It’s been only a week since we had a preliminary look at the BMW M2 Coupe , which was caught testing for the very first time, and now we are able to ogle once again at its drop-top brother, thanks to our skilled spy photographers stationed in Germany.
This is not the first time they’ve caught the compact two-door on the road, but these new photos provide us with the best look yet at the brand-new 2 Series Convertible as the Germans have stripped it of almost all of its camouflage.
Part of the bumpers, the badges, and the edges of the headlamps and taillights are the only elements that are still covered, allowing us to enjoy all of its lines and curves. There’s nothing left to take us by surprise once the last strips of camouflage disappear, so there you go folks, the 2015 BMW 2 Series Cabriolet is basically unveiled!
We can’t help but notice that there are a few nips and tucks that make it look different than the vehicle we’ve rendered a while back, but most of the important cues were spot on, including the twin five-spoke wheels.
If you’re wondering about what engines will pop up under the hood, BMW will most certainly opt for a full transplant from the 2 Series Coupe , which means U.S. dealerships will have two versions on offer. The 228i that will be motivated by a 2.0-liter four-pot rated at 240 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, and the brawnier M235i that will carry a 3.0-liter inline-six that generates 322 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. The 2 Series Convertible will also get a diesel mill, but that won’t cross the pond to the United States.
The vehicle’s official launch won’t occur until fall 2014, while production is scheduled to commence in January 2015.
Click past the jump to read more about the BMW 2 Series Cabriolet.
Why It Matters
The roadster versions of the Audi TT and Nissan 370Z will finally have a new friend to play with. Judging by its new looks, the 2 Series is at a clear advantage when compared to the 370Z, but it’s not exactly breathtaking when put alongside the upcoming TT. The Bimmer, however, will hit the market a few months earlier than the Audi , which will go on sale later in 2015 for the 2016 model year. BMW has enough time to establish itself as a segment leader in North America and, based on what the German automaker has done in the past, we have a feeling they will be off to a great start.