BMW 2-Series Convertible (2015 -) Safety & Reliability

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.

4.5 out of 5

Safety

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Just like the Coupe, BMW 2 Series Convertible safety has yet to be independently tested by EuroNCAP – however it is heavily based on the current BMW 1 Series which was thrown into a concrete block by the body back in 2012. Back then the hatchback scored a full five stars, and it’s fair to assume the 2 Series Convertible would achieve a similar result.

Torsional stiffness has been improved by 20 percent over the previous 1 Series Convertible, the A-pillars have strengthening elements built in and the roll over bars behind the rear seats are triggered automatically in the event of the car beginning to overturn. An active bonnet, which projects itself away from the engine block, protects pedestrians if you hit a pedestrian.

Six airbags are standard, as are Isofix child seat attachments on the rear bench.

4.5 out of 5

Reliability

Much of the engines are used elsewhere in the range so we’d expect in the main that BMW 2 Series Convertible reliability will be very good. Certainly, there’s no reports of any problems with the drivetrains used anywhere else and we’d expect the car to continue the firm’s good reputation for reliability.

The roof is excellently engineered too, and there’s little shake through the car’s structure when it is being opened or closed – even when on the move. Plenty of insulation, and the resulting lack of external noise on the move, points to it being a quality item too.

Choose the colour of your cabin wisely though, as lighter leather colours won’t wear as well as the darker tones. At least each features a dashboard and switchgear that are robust and, like the Coupe, will likely stand-up to the rigours of daily life.

Car check problem points

Body

No problems reported

Engine/Gearbox

No problems reported

Other

No problems reported