite, though. This MINI has more in its sleeve than you might think.

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    At the moment, the general consensus agrees that the MINI Paceman is not a rather beautiful car and that it could use a bit more style. In that regard, some interns over at BMW decided to try and reinterpret its body shape into... what else but a pick-up ?

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    Said and done. They set out to create the first road-legal MINI pick-up and, after a lot of work, they were somehow successful. The car looks great and it’s wearing the brand new Jungle Green Metallic paint.

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    In order to transform the Paceman this car was based on, the roof was removed and only 2 seats were kept. The bed starts right behind the driver’s seat and the body was reinforced to cope with losing the roof.

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    Speaking of which, up top, a set of reflectors was installed for a more Ute-like look, while bigger, off-road tires are now covering the light alloy wheels. If you live in Australia this might actually tickle your fancy, but other people around the world might also be interested in such a car. Unfortunately, the 4DV3N7UR3 Paceman is just a project now and mass production won’t follow.
     
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    More power and make it 4wd and I am in or smaller tires and lower it in 2wd
     
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    That is freaking cool! A real MINI truck! I want one!
     
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    That's cooler than the Redbull trucks.....Needless to say ..I want one!!......:cornut:
     
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    Me too!!!
     
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    That is AWESOME! I see the All4 badge on the side, so it is a true 4x4!
     
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    Mini is no stranger to pickups I was wondering when they were going to reintroduce a modern version

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    Ha! It even has a snorkel!
     
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    ".....MINI Paceman is not a rather beautiful car and that it could use a bit more style...."

    RRRRRRRRREEEEEEEAAAAAALLLLYYYYYY???.... Says who?
     
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    I'm in the dissenting camp. I like the look of the Paceman, but I also like this pickup concept.
     
  11. Dave.0

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    I like the Paceman much more than the CountryFAIL SUV.

    I would like a MINI Truck and add Monster tires.
     
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    image_zpsa32c2e3f.jpg The engineers at BMW/MINI are kind of obsessed with pickup truck conversions, probably since they don't produce one in the lineup. Remember the E92 M3 ute?
     
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    Now that just looks stupid.
     
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    Can't disagree with that. One more ;)

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    Ugh make it stop..... :mad2:
     
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    COOL! that thing just screams MOtoring Magic shop truck!! I want one
     
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    Ahhh. Really?? Nate - April 1 is long gone, right? What the H3LL do those pedantic, aristocratic snob German engineers know about pickup trucks? The old rabbit pickup wasn't bad, but that was before can-bus stuff.

    Frankly, I think the concept (if this isn't a Nate joke, which would be funny) is brain dead. Ugly too. Wait till the F56 team gets to redesigning the Paceman...

    Jeez
     
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    I like it. Of course I used to have a lowered Mazda convt. pickup..
     
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    Maybe MINI is going to take over the UTE market in Oz since GM and Ford are leaving
     
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    I think the MINI Pick up looks kind of cool for a base to build off of.

    MONSTER MINI :idea:
     

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