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.

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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 1.6-litre petrols and 1.6- and 2.0-litre diesels, all of which are EU6 emissions compliant.

Mildly improving 0-100km/h performance by up to 0.1 second across the three variants offered locally – the Cooper, Cooper S and Cooper John Cooper Works – the updated Paceman claims combined cycle fuel consumption figures ranging from 5.9 – 7.5L/100km – reduced from the current line-up’s 6.5 – 7.9L/100km.

The same standard six-speed manual and optional six-speed automatic transmissions again carry over, as does the JCW’s ALL4 all-wheel-drive system.

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Sharing similar styling tweaks to the recently revealed updated four-door Countryman, the new Mini Paceman features a revised hexagonal radiator grille, new daytime driving lights and new 16- to 19-inch light alloy wheels.

Inside, changes include JCW-style anthracite-coloured instruments, chrome air vent surrounds and optimised “acoustic comfort”. The latest generation of smartphone integrated Mini Connected technology is also included.

Individual wheel tyre pressure control is now standard, with new LED fog lamps, LED daytime driving lights and LED parking lights all optional along with xenon headlamps, adaptive turning lights, a glass push/tilt sunroof and Mini navigation.

A new Piano Black Exterior option – comprising high-gloss black and dark shaded accents – allows for even greater personalisation, as do two new exterior paint finishes: Jungle Green metallic and Midnight Grey metallic.

Full local pricing and specification details will be revealed closer to the revised Mini Paceman’s Australian launch.

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