The 2 Series is a relatively new member of the BMW family, having been spun off of the 1 Series (itself one of the company's youngest lines) just last year. So far the range has been split between the Active Tourer and the 2 Series Coupe, but soon the latter will breed a new compact convertible to take the place of the outgoing 1 Series cabriolet, and here we have our best look at it yet.

Spied with the most minimal camouflage and its top down while undergoing its final rounds of development testing, this pre-production 2 Series cabrio looks about ready for show time. While the Active Tourer is based on a different front-drive platform, this convertible is, as you might have guessed, essentially a 2 Series Coupe with a folding fabric roof. That means rear-wheel drive (or potentially all-wheel drive if BMW extends its availability from the coupe to the convertible) win either 228i or M235i specification – both of them turbocharged, the former with a 240-horsepower, 2.0-liter four and the latter with the 320-hp, 3.0-liter inline-six.

Considering that BMW got an approximately $8k premium for the 1 Series convertible over the coupe, expect the 2 Series cabrio to start at a little over $40k for the 228i and top out at around $53k for the M235i xDrive convertible. That is, assuming BMW offers it in that top spec, because at that rate we're getting perilously close to the $54,900 base price of the 435i convertible.


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      fordskydog
      • 6 Months Ago
      Lolz. Camo bumper stripe and headlight reflectors.
        Eggmania
        • 6 Months Ago
        @fordskydog
        dont forget the emblems. cant let people know what that checkered circle looks like
      malgu
      • 6 Months Ago
      Not sure why they bother with camo at that point, we all know what it is and will be
      srlalsd1
      • 6 Months Ago
      All the 16 year old girls rejoice.
        ferps
        • 6 Months Ago
        @srlalsd1
        It may have a reputation as a chick car, but I bet the M235i cabriolet is fast and fun as hell.
      Lamborandon
      • 6 Months Ago
      has the same presence as a toyota corolla, such a MEH car, yawn
      Ae Neuman
      • 6 Months Ago
      just another numbnuts new bimmer. the ultimate driving machine has well and truly died.
        shorsturr251
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Ae Neuman
        If anything, the 2 series is the most traditional BMW they make right now. An I6, RWD, lightweight, coupe.
      Avinash Machado
      • 6 Months Ago
      Nice.
      tbird57w
      • 6 Months Ago
      imo the price is a little too steep. $40+k would help make it a really attractive package.
      Scott
      • 6 Months Ago
      I would say that this is the M235i due to the dual exhaust and front spoiler. I like the look of the trunk - it's more aggressive without needing a spoiler. However the diffuser looks out of place. I'm not a fan of that design. Bottom line - I'll keep my 135i.
      tbird57w
      • 6 Months Ago
      little correction on previous post-i meant low 35k-40k
      Teleny411
      • 6 Months Ago
      I wonder why they don't offer a NA I6 on this car in particular. It seems that it would be a cost effective vehicle to manufacture in terms of costs & warranty claims.
        Barry Hubris
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Teleny411
        The N20 is cheaper, lighter and gets far better corporate MPGs. This helps BMW get right with the feds. A guy I know with a 228i claims he pulled 40 MPG on a 300 mile trip recently. I loved my inline 6s in my BMWs but I could never pull much north of 30 MPG on a long SF to LA drive.
          Teleny411
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Barry Hubris
          I am saying as an option. I understand the Feds, but their I6 NA is such a sweet engine. It seems a NA i6 with tooling paid for would be cheaper than bolt on parts & more warranty claims.
          jessesrq
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Barry Hubris
          That sounds about right. I regularly average 37 - 38 MPG on long trips in my heavier 328i with the N20.
      KaBoomBOX
      • 6 Months Ago
      Almost didn't recognize it with all that camo.
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