Yesterday, we brought you the news of the existence of this Mini Paceman Adventure tiny truck, and the story of how it came to be. Long story short: it was a lighthearted collaboration between apprentices and instructors at parent BMW plants in Germany. The mini-sized pickup bed and off-road kit may not make the Paceman All4 actually practical, but we'd argue that they do make the one-off fairly loveable.

Apparently the Mini photographers agree with that "loveable" part. We'd heard that there were some better, higher-resolution images of the Paceman Adventure on the way, but we didn't expect there to be hundreds of them. But as you can see, the shooters went out and thoroughly documented the pickup, shooting it in several locations, still and moving, and documenting some of its construction as well. Find your favorite in the massive gallery of images, above.
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Creative visionaries: MINI Paceman Adventure.

Munich. A creative collaboration between young apprentices and their instructors at the BMWs plant in Munich and Dingolfing has produced a completely unique vision for MINI. Choosing the MINI Cooper S Paceman as their base model, the students transformed the car into a two seater with a pickup style cargo area. The powerful turbocharged engine, all-wheel drive ALL4 , a modified suspension and numerous unique features available mean this versatile car is ready for just about anything. The name: MINI Paceman Adventure.

This latest creative vision for the MINI brand demonstrates the level of talent at work amongst the BMW Group's young apprentices. The MINI Paceman Adventure combines the drive technology of the 135 kW/184 hp MINI Cooper S Paceman ALL4 with an innovative two-seater pick-up vehicle concept. The passenger compartment ends behind the front seats where the spacious cargo area for luggage, tools and equipment begins. In addition, a solid roof rack can accommodate a spare wheel.

The MINI Paceman Adventure would be suitable for driving on gravel roads, through muddy tracks or on desert trails. The pickup has the typically MINI short overhangs, a modified chassis with extended ground clearance and much higher front and rear clearance ramps. The snorkel-like roof level air intake means that MINI Paceman Adventure could tackle a challenging river crossing.

Additional lights mounted on the front cross member of the roof rack optimize visibility at night, while special off-road tyres with wide and deep treads guarantee the perfect traction. The MINI Paceman Adventure features exclusive Jungle Green metallic paintwork.

The MINI Paceman Adventure is a true one-off and there are no plans for series production.


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      username
      • 7 Months Ago
      What's with the tailgate barely being able to open? Kind of pointless isn't it? Aside from that, this thing is awesome in every way and I want it. badly. It seems BMW likes to taunt us with one off trucks... first, a couple of M3 utes and now this?
      Daryl L
      • 7 Months Ago
      Just add some useless seats in the back facing backward and Its the new Subaru Brat.
      waetherman
      • 7 Months Ago
      I've noticed a lot of hate for mini here - criticism based on how they're not "mini" anymore, or that they've got too many models. The Paceman in particularly seems to raise ire, but the way I see that model is that it's one of the very few 2-door 4WD vehicles available. It might not be as capable as a Wrangler out of the showroom, but the potential is certainly there for a good, compact, short wheelbase, good approach/departure angle, little off-roader. Again, it's not going to scramble over rocks like a Jeep, but it's a decent showing in a class that doesn't have many other options. And a pickup variety, as silly as it sounds, would actually be more than Jeep has actually delivered in a long time.
      apersonofinterest
      • 7 Months Ago
      This is sweet. I would buy this over the new VW Baja Bug or any of the Jeeps.
      Dick Cheney
      • 7 Months Ago
      I like it. Although it'd be even better if they extended the bed past the rear wheels a foot or two
        username
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Dick Cheney
        I think 6 inches would be more than enough. a foot or two just seems excessive and awkward looking
      tenspeeder
      • 7 Months Ago
      Add a couple t-tops and this could be the new Brat
      Ducman69
      • 7 Months Ago
      Did you ever want a really overpriced quasi-reliable small car that gets 25mpg highway since it has the aerodynamics of a brick, and looks like a truck but can't actually tow anything or put heavy objects in the back since the suspension isn't designed for it? If so, you'll love the new Mini trucklette.
        Ducman69
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Ducman69
        Bonus points for the phallic protrusion it has tucked sticking out between its back legs. The new Fruitbowl Edition.
        Ducman69
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Ducman69
        Bonus points for the phallic protrusion it has tucked sticking out between its back legs. The new Fruitbowl Edition.
      thenewrick
      • 7 Months Ago
      I love it!
      Lucky Stars
      • 7 Months Ago
      makes the paceman go from un-buyable to unique. No small pickups in the Usa so instead of no sales they could sell a few of these things and have a conversation future cult vehicle
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 7 Months Ago
      Considering how retarded it is to have the Paceman in the first place, they'd be fools to not build this thing.
      Neoracer Fotographee
      • 7 Months Ago
      HIDEOS. MAKE IT DIE
      ekoshrin
      • 7 Months Ago
      Not really a Mini fan, and by no means a truck fan (at all). But this thing is pretty cool.
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