The BMW 2 Series Convertible info

The BMW 2 Series Convertible

The BMW 2 Series Convertible

The BMW Group Australia has released the details and prices for their sexy 2 series convertible range which is one car i would dearly love to review.
Available in 8 different variants  including an xDrive all wheel model and with 7 different engines to choose from including a twin turbo 240 kW 450 Nm 6cyl, 2 4cyl petrol engines rated at 180 kW 350 Nm and 135 kW 270 Nm respectively.
A 3 cyl petrol engine developing 100 kW220 Nm and 3 4cl turbo diesels rated at 165 kW 450 Nm, 140 kW 400 Nm and 110 kW 320 Nm it will seem that customers will be spoilt for choice.
Thank you to BMW Australia for the info and pics check out all the details below.

 Extension of the new BMW 2 Series range; maximum dynamics in the premium compact segment now also available in Convertible form; the BMW 2 Series Convertible is the successor to the worldfs most popular open-top premium model in this vehicle class (more than 130,000 units sold); 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 BMW M235i Convertible.

  • Independent exterior design, developed in parallel with BMW 2 Series Coupe, 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.
  • Typical BMW proportions with short overhangs, long bonnet, set-back passenger cell, broad wheelbase and wide track; significantly enhanced dimensions compared with its forerunner model, the BMW 1 Series Convertible; length increased by 72 millimetres to 4,432 millimetres, width by 26 millimetres to 1,774 millimetres, wheelbase by 30 to 2,690 millimetres, front track by 41 to 1,521 millimetres and rear track by 43 to 1,556 millimetres; extended interior specification including e.g. optimised entry and exit comfort for rear passengers; luggage compartment volume increased by 30 litres to 335 litres with the top closed or by 20 litres to 280 litres with the top open, as well as a 35-millimetre-wider rear hatch compared to the predecessor model; rear seat backrest can be folded using a lever in the luggage compartment; through-loading aperture width increased by 150 millimetres to 450 millimetres and height of 246 (+28) millimetres. 1. Refreshingly dynamic.
  • 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 (30 mph) if required; choice of three roof colours: Black (standard), Anthracite with silver effect and Brown with silver effect (optional).
  • Interior with signature BMW Convertible gboat deckh look thanks to harmoniously flowing shoulderline and soft-top compartment, along with rollover bar concealed behind rear head restraints when stationary; driverfocused cockpit; high-quality materials and finish with model-specific accents: centre console with high-gloss black surfaces around radio and climate controls, chrome surrounds for air vents and newly designed climate control display.
  • BMW 2 Series Convertible (average fuel consumption: 8.5.4.2 l/100 km [33.2.67.3 mpg imp]; average CO2 emissions: 199.111 g/km) with supreme dynamics and maximum efficiency for its segment; four-cylinder petrol engines with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology in the BMW 228i Convertible (180 kW/245 hp) and BMW 220i Convertible (135 kW/184 hp); BMW 218i Convertible (100 kW/136 hp) with threecylinder petrol engine, BMW 220d Convertible (140 kW/190 hp) with four-cylinder diesel . both units are from the BMW Groupfs new engine family and feature TwinPower Turbo technology; eight-speed Steptronic transmission available as an option.
  • BMW M235i Convertible as a new benchmark for agility, precision and emotionality in the segment; 3.0-litre six-cylinder in-line engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology and 240 kW/326 hp, M-specific tuning for chassis components, aerodynamically optimised body features, individual cockpit design and eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission as an option.
  • First application of BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive in a compact Convertible from the brand; BMW M235i xDrive Convertible (scheduled launch July 2015) with standard eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission and further enhanced dynamic performance (0 . 100 km/h / 62 mph in 4.9 seconds); BMW 218d Convertible (110 kW/150 hp) and BMW 225d Convertible (165 kW/224 hp) added to the range.
  • Extensive BMW EfficientDynamics technology as standard: Air Curtains as well as Auto Start Stop function in conjunction with both manual and automatic gearbox; ECO PRO mode activated via standard-fitted Driving Experience Control switch, including coasting function in conjunction with automatic transmission and including Proactive Driving Assistant if Navigation system Professional is specified.
  • Outstanding agility and impressive ride comfort thanks to rear-wheel drive, longitudinally mounted engines, balanced axle load distribution and sophisticated chassis technology; double-joint spring strut front axle and five-link rear axle with model-specific tuning; Electric Power Steering and high-performance brake system as standard; variable sport steering, M Sport brakes and Adaptive M suspension with electronically controlled dampers optional; all models come as standard with the DSC stability control system including DTC and the Active Differential Brake (ADBSport) at the rear axle; M Performance mechanical limited-slip differential available for the BMW M235i Convertible from the Original BMW Accessories range.
  • Torsional rigidity of the body increased by around 20 per cent compared with predecessor model; best aerodynamic properties among the competition; optimised weight thanks to intelligent lightweight design; body structure with precisely defined load paths and generous deformation zones, based on the BMW 1 Series that was awarded a fivestar Euro NCAP crash test rating; extensive occupant protection through safety equipment including front and side/head airbags as well as integrated rollover protection system; pedestrian protection optimised by active bonnet and defined deformation zones at the front of the car.
  • High-quality standard equipment includes electrically powered and acoustically insulated roof, rain sensor, hands-free telephone facility, USB audio interface, BMW Professional radio including iDrive operating system with Control Display in flatscreen design, automatic climate control with convertible mode; optional leather trim with SunReflective technology to reduce surface heating in direct sunshine; optional latestgeneration Navigation system Professional including Touch Controller; first BMW model with the option of over-the-air navigation updates via the vehiclefs built-in SIM card.
  • Significantly extended range of driver assistance systems and mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive: anti-dazzle High Beam Assistant, Adaptive Headlights, Parking Assistant, rear view camera, Driving Assistant, Speed Limit Info with No Passing Info display, cruise control system with braking function, extended integration of smartphones and music players, Real Time Traffic Information, Online Entertainment, extended functionality provided by apps for internet-based services such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Model variants:
    BMW M235i Convertible: Six-cylinder in-line petrol engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology (Twin-Scroll turbochargers, High Precision Injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve timing, Double-Vanos).
    Capacity: 2,979 cc, output: 240 kW/326 hp at 5,800 . 6,000 rpm, max. torque: 450 Nm / 332 lb-ft at 1,300 . 4,500 rpm.
    Acceleration [0 . 100 km/h / 62 mph]: 5.2 seconds (automatic: 5.0 seconds), top speed: 250 km/h / 155 mph.
    Average fuel consumption: 8.5 (7.9) litres per 100 kilometres / 33.2 (35.8) mpg imp, CO2 emissions: 199 (184) g/km, exhaust standard: EU6.

