BMWs are famous for their luxurious cabin offering, impressive performance, and tough build quality. They are also known for offering a bit pricey products. BMW’s entry-level convertible, the 2 Series, comes in both Coupe and Convertible bodystyles. The Convertible manages to deliver all of the thrills and throttle at a price that rivals that of a Ford Mustang GT. The 2 Series delivers entertaining driving dynamics and relative affordability (in the scenario of being a BMW). At its most competitive price, you won’t feel as if you’re getting a light cheap car with a BMW badge. The base 230i is beautifully built and comes with an array of standard features. These advanced safety features keep it competitive with most every other rival car in the present day.
The convertible isoffered in two configuration levels – 230i and m240i. Considering 2019 BMW 2 series convertible review the price starts at $41,300 while the performance trim costs $50,400, the lineup is offered in two drivetrains costing $2000 extra, namely the xDrive which is an AWD configuration which needs automatic transmission while the other is a standard Rear Wheel Drive.
Powering the 230i trim is a 2.0L turbocharged engine (248 hp and 258 lb.-ft) and is paired with a standard 8-speed automatic transmission along with an optional 6-speed manual. However, M240i is assembled with a 3.0L inline-6 (355hp and 369 lb.-ft) with similar transmission option as its younger brother. Both the trims introduce a plethora of features as well as advanced safety offering.
The 230i coupe’s standard features include 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, LED foglights, front and rear parking sensors, automatic wipers, selectable drive modes, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, simulated leather upholstery, power-adjustable front sport seats, driver-seat memory settings, 60/40-split folding rear seats, a rearview camera, a 6.5-inch infotainment screen with iDrive control, BMW’s ConnectedDrive telematics, Bluetooth, a USB input, and a seven-speaker sound system with a CD player and HD radio.
Standard advanced safety features include forward collision warning with automatic braking at city speeds and daytime pedestrian detection, lane departure warning and a drowsy driver warning system. The 230i convertible comes with a power-folding fabric top and a mesh wind deflector, but the rear seats feature only a trunk pass-through and do not fold flat. Moving to the M240i coupe or convertible adds 18-inch wheels, Auto-dimming driver-side and rearview mirrors, a sunroof (coupe only), sporty exterior flourishes, a rear spoiler, a sport exhaust, an adaptive suspension, upgraded brakes,and satellite radio.
The rear-drive 230i coupe manages to return fuel economy of 24 mpg city, 35 highway, and 28 combined with the automatic or 21, 32, and 25 with the manual. The M240i managest return 21, 30, and 24 with the automatic or 18, 27, and 21 with the manual and rear drive. xDrive models lose a few mpg due to optimum power delivery. Both the engine needs premium gas doe better performance.
The main drawback to the 2 Series is its two-door profile, which can make it difficult for accommodation. The back seat turns out to be a nightmare.We would like to take other cars in this price segment, such as the Audi A3 and the Mercedes-Benz CLA and forthcoming A-Class, are sedans, making them more worthy, if you seek practical Sedan. Or, You may get your hands on the Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang, in case you are looking for a low price performance-oriented car.