Mike Stevens | Sep 10, 2012

MINI's high-riding Paceman three-door has surfaced online in production form, revealing... nothing you haven't already seen.

These official photos confirm that the Paceman concept has followed in the footsteps of its Cooper Coupe and Roadster stablemates, crossing into production with barely a change.

The images, obtained by enthusiast site MotoringFile, also follow weeks of telling spy photos, including a handful of shots released by the carmaker itself.

At the front end, the Paceman picks up the grille of the five-door Countryman, but the rear-end is all-new, featuring the same large lights pumped guards and sharp rising belt-line of the original concept.

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.

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 at the Paris Motor Show later this month.

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