- 2015 BMW 2 Series convertible goes on sale early next year
- Pricing will range from $38,850 for the 228i to $48,650 for the M235i
- Styling and interior design largely the same as today’s 2 Series coupe
BMW has released the first photos of its all-new 2 Series convertible ahead of the car’s official unveiling at this year’s Paris Motor Show. The automaker also announced pricing numbers, confirming that the 2 Series convertible will cost around $5,500 more than the corresponding coupe.
There are few surprises with the 2 Series convertible’s styling, as the new drop-top largely mimics the coupe — with the notable exception of a power-operated soft-top. BMW says that the top will be offered in three colors — black, anthracite and brown — and closes in 20 seconds at speeds of around 30 miles per hour. Inside, the 2 Series convertible also shares a wide range of items with the coupe, including virtually every aspect of the cabin design.
Of course, the 2 Series convertible’s engine lineup also mimics the coupe’s powertrains. The 228i uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that makes 240 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque, while the M235i offers a turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder that boasts 320 hp and 330 lb-ft. While an automatic is standard in the 228i, enthusiasts can still order a 6-speed manual in the sporty M235i.
As for pricing, BMW says that the 228i convertible will start from $38,850 with rear-wheel drive or $40,650 with all-wheel drive, making it about $5,500 more expensive than the 228i coupe. The same $5,500 gap holds true for the M235i, which starts at $48,650 with shipping.
According to BMW, the 2 Series convertible will go on sale early next year after its debut.
What it means to you: The 2015 BMW 2 Series convertible adds drop-top fun to the 2 Series lineup.