BMW 2-Series Convertible (2015 -) Equipment

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 01 Sep 2015
4.5
This is the all-new BMW 2 Series Convertible, and as the name suggests, it’s a convertible version of the 2 Series Coupe. Set to take on the likes of the Audi A3 Cabriolet and Vauxhall’s Cascada, this new model fills yet another niche in BMW’s ever-expanding line-up.

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Equipment

There are four trim levels on offer here (SE, Sport, Luxury and M Sport), a separate trim for the M235i hot hatch along with a vast array of optional extras – some far more essential than others.

Standard BMW 2 Series Convertible equipment

At the bottom of the range you find SE specification, but it still comes generously equipped. There are 17-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth and USB jacks, DAB digital radio, the iDrive rotary multimedia system controller, a 6.5-inch screen in the dash, heated electric door mirrors, rear parking sensors, automatic lights and wipers, a sliding front armrest, air conditioning, fog lights and a multifunction sports steering wheel.

You also get BMW’s Drive Performance Control switch, which changes the characteristics of the engine, steering, automatic gearbox (where fitted) and adaptive suspension if installed.

Moving up to Sport trim adds the Sport+ handling mode to the above, different 17-inch alloys, black high-gloss interior trim along with sports seats finished in cloth fabric.

A move up to Luxury means the addition of 18-inch alloys and leather upholstery with a ‘dark pearl’ interior trim.

The top-spec model is known as M Sport, and this means different 18-inch wheels along with cloth and Alcantara upholstery, a body kit, a sporty steering wheel and M Sport suspension.

Finally, the M235i performance model gets some bespoke equipment such as a body kit, leather seating, Xenon headlights, M Sport brakes, unique 18-inch alloys and variable sports steering.

Optional BMW 2 Series Convertible accessories

As ever with BMW, there’s a huge range of optional extras on offer, but there are a couple we’d seriously consider if it were our money. First of all, the wind deflector is an absolute must if you drive with the roof down often – and why wouldn’t you? It’s a convertible, after all.

It’s a similar story with heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. They simply extend the amount of drives you’ll have with the top down.

We’d also go for the adaptive suspension to strike a great balance between comfort and performance.

There’s an M Sport Plus Package available for M Sport trim cars, which adds grey alloys along with headlight washers, a high-spec speaker system, M Sport brakes, Xenon headlights and a grey windscreen shade band.

Other packages include the Driver Comfort pack, which includes adaptive cruise control and front and rear parking sensors; and the Interior Comfort pack, which includes extended cabin storage along with better interior lighting and automatic air-con.

You can pick from a variety of HiFi and infotainment systems, headlights, electric seats, lane-keeping assist and myriad trims or interior finishes.

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  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Luxury M235i SE M Sport Sport M240i
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