Anton Andres / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | March 06, 2017 12:28
Mild tweaks for BMW's smallest convertible
It appears that BMW is busy working on the 2 Series range. The automaker's smallest coupe recently got an M version but development didn't stop there. Recently, our spies have given us photos of the updated 2 Series, mainly focusing around the front and rear fascias. This time, they have sent us photos of the cabriolet model.
Like the hardtop model, changes mainly revolve around the cosmetics. The camouflage near the grille suggests a mild tweak, perhaps to put it in line with the brand's current styling direction. Also new are the headlights, sporting BMW's new light signature. The side meanwhile carries over with no changes.
Moving to the rear of the car, it too is largely carried over. For 2018, the 2 Series cabriolet gets a tweaked front bumper and rearranged tail lights. Speaking of its tail lights, these units now feature BMW's latest LED lights, first seen in the 7 Series. As for its interior, expect an updated iDrive system and minor changes. Another possibility is BMW restructuring the curring nomenclature of the product line.
At the moment, there is no official word regarding the engines but it is more than likely that these will be same ones found in the current 2 Series coupe and cabriolet range. It starts with the 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo, three-cylinder engine, followed up by two four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbo engines with the 220i and 228i, likely to be called the 230i once the updated model is out. Topping the 2 Series cabriolet range is the M235 with its 3.0-liter turbo straight-six, which may eventually be called the M240i. There is no word if the cabriolet body style will get the M2 treatment.