    BMW M235i xDrive Convertible:
    Six-cylinder in-line petrol engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology (Twin-Scroll turbocharging, High Precision Injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve timing, Double-VANOS).

    Capacity: 2,979 cc, output: 240 kW/326 hp at 5,800 . 6,000 rpm, max. torque: 450 Nm / 332 lb-ft at 1,300 . 4,500 rpm.
    Acceleration [0 . 100 km/h / 62 mph]: 4.9 seconds, top speed: 250 km/h / 155 mph.
    Average fuel consumption: 8.3 litres per 100 kilometres / 34.0 mpg imp, CO2 emissions*: 193g/km, exhaust standard: EU6.BMW 228i Convertible: Four-cylinder in-line petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology (Twin-Scroll turbochargers, High Precision Injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve timing, Double-Vanos).
    Capacity: 1,997 cc, output: 180 kW/245 hp at 5,000 . 6,500 rpm, max. torque: 350 Nm / 258 lb-ft at 1,250 . 4,800 rpm.
    Acceleration [0 . 100 km/h / 62 mph]: 6.1 seconds (automatic: 6.0 seconds), top speed: 250 km/h / 155 mph.
    Average fuel consumption: 7.0 . 6.8 (6.7 . 6.6) litres per 100 kilometres / 40.4 . 41.5 (42.2 . 42.8) mpg imp, CO2 emissions: 163 . 159 (157 . 154) g/km, exhaust standard: EU6.BMW 220i Convertible: Four-cylinder in-line petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology (Twin-Scroll turbochargers, High Precision Injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve timing, Double-Vanos).
    Capacity: 1,997 cc, output: 135 kW/184 hp at 5,000 . 6,250 rpm, max. torque: 270 Nm / 199 lb-ft at 1,250 . 4,500 rpm.
    Acceleration [0 . 100 km/h / 62 mph]: 7.5 seconds (automatic: 7.6 seconds), top speed: 231 km/h / 143 mph (226 km/h / 140 mph).
    Average fuel consumption*: 6.9 . 6.5 (6.5 . 6.2) litres per 100 kilometres / 40.9 . 43.5 (43.5 . 45.6) mpg imp, CO2 emissions*: 161 . 152 (152 . 144) g/km, exhaust standard: EU6.

