Compared to its predecessors, the latest smart fortwo cabrio
is something of a revelation to drive
Now available as either a hatchback or a cabrio
, the 2015 Fiat 500 1957 Edition includes a sport-tuned suspension for improved handling, 16-inch forged aluminum wheels with a retro body-color design, throwback "FIAT" badging and a premium Marrone (brown) and Avorio (ivory) leather interior.
Remarkably quiet for a cabrio
, the DS rode the road well, the steering being precise and positive.
What Citroen Racing hasn't supplied is a mechanical limited slip differential, so if you give the manual DS3 Cabrio
Racing the beans off the line or out of a slow corner, you'll feel some torque steer through the steering wheel as the front tyres struggle for grip.
On the road the Cabrio
rides well enough at higher speeds but becomes crashy over poor road surfaces in town, and tends to hop sideways when faced with mid-corner bumps.
The even more stylish cabrio
, with its patterned, sliding fabric roof, gets even more attention.
Prices f are PS9,575 for the coupe and PS11,075 for the cabrio
The DS3 Cabrio
is based on the highly successful DS3 hatchback launched almost three years ago.
The old shape BMW 3-Series cabrio
is now Britain's best value four-seat drop-top, and a classic in the making.
Summary: The MINI Cabrio
as interpreted by artist Zena Assi
The iconic Mini is marking its 50th birthday this year and to mark the occasion the kingdom welcomed the new Mini Cabrio
at the Bahrain International Motor Show.
The smart fortwo edition "limited three" is available in coupe and cabrio
body styles and is finished in melon green metallic paint and silver tridion safety cell as well as six-spoke alloy wheels and aluminiumlook logos.