The upcoming BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe has been snapped in testing, ahead of a reveal on July 24.
Based on the big wheels, big brakes and big air intakes at the front, we'd suggest this tester is an M235i xDrive model. As with the just-released M135i, the M235i is expected to be powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine making 225kW and 450Nm.
Thanks to its xDrive all-wheel drive system, the car should be capable of sending 50 per cent of power to the rear axle. Although the M135i will hit 100km/h in 4.8 seconds, the slightly heavier M235i could be slightly slower.
There aren't too many surprises to be found externally, where the nose looks like a slightly sportier take on the 1 Series design. Down back, the taillights borrow heavily from the 8 Series and 8 Series Gran Coupe, with slim housings and a slick LED signature.
Twin exhaust pipes flank a diffuser-style bumper insert, and the boot lid is garnished with a slim lip spoiler. In keeping with its 'Gran Coupe' badging, the roofline is more aggressively raked than that of a conventional sedan.
Although the 'Gran Coupe' will be front- and all-wheel drive, BMW hasn't confirmed whether the next-generation 2 Series coupe will follow in its wheel tracks and make the switch to the UKL architecture.
BMW will reveal the 2 Series Gran Coupe in full on July 24. Stay tuned for more.