BMW 2 Series 220i Cabriolet Sport Review
Catch 220

Story and Photos by Benjamin G. Kline
20 Mar 2015


The latest to the 2-series line up has some big shoes to fill. It takes over from where the 1-series carbriolet left off and with more than 130,000 units sold during its model life cycle, the new 2-series will have to be just as good or better.

Being based on the 220i Coupe we tested just a few months back, we’d say the car shows good potential. Considering how much we loved the well balanced chassis on the Coupe. Using the same 2.0-litre twin scroll turbo power plant under the bonnet, means it replicates the same power figures at 184bhp with 270Nm of torque from 1,250rpm.

The cabriolet’s additional stiffening and scaffolding for the soft top roof inevitably increases its weight. Weighing in at 1,605kgs, the car is 165kgs heavier than the coupe. This of course affects the century time which is 0.6 seconds slower than on the coupe at 7.6 seconds. 

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Engine Capacity 1997cc Turbocharged
Engine Type Inline 4
Compression Ratio 11:1
Bore x Stroke (84.0 x 90.1)mm
Power 184bhp @ 5000rpm
Torque 270Nm @ 1250rpm
Power to Weight 116.1 bhp per ton


Acceleration 7.5s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 231 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 14.7 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 8 -speed Auto Tiptronic
Drive Type FR
Steering Electric


Body Type Cabriolet
(L x W x H)
(4432 x 1774 x 1413) mm
Wheelbase 2690 mm
Turning Circle 11 metres
Kerb Weight 1585 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 52 L


Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Discs