Apprentices at BMW's production plants create one-off Mini pickup

Should this go into production?
Apr 28, 2014

TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Apprentices at BMW’s production plants create one-off Min

The apprentices at BMW's plants in Munich and Dingolfing in Germany have created a one-off Mini pickup to demonstrate the level of talent in the employ of the German carmaker. The BMW Group acquired Mini in 2000.

Using the Mini Cooper S Paceman as a base, the apprentices transformed it into a two-seater pickup called the Mini Paceman Adventure.

While the vehicle retains the Paceman's All4 all-wheel drivetrain and 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that produces 181hp and 240Nm, it also has a modified suspension "and numerous unique features, which means this versatile car is ready for just about anything."

Its solid roof rack, for example, can accommodate a spare wheel, while its short overhangs, extra ground clearance and much higher front and rear clearance ramps mean it’s more than capable of going off-road. It can also cross rivers thanks to its snorkel-like roof-level air intake.

Do you think BMW--and Mini--should put this into production?

 

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