A a new report is indicating the MINI Paceman will go into production in late 2012, ahead of its launch in 2013.

MINI's ever expanding lineup is about to get bigger.  Building upon a previous report, new information is indicating the Paceman will go into production in 2012, ahead of its launch in 2013.

Details are limited, but Klaus Draeger - BMW's head of research and development - told Kleine Zeitung the Paceman will be built by in Graz, Austria by Magna-Steyr. While the specifics haven't been hammered out, annual production is targeted at 20,000 units.

As we have previously reported, the Paceman concept featured a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with 155 kW (211 PS / 208 hp) and 260 Nm (192 lb-ft) of torque. However, like the Countryman, the production model will offer a variety of engines as well as front- and all-wheel drive.

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