2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible is now officially unveiled and ready to make its public debut during this year Paris Motor Show. The new model is replacing the old BMW 1 Series Convertible, regarded as the best sold cabrio model in the premium segment. At least this is what BMW is saying.
The new 2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible follows the same recipe: rear wheel drive, four seats and a soft-top. Compared to the old 1 Series Convertible the new 2 Series Cabrio is longer, wider and has more generous wheelbase. The noise reduction materials were improved, and the soft-top was built from scratch, so that everything is in best shape.
The design is not too different from what we see on the current 2 series Coupe, only the back-end being redesigned to better integrate the boot lid, where the soft-top is hidden.
BMW 220d Convertible
The engine range will include one diesel and three petrols. The only diesel will be found on the 220d version, delivering 190 hp and 400 Nm for a 0 to 100 km/h sprint in just 7.5 seconds. The average fuel consumption is just 4.4 liters/100 km.
BMW 2 Series Convertible petrol engines
The entry-level gasoline will be found on the 220i, delivering 184 hp and 270 Nm of torque. The acceleration time is the same with the one announced for the diesel, while the average consumption reaches 6.5 liters/100 km.
The intermediate petrol unit is the 228i, which offers 245 hp and 350 Nm of torque. Together with a eight speed auto, the car can reach 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds, delivering an efficiency of 6.8 liters/100 km.
Top of the range unit will be, as for the 2 Series Coupe, the M Performance badged M235i Cabrio version. It delivers 326 hp and 450 Nm for a 62 mph sprint in just 5.2 seconds. The average consumption is just 8.5 liters/100 km.
Four trim lines
Available with the same four trim lines, Advantage, Sport Line, Luxury Line and M Sport, the BMW 2 Series Convertible can be customized on the inside. It offers the same iDrive multimedia system and the option of automatically updating the apps through an internet connection.