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BMW 2 SERIES CONVERTIBLE 218i M Sport 2dr [Nav]

Stock Offer BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 2dr [Nav]
Stock Offer BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 2dr [Nav]
Stock Offer BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 2dr [Nav]
Stock Offer BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 2dr [Nav]
Stock Offer BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 2dr [Nav]
Stock Offer BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 2dr [Nav]
Stock Offer BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 2dr [Nav]
Stock Offer BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 2dr [Nav]
Stock Offer BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 2dr [Nav]
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BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 2dr [Nav]
BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 2dr [Nav]
BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 2dr [Nav]
BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 2dr [Nav]
BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 2dr [Nav]
BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 2dr [Nav]
BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 2dr [Nav]
BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 2dr [Nav]
BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 2dr [Nav]

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG47.10
  • 0-62mph9.4 secs
  • Top Speed129 mph
  • C02139 g/km
  • BHP136
  • Torque162 lbs/f
  • P11D28%

Review

BMW has a strong track record when it comes to desirable drop tops and this 2 Series Convertible has kept that streak going. With an economical diesel and punchy petrol powerplants that are also strong on efficiency, this drop-top looks good and poses a challenge its rivals have found very hard to level with. Now, it's been lightly updated, inside and out.

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BMW's 2 Series Convertible has been lightly refreshed. Jonathan Crouch checks out the revised range

Background

We've had it drilled into us for years. A car will, after your house, likely be the second biggest capital purchase you ever make. Therefore, it's no frivolous expenditure. Cars need to be researched thoroughly and bought with an eye on return on that investment, their resale values propped up with diligent servicing and such like. All very worthy stuff which would probably see us all in Toyota Aygos if we actually followed it to the letter. BMW prefers to give us a little more freedom in our choices. Yes, you can have excellent fuel economy, low emissions, strong residuals and manageable servicing costs, but why not have a bit of fun while you're at it? That's the ethos behind the 2 Series Convertible, a car that does all the sensible stuff but also comes as standard with a big helping of style.

Driving Experience

The engines available in the Convertible are a direct carry over from the coupe range and this, as anyone who's ever driven the two-door tin top will tell you, is a very good thing. Drive is directed to the back wheels and you get to choose between a six-speed manual gearbox or the quite brilliant eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. Petrol poceedings open with the 1.5-litre 136bhp three cylinder petrol powerplant used in the 218i variant. This version will record 8.8 seconds for the sprint to 62mph and hit 130mph. A 2.0-litre four cylinder engine is offered with 184bhp in the 220i and 252bhp in the 230i. Diesel options include the 150bhp 218d, the 190bhp 220d and the 224bhp 225d. The 220d diesel offers a good combination of virtues, delivering a tall stack of torque, with 400Nm available from just 1,750rpm. If you're of the belief that a BMW sounds best with six cylinders, you'll probably gravitate to the M240i Convertible. With 340bhp, this one has some senior performance credentials. If you specify it with the eight speed automatic transmission, it'll get to 62mph in a mere 5.0 seconds. Press the Sport button and the steering weight up and the throttle response sharpen. Press the button once more and you'll find Sport+, which partially disengages the stability control and offers an even spikier throttle pedal.

Design and Build

As before, the electrically operated folding soft top lowers or raises in just 20 seconds at the touch of a button and can be carried out at speeds of just over 30mph. Once folded, the soft top disappears fully into the boot and luggage capacity is rated at a fairly generous 335-litres, making it the largest boot in its class. A through-loading system is optionally available to increase versatility. Exterior updates to this revised version include piercing LED headlights that come as standard, complete with hallmark four corona ring LED daytime running lights. All models gain enlarged kidney grilles with a more prominent chrome surround. In addition, all standard range variants get LED front fog lights as standard and offer a re-designed front bumper with a smarter air-intake design. At the rear, smarter LED tail lights with redesigned LED light bars now feature, while 'Sport' models get a re-styled bumper with sculpted design and high-gloss black trim. As for the interior updates, well, there's a re-designed instrument panel, plus a smarter centre console with a sliding cup holder cover and pearl chrome accents. On M Sport and M240i models, the instrument cluster features a Black Optic display with 3D effect dials - an option with other variants in the line-up. BMW's much-improved iDrive system features in the cabin and delivers the latest-generation iDrive software on the standard BMW Navigation and BMW Professional Navigation set-ups. The large 8.8-inch screen on the latter navigation system is also equipped with BMW Touch Control for the first time, offering drivers the choice of iDrive with Touch pad, voice control and touchscreen to interact with the system.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £27,500 for the 218i, with the 218d variant pitching it at just under £30,000. The competition in this sector has become a bit hotter of late, with Audi launching a vastly improved version of its A3 Convertible. The BMW is cut from slightly different cloth, offering more of an enthusiast focus - but is this really quite such a factor in the drop top market? Buyers here are probably less interested in the details of the suspension and 0-62 times and more in the stying, the hood operation and the effectiveness of the air con and stereo. Suddenly BMW's clear advantage is eroded more than just a tad. Most models are available in Sport, Luxury and M Sport trim, while the 230i is offered in M Sport only and the M240i has its own unique specification. SE models are also offered. Standard specification on all models is comprehensive and includes alloy wheels, automatic air conditioning, Drive Performance Control, Keyless go, a Sport instrument cluster, dual dark chrome exhaust tailpipes for 220i and 220d Sport models, Sports seats and a Sport multi-function leather steering wheel. The top M240i gets 18-inch double-spoke alloy wheels, Ferric Grey air blades and mirror caps, dual-zone air conditioning, Dakota leather upholstery, Extended Lighting and Storage, M Sport suspension and braking, an M rear spoiler and M logos on the wings.

