BMW 2 Series Convertible review

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BMW 2 Series Convertible
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21 Jul 2017 21:19 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 12:56

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For a nation that experiences such unpredictable weather, it might seem strange that UK motorists buy so many open-top cars. However, while there are plenty of two-seat roadsters to choose from, the choice of small premium four-seat open-tops such as the BMW 2 Series Convertible is relatively small.

BMW offers plenty of choice within the 2 Series Convertible range, though, because its open-top is available with a selection of three and four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, while there are three trim levels on offer, called SE, Sport and M Sport. At the top, the performance-focused six-cylinder petrol M240i sits above the normal 2 Series Convertible range, with its own sporty set-up and trim level.

The 2 Series’ main rival is the luxurious Audi A3 Cabriolet (or the sportier S3 Cabriolet for the range-topping M240i) but, given the aforementioned lack of premium competition, the Vauxhall Cascada and Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet also have to be considered as a potential threat to sales. Over the next few pages, we’ll reveal whether your should be considering the BMW first, detailing how it drives, what it’s like to sit in and what it costs to buy and run.

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There are 4 trims available for the 2 Series sports. Click to see details.See all versions
Our pick of the trims and it’s well equipped. 17in alloy wheels, air-con, BMW’s 6.5in colour screen iDrive infotainment system with DAB radio, sat-nav and Bluetooth, LED headlights, rear parking se...View trim
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Sport models focus on delivering a more aggressive look inside and out on top of SE’s equipment, getting different 17in alloy wheels, ambient interior lighting, a sports steering wheel and sports s...View trim
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M Sport trim only ups the ante over Sport by getting large 18in wheels, an M Sport braking system, sports suspension, half cloth, half Alcantara seats and an upgraded stereo. Unless you have to hav...View trim
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This performance model is a trim in its own right. Different 18in alloy wheels, full leather seats, a unique steering and suspension set-up and unique bodystyling set it apart from the rest of the...View trim
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