Convertible Shopping Guide for 2020

© General MotorsConvertible Shopping Guide for 2020
As summer weather arrives around the country, what better way to take advantage of hot, sunny days and long summer evenings than dropping the top and hitting the road? A wide variety of open-top autos are available to engage your sun-induced pursuits, with nearly 40 models on the market and prices starting around $25,000. Whether the goal is performance, luxury or simply driving an attention-getter, there’s a drop-top available that fits the bill. Take a quick look at this convertible shopping guide for 2020 (listed in ascending order by base MSRP) and get ready to soak up the sun.

© FCA US LLCFiat 124 Spider
Base MSRP: $25,390
After a 30-year absence from the U.S. market, the Fiat 124 Spider returned to U.S. shores a few years ago as a 2017 model. This year marks the 120th anniversary of Fiat and the 70th anniversary of Abarth, and the new “Scorpion Sting” appearance group adds an iconic Abarth scorpion hood decal and side stripes in Rosso Red. Also available is a performance exhaust for 124 Spider Abarth called Record Monza Exhaust — a tribute to the speed record achieved by Carlo Abarth at the Monza circuit in Italy. Also offered is the Abarth Veleno appearance group which includes red mirror caps, a red lip on the front fascia, a red tow hook, Abarth floors mats and a bright footrest.

© FCA US LLCFiat 124 Spider
The result of a collaboration between Fiat and Mazda, the Fiat 124 Spider is based on the Mazda MX-5 Miata, but with Italian styling and a Fiat drivetrain, suspension and tuning. Designed in Turin, Italy, the sporty Fiat features styling cues from the original 124 Spider including a hexagonal upper grille, power domes on the hood and sharp horizontal taillights. The rear-wheel-drive 124 Spider is powered by Fiat’s 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo 4-cylinder engine that produces 160 horsepower (164 in Abarth) and 184 lb-ft of torque, teamed with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The convertible top is manually operated — easily put up or down from the driver’s seat.

© Mazda North American OperationsMazda MX-5 Miata
Base MSRP: $26,580
Since the launch of the first Miata in 1989, more than 1 million MX-5s have been sold worldwide. The latest-generation Mazda MX-5 went on sale in summer 2015, and for 2019 received a revised SKYACTIV- G 2.0-liter engine producing 181 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque — an increase of 26 horsepower. A tilt/telescoping steering column is now standard, and the new GT-S package includes a limited-slip differential, Bilstein dampers and a shock tower brace. In addition to the manual soft-top MX-5, the MX-5 RF (retractable fastback) offers a power-folding hardtop that can open or close in 13 seconds, featuring a fastback coupe design that stays in place, even with the roof stowed.

© Mazda North American OperationsMazda MX-5 Miata
For 2020 the MX-5 adds available Polymetal Gray paint, Red Nappa leather and a Gray cloth soft-top with a sport-tuned suspension standard for MX-5 Grand Touring. Last year Mazda celebrated 30 years with the MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition, finished in Racing Orange with forged aluminum wheels, Recaro seats, Bilstein dampers, a Bose audio system, orange brake calipers, orange interior accents and a numbered 30th-anniversary badge. A convertible that remains loyal to its origins, the MX-5 Miata continues to be impressively lightweight, nimble and fun to drive.

© BMW USAMINI Cooper Convertible
Base MSRP: $28,400
The smallest 4-seat convertible on the market, the aptly-named MINI received a refresh for the 2018 model year. The update includes a new MINI logo, new alloy wheels, MINI logo projection from the driver’s side exterior mirror, new interior features such as wireless phone charging and rear LED lights with a Union Jack design. The 2020 MINI Convertible offers a new interior option with cloth/leatherette seats in Black Pearl / Light Gray. Also, new 18-inch MINI Yours British Spoke 2-tone wheels are available. A rearview camera and park-distance control are standard across the MINI lineup.

© BMW USAMINI Cooper Convertible
While the styling has been updated, there’s still no mistaking that classic MINI “bulldog” look, which exemplifies the diminutive car’s fun-to-drive characteristics. The MINI Cooper Convertible is available in three configurations: Cooper, Cooper S and John Cooper Works, ranging from the base level with a turbocharged 3-cylinder engine to the sporty John Cooper Works edition, drawing 228 horsepower from its turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. The soft-top is power operated and functional at speeds up to 18 mph. There’s also a sunroof mode that retracts the panel over the front passengers only.

