Lifestyle: Top 5 Convertible Cars for 2014

2014 is set to be a definitive year for the convertible car industry. Several car manufacturers intend to release innovative new models of classic convertibles, as well as some completely new additions to the market. Here are but five of these impressive motors which would perfectly harmonize with any pre-existing convertible collection.


1-BMW 4 Series Convertible

The BMW 4-Series Convertible features a sportier, more refined hardtop design than the previous 3-Series.This refinement is further witnessed in the 4-Series’ ability to lower its metal hardtop in a mere 20 seconds. The 4-Series features BMW’s innovative Air Breather aerodynamic elements; allowing motorists to enjoy a low centre of gravity, optimum axle load distribution and an engine with TwinPower Turbo technology. All of these innovative features harmonise to facilitate luxuriously dynamic sporting agility. Moreover, the 4-Series possesses state of the art BMW ConnectedDrive as well as adaptive LED Headlights with high-beam assistance to provide excellent visibility in all-weather conditions.



2-Mazda MX-5 Roadster 

The Mazda MX-5 Roadster features an impressive 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine which is able to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 8.2 seconds and achieve a top speed of 129mph. As well as its acceleration capabilities, the MX-5 takes full advantage of Mazda’s exclusive range of Skyactiv technologies; equipping motorists with a lightweight Skyactiv chassis, 17 inch alloys, climate control, heated leather seats and bright xenon headlights. What’s more, the MX-5 holds the record of being the roadster with the most efficient convertible roof available on the market; it can be raised or lowered in merely 12 seconds!



3- 2014 Jaguar F-Type Roadster

The 2014 Jaguar F-Type Roadster encapsulates the highly anticipated 2011 concept for the Jaguar C-X16. It boasts a supercharged 3.0litre v-6 engine with 380bhp, alongside at least one turbocharged 2.0 litre four cylinder. Both of these engines contain eight speed automatics with start stop technology. Furthermore, the F-Type is constructed with a lightweight aluminium body which simultaneously offers motorists with luxurious elegance and formidable acceleration. These features make it a definitive addition to any convertible collection.


4-Ferrari California Turbo

The Ferrari California Turbo offers a revised version of the previous Ferrari California. It promises a more powerful twin-turbo V8 engine based on the 3.8 litre unit which Ferrari helped develop for Maserati. This new engine offers heightened fuel efficiency and formidable acceleration abilities. Moreover, this new Ferrari California will also feature a cacophony of luxurious renovations; including a revitalised bodywork and interior design as well as a state of the art info-tainment system.



5- Audi A3 Cabriolet

Available from April this year, the new convertible Audi A3 Cabriolet offers a combination of style and practicality. Its sleek saloon based body exudes elegance yet also provides 60 litres more boot space than previous models. The Cabriolet’s convertible roof transition is similarly efficient and decadent; a discrete switch within the centre console enables you to fold away the roof in 20 seconds, a feature which you can operate whilst driving at speeds up to 31mph.



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