The BMW 2-Series Convertible follows in the tyre tracks of the pioneer and undisputed leader in its class: the BMW 1 Series Convertible entered the fray as the first open-top premium model in the compact segment.
host of innovations on board the BMW 2-Series Convertible allow it to break new ground in various areas. For example, the BMW M235i Convertible - powered by a 326 bhp six-cylinder in-line engine - is the first open-top member of the BMW M Performance Automobile line-up. And the BMW 220d Convertible gives a diesel unit from the BMW Group's new engine family its premiere in a compact BMW model. The 190 bhp teams up, as standard, with a likewise new six-speed manual gearbox or, as an option, with a further developed eight-speed Steptronic transmission.
The BMW 2-Series Convertible also leads the way with a significant new innovation in the area of intelligent connectivity. For the first time, map data for the optional Navigation system Professional can be updated via a mobile phone connection - i.e. (fittingly, given our open-top subject matter) "over the air".
The front end of the BMW 2-Series Convertible, which adopts the brand's familiar design language, exudes power and presence. As with the BMW 2-Series Coupe, front-end structuring comes courtesy of lines that converge dynamically on the large, slightly forward-slanting BMW kidney grille. The contours of the twin circular headlights narrow at their inner extremes and are replicated by the outlines of the outer air intakes. Air Curtains integrated into the front apron serve to channel the onrushing air precisely behind the front side panels, reducing turbulence in the wheel arches. The headlight units are separated from the BMW kidney grille by narrow strips on either side. An LED accent strip - or, if the optional bi-xenon lights are fitted, an LED accent light - cuts across the top of the headlights.
Together, the level shoulderline of the BMW 2-Series Convertible and the car's telltale BMW proportions - the product of short overhangs, a long bonnet, long wheelbase and set-back passenger compartment - create an ideal environment in which to enjoy an intense open-top driving experience. The positioning of the seats well back in the body gives the driver and passengers an up-close-and-personal experience of not just the onrushing wind and the sun's rays but also the transfer of power to the rear wheels.
Source : CarDekho