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Mike Stevens | Aug 2, 2012

MINI has released a handful of new photos on its Facebook fan page, offering an official angle on its upcoming Paceman coupe.

You won't see anything here that you haven't seen in TMR's earlier spy photos, with the high-riding coupe's Countryman face still the only exposed styling.

We can likely expect the rear end of the new Paceman to mirror the look of its concept form however, the lines of which can be seen clearly through the thin layer of camouflage.

The release also confirmed reports of recent weeks that suggested the new model - essentially a three-door Countryman with some new styling tricks - will drop the Countryman Coupe moniker and return to the Paceman name when it launches.

Little else about the new car has been revealed, although its near-identical concept offers more than a few details of its own.

Despite the absence of its rear doors, the Paceman is no smaller than its Countryman donor car, measuring the same 4110mm in length and 1789mm width.

Thanks to the chopped roofline however, the Paceman's height is shorter, measuring just 1541mm tall to the Countryman's 1561mm.

In concept form, power is provided by the same 1.6 litre twin-scroll turbocharged engine found in the brand's John Cooper Works models, developing 155kW and 260Nm of torque.

As with the Countryman, the Paceman also features MINI's All4 permanent all-wheel-drive system, sending as much as 100 percent of power to the rear axle if the front wheels completely lose traction. The front axle also features an electronic pseudo-LSD to help improve grip.

Watch for the Paceman to debut in the coming weeks.

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