Its been reported many times before that Mini is likely to put the 2010 Detroit Auto Show Beachcomber concept into production. However, latest reports suggest that stringent crash legislation has forced Mini to decided against the move.
Mini said that while many bosses in the company were keep on putting the Beachcomber into production, the car would have needed extra side brace bars to pass safety tests and that would have compromised styling too much.
At the 2011 Detroit Auto Show next week, Mini will unveil the Paceman Concept, a two-door version of the Mini Countryman. Power for the Mini Paceman Concept comes from a John Cooper Works 1.6L twin-scroll 4-cylinder turbocharged engine making 211 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. Torque can be increased to 207 lb-ft with the Overboost function.
– By: Omar Rana