MINI has released the first official pictures of the 2013 Paceman.

MINI has released the first official pictures of the 2013 Paceman.

Previewed by a similarly named concept, the production model is essentially a Countryman coupe with a sloping roofline and a unique tailgate. According to MINI, it's a "powerful and agile" vehicle that is not fit wallflowers.

Engine options will likely carryover from the Countryman, so expect petrol choices to include a 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 122 PS (90 kW / 120 hp) as well as a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder with outputs of 184 PS (135 kW / 181 hp) and 218 PS (160 kW / 215 hp).

The MINI Paceman could be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, so stay tuned for full details.

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2013 MINI Paceman revealed in official spy photos