© FCA US LLCJeep Wrangler
Base MSRP: $28,295
Jeep completely redesigned the iconic Wrangler for the 2018 model year — the off-roader’s first complete makeover in 10 years. While staying true to the Wrangler’s legendary capabilities, the new model received the latest fuel-efficient powertrains, improved on-road dynamics as well as advanced safety and technology. For 2020 Jeep adds the new top-of-the-line Wrangler High Altitude with luxury materials, premium content and technology. High Altitude features quilted Nappa leather seats; a leather-trimmed dashboard, center console and door panels; an 8.4-inch touchscreen with Alpine premium audio; and 20-inch painted gloss black aluminum wheels.

© FCA US LLCJeep Wrangler
Best of all, the Jeep Wrangler has multiple open-top options, all of which are much easier to use than the previous generation. The Sunrider folding soft-top is standard and the rear window and rear side windows replace the zippers with a new retainer system that slides into a groove for easier removal and installation. The Freedom Top 3-piece removable hardtop is optional for all trim levels, as is the optional Sky One-Touch Power Top — a power-retractable full-length canvas top with removable rear quarter windows.

© Ford Motor CompanyFord Mustang Convertible
Base MSRP: $32,170
The legendary Mustang received a refresh for 2018, sporting a new, sleeker design as well as added technology and features. The pony car has a restyled hood and grille with new hood vents designed to give it a more aggressive look. All Mustangs now feature LED headlights and taillights as well as a new bumper and fascia. The 2020 Mustang Convertible is available with two standard engine choices: a 2.3-liter 310-horsepower EcoBoost or a 5.0-liter V8 that generates an impressive 460 horsepower. In addition, the new EcoBoost High Performance Package adds a 2.3-liter EcoBoost derived from the Focus RS that produces 330 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceFord Mustang Convertible
The EcoBoost High Performance Package gives Mustang a performance-oriented look with a large black front splitter, black belly pan, brake cooling ducts from the Mustang GT, a black grille with an offset tri-bar Mustang emblem, 2.3L High Performance Package fender badges, magnetic gray mirrors, a raised blade rear spoiler and metallic gray hood stripes. Mustang also is available with the latest safety technology, including pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, distance alert, lane departure warning and lane-keeping assist. Four new Mustang colors are offered for 2020: Grabber Lime, Iconic Silver, Red Hot Metallic Tinted Clearcoat and Twister Orange.

© General MotorsChevrolet Camaro Convertible
Base MSRP: $32,495
As it has been for decades, the Ford Mustang Convertible’s chief rival is the Chevrolet Camaro Convertible. Still carrying elements reminiscent of the original 1967 design, the 2019 Camaro received a revised design including a new grille, hood, dual-element headlights, LED signature lights, front fascia, LED taillights and rear fascia. The Camaro convertible features a multi-layer soft-top that mimics the shape of the coupe, with a hard tonneau that covers the roof when stowed. The fully-automatic electro-hydraulic power roof system can be opened or closed at speeds up to 30 mph.

© General MotorsChevrolet Camaro Convertible
For 2020 the Camaro SS receives a new front-end look based on the design of the Camaro Shock show car that debuted at the 2019 SEMA Show. The 2020 Camaro convertible is available in a LT, LT1, SS and ZL1 trim levels. The LT is powered by either a turbocharged 275-horsepower 2.0-liter engine or a 335-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 and the new LT1 combines the style and features of the LT with the V8 engine from the SS. The Camaro SS features a 455-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 and the extreme ZL1 boasts a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 generating 650 horsepower. A 1LE performance package is offered with either the 2.0-liter engine or the 3.6 V6, and the ZL1 1LE has an available 10-speed automatic transmission.

© FCA US LLCJeep Gladiator
Base MSRP: $33,545
Following closely on the heels of the redesigned Jeep Wrangler, Jeep introduces the 2020 Jeep Gladiator, an all-new midsize truck based on a combination of Jeep’s iconic off-roader and the Ram 1500. And like the Wrangler, Gladiator will be an open-top vehicle including the base-level Gladiator Sport, which comes with a Sunrider folding soft-top as standard equipment. The Sunrider soft-top easily folds back; or customers can opt for the Freedom hardtop with three removable panels.

