BMW has teased the upcoming 2 Series Gran Coupé ahead of an official announcement, revealing a single teaser image of the upcoming liftback.
The four-door coupé will have its world debut at the Los Angeles motor show in November before going on sale in early 2020. A concept version will be revealed at BMW's annual results press conference by CEO Harold Krüger.
In a press release accompanying the teaser image, BMW confirmed the upcoming car would run on a front-wheel-drive platform and share many of its mechanical underpinnings with the next-generation 1 Series.
The 2 Series Gran Coupé was most recently pictured undergoing winter testing ahead of its planned reveal.
The four-door version of the 2 Series Coupé can be seen in our latest spy shots with camouflaged bodywork. Aside from revealing the shape of its body, with a raised rear roof section and rear doors, they also provide a closer look at the rear lip spoiler and larger brakes that will likely designate M Sport versions of the car.
These photos closely match the previous spy images of the car seen testing in warmer climates, suggesting that development is reaching the final stages before launch.
The need to accommodate two conventional front-hinged rear doors and sufficient rear seat leg room is said to be behind the decision to give the new car a wheelbase that's halfway between the 2690mm span of the 2 Series Coupé and the 2810mm of the 3 Series saloon.