Our European spy photographers, permanent residents of the Nurburgring, have spotted the upcoming BMW 2-Series testing on the world’s favourite proving ground and stitched together the video you see here.

The 2-Series coupe will be based on the 1-Series hatchback, much like how the upcoming 4-Series is a coupe version of the F30 3er. The 2 is expected to carryover the technology and engine lineup seen on the One, but unlike the outgoing 1-Series Coupe, it appears to have sportier proportions.

Turbocharged four-cylinder engines are expected, such as a 2.0 litre petrol with 150, 177 or 218 hp, and a 214 hp 2.0 diesel engine. All of the engines will be paired to either a six-speed manual transmission or an optional eight-speed automatic, with xDrive available as an option. The 2-Series is set to be unveiled late this year, with a drop top following suit.

Last week’s post featuring the BMW M235i Coupe (caught almost 100% undisguised) gives a better view of the car, and you can click here to see the coupe’s interior.