Livermore to Castle Air Museum - Sun., February 25, 2024

Our February run will take us over backroads through the hills and valleys of the East Bay and out to the Central Valley and Castle Air Muse...

That Wasn't The Production Paceman

Yesterday we reported that Carscoop had obtained patent drawings of the production Paceman from MINI's design patent filing. Today. MotoringFile dispels the belief that the drawings are of the production Paceman. Rather, it says they are of the concept that was shown at the Detroit Auto Show.  MotoringFile contends it is not the production version because:
MINI plans on adding two club door (aka suicide doors similar to the Clubman’s) to the rear of the car for added usability. In addition to that the rear bumper will also be redesigned from the concept due to US rear impact regulations. Clearly the patent renderings show the same rear bumper as the detroit concept.