There is nothing better in a sunny British summer than dropping the top on a convertible and going for a drive. If you are in the market for a convertible this year, here are ten of the best convertibles available.
The 4 series folding roof is made of metal and can be operated at speeds under 8mph. It is heavier than a soft-top so go for the bigger engine options.
The V8 Jag has plenty of pace but is very thirsty – you’ll not get more than 25mpg – and maintenance is costly.
The 6 Series Convertible is large with a thick fabric roof. It has an upmarket interior and the 640d SE can achieve a combined NEDC economy figure of 50mpg.
The A5 is has a smooth gearbox and a wide variety of trim options. S line models are sporty, while mid-range Sport models have softer suspension and are more comfortable.
Few convertibles are as refined as the E-Class Cabriolet. It is more a cruiser than a sports car, though.
A good value used buy, the Z4 is one of the prettiest convertibles around. You can even achieve 41.5mpg in the four-cylinder petrol models.
The A3 Cabriolet is exceptional, especially with the 1.4 TFSI 150 petrol engine, which blends performance with fuel economy. The lightweight fabric roof can be opened and closed at speeds of up to 31mph, so you won't have to stop if it rains!
The Boxster is great to drive and the third-generation version is lighter and faster than previous models.
If you only need two seats, the TT is hard to beat. It’s got a classier interior than its rivals and a light fabric roof.
The MX-5 is fun to drive, reliable and relatively cheap to run. It’s compact with a brilliant ride.
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