Cost of Ownership

It's hard to argue with BMW's efficiency measures, with the 218i recording 48.7mpg on the combined cycle and 136g/km emissions. Go for the 220d diesel and you'll see 61.4mpg and 121g/km with the manual transmission. Those are quite some numbers from a vehicle that can still justifiably wear a performance coupe tag. The M240i Convertible also records some impressive efficiency data. It'll squeeze 34 miles from a gallon and will emit just 189g/km. EfficientDynamics, BMW's suite of energy-saving features, is responsible for making those vaguely implausible looking figures. The 2 Series is fitted as standard with an Auto Start-Stop function available on both manual and automatic transmissions. An ECO PRO mode, activated using the Drive Performance Control, is a new feature on BMW's that adjusts various on-board systems to maximise efficiency. When in ECO PRO mode the throttle response is adjusted to encourage a more economical driving style. The extra economy created in ECO PRO mode is fed back to the driver, with the in-car displays showing the additional number of miles achieved.

Summary

BMW couldn't really have delivered much more when briefed with turning 2 Series Coupe into a Convertible. Clearly there's only so much sleekness you can build into a four-seater drop-top that's only a few millimetres longer than a Ford Focus but the stylists have done a good job giving the car a coupe-like silhouette with the roof up. Roof-down, BMW's designers have given the car a clean deck and flanks that hold enough shape to prevent car looking dull and blocky. What else? Well the small styling updates are welcome, the engine selection draws no complaints from us and the pricing looks to be fair. The class benchmark? That looks as if it may well be the case.

