First sightings of the facelifted F46 BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer has finally come around, after the Coupe and Convertible models were revised in May and photos of its new camouflaged Gran Coupe and facelifted Active Tourer siblings were provided by our spy photographers.

Seen here in M Sport guise, the seven-seater Gran Tourer LCI (Life Cycle Impulse, BMW-speak for facelift) looks set to receive the usual aesthetic updates, such as redesigned LED headlamps with new hexagonal corona ring daytime running lights, as well as a redesigned front bumper covered by plenty of cladding.

This differs from the facelifted Active Tourer, which has been seen wearing the same bumper design as before, indicating that Munich is looking to distance the two models aesthetically. Out back, only the lower portion of the car is masked, hiding a revised rear valance design. Going by BMW’s track record, the rear lamps are probably due for a change as well.

Everything else about the car remains visually the same as before, at least according to this fresh set of pictures. Inside, expect improvements on the infotainment system, while under the bonnet, the Gran Tourer should receive the updated, more frugal B48 2.0 litre turbo engine and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission from the 2017 X1, joining the more powerful B38 1.5 litre three-pot introduced this year.

Back home, BMW Malaysia previously offered the car in 220i guise, which retailed at RM279,800. The 2.0 litre turbo four-cylinder engine made 192 hp at 4,700 rpm and 280 Nm of torque from 1,250 to 4,600 rpm, and was paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission that drove the front wheels.

Want to know how the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer drives? You can read our full review of BMW’s first-ever MPV here.


GALLERY: BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer in Malaysia