On Sale February 2015
The new BMW 2 Series Convertible will go on sale from February next year. The new car will join the 2 Series Coupé and 2 Series Active Tourer in the line-up with prices starting at £29,180. It replaces the 1 Series Convertible the most successful car in its class with global sales of more than 130,000 and the only one with rear-wheel drive.
The BMW 2 Series Convertible will be available with a choice of four engines, including a new 2.0-litre diesel for the 220d and, for the first time in a BMW convertible, an M Performance variant, the M235i. The 2 Series Convertible also brings significant improvements in passenger space and access, acoustic comfort, style, dynamism and equipment, while the ConnectedDrive services for the first time include wireless updating of navigation data.
The electrically operated folding soft top lowers or raises in just twenty seconds at the touch of a button, and can be carried out at speeds of just over 30mph. There is additional insulation in the skin of the soft-top which improves acoustic comfort, with a 4db noise reduction this adds to the year-round usability of the car.
The 220d and 220i models are available in Sport, Luxury and M Sport trim while the 228i is offered in M Sport only and the M235i has its own unique specification. SE models will become available at a later date.
Standard specification on all models is comprehensive and includes alloy wheels, automatic air conditioning, Drive Performance Control, Keyless go, a Sport instrument cluster, dual dark chrome exhaust tailpipes for 220i and 220d Sport models, Sports seats and a Sport multi-function leather steering wheel.
The 220i and 220d Luxury models are distinguished by larger alloy wheels; Chrome finishers on the vertical slats of the front air inlet, front grille, dual chrome exhaust tailpipes and rear bumper; Fineline Wood with Oxide Silver accents and Dakota leather upholstery. M Sport versions have High-gloss Shadowline exterior trim, Aluminium Hexagon trim with Estoril Blue accents, extra-wide High-gloss Black kidney grille slats, a Sport instrument cluster, dual chrome exhaust tailpipes, M Sport suspension, an M Sport multi-function leather steering wheel, M aerodynamic body styling and M door sill finishers. There is also an M Sport Plus package of Ferric Grey 18-inch alloy wheels, headlight wash, Harman/Kardon loudspeaker system, M Sport brakes, Xenon headlamps and a grey windscreen shade band.