NO DOWNSIDE A BIT OF FLEX MAKES THE CONVERTIBLE MORE FUN
THE soft-top on BMW’s new 2 Series convertible takes 20 seconds to pop out of the boot and clamp on to the windscreen and can be operated at up to 50km/h (not that we’d recommend it).
Show a bit of common sense and this convertible won’t leave you feeling cold.
The insulated fabric roof does a great job of masking the outside din and there’s no need to raise your voice at freeway speeds.
IN most other respects the 2 Series convertible is a typical two-door, four-seater.
The rear seats are hard to access and there’s no room to move once in them; the boot is good for a set of golf clubs or some bags for a weekend away; and the roof’s huge side panels and a tiny back window mean rear vision is pretty much non-existent.
It’s the price you pay for buying a car as a fashion accessory and it is one many people are willing to accept.
Love or loathe convertibles, people look at them and/or the people in them.
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