© FCA US LLCJeep Gladiator
For the ultimate outdoor experience, the Jeep Gladiator’s doors can be removed and the windshield folded down onto the hood (Gladiator has a handy box for storing hardware of the removed items). For 2020 Jeep adds the new top-of-the-line Gladiator High Altitude with luxury materials, premium content and technology. High Altitude features quilted Nappa leather seats; leather-trimmed dashboard, center console and door panels; an 8.4-inch touchscreen with Alpine premium audio; a body-color hardtop, mirrors, bumpers and door handles; and 20-inch painted gloss black aluminum wheels.

© BMW USABMW 2 Series Convertible
Base MSRP: $41,100
Available as either the 230i or the more powerful M240i, the 2 Series convertible features a power-operated soft-top that provides coupelike quietness when in place and is completely hidden beneath the rear deck when open. The roof can be opened at speeds up to 30 mph. BMW’s entry-level 2 Series convertible received a refresh for the 2018 model year that included updated front-end styling with LED headlights, new interior materials and new double-spoke bi-color wheels.

© BMW USABMW 2 Series Convertible
Additional updates for 2020 include darker taillights; a high-gloss-black kidney frame for the 230i; Cerium Gray kidney frame, badges and front/side air inserts for M240i; and high-gloss black mirror caps on M240i. The 230i is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 248 horsepower, while the sportier M240i gets an M Performance TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine that produces 335 horsepower. Both the 230i and M240i are available with a standard 8-speed Steptronic sport automatic transmission, available xDrive all-wheel drive and an available 6-speed manual with rear-wheel drive.

© Audi of AmericaAudi TT Roadster
Base MSRP: $49,000
The sporty Audi TT Roadster received fresh new styling a few years ago, including a new fascia with a broader, flatter Singleframe grille and standard LED headlights that tie it closer to its larger sibling, the R8. The TT uses an acoustic soft-top that retracts at the touch of a button. The roof can be raised or lowered in a mere 10 seconds at speeds of up to 31 mph.

© Audi of AmericaAudi TT Roadster
Powering the TT Roadster is a turbocharged 2.0-liter TFSI 4-cylinder engine that produces 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission is standard, as is Audi’s legendary quattro all-wheel-drive system.

© Mercedes-Benz USAMercedes-Benz SLC Roadster
Base MSRP: $48,400
Mercedes-Benz has announced 2020 will be the final year for the SLC Roadster with the SLC 300 Final Edition and the AMG SLC 43 Final Edition. The SLC originally debuted in 1986 as the SLK and was renamed when it was updated for 2016. The original SLK was the first of a new generation of roadsters for Mercedes-Benz with its power-folding metal hardtop that offered open-air driving with the comfort of a coupe in poor weather conditions. The original launch color for SLK was Yellowstone, and the AMG SLC 43 Final Edition will be available exclusively with Sun Yellow paint and high-gloss black trim.

© Mercedes-Benz USAMercedes-Benz SLC Roadster
The SLC 300 Final Edition with be finished in Selenite Grey and will feature AMG Styling bumpers, sport suspension, larger brakes and 5-spoke AMG 18-inch wheels with a high-gloss black finish. Like its predecessor, the SLC features an electrohydraulic retractable hardtop that can be operated at speeds up to 25 mph. The SLC 300 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine producing 241 horsepower, while the sportier SLC 43 gets an AMG-enhanced 3.0-liter V6 biturbo that generates 385 horsepower — enough to move this little 2-seater to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds.

© Audi AGAudi A5 Cabriolet
Base MSRP: $49,900
Audi’s 4-seat convertible, the A5 is updated for 2020 with a wider, flatter Singleframe grille; ventilation slots above the grille similar to the classic Audi Sport quattro from 1984; a blade across the lower front facia with larger air inlets; and standard LED headlight and taillights; and trapezoidal exhaust outlets. The A5 Cabriolet features an acoustic cloth soft-top can be lowered in 15 seconds at speed up to 31 mph with a new one-touch opening function. When opened, the top folds into three layers and stows beneath the trunk space with little effect on cargo capacity.

