The interior is virtually identical to the Countryman’s up front, which means you get a retro dashboard that puts style before ease of use. The one slight improvement is that the electric window switches and the central locking control have been moved from the centre console to the doors. You sit higher than you do in a Mini hatch and get a wide range of adjustment, but the seats aren’t particularly supportive and the controls for adjusting the angle of the backrest are rather hard to reach.
Mini Paceman Coupe space & practicality
Getting into the rear is much easier than it is in the Mini hatch because there’s a large gap to climb through. However, the front seats don’t return to their original position after being slid out of the way, forcing you to reset your driving position. Rear seat space is quite tight for six-footers and there’s no central seat, while the seat backs lie at a steep angle when you fold them forward to extend the modest boot.
Mini Paceman Coupe equipment
Mini is usually a bit stingy with equipment, but the Paceman has a decent amount as standard. Whichever version you choose, you’ll get air-conditioning, front electric windows, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth and a DAB radio with a USB input. Cooper S and JCW versions all have cosmetic upgrades, and you can choose from a variety of different options to personalise your car.