- Alfa Romeo
- Aston Martin
- Land Rover
BMW’s large coupe and convertible continue on for another year. With a choice of turbocharged six and eight cylinder engines, the 8 Series is plenty quick. Despite it’s large size, rear-seat space is still a bit tight, but adults can fit back for shorter trips. Like most BMWs, this coupe and convertible come with a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive.
The BMW Z4 roadster is one of the few small luxury convertible sports cars still on the market. Available with a four-cylinder or a six-cylinder engine, both come turbocharged and are plenty powerful to propel the car. The Z4 comes only with rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The Aventador has been sitting atop the Lamborghini hierarchy for quite some time now. Seemingly faster and faster every year, the car now features a 6.5-liter V12 engine that makes 759-769 hp. Power continues to be fed to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission.
The Lamborghini Huracan is the brand’s entry level supercar. We use the term entry loosely here as the car costs nearly a quarter million dollars and features a 630 hp V10 engine. Depending on model, the Huracan can be equipped with rear- or all-wheel drive. Both utilize a seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission.
The compact C-Class from Mercedes-Benz can come as both as coupe and a convertible. Unlike it’s sedan counterpart, the two-door models of the C-Class still ride on the previous generations architecture. Power for both vehicles comes from a choice of turbocharged engines, a 4-cylinder and a 6-cylinder.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class continues to be one of the most versatile models in the brand’s lineup. It can come as a traditional sedan, a lifted wagon, a coupe, or a convertible. Here, we are focusing on the latter two. The coupe and convertible include just a single drivetrain, a 3.0-liter turbo 6-cylinder coupled to a mild hybrid. Two levels of power are available, and power can be sent to the rear or all four wheels.
The number of subcompact front-wheel drive convertibles currently on sale totals one – the MINI Cooper. Mechanically identical to the MINI Cooper 2-Door, the Convertible is available with a choice of three engines. Yes, that means there is even a frantic JCW Convertible option, a fantastic choice for ripping through some canyon passes on a warm summer day.
The Toyo Celsius II all-season tire will supersede the Celsius and Celsius CUV tires. As you’d expect, the new tire is designed to provide good year-round service. It departs from the norm with a Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) designation, which means it’s qualified for severe snow conditions.