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BMW 2-Series for Paris Motor Show

BMW 2-Series for Paris Motor Show

It is not exactly an M car, but the M235i convertible is the closest the 2-series has for now, and you will enjoy BMW’s 320 hp, 330 lb-ft 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six. 0-60 takes 4.8 seconds with the eight-speed automatic, or 5.0 seconds with the six-speed manual. M Sport brakes and variable-ratio steering come standard on this car. 

And it’s official that a 2-series convertible variant is on the way and will make its official debut at the Paris Motor Show in October. The BMW 2-series coupe stands as one of the most fun, focused vehicles currently offered by the German automaker and traces its roots all the way back to 1967, when the “02 Series”; - the slightly shortened coupe version of the New Class sedans - cabriolet hit the streets. Those were built by German coachbuilder Baur until 1971. 

However, this drop-top rolls out of BMW’s own factories fully formed with an electronically operated soft-top that opens and closes in 20 seconds at speeds of up to 30 mph. 

The BMW 2-Series will be available in black (standard) and anthracite or brown (both optional). The car’s lines remain clean with the top down. Rollover bars are hidden away until the car thinks they’re needed, at which point they’ll spring out to protect your neck.

BMW says protective roll bars only pop up as needed viz, during an accident, maintaining the 2-series convertible's clean lines under normal conditions.

Engine options are going to look familiar -- they're shared with the rest of the 2-series lineup. Base is the 228i with its turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four, which produces 240 hp between 5,000 and 6,500 rpm. 

Peak torque is 255 lb-ft between 1,450 and 4,800 rpm. An 8-speed automatic transmission (with paddle shifters) is standard; 0-60 mph time is a said to be 5.7 seconds. 

BMW says its xDrive all-wheel drive system will be available for the 228i convertible from launch. It’ll shave 0-60 time down just a hair -- 5.6 seconds, according to the automaker.

FOOTNOTES

1 Pricing, specifications, availability and terms of offers may change without notice. Prices on this page are listed in Barbados Dollars (BBD) and exclude taxes, duties and preparation expenses. Prices are valid for the period ending December 2018.

2 On the Road charges comprise of: Road Tax, Number Plates, Tint, Rust Proofing and Mats

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