BMW’s new 2-series convertible is expected to hit the roads in 2014 as a 2015 model. It will be completely different from 1-Series Hatchback. Accordingly, new 2-Series Coupe will also be same as 2-Series Convertible and considerably different from 1-Series Hatchback.
From the prototype of 2-Series Convertible, BMW 2-Series Convertible 2015 model car looked like featuring sharper headlights and more tapered-back as compared to the units on the 1-Series Hatchback. The prototype was also more sleek and lower than 1-Series Hatchback. It will also feature a totally unique rear tail-light design. Further, its roof is a soft-top piece. All thanks to its lighter weight, cost and small size that is contributing to all new design and style or car.
However, in the category of similarities to 1-Series Hatchback, its cabin layout will be similar to previous 1-Series with little more premium materials being used in it. Transmission choices will feature a six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic. Standard rear-wheel drive, however xDrive all-wheel drive may also be made available.
No news is out on the engine that will feature in the latest models in US. However, it is expected to be 228i and 235i over the existing 128i and 135i. A high performance model M235i may also be launched with horsepower of up to 320. the overseas model may also include diesel options and BMW’s new three-cylinder engines.
More news on this model will be out soon. Stay tuned for more updates. On the other side, BMW is also working on the launch of front-wheel drive 1-Series Gran Turismo, but may not be made available in US.
“In order to imitate this greater distinction, anticipate the novel BMW 2-Series Convertible that is likely to be rolled out by the coming year (2014) as a 2015 vehicle, to boast styling that’s significantly altered to the 1-Series Hatchback on which it is based. The equivalent will be factual for the 2-Series car that should be the same to this 2-Series Convertible aside from its fixed roof.”
At the back, the tail lamp design is also distinctive, and the vehicle’s top is a soft-top portion, probably picked for its lesser price, lighter weight and smaller size.
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