The upcoming BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe has been spotted undergoing testing yet again, and this prototype is still wearing quite a bit of camouflage as before. When launched, the new model will compete against the new Mercedes-Benz CLA, which is set to make its debut real soon.

The 2 Series GC will reportedly be underpinned by BMW’s front-wheel drive UKL platform, distancing itself from the two-door 2 Series Coupe, which is expected to retain its rear-wheel drive setup in its next generation. Additionally, this will also prevent the risk of cannibalising sales of the 3 Series, which is rear-wheel drive.

Like other vehicles based on said platform, a mix of three- and four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines are available as powerplants for the 2 Series GC. These can be paired to either a six-speed manual gearbox, an eight-speed automatic or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, with a choice of front- and all-wheel drive.

In terms of design, the 2 Series GC sports a longer front wheelbase and a shorter bonnet compared to the current two-door model, based on observations. This mule also comes with LED headlamps and hexagonal daytime running lights, the latter is found on recent BMW models as well.

Other notable cues are a pair of large kidney grills, frameless windows and six-window glasshouse reminiscent of the 4 Series Gran Coupe. Another current BMW trend, L-shaped taillights, are also present here, as is a set of dual exhaust pipes.

With the new Gran Coupe model, the 2 Series range will need a bit of explaining as it will include a coupe (2 Series Coupe), convertible (2 Series Convertible) sedan (2 Series Gran Coupe), small MPV (2 Series Active Tourer) and big MPV (2 Series Gran Tourer).