    BMW 218i Convertible: Three-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology (turbocharging, High Precision Injection, VALVETRONIC variable valve timing, Double-VANOS), Capacity: 1,499 cc, output: 100 kW/136 hp at 4,500 . 6,000 rpm, max. torque: 220 Nm / 162 lb-ft at 1,250 rpm.
    Acceleration [0 . 100 km/h / 62 mph]: 9.4 seconds (automatic: 9.6 seconds), top speed: 207 km/h / 129 mph (205 km/h / 127 mph).
    Average fuel consumption*: 6.0 . 5.5 (5.8 . 5.3) litres per 100 kilometres / 47.1 . 51.4 (48.7 . 53.3) mpg imp, CO2 emissions*: 139 . 129 (134 . 124) g/km, exhaust standard: EU6.

    BMW 225d Convertible: Four-cylinder in-line diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology (multi-stage high-pressure turbocharging with variable inlet geometry, common rail direct injection with solenoid valve injectors, max. injection pressure: 2,500 bar).
    Capacity: 1,995 cc, output: 165 kW/224 hp at 4,400 rpm, max. torque: 450 Nm / 332 lb-ft at 1,500 . 3,000 rpm.
    Acceleration [0 . 100 km/h / 62 mph]: 6.4 seconds, top speed: 240 km/h / 149 mph.
    Average fuel consumption*: 4.5 litres per 100 kilometres (62.8 mpg imp), CO2 emissions*: 118 g/km, exhaust standard: EU6.

    BMW 220d Convertible:
    Four-cylinder in-line diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology (turbochargers with variable inlet geometry, common rail direct injection with solenoid valve injectors, max. injection pressure: 2,000 bar).

    Capacity: 1,995 cc, output: 140 kW/190 hp at 4,000 rpm, max. torque: 400 Nm / 199 lb-ft at 1,750 . 2,500 rpm.
    Acceleration [0 . 100 km/h / 62 mph]: 7.5 seconds (automatic: 7.4 seconds), top speed: 225 km/h / 140 mph (225 km/h / 140 mph).
    Average fuel consumption*: 4.7 . 4.4 (4.4 . 4.1) litres per 100 kilometres / 60.1. 64.2 (64.2.68.9 ) mpg imp, CO2 emissions*: 124.116 (117 . 108) g/km, exhaust standard: EU6.

    BMW 218d Convertible:
    Four-cylinder in-line diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology (turbocharger with variable inlet geometry, common rail direct injection with solenoid valve injectors, max. injection pressure: 2,000 bar).

    Capacity: 1,995 cc, output: 110 kW/150 hp at 4,000 rpm, max. torque: 320 Nm / 236 lb-ft at 1,500 . 3,000 rpm.
    Acceleration [0 . 100 km/h / 62 mph]: 8.8 seconds (automatic: 8.6 seconds), top speed: 208 km/h / 129 mph (208 km/h / 129 mph).
    Average fuel consumption*: 4.2 (4.1) litres per 100 kilometres / 67.3 (68.9) mpg imp, CO2 emissions*: 111 (108) g/km, exhaust standard: EU6.

* Figures according to EU test cycle, may vary depending on the tyre format specified.

BMW 218d Convertible, BMW 225d Convertible and BMW M235i xDrive Convertible: all performance, fuel consumption and emissions figures are provisional.

 

 

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