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Driver Convenience
Bluetooth hands free telephone connection with USB audio interface
Electric Power Steering (EPS) with Servotronic
Rear parking distance control
Apple CarPlay preparation
Auto start-stop
BMW emergency call
BMW Online services
BMW remote services
BMW Teleservices
Door/boot open warning
Front and rear Brake pad wear indicator
Instrument cluster with speedometer with miles per hour read out, tachometer and fuel gauge
Lights on warning by audio warning signal when ignition is switched off
Oil sensor for level and grade, warning by check control system
Oil temperature gauge
On board computer
Optimum shift indicator
Outside temperature display
Personal Profile
Real time traffic information
Service interval indicator
Speed limiter
Entertainment
6 speakers
BMW professional radio/CD/MP3
DAB Digital radio
Exterior Features
Chrome kidney grille surrounds with eight extra wide high gloss black vertical slats
LED Headlights
Solid paint
2 speed adjustable intermittent wipers with wash/wipe function
Automatic headlight beam throw control
Automatically dimming rear view mirror
Body colour bumpers
Body colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors
Body colour roof mouldings
Chrome exhaust tailpipe
Clear lenses direction indicator lights
Darkened rear lights with LED light bars
Daytime running lights
Direction indicator side lights integrated exterior mirrors
Door mirror integrated indicators
Door sill finishers with M designation
Dynamic brake lights
Electric front and rear windows with fingertip open/close + anti-trap all round
Follow me home headlights
Front air inlet with high gloss black finish
Green tinted heat protection glazing
Heated, electrically adjustable exterior mirror aspheric on driver side, convex on passenger side
High gloss shadow line
High level third brake light
M aerodynamic body styling
M logo designation in chrome on left and right front wings
Model specific design elements
Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
Rear fog lights
Reversing light in rear light cluster
Visible VIN plate
Interior Features
Ambient interior lighting
Automatic single zone air conditioning
Front sports seats manual seat height, backrest, tilt and headrestrain height adjustable + electric adjustable for backrest side bolster
Full black panel display
Hexagon cloth/Alcantara upholstery
Luggage compartment lighting
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
12V sockets in front centre console and passenger footwell
2 lashing eyes in luggage compartment at sill
4 grab handles
Anthracite Velour front floor mats
Folding storage compartment with glasses holder + coin tray
Front and rear side armrests integrated into door trim
Front cupholders x 2
Front door storage bins
Front head restraints
Front sliding armrest
Gearshift lever with M designation
Glove box handle with chrome surround and locking key
Glovebox with lid
Interior light in front centre interior mirrors and rear centre auto interior light activation when door is opened when ignition switched off
Leather gearknob and handbrake lever
Luggage compartment access via BMW roundel
M Sport multifunction leather steering wheel
Manual steering wheel column adjustment
Rear centre armrest
Rear head restraints
Storage compartment in rear centre console
Welcome lighting
Packs
BMW Navigation pack - 2 Series
Central locking switches door, fuel filler flap and luggage compartment
Technical
Drive performance control - ECO PRO, comfort, sport and sport+ modes
M sport suspension
6 speed manual transmission
Battery age recognition function
Lightweight engineering
Oil dipstick
Trim
Aluminium hexagon interior trim with black high gloss matt finish includes instrument panel, door pull handle and centre console
Wheels
18" light alloy wheels - M Double spoke style 719M in Bicolour Jet Black with run flat tyres
Reduced rolling resistance tyres
Safety
2 rear 3 point safety belts
Active differential brake (ADB), electronic differential lock in DSC-OFF mode
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
Battery safety cut-off
Brake drying
Brake energy regeneration
Braking readiness
CBC - (Cornering brake control)
Child seat ISOFIX attachment for the two outer rear seats
Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doors
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
DSC+
Dynamic brake control
Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
Front passenger manual airbag deactivation
Front pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt force limiter, rear coaded belt buckles
Front seat belts warning
Front seatbelt force limiters
Front seatbelt pretensioner
Front side airbags
Hill start assist
Rear disc brakes
Seatbelt security check for driver and front passenger
Side impact protection
Twin horns
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Ventilated front disc brakes
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Security
Blue remote control with integrated key inset
Drive away door locking
Electronic immobiliser
Locking wheel bolts
Remote control including two integrated key - one button for open/close all lockable content, windows and separate button for open luggage compartment
Remote control Thatcham category 1 alarm
Start/stop button with comfort go keyless engine start and auto start stop deactivation button
Emissions - ICE
CO 0.145
CO2 (g/km) 148
HC 0.02
Noise Level dB(A) 71
NOx 0.012
Particles 0.0003
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 181
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 185
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 181
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max 188
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min 185
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max 164
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min 161
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max 223
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min 221
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max 185
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min 181
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1499
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 3
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 82
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 94.6
Engine Code B38B15M0
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery TWIN TURBO
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 12
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 43.5
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 50.4
EC Urban (mpg) 34.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 8.0
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 8.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 8.0
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 8.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 8.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 8.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 7.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 7.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 7.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 9.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 9.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 9.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 8.0
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 8.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 8.0
WLTP - MPG - Comb 35.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 34.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 35.3
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 34.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 34.0
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 34.4
WLTP - MPG - High 39.8
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 39.2
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 39.8
WLTP - MPG - Low 29.1
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 28.5
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 29.1
WLTP - MPG - Medium 35.3
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 34.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 35.3
General
Badge Engine CC 1.5
Badge Power 136
Coin Description i
Coin Series M Sport Nav
Generation Mark 1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 23E
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 24
Service Interval Mileage 18000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 9.4
Engine Power - BHP 136
Engine Power - KW 100
Engine Power - RPM 4400
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 162
Engine Torque - MKG 22.4
Engine Torque - NM 220
Engine Torque - RPM 1350
Top Speed 129
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle Second Act
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 225/40 R18
Tyre Size Rear 245/35 R18
Tyre Size Spare RUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel Style M DOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 719M
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1413
Length 4432
Wheelbase 2690
Width 1774
Width (including mirrors) 1984
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 52
Gross Vehicle Weight 1965
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 335
Max. Loading Weight 465
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1500
No. of Seats 4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 10.9

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