Car and Driver is reporting that Mini has confirmed the three-door version of the Countryman will debut at the September Paris Motor Show. Rechristened "Countryman Coupe," the production version of Mini's 2011 Detroit Auto Show Paceman Concept will go on sale early next year as a late-arrival 2013 model.

C&D doubts that the real deal will have the bronze accents of the concept, but says the rest will be "nearly identical." The Countryman Coupe specs and options lists will likely follow suit with the four-door version of the crossover, according to the report.

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      Myself
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can't wait to see Mini countryman estate targa 4x4 coupe....
      ishmaelcrowley
      • 2 Years Ago
      MINImum outward visibility seems to be the design trend of the decade. Just don't try to change lanes.
      Avonni
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks good, I would definitely consider this (sans the green & white color scheme). A 2-door hatch with AWD for mid-to-high $20k range sounds great. Let's see how it drives.
      drewpy
      • 2 Years Ago
      As usual(per my taste) ; cool car, not so cool pricing...ridiculous in fact.
        drewpy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @drewpy
        At least that's the inference based on the cost of the rest of the mini line
      • 2 Years Ago
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        Dayv
        • 2 Years Ago
        I doubt the price will differ by much in either direction.
      desinerd1
      • 2 Years Ago
      This MINI is not that mini. It's probably the size of X1. And as always, it comes with awful BMW quality.
        jonnybimmer
        • 2 Years Ago
        @desinerd1
        You haven't seen an X1 or Countryman in person have you? Like saying the Mini Cooper Coupe and 1 series Coupe are the same size.
        JOSEPH
        • 2 Years Ago
        @desinerd1
        Roughly the same size as a BMW X1!!!,well OK it's really 5 inches shorter than a VW GTI, and 14 inches shorter than the X1, and in actual real reality, it's about the same size as a Ford Fiesta, or Honda Fit. But what's reality when you utter jibberish on Autoblog?
        BEEEAMMERRR_GUY
        • 2 Years Ago
        @desinerd1
        I take great offense to that comment simply because its not true. I've owned several BMWs from all different years and none of them were troublemakers. Most BMWs known to have "bad quality" are the ones that weren't take care of by the first owner.
      Lunch
      • 2 Years Ago
      Mini has lost its way. It's not about the car anymore, but about the marketing to make more ridiculous products that really do not fit in the mini universe...and to extract as $ out of consumers, and fooling them to think this is a Mini.
        Snark
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Lunch
        It's a two-door hatch. Jesus, calm down. It's not even a crossover.
      Will
      • 2 Years Ago
      The countryman looks stupid out on California highways. It hulks over civics and other not-particularly-small cars. Whoever is making Mini bigger, fatter, slower & more expensive PLEASE STOP NOW you're ruining it.
        Snark
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Will
        It doesn't hulk over a Civic any more than a Fit does - because a Fit is exactly the same size as the Countryman.
        Myself
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Will
        it looks stupid pretty much everywhere
      Alistair
      • 2 Years Ago
      maxi cooper
        Snark
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Alistair
        It's the size of a friggin' Honda Fit or a fourth-gen VW Golf. If that counts as Maxi to you, I don't even wanna know what kind of jive-ass clown car you think is the proper size.
      speed12sil
      • 2 Years Ago
      Shoulda stopped at clubman. Not like MINI isn't already stuck with BMW level of reliability, why make it even worse with these lame additions?
      jonnybimmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      With the value factor of the Countryman's pricing combined with the practicality of two less doors, who wouldn't want this? Personally, I'm waiting for the Countryman Roadster S Works edition. /s
      brgtlm
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just another grotesque addition to the MIni lineup. Brand is going down the toilet fast.
        Snark
        • 2 Years Ago
        @brgtlm
        Mmmmm....yeah, because Mini has never built a two-door hatch before, ever.
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