The E-Class Cabrio
is available with a choice of three diesel and four petrol engines.
South American pipe music played Elton John's Candle in the Wind as the Cabrio
's mellow overtures raised a few decibels on its last sprint up the motorway.
Again, there is no sacrifice in terms of luggage space as the Cabrio
can easily handle a couple of suitcases and sports holdalls without a struggle.
Ford offered a number of lower-priced special-edition cabrios
with 1.6 engines, including the Silhouette and Mistral.
BMW 3-Series 2000-2007: Now at the budget end of the four-seater cabrio
market, the old 3-Series still takes some beating.
Bill Cullen, Chairman, Renault Ireland commented, "The Megane Cabrio
is a delightful car to drive.
The DS3 Cabrio
is priced from PS15,045 and the line up features three petrol engines, kicking off with a fuel efficient 1.2-litre three cylinder that Citroen claims can average 57.6mpg.
is as useful as it is stylish and, roof open or shut, it is a good-looking car.
version was launched last year, following in the tyre tracks of the five-door Cruiser, but has the edge on its solid-topped brother when it comes to looks.
DUE to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor show at the start of March this is the highly anticipated Mini Cabrio
. Built alongside the hardtop Mini's at the Oxford plant, the new Convertible is a proper four seater with an electric folding roof that retracts in 15 seconds.
Although the locally built four-door sedan is by far South Africa's favourite 3-Series variant, both the Coupe and Cabrio
are important niche models.
By comparison, the Cabrio
models start at EUR17,495 for the Pure model.