© Audi AGAudi A5 Cabriolet
Inside, the A5 Cabriolet offers the same advanced infotainment systems introduced in the coupe and sportback, including a 10.1-inch touchscreen and Audi’s new MIB 3 infotainment system and available second-generation Audi virtual cockpit with a 12.3-inch display and three display modes: Classic, Sport and Dynamic. Powering the A5 is a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 248 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, teamed with a 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission and quattro all-wheel drive.

© BMW NABMW Z4
Base MSRP: $49,700
The German automaker’s newest 2-seat soft-top roadster, the all-new Z4 went on sale as a 2019 model. Easily recognizable as a BMW — from the signature kidney grille to the long clamshell hood stretched over bold wheel arches and the short trunk lid — this new Z4 has all the lines of a classic BMW roadster. The production Z4 debuted in August 2018 at Pebble Beach when BMW unveiled the Z4 M40i First Edition, finished in Frozen Orange Metallic with an anthracite textile soft-top. The 2019 Z4 sDrive30i Roadster went on sale in spring 2019 and the Z4 M40i Roadster joined later in the year as a 2020 model.

© BMW USABMW Z4
The sculpted hood, air vents behind the wheels and dual exhaust add to the sporting new look. The Z4 sDrive30i is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbocharged engine producing 255 horsepower and peak torque of 295 lb-ft at 1550 to 4400 rpm, while the Z4 M40i features a 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder TwinPower Turbocharged engine producing 382 horsepower and peak torque of 369 lb-ft from 1600 to 4500 rpm. Both engines are mated with an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission with shift paddles.

© Mercedes-Benz USAMercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet
Base MSRP: $53,950
The C-Class Cabriolet joined the BMW lineup as a 2017 model — the first time an open-top C-Class had ever been offered — and was updated for the 2019 model year with revised styling, more powerful engines and interior enhancements. The revised 2020 C-Class Cabriolet features new front bumpers, standard diamond grille, standard revised LED headlights, revised LED taillights and standard two-pipe exhaust. Inside, C-Class Cabriolet receives a larger standard 10.25-inch multimedia display and available fully-digital instrument cluster. The C-Class Cabriolet design follows that of the Coupe, and the power acoustic cloth soft-top mimics the profile of the coupe and can be lowered in 20 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph. The tightly-stretched soft-top includes a glass rear window and stows in the trunk with an integrated cover for a clean finish when lowered.

© Mercedes-Benz USAMercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet
The 2020 C-Class Cabriolet is offered in five versions: C 300, C 300 4MATIC, AMG C 43 4MATIC, AMG C 63 and AMG C 63 S. The C 300 is powered by a 2.0-liter four cylinder producing 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, and the AMG C 43 derives power from an AMG 3.0-liter V6 generating 385 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque. The AMG C 63 receives an AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo creating 469 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque, with power bumped up to 503 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque for the C 63 S. New standard equipment for 2020 includes power-folding mirrors, AIRCAP to reduce air turbulence when the top is down, and a Premium Package that includes 63-color ambient lighting, a Burmester Surround Sound System, and SiriusXM with a 6-month trial.

© BMW USABMW 4 Series Convertible
Base MSRP: $53,100
BMW introduced the 4 Series 4-seat convertible in 2014, replacing the 3 Series Convertible. The 4 Series has a wider stance than the 3 Series, as well as a longer wheelbase and a 3-piece retractable hardtop. The 4 Series was updated for the 2018 model year, featuring standard bi-LED headlights with optional adaptive full-LED headlights, LED fog lights, LED taillights, a new lower front air intake, a new rear apron and new wheel designs.

© BMW USABMW 4 Series Convertible
For 2020 the BMW 4 Series Convertible adds a high-gloss black kidney frame, darker taillights and a new diffuser. The 430i Convertible is powered by the TwinPower Turbo 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine producing 248 horsepower, while the 440i Convertible gets a 320-horsepower TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder unit. Both offer a standard 8-speed sport automatic transmission, and BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive is optional. BMW debuted the Concept 4 at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show as a look at the future of the 4 Series — so don’t be surprised if a new 4 Series arrives soon.

