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Consumer Reports auto experts report from the 2011 North American Auto Show in Detroit.
Mini Paceman
What is it? Mini is looking to maximize the brand with a new concept called the Paceman, which almost sounds like the 1980s video game "Pac-Man." Like the BMW X6 coupe, but for Mini, the Paceman adds a new category called a Sports Activity Coupe. It is similar in size to the upcoming Countryman small SUV, but with two doors instead of four and seating for four.

The Paceman will be powered by the John Cooper Works turbocharged. 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine producing 211 hp and mated to the same all-wheel-drive system in the Countryman.

The coupe will also have the center rail between the seats like that in the Countryman that allows the riders to connect various storage and media devices configured to their needs.

As with previous Mini concepts, this one will likely end up in production form down the road.

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