2015 BMW 228i Convertible is the most affordable and well-equipped convertible of the year. It competes with Audi A3, Acura ILX, Mercedes Benz CLA-class and Buick Verano. It is available in two trims – 228i and 2281 xDrive.
Exterior and Interior of 2015 BMW 228i Convertible
It is a 4-passenger double door vehicle that is undoubtedly a star in its appearance. Standing on a wheelbase of 105.9 inches, it boasts length of 174.7 inches, width of 69.8 inches and height of 55.6 inches. You will certainly notice the huge A pillars right up front that beautifully match with the blind spots on the rear fabric. Even when you have the top up, the headroom in the front is very spacious. However, the same cannot be said about the rear. The machine looks as great as with the top up as it is with down. The rear deck is very slim and taut. When it is open air, the hard tonneau cover and the leveled rear deck give a very strong, purposeful, solid look especially with the trunk lid plunging low and then rising up gracefully.
The inside of the car is equally magnificent. Material used is very decent and the seats are nothing but comfortable. The knee-room is not much to be happy about though, for the rear seats. The dashboard is graced with a 6.5-inch display that is accessible for the driver as well as for the passengers to read and understand. As BMW points it, this machine is the first of its kind to get updates regarding navigation over the air.
Engine and Mileage of 2015 BMW 228i Convertible
This front engine car is powered by a turbocharged engine. It uses an intercooled DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder 2.0 liter engine that generates 240 hp @ 6500 rpm and a torque of 255 lb.-ft. @ 1450 rpm. The engine is mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode but no manual transmission is available. It has a wonderful acceleration of 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds. Mileage offered by this vehicle is 24/34/27 mpg for city/highway/combined.
2015 BMW 228i Convertible Price and Release Date
The vehicle starts at the $38,850 and will reach $40,650 for the xDrive. It will be available in the US markets in the later part of 2015.
The machine is well-designed and aptly equipped and is available at a very attractive price. It is run by a 2.0 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes it superb for zooming past as well as slow cruising. 2015 BMW 228i Convertible will hit the US markets in late 2015.