Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

As with the hard-top 2 Series, it’s a familiar place to be if you’ve ever been in a BMW before. Many of the parts are shared with other cars in the range and feel very well put together. You only notice the cheaper plastics hidden low on the dash if you really look for them.

We were particular fans of the low driving position, with all of the driving controls laid out easily within arm’s reach of the driver’s seat.

The dash is a traditional affair in that it consists of a speedo and rev counter surrounding a small screen showing trip computer or sat-nav information.

You’ve then got a screen (either 6.5-inch or optionally larger) screen which rises out of the dash to display navigation and infotainment details. Functions on there are controlled with the rotary iDrive controller behind the gearbox.

The most impressive thing about BMW 2 Series Convertible comfort levels is they’re almost as impressive as the coupe – even with the roof up. That’s thanks to a roof which has three layers of fabric, meaning it’s 31 percent more insulating than the old 1 Series Convertible.



BMW has done work on the seals of the roof too, and ditto the car’s overall aerodynamic profile, which means there’s far less wind noise than you’d expect considering the roof’s fabric construction.

Even if you flick the switch and wait 19 seconds to put the roof down you’re going to be very impressed with how peaceful things are in the cabin. A high windowline means even six-footers can travel with the roof down in comfort without worrying their hair is going to look hilarious at their destination.

There’s a big ‘but’ here though: you’ll need to buy the optional folding wind deflector. If you don’t, expect a memorable hairstyle upon arrival and a blustery cabin to boot.

Those looking for a car with multiple personalities in this department could do worse than the optional adaptive suspension too, since its Comfort mode makes things better still.

We were impressed by the cabin insulation but also with the seating on offer up front – it’s very supportive and we found them to be excellent. We’d suggest the heated option and a heated steering wheel too, if you’re planning on a lot of top-down motoring.