BMW’s 2015 2-series convertible goes on sale early next year after debuting in October at the Paris auto show.
The soft-top two-door will be launched in the U.S. as the 228i, 228i xDrive with all-wheel drive and M235i. The M235i xDrive is due next year.
The 2-series convertible replaces the 1-series droptop. BMW has renamed its two-door cars with even numbers. Since the 1-series convertible went on sale in 2008, BMW has sold more than 130,000 worldwide, including 27,773 in the U.S., the company said.
The 2-series convertible is slightly larger and has a roomier interior than the outgoing vehicle. The 2-series convertible’s back seats are easier to enter and it has more luggage capacity than its predecessor, BMW said.
Starting prices, including shipping, for three variants of the convertible are $38,850 for the 228i, $40,650 for the 228i xDrive and $48,650 for the M235i. Pricing on the M235i xDrive has not been announced.