© Porsche Cars North AmericaPorsche 718 Boxster
Base MSRP: $59,000
German automaker Porsche has a rich history in sports car racing — in 1950s and ‘60s the company campaigned the legendary 718 lightweight mid-engine sports car. In the spirit of that original, Porsche introduced the 718 Boxster name when the mid-engine, 2-seat roadster was redesigned for the 2017 model year. This updated roadster was initially offered as the 718 Boxster or 718 Boxster S; last year the 718 Boxster GTS joined the lineup and for 2020 Porsche adds the 718 Boxster T and the 718 Boxster GTS 4.0. A newly-developed 2.0-liter turbocharged horizontally-opposed 4-cylinder engine produces 300 horsepower in the 718 Boxster, and the S upgrades to a 2.5-liter turbo producing 350 horsepower.

© Porsche Cars North AmericaPorsche 718 Boxster
The 718 Boxster GTS is also powered by a 2.5-liter turbo producing 365 horsepower. All three version are available with either a standard 6-speed manual transmission or an optional 7-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. The 718 Boxster T is powered by the standard Boxster engine and adds PASM Sport Suspension, shorter springs, retuned adaptive dampers, lower ride height, mechanical limited-slip differential and 20-inch 911 Carrera S wheels painted in a special Titanium Grey finish. Scheduled to arrive in summer 2020, the 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 is powered by a naturally-aspirated 4.0-liter 6-cylinder boxer engine producing 394 horsepower and 309 lb-ft of torque, with a 6-speed manual transmission and sport exhaust.

© General MotorsChevrolet Corvette Convertible
Base MSRP: $61,495
The all-new, eighth generation 2020 Corvette debuted last year — the first ever mid-engine Corvette, followed by the new Corvette Convertible — the first Corvette to feature a retractable hardtop. While other powertrain options are expected, the 2020 Corvette is initially offered with a new LT2 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. No manual transmission will be offered — instead the engine gets teamed with a quick-shifting dual-clutch 8-speed automatic gearbox.

© General MotorsChevrolet Corvette Convertible
The 6.2-liter V8 engine and 8-speed gearbox combination in the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette allows the Stingray to jump to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds — the fastest time ever for an entry-level Corvette. With a strong, stiff yet lightweight structure, the new mid-engine design offers ride and handling upgrades. The new convertible design was engineered to store the hardtop within the body and retain the same storage capacity as the Corvette Coupe.

© Audi AGAudi S5 Cabriolet
Base MSRP: $60,200
The high-performance version of Audi’s A5 Cabriolet, the 2020 S5 Cabriolet receives the same updates as the A5, including a wider, flatter Singleframe grille; ventilation slots above the grille similar to the classic Audi Sport quattro from 1984; a blade across the lower front facia with larger air inlets; and standard LED headlight and taillights. New side sills are added, and at the rear is a new diffuser insert and trapezoidal exhaust outlets. Inside the S5 features a 10.1-inch touchscreen with Audi’s new MIB 3 infotainment system and second-generation Audi virtual cockpit with a 12.3-inch display.

© Audi AGAudi S5 Cabriolet
The 2020 Audi S5 Cabriolet is powered by a 3.0-liter TFSI twin-scroll turbocharged V6 that produces 349 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Teamed with an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission, the S5 jumps to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. The standard Audi quattro all-wheel-drive system includes a self-locking center differential, basic 40:60 front/rear torque split and wheel-selective torque control. Optional dynamic steering adjusts the variable steering ratio based on vehicle speed and the Audi drive select setting.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceJaguar F-TYPE Convertible
Base MSRP: $64,700
The 2021 Jaguar F-TYPE receives new styling with a more sculpted shape, a slightly larger grille, a new hood, a new front bumper design and slim LED headlights with signature J daytime running lights. At the rear, slender LED taillights receive the “Chicane” signature that debuted on the Jaguar I-PACE. The 2021 F-TYPE will be offered in four versions: P300, First Edition P300, R-Dynamic P380 and F-TYPE R.

© Jaguar Land Rover North AmericaJaguar F-TYPE Convertible
The 2021 F-TYPE P300 and First Edition P300 are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine producing 296 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque delivered to the rear wheels via an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission. The R-Dynamic P380 is powered by a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 producing 380 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque, and the F-TYPE R receives a more powerful supercharged 5.0-liter V8 producing 575 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. Both the R-Dynamic P380 and the F-TYPE R combine an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission with all-wheel drive.

