Here we’re offering to our readers’ attention the TOP 10 convertibles of 2019. This list is not all about excellent handling, outstanding performance, speed and technologies, though some cars really possess those qualities. The Autocar journalists picked the cars primarily as the best ones for open-air cruising, in their opinion.
The convertible segment remains rather rich despite a few years of decline in sales. Open-top cars continue to be interesting for customers. They have been around as long as the automobile itself, as people remember that the earliest horseless carriages didn’t have roofs.
Now view the best ten cabrio picks:
1.Porsche 918 Boxter
A 2.0-liter flat 4-cylinder 300-hp turbo motor offers 0-62mph acceleration in 5.1 seconds and max 280lb-ft (380Nm) of torque. MSRP (manufacturer’s suggested retail price in the USA) is from $59,000.
2. BMW Z4
It has a pair of new 2-liter 4-cylinder engines of 258hp and 197hp, 400Nm (295lb-ft) and 320Nm (236lb-ft) of torque. 0-62mph acceleration is 5.4 and 6.6 sec. MSRP is $49,700.
3. Audi TT Roadster
It got a range of gasoline engines of various performances (from 228hp), 258lb-ft (350Nm), paired either with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed dual-clutch one. 0-62 mph acceleration is 5.7 sec. MSRP is $48,400.
4. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet
It features a choice of powerful and efficient gasoline and diesel engines, including versions with 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive. A 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission is standard. MSRP is from $67,300.
5. MINI Convertible
The model is equipped with two gasoline engines (4- and 3-cylinder, 192hp and 136hp) and a 3-cylinder 116-hp diesel motor with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology. A standard 6-speed manual transmission or an optional 6-speed Steptronic one are available. MSRP starts from $27,400.
6. BMW 4 Series Convertible
It is available with three gasoline engines of 184hp, 252hp, 326hp and three 4-cylinder diesel ones (190hp, 258hp, 313hp). All with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, paired with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or an 8-speed Steptronic transmission. MSRP is from $52,950
7. Audi A5 Cabriolet
There is a choice of efficient 2.0-liter TFSI (252hp, 190hp) engines and 2.0- or 3-liter TDI (190hp, 218hp, 286hp) combined with a 6-speed manual gearbox, a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch or an 8-speed tiptronic transmission. FWD is standard, quattro or permanent all-wheel drive are optional.
The top model accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 5.1 seconds, the top speed is 250 km/h (155.3 mph). MSRP is from $51,200.
8. Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet
The model features new generation four-cylinder gasoline engines and efficient diesel ones up to 194hp, additional 48-volt system with a belt-driven starter/alternator (EQ Boost); 4MATIC all-wheel drive; 0-62 mph acceleration in 4.8 seconds, the top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph (250 km/h). MSRP is from $51,850.
9. Audi A3 Cabriolet
The motor range comprises six units (three gasoline 1.0-, 1.4- and 2.0-liter TFSI and three diesel 4-cylinder 1.6- or 2.0-liter TDI with output from 110hp to 190hp, torque from 200Nm to 380Nm (148–280 lb-ft). Transmissions: 6-speed manual, S tronic 7-speed dual clutch. Drive: front-wheel of all-wheel quattro. MSRP is from $38,900.
10. Mercedes-Benz SLC
4-cylinder gasoline engines of 156hp, 184hp, 245hp; an efficient 204-hp diesel; a 367-hp, 384lb-ft (520Nm), 3.0-liter V6 biturbo motor for the AMG version; a 6-speed manual gearbox or an 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission; acceleration 0-62 mph in 4.7 sec (SLC 43). MSRP is from $48,950.