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The British based automaker MINI has recently confirmed that the Paceman model will enter production and it will be officially presented to the public during the 2012 Paris Motor Show in September.

After the company’s representatives were saying earlier this year that the final production version of the Paceman Concept will hit the market as the Countryman Coupe, the BMW-owned brand has come to its senses and it’s now announcing that the model will keep the Paceman name. According to the car manufacturer, the three-door version of the MINI Countryman crossover will be almost identical to the concept and a few modifications will be made to the rear end.

Even if there is no official word on the engine lineup which will be found in the production version of the MINI Paceman, rumors are saying that the model will most likely adopt it from the Countryman, so the powerful 1.6 liter turbocharged unit found on the concept will remain on the concept. The production ready MINI Paceman is expected to be officially presented to the public during the 2012 Paris Motor Show in September and the model will go on sale next year. As a quick reminder, the MINI Paceman Concept was powered by a 211 HP 1.6 liter turbocharged engine and it was 4,11 meters long, 1,79 meters wide and 1,54 meters tall.