Originally Posted by dxb335d
Im just a purist at heart and feel cars that are built with a roof should not have it loped off.
The E93 isnt simply an E90 with the roof lopped off. Its designed from the platform up without a roof, hence the internal chassis strengthening and chassis members are somewhat different to an E90.
No Convertible these days which just has the roof lopped off would survive the EuroNCAP.
The theory is that the balance should still be 50:50 and the centre of gravity lower in a convertible. Gone are the days of excessive scuttle shake in convertibles :-)