MINI Paceman Cooper S Spied at Nurburgring [Video]
Production will start in mid-2013 and the Paceman or Countryman Coupe, whatever it’s going to be called, will be available in the US as a 2014 model year car.
This prototype that was caught testing by Youtube user FastSportscarDriver appears to be the Cooper S variant, powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine. But of course the whole engine range will be borrowed from the normal Countryman.
We’ll remind you that the five-door MINI Countyman is sold in Europe with a 98 PS 1.6-liter in the One variant, a 1.6-liter diesel with 90 PS in the One D, a 122 PS 1.6-liter in the normal Cooper, and a 112 PS diesel for the Cooper D.
That’s just the bottom of the range, because the Countyman Coupe will also have the more powerful turbo 1.6-liter of the Cooper S and the JCW, plus a 143 PS 2.0-liter diesel for the Cooper SD.