BMW recently released the new BMW 2 Series convertible into the lineup. Three versions of the 2015 model year 2 Series convertible will be available early next year with a starting price of just $38,850. The entry-level 228i convertible will come standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine that produces 240 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. Standard transmission will be an eight-speed automatic. This drivetrain will get the 228i convertible to sixty miles per hour in just 5.7 seconds. For those looking for ultimate traction, consider the second version: the 228i xDrive convertible. While this version is mechanically and aesthetically similar to the entry-level trim, BMW incorporated an all-wheel drive system for both maximum grip and performance. The BMW 228i xDrive convertible will have almost a $2,000 premium, but it will also have slightly better performance. The final 2 Series drop top that will be available early next year is the M235i convertible. Standard engine and transmission on this version will be a turbocharged inline six that creates 320 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. When equipped with the no charge manual transmission, the BMW M235i convertible will sprint to 60 in just five seconds flat. For faster times, consider the eight-speed automatic. 0-60 will come at an astonishing 4.8 seconds! Prices for the M235i convertible start at $48,650. Unlike the 4 Series hard top convertible, all 2 Series convertibles will utilize a multi-layer fabric roof. Opening and closing operation takes just 20 seconds. While convertibles are known to have less trunk space, the 2 Series convertible will actually have a larger trunk than the previous 1 Series convertible and, according to BMW, it will easily accommodate golf bags or snowboards when the rear seats are folded. BMW will officially debut the 2015 2 Series convertible at the upcoming Paris Motor Show this month. For the North American market, expect to see one in person at the L.A. Auto Show this November! While it might not be convertible weather anymore, we can help you plan your purchase of a new 2 Series convertible today. Bill Jacobs BMW has a wide selection of luxury vehicles at our Naperville BMW dealership. Whether you’re in the market for a luxury sedan, convertible, or SUV, we’re confident you’ll find it here.