From a manufacturer known for extraordinary cars, it is rather obvious how the entry-level sports coupe trims would turn out. BMW doesn't compromise on quality for any car in its lineup. Like ordering the least expensive wine, you still get a whiff of what the vineyard is like. The same analogy goes for the BMW 2-series. It is exciting to drive and still packs in the luxury BMW is known for. It is entry-level, though calling a car that costs over $35,000 as affordable might be a bit out there.
There is plenty of power even with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Yet, it also wonderful how the BMW 230i uses it. The 8-speed automatic transmission makes the shifts feel smooth, never running out of revs no matter how fast or slow you're going. The M240i adds in more power, adaptive suspension, sports brakes, and performance tires, collectively getting you the most agile 2-series to date. The ability to take the top down gives an added bit of style, just in case you didn't have enough from the Beamer already.
The 2-series is capable of going toe-to-toe with the big-block American muscle cars in terms of performance. As for its own side of the Atlantic, BMW is not the only one with a sports cabriolet. Mercedes is not that far behind with its C-Class, giving the 2-series a run for its money in case of refinement and features. With such a broad competition on several fronts, it is interesting to see if the BMW 2-series Convertible will hold its own.