BMW launches 2 Series Convertible from $54,900

The new BMW 2 Series Convertible.
The new BMW 2 Series Convertible.

BMW has gone soft. The BMW 2 Series Convertible has been launched with a rag-top and prices starting from $54,900.

Featuring the first ever drop-top member of the M Performance vehicles line-up, the new BMW 2 Series Convertible is available in three petrol variants, mirroring the Coupe range, with the entry-level 220i Convertible priced from $54,900.

The 180kW, 2.0-litre 228i Convertible is available from $68,900, while the flagship M235i Convertible, boasting a 3.0-litre, straight-six powerplant, is on-sale from $85,800.

Standard specification includes alloy wheels, stability control, Driving Experience Control, auto start/stop function and ECO Pro mode, alloy wheels, rear view camera and parking sensors, cruise control with braking function and sat nav each model.

The 228i Convertible and M235i Convertible each further benefit from Bi-Xenon headlights, Variable Sport Steering, leather upholstery, BMW Individual Shadow Line (both models) or Chrome Line Exterior (228i only) and heated seats.

The roof is available in three colours as standard; black, anthracite with silver effect and brown with silver effect.

It can open or close its roof in 20 seconds and at speeds up to 50 kmh. Boot space is a reasonable 335 litres. 

Getting access to the rear seat is easier with a backrest that can be folded using a lever in the luggage compartment, while the through-loading aperture width is increased from 150mm to 450mm, and height 218mm to 246mm

"The new BMW 2 Series Convertible builds on an enduring concept, and takes it into the modern day. It is an incredibly exciting addition to our vehicle line-up, and showcases advancements in technology, engineering, performance and styling," BMW Group Australia chief executive officer Marc Werner said.

"The model offers outstanding driving dynamics for its segment, while its unique design, increased dimensions, superior value and presence clearly set it apart from its predecessor.

 "It is a new classic, and with its versatility, undoubtedly represents a compelling lifestyle proposition."

BMW 220i Convertible: $54,900

Engine: 2.0-litre four-cylinder in-line petrol generating maximum power of 135kW @ 5000-6250rpm and peak torque of 270Nm @ 1250-4500rpm.

Performance: 0-100km/h in 7.6 seconds (automatic); top speed: 231kmh.

Consumption: 6.4-6.2 litres/100 kilometres (automati, combined average). 

CO2: 149-144 g/km.  


BMW 228i Convertible: $68,900

Engine: 2.0-litre four-cylinder in-line petrol engine generating 180kW @ 5000-6250rpm and peak torque of 350Nm @ 1250-4500rpm.

Performance: 0-100 km/h in 6.0 seconds (automatic); top speed: 250kmh.

Consumption: 6.4-6.2 litres/100 kilometres (automatic, combined average).

CO2: 154g/km.  


M235i Convertible: $85,800

Engine: 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line petrol engine generating maximum power of 240kW @ 5800-6000rpm and peak torque of 450Nm @ 1300-4500rpm.

Performance: 0-100kmh in 5.0 seconds (automatic); top speed: 250kmh.

Consumption: 7.9 litres/100 kilometres (automatic, combined average).

CO2: 184 g/km. 

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