One can say that BMW purists are still shaking their fists over the addition of front-wheel-drive models in the range. It all started with the 2 Series Active Tourer but now, seven models can be powered through the front wheels.

Of course, BMW isn't going to abandon rear-wheel-drive cars any time soon. They have an upcoming new model that could be the delight of the brand's fans. That's the 2 Series Coupe, and it's said that it will be rear-wheel drive. If so, that could make it the smallest rear-driven offering from BMW, and also the least expensive one too.

According to some reports, the next-generation 2 Series Coupe will use a shortened 3 Series platform, which is part of BMW's whole rear-wheel-drive modular platform. By the looks of it, that might just be the case. The car that was spied has a long hood and short deck look, a common design feature in rear-drive sports coupes. It also looks significantly different from the other 1 Series and 2 Series models.

Could this be next-gen BMW 2 Series Coupe? image

The front end was a wide kidney grill, which is now a thing for BMW these days. However, it doesn't have the 'inverted' kidneys as seen in its front-wheel-drive stablemates. The headlights, on the other hand, are multi-dimensional and nothing like other BMW models. As for the rear, we see hexagonal taillights, somewhat resembling the fifth-generation 3 Series (E90).

What we're looking at might be the final design but we won't know it until its launch either towards the end of the year or during the first quarter of 2021. On the other hand, this might also be a full-scale clay model and might have a few design tweaks along the way.