Official: BMW 2 Series Convertible Unveiled

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Will gain optional xDrive all-wheel drive.

Ahead of its Paris and Los Angeles public debuts and following endless spy shots and prototypes, the BMW 2 Series Convertible has finally been revealed, and promises to deliver all of the coupe's acclaimed goodness with the additional bonus of a soft folding top and open-air experience. The 2 Series Convertible will first hit Europe, arriving in the US next year. It will be sold in similar configurations to those of the coupe, including the 228i, M235i and now the 228i xDrive with all-wheel drive.

The six-cylinder M235i delivers 320 horsepower while the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder 228i packs 240 horses. Pricing starts at $38,850 for the 228i, with xDrive models adding $2,000 and the M235i beginning at $48,650. An xDrive M235i will also be available later on. The 228i will make the 0-60 mph sprint in 5.7 seconds and 5.6 seconds when equipped with xDrive, while the M235i promises to do so in 5.0 seconds (manual transmission) and 4.8 with the eight-speed automatic transmission. The BMW 2 Series Convertible will hit showrooms in February.


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