The expansion of BMW’s model lineup continues with the upcoming 2 Series Gran Coupé, which has just been spotted again by our spy photographers. Wearing a little less camouflage than before and fitted with a few more production-ready items, we get a better look at the Mercedes CLA-rivalling four-door “coupé”.

Unlike the actual two-door 2 Series Coupé, which is expected to remain rear-driven in the next generation, the Gran Coupé appears to ride on the front-biased UKL platform also shared with the next 1 Series hatch and sedan – as evidenced by the short bonnet and longer front wheelbase. Still, it will in all likelihood be one slick-looking vehicle, judging by the low, sweeping roofline.

At the front, this prototype now sports LED headlights with hexagonal daytime running lights and eyebrow-style indicators. The rest of the front fascia is covered up, but we can already see through the mesh that the double kidney grille will be absolutely massive, in keeping with other recent BMW models.

Moving over to the side, one can spot the frameless windows and elongated six-window glasshouse also found on the other Gran Coupé models like the 4 Series GC. Around the back, the trademark L-shaped tail lights are present and accounted for, but in a departure for Munich the number plate recess sits below the lamps. It remains to be seen if the usual Gran Coupé tailgate will be retained on this car as well.

Expect the 2 Series GC to come with BMW’s latest three- and four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, paired to either a six-speed manual gearbox, an eight-speed automatic or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and a choice of front- and all-wheel drive – just like the X2. Also like the X2, an M Performance model (likely badged the M235i) should make an appearance too, powered by a 306 hp 2.0 litre mill.