BMW 2 Series Convertible | 218d Sport 2dr [Nav]


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PersonalLease
£346.56Per month inc VAT
BusinessLease
£288.80Per month ex VAT
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Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£3,119.04 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£2,599.20 ex VAT

Contract Length

48 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Alloy Wheels
17" Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Air Con
Air Con
LED
Daytime Lights

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • 2 speed adjustable intermittent wipers with wash/wipe function
  • Electric front and rear windows with fingertip open/close anti-trap all round
  • Heat insulating tinted glass
  • Heated windscreen washer jets
  • Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
BRAKES
  • ABS/EBD
  • Active differential brake (ADB), electronic differential lock in DSC-OFF mode
  • Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
  • Brake drying
  • Brake energy regeneration
  • Braking readiness
  • CBC - (Cornering brake control)
  • DSC
  • Dynamic brake control
  • Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
  • Hill start assist
  • Rear disc brakes
  • Ventilated front and rear disc brakes
CARPETS/RUGS
  • Anthracite Velour front floor mats
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • Drive Performance Control
COMMUNICATION
  • Bluetooth hands free telephone connection with USB audio interface
DRIVER AIDS
  • BMW remote services
  • Electric power steering
  • Rear parking distance control
  • Speed limiter
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Auto start-stop
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • BMW emergency call
  • BMW Online services
  • BMW Teleservices
  • Brake pad wear indicator warning light
  • Check control system
  • Door/boot open warning
  • Lights on warning
  • Oil temperature gauge
  • On board computer
  • Optimum shift indicator
  • Outside temperature display
  • Personal Profile
  • Real time traffic information
  • Service interval indicator
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Automatically dimming rear view mirror
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Door mirror integrated indicators
  • Electric adjustable heated door mirrors
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • High gloss black interior trim with coral red finish includes instrument panel, door pull handle and centre console
ENGINE
  • Battery age recognition function
  • Diesel particulate filter
  • Incorrect fuelling protection
  • Lightweight engineering
  • Oil dipstick
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 6 speakers
  • BMW professional radio/CD/MP3
  • DAB Digital radio
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour roof mouldings
  • Chrome kidney grille with black vertical slats
  • Dark chrome exhaust tailpipe
  • Exclusive door sill finishers
  • Front air inlet with high gloss black finish
  • Model specific design elements
  • Rear bumper with high gloss black finisher
  • Solid paint
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Automatic headlight beam throw control
  • Clear lenses direction indicator lights
  • Darkened rear lights with LED light bars
  • Daytime running lights
  • Direction indicator side lights integrated exterior mirrors
  • Dynamic brake lights
  • Follow me home headlights
  • High level third brake light
  • LED front fog lights
  • LED Headlights
  • LED welcome home lights
  • Rear fog lights
  • Reversing light in rear light cluster
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Automatic single zone air conditioning
HOODS
  • Soft top - Anthracite
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V sockets in front centre console and passenger footwell
  • 3 spoke sports leather steering wheel with red stitching
  • 4 grab handles
  • Corner cloth upholstery
  • Folding storage compartment with glasses holder coin tray
  • Front cupholders x 2
  • Front door storage bins
  • Front sliding armrest
  • Front/rear armrests within door panels
  • Glovebox with lid
  • Lashing eyelets in boot
  • Leather handbrake lever
  • Multi-function controls for steering wheel
  • Reach rake adjustable steering column
  • Rear centre armrest
  • Storage compartment in rear centre console
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Luggage compartment lighting
  • Welcome lighting
PACKS
  • BMW Navigation pack - 2 Series
SAFETY
  • Battery safety cut-off
  • Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting unlocks doors
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • Front passenger manual airbag deactivation
  • Front seat belts warning
  • Front seatbelt force limiters
  • Front seatbelt pretensioner
  • Front side airbags
  • Seatbelt security check for driver and front passenger
  • Side impact protection
  • Three point seat belts on all seats, front pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt force limiter, rear coaded belt buckles
  • Twin horns
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
SEATS
  • Front head restraints
  • Front sports seats manual seat height, backrest, tilt and headrestrain height adjustable electric adjustable for backrest side bolster
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • ISOFIX child seat preparation airbag deactivation
SECURITY
  • Drive away door locking
  • Electronic immobiliser
  • Key integrated remote control central locking
  • Locking wheel bolts
  • Remote control Thatcham category 1 alarm
  • Start/stop button with comfort go keyless engine start and auto start stop deactivation button
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Sunvisors with vanity mirrors
WHEELS
  • Reduced rolling resistance tyres
  • Run flat tyres
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 17" light double spoke alloy wheels - style 725 burnished and finished in orbit grey

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO: 0.249
  • CO2: 134
  • HC: 24E
  • HC+NOx: 0.046
  • Noise Level dB(A): 75
  • NOx: 0.029
  • Particles: 0.0001
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Bore: 84
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1995
  • Compression Ratio: 16.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine Codes: B47D20O0
  • Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Type: COMMON RAIL
  • Gears: 6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Stroke: 90
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 54.3
  • EC Extra Urban: 60.1
  • EC Urban: 47.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 6.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 7.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 6
  • WLTP - MPG - High: 6.2
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 5.5
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 5.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Low: 6.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 6.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 6.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 6.3
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: d
  • Coin Series: Sport Nav
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 150
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 2.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 24
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 9
  • BHP: 150
  • Engine Power KW: 110
  • Engine Power RPM: 4000
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 236
  • Engine Torque MKG: 32.6
  • Engine Torque NM: 320
  • Engine Torque RPM: 1500
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 129
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 225/45 R17
  • Tyre Size Rear: 225/45 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare: RUN FLAT TYRES
  • Wheel Style: DOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 725
  • Wheel Type: 17" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: 1413
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4432
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10.9
  • Wheelbase: 2690
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1774
  • Width (including mirrors): 1984
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 335
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 52
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2015
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): N
  • Max. Roof Load: N
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1565
  • No. of Seats: 4
  • Payload: 450

Reviews

BMW 2 Series Convertible DOUBLE TOP (74/100)

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

Ten Second 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.

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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