The company says this new model is a direct replacement for the old 1 Series Convertible and comes with prices ranging between Rs 28.06 lakh and Rs 36.29 lakh.

The old 1 Series Convertible was the most successful car in its class with sales of over 1.3 lakh units, this new model has a tough act to follow.

The latest 2 Series Convertible is longer (by 72mm) and wider (by 26mm) than the model it replaces, and has a wheelbase which has been elongated by 30mm.

Improvements have been made to enhance passenger space and the overall look of the car. The electrically operated folding soft top can be raised or lowered in just twenty seconds at the touch of a button, and can be carried out at speeds of just over 48kmph. The car also gets an optional wind deflector which provides greater protection against turbulence when driving with the top-down.

The latest model Convertible will be available with four engines, including a new 2-litre diesel for the 220d and, for the first time in a BMW convertible, an M Performance variant, the M235i.