German luxury carmaker BMW has announced the launch of the all new 2 Series Convertible, the third car in the line-up which joins the Coupé and Active Tourer models.
Kuwait Ali Alghanim & Sons Automotive, the exclusive importer for BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce said the new model - BMW's most emotive, classy and agile car in its segment - takes driving pleasure into a new dimension.
The four-seater is the successor to the BMW 1 Series Convertible and builds on the strengths of the most successful premium car in its class, said the company in its statement.
With its overall dimensions increased over those of its predecessor, the BMW 2 Series Convertible combines the sporting and athletic shape of the series with the elegance and aesthetics of an open-top BMW.
Eye-catching, graceful design and a low waistline, which emphasises the car’s “boat deck” character with the roof down, serve up a distinctive appearance and a refreshing brand of open-air driving pleasure, it stated.
Ali Alghanim said the electrically-operated soft-top roof can be opened or closed in 20 seconds when travelling at a speed of up to 50 km/h.
A new folding mechanism and revised headliner ensure a considerably more elegant, high-quality look from inside and out. Noise insulation has also been significantly improved, said the company.
The BMW 2 Series Convertible also offers innovative equipment features as well as increased space, comfort and functionality and a more premium character for the interior; a combination of contemporary aesthetics and sportiness with convertible-specific functionality, high-quality materials and exceptional workmanship.
In addition to a multitude of BMW ConnectedDrive features, the Convertible includes an exclusive new addition – it is the first model to offer the new-generation Navigation System Professional, which allows navigation data to be updated “over the air” via the embedded SIM card, the statement from Ali Alghanim said.
The BMW 2 Series Convertible comes with a choice of three engine variants, all members of the latest BMW Efficient Dynamics generation and with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology.
The BMW 220i Convertible 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine has an output of 184 hp and top speed of 231 km/h. Meanwhile, the BMW 228i Convertible 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine with 245 hp has a top speed of 250 km/h, said the company in its statement.
The sportiest and most powerful model variant comes in the shape of the BMW M235i Convertible M Performance featuring a 3.0 litre BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo straight-six engine.
With an output of 326 hp to deliver 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.2 seconds and a specially tuned M suspension, it delivers characteristic M dynamism and power, it added.