Rendered: 2014 BMW 2-Series Cabriolet (F23)

Article by Christian A., on October 28, 2013

Last Friday BMW revealed the all-new 2-Series Coupe but it didn’t tell us about the cabriolet version. But, today, the Great Master of Photoshop a.k.a. Theophiluschin did its thing and showed us how the 2-Series Coupe (F23) will look like. Act surprised or not, this is how the real thing will look like.

The engines are expected to be the same found on the coupe version, which means that we will have the 220i Cabriolet that will use a 2.0-liter four-cylinder in-line petrol engine with 184 hp and 270 Nm of torque.

Still, BMW will offer the 225d Cabrio with a 2.0-liter diesel engine rated at 218 hp and 450 Nm of torque. Same engine will be used on the 220d Cabrio (184 hp and 380 Nm of torque) and on the 218d Cabrio (143 hp and 320 Nm of torque).

The Bmw 2-Series Cabrio will be a little more expensive than the 2-Series Coupe, which costs $33,025 in the United States.

By adopting the well-known design language of BMW, the 2-Series Convertible’s front section is able to display a strong presence and even more power. Similar to the Coupe version, the structure of the front end is mainly due to the lines that are able to dynamically meet on the large kidney grille, which has also been slanted a bit forward. Looking at the curves of the vehicle’s twin circular headlights, one can see that they narrow at the inner extremes.

These are mirrored by the outline of its outer air intakes. There is also the Air Curtain, which has been incorporated with the front apron, and is responsible for channeling any of the oncoming air behind the front side panels. As such, it lowers turbulence experiences on the wheel arches. Separating the headlight from the BMW kidney grille are the narrow strips placed on each side.

Running across the headlights meanwhile is an LED accent strip. Customers though who go for the bi-xenon headlights will instead have the LED accent light. BMW revealed that by stretching the silhouette, it made it clear that this model is longer compared to the BMW 1 Series models by 11 centimeters. The shoulder line is able to go up slightly towards the rear section before merging with the virtually horizontal boot lid.

The silhouette also reveals a pronounced swage line that goes along the shoulderline, running through the door handles and all the way to the rear. This combination results in that dynamic wedge shape and puts focus on this model’s forward-surging urgency. It is clear that the 2-Series Convertible has BMW proportions. This are due to the long bonnet, short overhangs, long wheelbase, and of course, a passenger compartment that has been set-back.

Combined with the level shoulderline, it allows the 2-Series Convertible to offer an ideal atmosphere where occupants can enjoy a powerful open-top driving experience. By making sure that the seats have been positioned well back to the body, both the driver and passengers get an up-close-and-personal experience on the sun’s rays and the oncoming wind. However, they also get to feel it when power is channeled to the rear wheels.

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