2014 Convertible Buyers Guide

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Several exciting new high-performace drop-tops joined the market in 2014 with some serious sports car credentials.  

What's New

First, from the Germans we have the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet, a drop top 450 hp track monster. The RS5 is one of the few high-power sports cars that does not use turbocharging or supercharging to achieve its output, instead relying on a naturally aspirated 4.2-liter V8 to get the job done.

 

Moving even further upmarket, Bentley introduced a new Continental GT Speed convertible, the fastest car on the market to feature a drop top according to the brand. Using a 616 hp turbocharged W12 engine, this luxury beast can sprint to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds.

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This year also marked the launch of the seventh-generation Corvette. The 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray has a removable carbon fiber targa top that pops off to allow the occupants to enjoy an open air experience...quite a fast open air experience. The Corvette is motivated by a 450 hp V8 that will push the car to 60 mph in under four seconds and features a seven-speed manual transmission complete with auto rev-matching downshifts.

The new 911 Cabriolet emulates the 911 Coupe in almost every way with the biggest differences being a $11,600 premium and 155 pounds of added weight. Joining the range later this year is a trick 911 Targa that stores the removable center roof underneath the rear roof section.

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With a new Mustang for 2015 will come a new convertible, offering affordable drop-top V8 fun. BMW has also redesigned a popular convertible for 2014 by transforming the 3 Series convertible into the 4 Series convertible.

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What's Next

Future convertibles look promising, with Audi revealing the new A3 Convertible this year and BMW working on a drop-top version of the 2 Series.

Mazda will show off a new MX-5 Miata sometime in the next year or so that promises to be lighter than the current model. Rumors continue to swirl as to wheter there will or won't be a Scion FR-S convertible.

 

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2014 Chrysler 200
2014 Chrysler 200
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$21,795 - $33,445 18/29 mpg
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2014 Ford Mustang
2014 Ford Mustang
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$22,510 - $60,110 15/24 mpg
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2014 Chevrolet Camaro
2014 Chevrolet Camaro
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$23,555 - $72,705 14/19 mpg
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2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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$23,720 - $30,550 21/28 mpg
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2014 Smart fortwo electric drive
2014 Smart fortwo electric drive
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$25,000 - $28,000 N/A
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2014 MINI Cooper Convertible
2014 MINI Cooper Convertible
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$25,150 - $35,300 26/35 mpg
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2014 MINI Cooper Roadster
2014 MINI Cooper Roadster
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$25,550 - $35,700 26/35 mpg
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2014 Nissan 370Z
2014 Nissan 370Z
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$29,990 - $45,470 17/25 mpg
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2014 BMW 3 Series
2014 BMW 3 Series
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$32,750 - $49,900 20/30 mpg
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2014 Volkswagen Eos
2014 Volkswagen Eos
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$35,595 - $42,095 22/30 mpg
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2014 Audi A5
2014 Audi A5
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$39,000 - $46,600 20/29 mpg
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2014 Audi TT
2014 Audi TT
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$39,900 - $42,900 22/31 mpg
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2014 Lexus IS 250C
2014 Lexus IS 250C
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$42,860 21/30 mpg
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2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
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$43,525 - $68,925 19/28 mpg
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2014 Lexus IS 350C
2014 Lexus IS 350C
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$47,140 19/27 mpg
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2014 Audi TTS
2014 Audi TTS
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$48,700 - $51,700 22/31 mpg
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2014 BMW Z4
2014 BMW Z4
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$48,950 - $65,800 17/24 mpg
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2014 Porsche Boxster
2014 Porsche Boxster
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$50,400 - $62,100 20/28 mpg
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2014 Audi S5
2014 Audi S5
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$52,000 - $60,400 17/26 mpg
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2014 Porsche Cayman
2014 Porsche Cayman
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$52,600 - $63,800 20/28 mpg
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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
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$53,000 - $62,000 17/29 mpg
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2014 Jaguar F-TYPE
2014 Jaguar F-TYPE
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$69,000 - $92,000 16/23 mpg
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2014 BMW 6 Series
2014 BMW 6 Series
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$75,400 - $97,200 16/24 mpg
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2014 Dodge SRT Viper
2014 Dodge SRT Viper
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$99,885 - $122,385 12/19 mpg
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2014 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
2014 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
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$106,700 - $214,500 14/21 mpg
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2014 Audi R8
2014 Audi R8
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$114,900 - $179,645 11/19 mpg
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2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
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$116,700 - $150,900 13/19 mpg
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2014 Lamborghini Gallardo
2014 Lamborghini Gallardo
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$181,900 - $259,100 12/20 mpg
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2014 Bentley Continental GT
2014 Bentley Continental GT
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$198,600 - $218,500 12/20 mpg
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2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT
2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT
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$201,500 - $208,000 13/19 mpg
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2014 Ferrari 458 Italia
2014 Ferrari 458 Italia
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$233,509 - $257,412 13/17 mpg
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2014 McLaren MP4-12C
2014 McLaren MP4-12C
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$239,400 - $265,750 15/22 mpg
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2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
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$275,000 N/A
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2014 Ferrari F12berlinetta
2014 Ferrari F12berlinetta
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$318,888 12/16 mpg
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2014 Lamborghini Aventador
2014 Lamborghini Aventador
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$397,500 - $548,800 11/17 mpg
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