F23 BMW 2-Series convertible: last small RWD BMW variant

BMW has unveiled the last variant of its final rear-wheel drive 1-Series/2-Series small car range, the F23 2-Series convertible.


Based, as you’d expect, on the F22 2-Series coupe, the F23 convertible features an electric fabric roof that can be raised or lowered in 20 seconds at the push of a button at speeds of up to 50km/h (30mph). The roof can be ordered in black, silver or brown.

Standard features include air curtains, automatic engine start/stop and electric power steering. Satellite navigation, sun reflective leather trim, climate control, high beam assistant, adaptive headlights, automated parking, reversing camera, radar-guided cruise control, internet connectivity and speed limit into are all optional.

At launch there are three petrol engines (two turbocharged 4-cylinder motors and one turbocharged six), and a turbo diesel to choose from:

220i: 135kW (184hp) / 270Nm 2-litre 4-cylinder turbo
228i: 180kW (245hp) / 350Nm 2-litre 4-cylinder turbo (above)
M235i: 240kW (326hp) / 450Nm 3-litre straight-six turbo (below)
220d: 140kW (190hp) / 400Nm 2-litre 4-cylinder turbo diesel

Dimensions

Length: 4,432mm (+72mm compared to the E88 1-Series convertible)
Width: 1,774mm (+26mm)
Height: 1,413mm (1,403mm M235i)
Wheelbase: 2,690mm (+30mm)
Boot space (roof up): 335L (+30L)
Boot space (roof down): 280L (+20L)



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