The new BMW 2 Series Convertible replaces the 1 Series Convertible, when it goes on sale on the 25th February 2015. Prices start from £29,180 for the 220i Sport, rising to £37,710 for the M235i Convertible.
The four-seater 2 Series Convertible has a bigger footprint than 1 Series Convertible, it is 72 mm longer and 26 mm wider – and the wheelbase has been extended by 30 mm. Which has made the car more user friendly and accessible. The electrically powered insulated soft top lowers or raises in 20 seconds and can be operated on the move at speeds up to 30 mph. It folds fully away giving the convertible a boat deck look, there is up to 335 litres of luggage space.
At launch there will be a choice of four engines including the introduction of the 220d (190 hp), the first time it has featured in a convertible. The other engines are all petrol – the 220i (184 hp), 228i (245 hp) and the performance driven M235i (326 hp) which is capable of 0-62 mph in 5.0 seconds. All models feature BMW’s EfficientDynamics programme comprising lightweight body engineering, sleek aerodynamics with Air Curtains at the front, Auto Start-Stop, Brake Energy Regeneration and an ECO PRO mode within the standard Driving Experience Control system.
The 220d and 220i models are available in Sport, Luxury and M Sport grades where the 228i is offered as an M Sport and the M235i has its own specification. There will be a line of SE models at a later date. The core equipment across the range includes Bluetooth hands-free telephone connectivity with audio streaming and a USB interface, a DAB tuner, BMW Emergency Call and BMW TeleServices . Plus alloy wheels, automatic air conditioning, Drive Performance Control and Keyless go.
BMW 2 Series ConvertiblePrices and Line-up
|BMW 220i Sport Convertible||184||270||7.5 (7.6)||144 (140)||41.5 (44.1)||159 (149)||£29,180|
|BMW 228i M Sport Convertible||245||350||6.1 (6.0)||155* (155*)||41.5 (42.8)||159 (154)||£31,550|
|326||450||5.2 (5.0)||155* (155*)||33.2 (35.8)||199 (184)||£37,710|
|BMW 220d Sport Convertible||190||400||7.5 (7.4)||140 (140)||60.1 (64.2)||124 (116)||£29,965|
* Electronically limited. Figures in brackets denote models with an automatic transmission.Published 11 September 2014