Ok, it may not be the best weather right now but we’ve still seen some visitors with the roof down
on their cars on sunnier days – which has inspired us to take a look at the best convertibles on the
market this year.
The chassis design of these vehicles have come a long way in recent years and they now drive almost
as well as their hardtop brothers and sisters, so let’s take a look at our favourites.
The best luxury convertible – Bentley Continental GT Convertible
If you have a spare £175,000 down the back of the sofa, you could treat yourself to a spanking new
Bentley Continental GT! The convertible version is every bit as good as the coupe, and manages to
effortlessly combine incredible raw power and the type of refined drive a luxury car should provide.
With its 6.0-litre twin-turbo engine tasked with shifting over 2,000kg of kerb weight you’ll probably
be amazed to hear that it manages to hit 60mph in under four seconds! It’s definitely one of the best
convertibles of 2019… or any year, for that matter!
We understand that you may not have the cash for a Bentley, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy
the feeling of the wind in your hair for a lot less. The fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 could be the
best yet, combining all of the previous model’s driving thrills with more refinement and a fabulous
pair of engines. Even the 1.5-litre model is a hoot to drive and proves that you don’t need to spend
more than £20,000 to drive a top-class roadster.
The MINI has always been fun to drive, and this latest convertible version is no different. It’s best to
treat it as a 2+2 because the back seats are severally compromised with the roof down, but you and
your front seat passenger won’t care a bit when you’re having this much fun on those windy B-
roads! We recommend the Cooper S as the perfect combination of value and power.
Smart ForTwo convertible
Need a city car but also want to look cool? Then the Smart ForTwo could be for you. It’s tiny, looks
great, and fits in spaces so small you’ll probably consider trying to slip it into your pocket, making it
the perfect city cabrio. On the downside, it’s not great to drive and the automatic gearbox seems to
have a mind of its own at times, but don’t let this put you off – it’s still a great little thing.
There you have it! The best convertibles of 2019 prove that there’s something fantastic for all
budgets in this sector, but don’t forget to put that roof up when you leave it at Trafalgar Street car