The interior layout, fit and finish
The 2 Series – and therefore the 2 Series Convertible – is based on the latest 1 Series hatchback, and it inherits one of that car's biggest interior flaws: its offset pedals in manual form. As a result, you have to sit at a slight angle, which gets uncomfortable on long journeys. However, in automatic form, with only two pedals and just your right foot moving between them, this is less of an issue.
The standard manual seat adjustment is also a pain, particularly as changing the height means pulling a lever and using your body weight to drop or raise the seat, which is awkward. It’s worth adding the electric seat adjustment if you can, although it’s not cheap and you’ll still have to pay extra to get adjustable lumbar support on top of that.