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MINI Paceman revealed online in leaked images

September 8, 2012

The all-new MINI Paceman has been revealed in all its glory. These images, showing, seemingly, a production model in full, were recently leaked online through MINI enthusiast website Motoringfile.

The Paceman will be the latest addition to the company’s ever-growing showroom range. It’s a two-door version of the Countryman soft-roader, showcasing a sporty coupe-style profile with ALL4 four-wheel drive running gear.

Powertrains options are expected to mimic what is offered in the Countryman, including a Cooper S version with a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder producing 135kW, and a turbo-diesel version with 105kW.

In terms of size, the MINI Paceman uses the same platform as the five-door Countryman, with the same wheelbase. The body is of course different, with a lower overall height of 43mm. It also has a ride height that is 10mm lower.

Full official details and images are expected to be released at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, starting September 29.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.