Earlier this year, some sources alluded to the fact that the MINI Paceman would hit dealerships as the Countryman Coupe, and it looks like that will be made official when the vehicle debuts at this year’s Paris Motor Show.
It all makes sense that MINI would put the Countryman name onto their two-door Paceman Concept, considering the production vehicle will share the same front end. It also appears that the Paceman Concept will closely resemble the final production Countryman Coupe, and it is still on schedule to hit dealerships in 2013 as a ’14 model.
Unfortunately, there is still no confirmation on what will power the new Countryman Coupe, but, according to Brenda Priddy & Co., the Paceman Concept did sport a John Cooper Works-built, 211hp, 1.6L twin-turbocharged engine—and this prototype is clearly an “S” version—also badged "ALL4" on the side.
Photo: Brenda Priddy & Co.