The all-new BMW 2 Series Convertible made its debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

The second addition to the 2 Series family, or third if you count the 2 Series Active Tourer, the 2 Series Cabriolet joins the coupe in the new, refined, premium compact lineup.

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.

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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.

All-around modern engines with more power and lower fuel consumption are used that in the BMW 2 Series Convertible. Besides a manual six-speed gearbox available for all F23 variants, the eight-speed ZF automatic transmission can be selected as well.

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.

Here is a close-up video showing the beautiful 2 Series Convertible: