Using the platform of the recently released BMW 3 Series Coupe the Bavarian manufacturer will launch its first convertible with a retractable hard-top in fall 2006. The converting system of the new coupe-cabriolet will be produced by German company Edscha and most of the mechanics will be common with the coupe.

The first BMW CC will share most of the design elements with it’s coupe brother. The side line will be a bit different, due to the three components retractable hard-top. For the same reasons the rear window will also be less skewed and closer to the vertical. The wheelbase will be the same as in the coupe, and therefore it will offer enough room for four persons.

The technical platform and the engine range will also be borrowed from the coupe. A new addition will be the 183 cui direct petrol injection engine, that will provide 272 bhp and is also praised to be economical. The new unit will feature braking energy recovery, a start/stop system and electrical power steering, all of this helping reduce fuel consumption. These new systems will also be featured on the rest of the engine range. The top model will be the 335i, with 306 bhp. The base will equip an 152 cui 218 bhp unit.

2007 BMW 3 Series Cabriolet
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Scheduled for launch in October, the new BMW 3 Series CC will be available in show-rooms starting from March 2007. In late 2008 a convertible M3 is also scheduled.

Here you can see TopSpeed exclusive computer renderings created by our artist in order to give you an impression of how the production car will look, based on the information we have at this time.

2007 BMW 3 Series Cabriolet
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15 comments:

  (6021) posted on 11.30.2006

I would like to the new more cars

  (6021) posted on 11.30.2006

Its looks very amasing..

  (6021) posted on 11.13.2006

When will the 2007 335 coupe convertible come out?

  (6021) posted on 10.13.2006

Come to Mommy!!!!!

  (6021) posted on 10.1.2006

I assume these are just renditions. Other spy photos show a seem on the rear side where the top goes into the truck. It looks after market, as if west coast custom pimped it. This would be in line with the hack job done on the 6 series convertible. If in fact these spy shots are of the car to later be released then perhaps the minds at BMW can’t keep up with Mercedes, Volvo, VW or even now Pontiac.

  (6021) posted on 09.25.2006

I can not wait for the hard top convertible to come out. I have been waiting so long for this. I test drove the coupe and I love the heck out of it and it also gets 20 miles to the gallon on the road and on the highway it gets 29 miles to the gallon. Hurry up and come out!!!!

  (6021) posted on 08.18.2006

PLEASEEEEE tell us that the new all wheel drive option now available on the 3 series coupe wil carry over to the folding hardtop convertible as well.

  (6021) posted on 08.14.2006

hola,soy muy pobre pero quiero apantallar a la raza con uno de estos modelitos.quien me puede ayudar??

  (6021) posted on 08.9.2006

king beautifulll, BMW’S ARE THE HEART AND SOUL OF POWER AND HANDLEING HH LOVE IT

  (6021) posted on 08.9.2006

, the 3 series has lost its soul and is now just a condensed 7 series. yuck.. ill keep by e46 anyday!

  (6021) posted on 08.8.2006

HOLA
ESTOY INTERESADO EN UN BMW 3 330I CONVERTIBLE 2007, NO SE SI ME PUEDAN EN VIAR INFORMACION SOBRE ESTE AUTO.
GRACIAS

  (6021) posted on 08.4.2006

Other than the colors your artist chose, the car looks great !
Will the hardtop/convertible be available with the XI platform?

  (6021) posted on 08.3.2006

argh it simply look gorgeous especially the back, for once is not looking too ’funky’ A proper 2 door coupe and it’s a cab as well ...

  (6021) posted on 08.3.2006

Looks so good

  (6021) posted on 08.3.2006

Very beatifull car

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