Paris 2014: BMW 2 Series Convertible Entering Showrooms Early 2015

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
paris 2014 bmw 2 series convertible entering showrooms early 2015

Set to make its global debut at the 2014 Paris Auto Show in October, the 2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible will enter showrooms in early 2015.

Automotive News reports the convertible will arrive in the United States as the 228i, 228i xDrive and M235i, with the M235i xDrive model to arrive later in 2015. Price of admission begins at $38,850 for the base 228i, $40,650 for the base 228i xDrive, and $48,650 for the base M235i; the price for the M235i xDrive has yet to be announced.

Powering the 228i will be a 2-liter turbo-four driving 240 horsepower to the back through an eight-speed automatic while providing greater fuel efficiency than the outgoing 1 Series convertible’s 18/22/27 mpg rating.

Aboard the M235i, the M Performance Package brings a 3-liter turbo-six to the front, sending its 320 horses through the rear via either eight-speed auto or six-speed manual.

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  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Sep 12, 2014

    So this is actually a 1 series convertible, yeah? I look forward to the hard top 235i x-Drive GranTurismo 4-door coupe version. $65,495 or 699/mo.

  • MinPVD MinPVD on Sep 16, 2014

    Looks like the bimmer hate grows every year. I don't think the 235 deserves an M tag but it's pretty much the car I've been waiting for to replace my 335. I'm excited. Although, now that the m3 is running a six again, the choice is a bit more complicated.

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    • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Sep 16, 2014

      @NoGoYo Agree. The other day I went on to try and price what a 5-Series with a V8 is going for these days. On the Genesis, it was easy. On the E-Class, it's easy. Try it for the 5-Series. Each model 5 has it's own separate pricing tab. Do they make the 540, 525, 535, 528, 545, 550 currently? You'd better know, because I went through several pages before I found the right answer.

  • El scotto Having really bad SATO flashbacks. Someone from Alamo would stop by the SATO office and stuff some display rack with 10$ off at Alamo! coupons. Off on another mission for Truth, Justice, and the American Way of Life! Well OK, I was off to talk to some tech reps. Riding the shuttle bus to Alamo I inwardly prayed please, oh please may there be a Neon and not a damn Sebring! Neons were by and far one of the best cheap rental cars.
  • Inside Looking Out Another reason to switch to Tesla. And do not forget that there are two Fords. Ford Blue will die with UAW and ecoboost and Ford E will live on.
  • The Oracle Here in the mountains of WNC these willbe all over the place.
  • The Oracle A proper clunker from a bygone era.
  • Zerofoo I'm pretty sure driving this thing in any respectable town is considered probable cause.