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BMW’s 2 Series goes topless

11.09.2014

BMW has launched a plethora of new models of late catering for almost every buyer’s needs.

The latest addition to the line-up is the Convertible, which adds to the extension of the new BMW 2 Series range. The BMW 2 Series Convertible is the successor to the world’s most popular open-top premium model in this vehicle class; systematic development of hallmark strengths of the BMW 1 Series Convertible in terms of driving dynamics, efficiency, agility, athletic elegance, emotion, comfort, functionality and intelligent networking; open-top driving experience of unmatched intensity thanks to typical BMW seat position and wide-opening top; rear-wheel-drive – unique in the segment – ensures outstanding dynamics; market launch from February 2015 including BMW M Performance Automobile and BMW M235i Convertible.

Independent exterior design, developed in parallel with BMW 2 Series coupé, sporting hallmark BMW Convertible features and clear visual differentiation from the compact models of the BMW 1 Series; elegantly stretched lines; flat silhouette with pronounced swage line; powerfully sculpted rear-wheel arches pointing up rear-wheel-drive configuration; targeted personalisation through model variants, Advantage, Luxury Line, Sport Line and M Sport, each with specific exterior and interior design as well as equipment features.

Newly developed, electrically powered fabric top with additional insulation and optimised acoustic comfort; opens and closes in 20 seconds at the push of a button, even while driving at speeds of up to 50 km/h if required; choice of three roof colours: Black (standard), anthracite with silver effect and brown with silver effect (optional).

The Convertible will be offered as a roaring M235i, with a six-cylinder in-line petrol engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology producing 240kW/450Nm of torque. Or a 228i variant with a four-cylinder in-line petrol engine producing 180kW and 350Nm. Also available is a 220i derivative with 135kW of power and 270Nm of torque.

The diesel engine in the range comes in the form of a 220d, equipped with four-cylinder in-line diesel engine capable of producing 140kW/400Nm.

The new BMW 2 Series Convertible is scheduled to go on sale in South Africa in the first quarter of 2015. Pricing and other detailed specifications will be confirmed in due course.

 

Article written by Autodealer
11.09.2014
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