BMW 2 Series Convertible

Extension of the new BMW 2 Series range; maximum dynamics in the premium compact segment now also available in Convertible form. The BMW 2 Series Convertible is the successor to the world’s most popular open-top premium model in this vehicle class (more than 130,000 units sold).

Systematic development of hallmark strengths of the BMW 1 Series Convertible in terms of driving dynamics, efficiency, agility, athletic elegance, emotion, comfort, functionality and intelligent networking. Open-top driving experience of unmatched intensity thanks to typical BMW seat position and wide-opening top. Rear-wheel drive – unique in the segment – ensures outstanding dynamics; market launch from February 2015 including BMW M Performance Automobile BMW M235i Convertible.

Exterior

Independent exterior design, developed in parallel with BMW 2 Series Coupe, sporting hallmark BMW Convertible features and clear visual differentiation from the compact models of the BMW 1 Series. Elegantly stretched lines, flat silhouette with pronounced swage line, powerfully sculpted rear wheel arches pointing up rear-wheel-drive configuration; targeted personalisation through model variants Advantage, Luxury Line, Sport Line and M Sport, each with specific exterior and interior design as well as equipment features.

Typical BMW proportions with short overhangs, long bonnet, set-back passenger cell, broad wheelbase and wide track; significantly enhanced dimensions compared with its forerunner model, the BMW 1 Series Convertible; length increased by 72 millimetres to 4,432 millimetres, width by 26 millimetres to 1,774 millimetres, wheelbase by 30 to 2,690 millimetres, front track by 41 to 1,521 millimetres and rear track by 43 to 1,556 millimetres; extended interior specification including e.g. optimised entry and exit comfort for rear passengers; luggage compartment volume increased by 30 litres to 335 litres with the top closed or by 20 litres to 280 litres with the top open, as well as a 35‑millimetre-wider rear hatch compared to the predecessor model; rear seat backrest can be folded using a lever in the luggage compartment; through-loading aperture width increased by 150 millimetres to 450 millimetres and height of 246 (+28) millimetres.

Newly developed, electrically powered fabric top with additional insulation and optimized acoustic comfort; opens and closes in 20 seconds at the push of a button, even while driving at speeds of up to 50 km/h (30 mph) if required; choice of three roof colors: Black (standard), Anthracite with silver effect and Brown with silver effect (optional).

Interior

Interior with signature BMW Convertible “boat deck” look thanks to harmoniously flowing shoulderline and soft-top compartment, along with rollover bar concealed behind rear head restraints when stationary; driver-focused cockpit; high-quality materials and finish with model-specific accents: centre console with high-gloss black surfaces around radio and climate controls, chrome surrounds for air vents and exclusively designed climate control display with white readouts on a black background.

Performance

The BMW M235i Convertible will come with a siix-cylinder in-line gas engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology (twin-scroll turbochargers, High Precision Direct Injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve timing, Double-Vanos).

Acceleration to 62 mph is only 5.2 seconds (automatic: 5.0 seconds), with a top speed of 155 mph.

The BMW 228i Convertible comes with a four-cylinder in-line petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology (twin-scroll turbochargers, High Precision Direct Injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve timing, Double-Vanos.

Acceleration to 62 mph is just 6.1 seconds (automatic: 6.0 seconds), and top speed is 155 mph.

The BMW 220i Convertible features a four-cylinder in-line petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology (twin-scroll turbochargers, High Precision Direct Injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve timing, Double-Vanos.

Acceleration to 62 mph is only 7.5 seconds (automatic: 7.6 seconds), and top speed is 143 mph (226 km/h / 140 mph).

The BMW 220d Convertible features a four-cylinder in-line diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology (turbochargers with variable inlet geometry, common rail direct injection with solenoid valve injectors, max. injection pressure: 2,000 bar).

Acceleration to 62 mph is 7.5 seconds (automatic: 7.4 seconds), and top speed is 140 mph (225 km/h / 140 mph).

Competitors

Audi A3 Cabriolet
Mercedes-Benz CLA

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