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Mike Stevens | Jan, 27 2015 | 2 Comments

BMW’s two-door family will be expanded next month with the arrival in Australia of the 2 Series Convertible.

Revealed in September last year, the small new droptop range will join the 2 Series Coupe that landed in local showrooms around this time last year.

Pricing for the 2 Series Convertible will kick off from $54,900 plus on-roads for the 135kW 220i, marking a $4400 premium over its hardtop sibling.

That places the price of entry into the 2 Convertible club well beyond the $47,300 103kW Audi A3 Cabriolet Attraction, although it is the $51,900 $132kW Ambition model that is the 220i’s more direct rival.

Moving beyond the 220i into the 228i or hero M235i brings a significant premium of its own, priced from $68,900 ($4500 more than the 228i Coupe) and $85,800 ($9900 more than M235i Coupe) respectively.

 

Models

Engine options and trim grades in the 2 Series Convertible range will largely mirror the Coupe line-up, although buyers will have to stick with the hardtop if a diesel is the preference.

Each model is equipped with an eight-speed auto as standard, although a six-speed manual option may also be offered as it is with the Coupe.

Opening the range is the 220i, powered by a 135kW270Nm 2.0 litre turbo four. For this sporty opener, BMW promises a 0-100km/h time of 7.6 seconds.

In the middle of the range is the 228i, dialing outputs from its 2.0 turbo four up to 180kW and 350Nm. The 0-100km/h sprint is dusted in 6.1 seconds, BMW claims.

The range-topper is again the M235i, its 240kW/450Nm six-cylinder turbo engine pushing the droptop to 100km/h in a claimed 5.0 seconds flat.

Local fuel consumption figures are still to be confirmed.

 

Features

Features in the new 2 Series Convertible range include:

220i Convertible

  • Eight-speed sport automatic transmission
  • BMW TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder in-line petrol engine
  • Driving Experience Control
  • Auto Start/Stop function and ECO PRO mode
  • Dynamic Stability Control
  • 17-inch light alloy wheels
  • ConnectedDrive and TeleServices
  • Rear View Camera and Park Distance Control (rear)
  • Cruise Control with braking function
  • Navigation system Business

228i Convertible

  • Eight-speed sport automatic transmission
  • BMW TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder in-line petrol engine
  • Driving Experience Control
  • Auto Start/Stop function and ECO PRO mode
  • Dynamic Stability Control
  • Variable Sport Steering
  • 18-inch light alloy wheels
  • ConnectedDrive and TeleServices
  • Rear View Camera and Park Distance Control (front and rear)
  • Cruise Control with braking function
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Sport and Luxury Lines as no-cost option
  • Leather upholstery
  • BMW Individual High-Gloss Shadow Line or Chrome Line Exterior
  • Navigation system Business

M235i Convertible

  • Eight-speed sport automatic transmission
  • Adaptive M suspension
  • M Performance TwinPower six-cylinder in-line petrol engine
  • Driving Experience Control
  • Auto Start/Stop function and ECO PRO mode
  • Dynamic Stability Control
  • Variable Sport Steering
  • M Sport Brakes
  • 18-inch BMW M light-alloy wheels
  • M Aerodynamics Package
  • Rear View Camera and Park Distance Control (front and rear)
  • Cruise Control with braking function
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • BMW Individual High-Gloss Shadow Line
  • Leather upholstery
  • Interior lights package
  • M leather steering wheel
  • Navigation system Professional

Watch for the 2 Series Convertible to make its Australian debut in February. TMR will be on the scene, so stay tuned for our review.

 

PRICING (excludes on-road costs)

  • 220i Convertible - $54,900
  • 228i Convertible - $68,900
  • M235i Convertible - $85,800

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