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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 2016

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

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2017 Mini Countryman could spawn new Paceman, with a twist - report
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2017 Mini Countryman could spawn new Paceman, with a twist - report

The Mini Paceman could make a return using the recently-revealed Countryman as a base, according to a new report out of the UK. According to Auto Express, the BMW Group’s design boss, Adrian van Hooydonk, said the company is considering a five-door coupe-styled SUV companion for the new Mini Countryman - differing from the three-door layout of the previous Paceman...


2015 Mini Paceman Cooper S Review
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2015 Mini Paceman Cooper S Review

Updated for 2015, the Mini Paceman is as unique as a supercar or maybe even more...


More Minis, including an even larger crossover, entirely possible
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More Minis, including an even larger crossover, entirely possible

Don’t be surprised to see the Mini family expand in other directions down the track, since the company sees potential models such as a medium SUV entirely possible so long as they adhere to the fun-to-drive ethos of the regular hatch...


Mini Paceman Adventure ute revealed
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Mini Paceman Adventure ute revealed

Just when we thought the Mini brand had run out of niches to fill, the BMW-owned British brand unveils this: the new Mini Paceman Adventure ute. The Mini Paceman Adventure concept is described as a "creative collaboration between young apprentices and their instructors", with youngsters and old-hats teaming up to develop a one-off two-door pickup truck based on the quirky coupe SUV...


Mini Paceman updated with sharper looks, performance
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Mini Paceman updated with sharper looks, performance

The updated two-door Mini Paceman has been unveiled at the 2014 Beijing auto show ahead of its July global launch and imminent arrival in Australia late in 2014 or early in 2015. Headlined by a 5kW power increase for the refreshed Mini Cooper S Paceman – now outputting 140kW and 240Nm – the Paceman update comprises a four-cylinder engine line-up including two 1...


BMW X2 due 2017, second-generation Mini Countryman and Paceman confirmed: report
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BMW X2 due 2017, second-generation Mini Countryman and Paceman confirmed: report

There's already a BMW X6 and a new BMW X4 has been revealed too. But just when you thought the "Sports Activity Coupe" range couldn't get any broader, an all-new BMW X2 has allegedly been confirmed. A user on BMW forum Bimmerpost who is reportedly employed by the company posted that "BMW has confirmed the X2 for introduction in 2017", uploading the above image to the site...


Mini Coupe, Roadster, Paceman face the axe - report
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Mini Coupe, Roadster, Paceman face the axe - report

The Mini Coupe, Roadster and Paceman all reportedly face the axe as the BMW-owned British brand looks to strengthen its “pillar” models in its new, third-generation line-up. Asked if the company was planning new versions of the hatch-based two-seat Coupe and Roadster models, Mini product management chief Oliver Friedmann told industry journal Automotive News Europe: “It’s not decided but most probably this is not a priority...


Mini Countryman, Paceman Frozen Black edition: five matt cars for Oz
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Mini Countryman, Paceman Frozen Black edition: five matt cars for Oz

Mini Australia has confirmed it will bring just five vehicles to our market finished with the brand's new limited edition Frozen Black Metallic matt paint. The unique matt finish is created using a complex manufacturing process exclusive to the BMW Group and is being applied for the first time by production partner Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria, where the Mini Countryman and Paceman models are assembled...


Mini JCW Paceman Review
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Mini JCW Paceman Review

JCW tuning turns up the wick on the sportiest version of the biggest Mini.


Mini Countryman, Paceman: new Chilli pack part of minor update
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Mini Countryman, Paceman: new Chilli pack part of minor update

The Mini Countryman and Paceman will be available locally with a number of fresh exterior and interior updates later this year. Offered as one pack locally – but combining two packages available individually in Europe – the John Cooper Works Chilli Package will be available for Mini Countryman and Mini Paceman Cooper S and Cooper S/D models only...


Mini Paceman by Roberto Cavalli auctioned for Life Ball charity
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Mini Paceman by Roberto Cavalli auctioned for Life Ball charity

A Mini Paceman designed by Italian fashion icon Roberto Cavalli has been sold for a record 150,000 euros ($201,274), at an auction at the 21st Life Ball charity event in Vienna. Marking the 13th consecutive year Mini has donated a model to the Life Ball organisation, the Mini Paceman by Roberto Cavalli features a bespoke exterior paint finish – a custom colour that Cavalli has on his own cars – which shimmers between black and brown depending on the light, along with a gold roof and gold wheels...


Mini Paceman JCW priced at $58,600
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Mini Paceman JCW priced at $58,600

The Mini Paceman JCW will become the brand's most expensive regular-production model when it lands in Australian showrooms in May. The John Cooper Works (JCW) Paceman will cost $58,600 in standard six-speed manual form and break the $60K barrier when optioned with the six-speed automatic, priced from $60,950 before on-road costs...


Mini Cooper Paceman launches from $35,900
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Mini Cooper Paceman launches from $35,900

The expansion of the Mini family has continued with the local launch of the Mini Cooper Paceman – taking the total number of bodystyles to seven. Priced from $35,900, the Paceman will like the rest of Mini’s model range be offered in Cooper and Cooper S trim levels, the latter 1.6-litre turbocharged model commanding a premium of $8200 over it’s non-turbo sibling...


Mini Paceman Review
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Mini Paceman Review

The Mini Paceman is a two door version of the four-door Mini Countryman - only more stylish.


2013 Mini Paceman pricing and specifications
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2013 Mini Paceman pricing and specifications

The Mini Paceman will be priced from $35,900 when the new two-door compact crossover range arrives in Australian showrooms in March. Commanding a premium of $1800-$2200 over the four-door Mini Countryman on which it's based, Mini's seventh model line costs $35,900 in entry-level Paceman Cooper specification and $44,100 in the sportier Paceman Cooper S form...


2013 Mini Paceman JCW: three-door pocket rocket to top Australian range
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2013 Mini Paceman JCW: three-door pocket rocket to top Australian range

The high-performance Mini Paceman JCW has been officially revealed ahead of its world premiere at the 2013 Detroit motor show in January. The three-door Mini John Cooper Works Paceman will launch in Australia from the middle of next year, a few months after the standard Paceman range arrives in local showrooms around late February/March...


Mini chasing 10 models by 2020
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Mini chasing 10 models by 2020

The Mini Paceman has been launched internationally as a three-door “Sports Activity Vehicle” and cut-price alternative to the Range Rover Evoque, and is the start of a broadened line-up that could see a further three body styles, for a total of 10, by 2020...


Mini Paceman Review
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Mini Paceman Review

Half hatch, half SUV, the Mini Paceman moves into its own place in the new car market.


Mini Countryman update: tweaked baby SUV here next year
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Mini Countryman update: tweaked baby SUV here next year

The Mini Countryman has been updated with fresh interior changes and a revised colour palette to close out 2012 and move into 2013. The tweaked Mini Countryman will reach Australian Mini showrooms in February/March next year, after beginning production this month...