Earlier today, we had a chance to get behind the wheel of the new 2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible and take it for a spin around the city of Austin.
The new BMW 2 Series convertible has some big shoes to fill: The predecessor sold worldwide more than 130,000 units and was the most successful car in its segment.
With an overall length of 4.43 meters, the 2 Series Convertible dominates its predecessor by 7.2 centimeters, while being 2.6 centimeters wider. BMW also promises more space for all occupants and has the boot volume increased by 30 liters to a total of 335 liters. With the roof open, there are 280 liters available, 20 liters more than the “old” BMW 1 Series Convertible E88.
The exterior design of the BMW 2 Series Convertible displays the typical characteristics of an open-top four-seater from the Bavarian brand. The BMW 2 Series Convertible combines a low-slung silhouette and dynamically stretched lines with compact proportions and powerfully contoured surfaces.
When it comes to safety features and infotainment features, the new 2 Series is a step ahead of the E88 1 Series, by offering more standard and optional equipment than ever.
In terms of driving dynamics, the 2 Series Convertible offers an adaptive suspension that can be tuned to suit any driving style, from comfortable to super sporty, with a touch of a button. A 20 percent increase in torsional rigidity will take care of the most body roll and deliver a great driving experience.
We will share our driving experience later today.
BMW says the 2 Series Convertible will be a large volume seller in the United States, more so than the 1 Series Cabriolet.
The 2015 M235i and 228i as well as the 228i xDrive, featuring BMW’s intelligent all-wheel drive system, will arrive in US showrooms in early 2015.
The 2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible will be offered at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $38,850 for the 228i, $40,650 for the 228i xDrive, $48,650 for the M235i, including $950 destination and handling.