BMW 2 Series Convertible (2014-2021): dimensions and boot space

All the measurement stats you need for the BMW 2 Series Convertible, including length, width, boot size and more

Matt Rigby
Dec 31, 2021

As a soft-top version of the BMW 2 Series Coupe, the Convertible model benefits from the same elegant proportions and understated good looks as the fixed-roof version, but with the prospect of wind-in-the-hair fun - and a high-quality fabric hood for when the weather’s not so sunny.

Engine choices range from the economy-oriented 1.5-litre 136hp three-cylinder in the 218i up to the very strong 340hp turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine in the M240i high-performance version. In between, there’s the option of the 190hp 220d diesel and the 184hp 220i and 252hp 230i petrols.

The 2 Series Convertible is both smaller and cheaper than the larger, 3 Series-based 4 Series Convertible. That said, there are two rear seats suitable for occasional use and a perfectly usable boot that’s easily big enough for a weekend getaway or the weekly shopping.

The BMW 2 Series Convertible is available on BuyaCar from £0 per month with PCP finance - and there is more detail about the model’s dimensions and boot space below.

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BMW 2 Series Convertible dimensions

The 4.4m-long and 1.8m-wide BMW 2 Series Convertible is essentially the same length and width as the fixed-roof 2 Series Coupe (although it is technically a couple of centimetres longer, the difference is negligible in practical terms). This makes it a reasonably compact car that’s well suited to the narrow congested roads and awkward car parks of city life.

In terms of its footprint on the road, this means it’s essentially identical to a Volkswagen Golf - or any other conventional small family hatchback out there. However, inside it is significantly less spacious, especially in the rear seats, where headroom, legroom and kneeroom is tight for adults, especially when the roof is up. This is because the roof has to be stowed somewhere, which has a significant knock-on effect on interior space. There’s plenty of room for front-seat passengers, however.

DimensionsLengthWidthHeight
BMW 2 Series Convertible4,432mm1,774mm1,413mm

BMW 2 Series Convertible boot space

With any convertible car, you need somewhere to stow the hood. And in order to achieve an attractive side profile design, this generally means stowing the hood within the car’s bodywork. This inevitably comes at the cost of interior space. In the case of the 2 Series Convertible, this means there's 280 litres of space compared with the 390 litres of space available if you’re filling up the boot of the 2 Series Coupe.

The 2 Series Convertible’s boot is perfectly comparable to similar models from other manufacturers, however, with the same amount of space as you’ll get in the boot of an Audi TT Roadster. It is 40 litres short of the 320-litre boot of the Audi A3 Cabriolet, however.

Boot spaceBoot space
BMW 2 Series Convertible280 litres

 

BMW 2 Series Convertible towing capacity

If you’re looking to tow on a regular basis, then a small, sporty convertible probably isn’t the ideal car with which to do it. But should you wish to, you’ll be able to haul up to 1,500kg of braked trailer with the 2 Series Convertible, though that’s 100kg less than you can do with the equivalent coupe model.

Of course, if you plan on towing a caravan or large trailer on a regular basis, a larger, more stable tow car, such as the BMW X3 or X5 off-roaders - most of which come with four-wheel-drive, which ensures the greatest possible traction when towing on slippery surfaces - will be more suitable.

BMW 2 Series Convertible weight

The kerb weight is the key figure you need to take into account when it comes to how much a car weighs. This is the real-world typical weight of a car, taking into account such things as the weight of a driver, the fluids in the engine and a tank of fuel.

In the case of the 2 Series Convertible, its kerb weight ranges from 1,635kg to 1,735kg. Due to the extra body strengthening needed when removing the roof of a car and the mechanical parts necessary to fold the roof electrically, this is heavier than an equivalent 2 Series Coupe. As a result, you can expect the 2 Series Convertible to be slightly slower and use more fuel than a lighter equivalent Coupe version.

WeightKerbweight
BMW 2 Series Convertible1,635kg - 1,735kg

 

 

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