Always wanted a BMW 2 Series Coupe but found it didn’t have enough headroom at the back? Well BMW has chopped the roof off the 2 Series Coupe to give you the 2 Series Convertible so you can have infinite headroom for everyone on board. Even though the 2 Series Coupe was revealed months ago (and already launched here back in April), BMW claims that the 2 Series Convertible was developed in parallel with the hardtop sibling.
Sharing the same good looks with the Coupe, the Convertible loses the trademark Hofmeister kink on the rear quarter windows along with the roof altogether. In its place is an electrically powered and acoustically insulated soft top that opens and closes in just 20 seconds. It can also be operated at speeds up to 50 km/h and can be had in Black, Anthracite with silver effect, or Brown with silver effect.
Compared to its predecessor the 1 Series Convertible, it has grown in every direction. Total length has grown by 72 mm to 4,432 mm, the 2,690 mm wheelbase is 30 mm longer, and front and rear tracks are wider than before. Cargo space has also increased by 30 litres to 335 litres with the top up, or by 20 litres to 280 litres with the top down. Its body torsional rigidity has increased by around 20 percent too.
No changes to the interior that comes with BMW Professional radio and iDrive operating system as standard, but there’s an option for a leather trim with SunReflective technology to reduce surface heating in direct sunshine. Also optional is the latest-generation Navigation system Professional including Touch Controller.
Safety is provided by the integrated rollover protection system with two pop-out aluminium protective bars behind the rear headrests, in addition to the front, side, and head airbags. All models are equipped with Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), and Dynamic Brake Control (DBC).
As with other BMWs, the EfficientDynamics technology such as the Air Curtains and Auto Start Stop are fitted as standard along with ECO PRO mode that can be activated via the Driving Experience Control switch.
The 2 Series Convertible is offered in four engine options, a 1,995 cc 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbodiesel in the 220d, a 1,997 cc 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo in the 220i and 228i, and a 2,979 cc 6-cylinder TwinPower Turbo in the M235i. All engines can be paired with either a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Power outputs are 190 hp and 400Nm for the 220d, 184 hp and 270 Nm for the 220i, 245 hp and 350 Nm for the 228i, and 326 hp and 450 Nm for the M235i. Average fuel consumption throughout the range is from 4.1 to 8.5 l/100 km.
The 2 Series Convertible will premier alongside the all-new X6 F16 at the upcoming Paris Motorshow in October.