If you're wondering, that a convertible is presented in September, then you can put your mind at rest because the delivery takes place not until the following spring. The presentation now is owed the Paris Motor Show in early October.
At the number '2' BMW will still have to nibble. What shall finally each a coupe and convertible with rear-wheel drive and an Active Tourer with front-wheel drive in one category? We will see. Here and now we very simply compare the former 1 series Convertible (from 2004) with the new.
Prices have risen for the diesel car by about 4,500 euros and a little more for the petrol car. Alarming that this represents an increase of only 1.3 percent per year, which is almost the inflationary adjustment. The car itself is much less grown, in length by 72 mm and in the wheelbase not even half of it (30 mm). Already like the Coupé, the design has gained considerably in conciseness, up front even more than rear.
It is also remained at the soft top and thus the alternative draft to the 4 series convertible. The engines have become more powerful and have a higher percentage of CO2 lost, than the price has risen. In addition, manufacturers have learned. Thus BMW presents now no longer the M-version after a certain waiting time, but together with all the bells and whistles at the beginning. Be offered later the rather favourably priced versions.
One almost has the impression that the list of extra charges is printed before the with the technical data. And since we're at the top version, the M235i is the last remaining in this segment with in-line six-cylinder and rear wheel drive. However, soon you may help yourself at Mercedes, because the change just over to it, allegedly not so much because of the running characteristics, but for cost reasons. 09/14