2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible

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The 2 Series convertible is third addition to the BMW 2 Series range joining the coupe and front wheel drive Active Tourer bodystyles. It replaces the 1 Series Convertible, comes with more equipment as standard and is slightly less expensive than its predecessor.

BMW 2 Series Convertible

As standard, you get the eight-speed automatic transmission with rear-wheel drive, auto start-stop fuel saving system, satnav, 17-inch alloy wheels and reversing camera with rear parking sensors.

BMW 2 Series Convertible

The one you’ll want is the range-topping M235i which is powered by a 240kW/450Nm 3.0-litre turbocharged straight six that can deliver 0-100km/h in 5.0 seconds.

BMW 2 Series Convertible

On top of the standard equipment in the 228i, the M Performance model gets adaptive suspension, beefier brakes, redesigned 18-inch alloys, more aggressive front and rear bumpers, sports steering wheel and BMW’s Professional navigation system which has a larger 8.8-inch infotainment screen – up from the 6.5-inch screen in lesser variants.

BMW 2 Series Convertible

The 2 Series Convertible is fitted with an electronically removable fabric roof which can be raised or lowered in 20 seconds at speeds of up to 50km/h, while additional sound insulation over the old 1 Series drop-top has reduced interior noise by up to 7dB.

BMW 2 Series ConvertibleStructural rigidity has also been improved, with the open-top 2 Series boasting a 20 per cent increase in torsional stiffness and 10 per cent better bending resistance compared to the old 1 Series.

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