Mini Apprentices Build Paceman Pickup

Some internship programs consist mainly of making copies and fetching coffee, but a team of BMW Group apprentices leveraged their time learning from engineers in Munich and Dingolfing to craft this one-off pickup truck. Based on a standard Mini Paceman S, the Adventure looks at how the urban-oriented Paceman could be adapted to life on wilder terrain.

The most obvious change is that the Mini Adventure's rear has been hacked off, leaving an open pickup bed aft of the front seats that is lined with diamond-plated metal. Yet the Adventure is not just about adding space for carrying tools and gear, as its suspension has been raised so car, which is equipped with Mini's All4 all-wheel-drive system, can work on rugged off-road trails. Mini says the car could be used on, "gravel roads, through muddy tracks, or on desert trails." It even has a snorkel air intake, mounted high on the A-pillar, so the car can ford streams and rivers without hydrolocking the 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-four engine.

On the roof, the Mini Adventure also sports a new rack carries a full-size spare wheel and tire, as well as a set of powerful lights for night-time wilderness exploration. Off-road tires and Jungle Green paint complete this car's transformation into a miniature Land Rover.

Before you grab your checkbook and head to the nearest Mini showroom -- or start hacking apart your own Paceman -- note that Mini says this is simply a one-off design and engineering exercise. There are absolutely no plans to put the Mini Adventure into production. The standard 2015 Mini Paceman, meanwhile, recently received a mild refresh at the Beijing auto show, just a few days after the 2015 Mini Countryman was updated at the New York show.

Thanh PVgas
Cute pickup :)
Ash Khan Mirza
nice car
Ash Khan Mirza
abe fb ko to chod de makenik
Thomas Allison
i like the mini tho lol.
Shine Bhuiyan
nice car.
Shehryar Ahmed
Cool
Sabrina Breanne
I like it, but it needs to be lifted :D
Downpay Plus
Actually, I think I like it...
Todd Branstner
cute but useless.
Syed Muhammad Fahad
Looks like a molested child of Slowyota's IQ.
Nickolas Jamison
It's kinda dumb but that doesn't mean I don't like it.
Jake Garner
Lmao
Brandan McArthur
Heinous.
Keith Guenther
Like it
Darren Songfreid
For the upscale redneck
Amazigh Amazigh
Un look sympa
Lee Klein
Terrible. Looks positively stupid.
Christian Houdart
C est pour sophie ch., Elliot pourra prendre l air
Timothy Alba-Wright
Very Boylesque
Stan Smith
I'd be more into it if the bed was a little longer. honestly though, that's probably more truck than most truck owners really need.
Pablo J. Cardona Latorre
WANT!
Justin Demyan
Looks cool, otherwise pointless
Anthony Campbell
I just came
James Hall
Now that is freaking awesome :-D
Anders Bisgaard
Cool.
Michael Dunmire
Ugly. That's about the most I can muster up for that.
Janelle Grace Fisher
KILL IT!!! Gross.. Don't even. Ew. Kill it
Tyler Shimp
Money trap. No mini pickups. Burn it. Janelle Fisher
Asif Shufian Arnab
that's what i want :)
Chuck Brunson
I think it's a very cool concept, and I would implore MINI to consider producing it, although the wheelbase should be stretched a little bit- make it a little more useful. Also, the rear of the "cab" needs a little design work- it looks kind of unfinished as is.
Camila Senna
Collin Hruschka I'm in love
Adam Andre
I like it but I will be laughed at here in the mid west
Rob Nuttall
Cool.
Arun Jathar
Design is sporty ,i think it's multipurpose. That nice.
Collin Hruschka
Camila Senna this bb?
Doms Vijay
Desing ok. But tyers not like that
Hamayoun Khan
Wao
Vikas Kumar Sahu
awesome pic up+nice design
Sakthi Vell
NICE CAR
Conney Sue Rowe
Love this, want one
Alsson Mata
Not bad actually. More than enough room to put all your groceries back there
Yash Bhutra
stunning
Rahefee Ali Al-imir
It's always someone hating
Tokiyevi Shinigami Yeps
love it!!!!!!
Walter E. Evans
Shut up and take my money!
Claud Pipkin
Awesome
Jay Morales
August Imburgia
AU CAR DE TOUR
That's fun ;)
Marc Hamady
Needs more power
Roger Teply
Subaru Brat

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