Caught: Mini Cooper S Paceman Spied Testing at the Nurburgring

The name may have changed, but the Mini Paceman is still essentially a two-door Countryman. That means many of the Countryman’s trim levels and features will probably make their way onto its coupe cousin. Our friends at Motor Trend recently shot this MINI Cooper S Paceman testing at the Nürburgring and, predictably, it looks just like you’d expect a two-door Countryman S to look.

What gives this away as an S model is the different front valance, which sports two rectangular chrome vents, along with the blacked-out front grille with chrome frame. The tester also sports larger black wheels, dual-tip exhaust, and a roof spoiler mounted above the rear hatch.

The Paceman S is expected to get the same turbocharged 1.6-liter I-4 as the Countryman S, which produces 181 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque in its four-door sibling. Both six-speed manual and automatic transmissions will likely be offered, along with all-wheel drive on an All4 model.