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BMW Group has revealed the open top model for its 2 Series ahead of its debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. Yes, the 2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible has been announced, detailing all four variants – 220i, 220d, 228i M Sport and M235i, with sales for it said to start from February next year.

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The BMW 2 Series Convertible is 72 mm longer, 26 mm wider and has 30 mm longer wheelbase than the 1 Series Convertible it replaces. It also has wider tracks – 41 mm at the front and 43 mm at the back. Apart from the multilayer soft top, it looks exactly like the 2 Series Coupe. The fabric top itself, can now be lowered or raised in just 20 seconds and will work up to speeds of about 50 km/h.

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First up is the base model 220i. It is equipped with a 2.0 litre four-cylinder in-line petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology producing 184 hp between 5,000 to 6,250 rpm and 270 Nm between 1,250 to 4,500 rpm. It gets to 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds and onwards to a top speed of 231 km/h, consuming between 6.8 to 6.5 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres of fuel, emitting about 159 to 152 g/km of CO2.

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Next in line is the 220d. It gets a brand new engine, which is a 2.0 litre four-cylinder in-line diesel system with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. The oil burner kicks out 190 hp at 4,000 rpm and 400 Nm of torque between 1,750 to 2,500 rpm, enabling a 0 to 100 km/h acceleration of 7.4 seconds and a 225 km/h top speed. It burns between 4.7 to 4.4 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres but emits only 124 to 116 g/km of CO2.

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Both the 220i and 220d variants are available in Sport, Luxury and M Sport trim. The standard Sport specification includes alloy wheels, automatic air conditioning, Drive Performance Control, Keyless go, a Sport instrument cluster, dual dark chrome exhaust tailpipes, Sports seats and a Sport multi-function leather steering wheel. Luxury trim are distinguished by larger alloy wheels, Chrome finishers on the front air inlet, front grille, dual chrome exhaust tailpipes and rear bumper, Fineline Wood with Oxide Silver accents and Dakota leather upholstery.

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The 228i M Sport, on the other had, uses the same 2.0 litre four-cylinder in-line petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology as the 220i, but this kicks out 245 hp between 5,000 to 6,500 rpm and 350 Nm of torque between 1,250 to 4,800 rpm. Its 0 to 100 km/h sprint takes 6.1 seconds, has a 250 km/h top speed and consumes 6.8 litres per 100 kilometres while emitting 159 g/km of CO2.

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All M Sport versions, including the 220i and 220d with M Sport trim, gets High-gloss Shadowline exterior trim, Aluminium Hexagon trim with Estoril Blue accents, extra-wide High-gloss Black kidney grille slats, a Sport instrument cluster, dual chrome exhaust tailpipes, M Sport suspension, an M Sport multi-function leather steering wheel, M aerodynamic body styling and M door sill finishers. There’s also an M Sport Plus package which consists of a set of Ferric Grey 18-inch alloy wheels, headlight wash, harman/kardon loudspeaker system, M Sport brakes, Xenon headlamps and a grey windscreen shade band.

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Finally, the range topping model, the M235i, has a 3.0 litre in-line six-cylinder petrol engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology good for 326 hp between 5,800 to 6,000 rpm and 450 Nm of torque between 1,300 to 4,500 rpm. Getting to 100 km/h takes only 5 seconds and top speed is rated at 250 km/h. It eats up 8.5 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres and spits out 199 g/km of CO2.

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The M235i also gets an 18-inch double-spoke alloy wheels, Ferric Grey air blades and mirror caps, dual-zone air conditioning, Dakota leather upholstery, Extended Lighting and Storage, M Sport suspension and braking, an M rear spoiler and M logos on the wings.

 



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