In most cases, when a car is leaked by a manufacturer, it is done by accident. Say, a toy manufacturer gets ahold of schematics to make a replica, or perhaps it is inadvertently placed in the background of a promotional video. Either way, seldom does an automaker intentionally leak photos of an upcoming product on its own. But when it comes to the Paceman, it looks like Mini has been going in the other direction.

According to a MotoringFile.com report, Mini's own fan magazine, cleverly-named Mini Space, was responsible for leaking fully uncloaked images of the new crossover-coupe in a story about a pair of foodies eating their way through London's gastro scene. Not your typical product release to say the least.

From what we can see, the Paceman has elements of the Countryman crossover, including the tall front end, higher ground clearance and chrome signal accent at the base of the A-pillar. There are also visual cues that point to the all-new Mini Cooper Coupe, in the form of the raked rear window and elongated roof spoiler- though thankfully not as large as that of the Coupe.

Be sure to sift through our gallery of images, which appear to be scanned from the print version of the magazine. The online post which contained these images appears to have since been taken down. We will have more on the Mini Paceman when it officially bows in Paris later this month.


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      ktsui1987
      • 2 Years Ago
      reminds me of a Range Rover Evoque
      ericburr4
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like it.
      mawhalen53
      • 2 Years Ago
      Gotta be honest - I'm getting pretty tired of Minis and the dozens of variants
        Teko
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mawhalen53
        Agreed. Although I like the Paceman & Countryman. Can't say I feel the same about the Coupe or Clubman.
        Stumpy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mawhalen53
        Mini is a Brand Name, like Ford or GM. So of course they are going to release more than one "type" of car. Though it is true, they all are smaller and share some of the same looks. But each one is designed for a different purpose. Each sell to different types of buyers. Personally I like the Paceman. It has a nice clean look and seems to be a very pratical car. ..
          mawhalen53
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Stumpy
          You make a good point, my comment wasn't meant to be overly-negative. I think I'm a bit weary because it's gotten to the point where each variant looks really similar to the last, and even as a car-guy I'm having a hard time telling them apart on the road. My dad's got a Cooper S and it's a fun drive for sure.
        untitledfolder
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mawhalen53
        The heritage Mini brand had many variants too......
        vikonic
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mawhalen53
        Agreed, original mini was great and all, and so is the new generation, but they're just taking it too far.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mawhalen53
        [blocked]
      muspod
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like it. but Why? It's a bigger cooper. You buy a "mini" because it's small. Are NFL players gonna buy these?!
        untitledfolder
        • 2 Years Ago
        @muspod
        Have you ever seen one in person? They're definitely the smallest CUV, about the size of a Focus...
        Dayv
        • 2 Years Ago
        @muspod
        It's still small. Similar in size to a Honda Fit.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @muspod
        [blocked]
      ponycargt
      • 2 Years Ago
      It evokes the Evoque
      Perplexed-Sausage
      • 2 Years Ago
      when will mini get some serious power? this would be exciting if it had around 220hp but i can't get excited about any mini because they are all show and no go and i dont like the way they look so its all ugly. yeah they "handle" decently but not at the tradeoff of being slow ugly and expensive
        untitledfolder
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Perplexed-Sausage
        You're saying 20 horsepower makes the difference between exciting and dull for you? Absurd. I bet you haven't ever driven one...
          dohc73
          • 2 Years Ago
          @untitledfolder
          My thoughts exactly. Plus, if it's one thing that BMW is famous for is under-stating the horsepower ratings of their engines. MINI engines (really Peugeot engine) feel a heck of lot faster than one would guess from the stated HP.
      artandcolour2010
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like it more than I expected to. Now they need to go in the other direction with a production version of the Rocketman mini-mini.
      Basil Exposition
      • 2 Years Ago
      Do we really need yet another Mini variant?
        Mills
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Basil Exposition
        Well as I understand it, and it makes perfect sense, they are operating on a 7 year model cycle, and this now gives them 7 models, which means they can introduce a new car every year, and keep showroom traffic flowing. It seems to be working for them, and I'm sure the dealers are happy.
        untitledfolder
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Basil Exposition
        Considering their sales report in 'by the numbers' on AB here was stellar, I'd say so.
      Dayv
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks better than the Countryman to me, but what will the rear headroom be like?
      Ben Lee
      • 2 Years Ago
      same candy, different wrapper. looks better than the doughy countryman
      Omar Khan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like a Citro├źn.
      JayP
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wackwackwack... Wait, I read that wrong. :(
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