2017 BMW 2 Series Convertible Review

Introduction

The BMW 2 Series Convertible is the open-top version of the closely related Coupe and it represents the entry-level convertible in BMW’s wide portfolio of models where occupants can be exposed to the elements. It’s ostensibly a four-seat car with much of the practicality of the 2 Series preserved, despite its folding roof arrangement, and there’s a good selection of BMW’s turbocharged petrol and diesel engines to choose from. Unlike other BMW ranges – including its Coupe sibling – there is no xDrive all-wheel-drive option in the 2 Series Convertible line-up, with all cars sending power to the rear axle alone. Two gearboxes are offered, those being a six-speed manual or an eight-speed Steptronic automatic, and there are four trim levels to choose from across the range.

Body Style: 2-door Convertible           Seats: 4                         

MRP from £27,540 - £40,915

 

Did you know? Although the 2 Series fits in with BMW’s naming policy, its badge is also supposed to evoke memories of the ’02 models of the 1960s and 1970s.

 

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Verdict: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Unlike its hard-topped Coupe sibling, the BMW 2 Series Convertible operates in a far narrower market when it comes to competitors. Aside from the Audi A3 Cabriolet, there really isn’t another compact, four-seat convertible like this from any of the recognised premium brands; about the nearest rival in terms ...