© Mercedes-Benz USAMercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet
Base MSRP: $71,400
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet was new for the 2018 model year and is now offered in three versions: E 450, E 450 4MATIC and AMG E 53. New standard equipment for 2020 includes a Keyless-Go Comfort Package and Premium Package including a Burmester Surround Sound System, blind-spot assist, heated front seats, inductive wireless charging with NFC pairing and SiriusXM Radio with 6-month trial. Utilizing a classic soft-top, the new E-Class Cabriolet’s multilayered, insulated top keeps the interior quiet even at high speeds. The top can be raised or lowered in 20 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph, and with the top raised the cabriolet has a similar silhouette to the E-Class Coupe. The E-Class also features the signature Mercedes-Benz AIRSCARF, which circulates warm air near the neck when ambient temperatures drop.

© Mercedes-Benz USAMercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet
Motivation for E 450 versions comes from a powerful yet efficient 3.0-liter biturbo V6 engine that produces 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, combined with a 9-speed automatic transmission. For the first time the E-Class Cabriolet is available with 4MATIC all-wheel drive. A 3.0-liter turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine powers the new Mercedes-AMG E 53 Cabriolet, along with EQ Boost and an electric auxiliary compressor to produce 429 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque, combined with an AMG Speedshift 9-speed automatic transmission and AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive.

© BMW AGBMW M4 Convertible
Base MSRP: $77,650
The high-performance version of the 4 Series, the M4 Convertible joined BMW’s U.S. lineup in 2015. The M4 is powered by a BMW M TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine that produces a plentiful 425 horsepower with 406 lb-ft of torque from 1850–5500 rpm. Power gets sent to the rear wheels via a standard 6-speed manual transmission or an optional 7-speed M Double Clutch gearbox. The aggressive design features aluminum front fenders and hood for weight savings.

© BMW AGBMW M4 Convertible
The BMW M4 Convertible shares the folding hardtop of the 4 Series Convertible. The M4 features Adaptive M Suspension, and the Active M Differential uses data from the stability control, pedal position, wheel rotation, and yaw rate to vary the power distribution between wheels for improved agility and control. The M4 Competition Package increases power to 444 horses and adds the Active M Differential and Star-Spoke forged wheels.

© Mercedes-Benz USAMercedes-Benz SL Roadster
Base MSRP: $91,000
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz SL is offered in two trim levels: SL 450 and SL 550. The SL450 is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 biturbo that produces 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, while the SL 550 receives a 4.7-liter V9 Biturbo with 449 horsepower and 526 lb-ft of torque. The SL features a power hardtop that can operate at speeds up to 25 mph. Unique to the SL is a panoramic glass top that can be electronically lightened or darkened with the touch of a button.

© Mercedes-Benz USAMercedes-Benz SL Roadster
One of the most iconic convertibles of all time, the Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster has a rich history dating back to the 300 SL of the 1950s. Mercedes-Benz updated the SL for 2017 with a revised front end, more powerful engines, a new 9-speed automatic transmission and available Active Body Control with curve tilting function. The new design features a unique diamond grille that extends downward, large lower air inlets and standard LED headlights.

© BMW of North AmericaBMW 8 Series Convertible
After an absence of more than 20 years, the BMW 8 Series returned to the lineup in 2019, including for the first time an 8 Series Convertible alongside the coupe. For 2019 BMW offered the M850i xDrive Convertible, powered by the latest version of the BMW 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 engine producing 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque with power sent to all four wheels via an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission.

© BMW of North AmericaBMW 8 Series Convertible
Base MSRP: $97,400
For 2020 BMW adds the 840i Convertible and 840i xDrive Convertible, both powered by a turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine producing 335 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque. With seating for four, the 8 Series Convertible features a fully-electric soft-top that can open or close in 15 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph. The top is fully insulated with multiple fabric layers designed to keep the cabin quiet; the top’s light weight also lowers the center of gravity, thus improving ride and handling. A standard wind deflector keeps breezes down in the front seat, and optional neck warmers are welcome on a cold day.

© Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible
Base MSRP: TBA
For 2021 Lexus adds the LC 500 Convertible alongside the flagship LC 500 Coupe, with a focus on providing the same luxury experience and dynamic driving performance as the coupe. From the front, the 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible looks identical to the coupe, but the roofline and rear decklid design are unique to the open-top version. The 4-layer soft-top has been designed so the supporting frame is not visible through the fabric material yet it keeps tension, minimizes wrinkling and improving sound insulation. Although the LC 500 Convertible retains the look of a coupe with the top up, the roofline is not as fast as the coupe, and the rear deck profile is taller and longer. Also, the center brake light migrates to the trunk lid. The roof can be opened in 15 second (or closed in 16 seconds) at speeds up to 31 mph.

© Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible
The 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible is powered by the same 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine as the coupe, producing 471 horsepower at 7100 rpm and 398 lb-ft of torque at 4800 rpm. Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a Direct-Shift 10-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode. To ensure LC 500 Convertible occupants remain comfortable — whatever the weather conditions — Lexus adds neck heaters and a new feature dubbed Lexus Climate Concierge with Upper Body Heating, which automatically manages the climate control, heated seats, neck heaters and heated steering wheel. The cabin is designed to reduce wind noise with a transparent polycarbonate wind deflector behind the rear seats as well as an available windscreen to reduce wind buffeting at higher speeds. The 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible is scheduled to go on sale this summer.

© Porsche Cars North AmericaPorsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Base MSRP: $110,200
One of the most iconic automotive silhouettes of all time, the Porsche 911 debuted in 1963 and continues today as a benchmark among sports cars. The 911 Cabriolet has been offered every year since 1983 and the next-generation 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet and Carrera 4S Cabriolet debuted in January 2019 and arrived at U.S. dealers in late summer 2019, followed by the Carrera Cabriolet and Carrera 4 Cabriolet in early 2020. The new Carrera design features design cues such as defined wheel arches, a recess in the front luggage compartment lid similar to classic 911 models and a full-width LED light strip across the rear.

© Porsche Cars North AmericaPorsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
The Carrera Cabriolet and Carrera 4 Cabriolet are powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat-six engine producing 379 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque, combined with an 8-speed PDK transmission. The Carrera S and 4S Cabriolet are powered by a twin-turbo flat six producing 443 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. The 2021 911 Turbo S Cabriolet is scheduled to arrive in late 2020, powered by a twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat six producing 640 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, combined with an 8-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission.

© Mercedes-Benz USAMercedes-AMG GT Roadster
Base MSRP: $124,400
The AMG GT is the flagship sports car of the Mercedes-AMG lineup, and two years ago the brand added a roadster to the mix. For 2019 the AMG GT received styling updates to tie it closer to the new AMG GT 4-door with LED high-performance headlights that feature an arched light that functions as daytime running lights as well as turn signals, and updated LED taillights that appear even deeper set within a dark background. Two variants are offered — the AMG GT Roadster gets a 4.0- liter biturbo V8 engine that produces 469 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque, while the more potent AMG GT C Roadster receives a new version of the 4.0-liter liter biturbo V8 that generates 550 horsepower.

© Mercedes-Benz USAMercedes-AMG GT Roadster
All AMG GT Roadsters utilize the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed dual-clutch transmission to optimize performance. The AMG GT Roadster accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds, while the AMG GT C Roadster makes the sprint in just 3.7 seconds. AMG Sport Suspension is standard, and the AMG GT C includes AMG RIDE CONTROL Sport Suspension with adaptive, adjustable damping. The fabric soft-top can be opened or closed automatically in around 11 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph. For 2020 the AMG GT R Roadster is added and only 750 units will be produced powered by a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 producing 577 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque.

© Mercedes-Benz USAMercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet
Base MSRP: $138,600
The first open-top 4-seat S-Class since 1971, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet debuted at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show and arrived in the U.S. as a 2017 with all the technology of other S-Class models, as well as a complete system for top-down warmth and wind control. The sleek, elegant design makes for one of the most exclusive S-Class models ever, with a coupe-like profile when the soft-top is closed. The top can be lowered in 20 seconds at speeds up to 35 mph. The three-layer acoustic fabric soft-top is available in four colors and has a high-quality lining in Nappa leather and DINAMICA microfiber. Inside the new S-Class Cab, technological creature comforts include an enhanced automatic wind protection system called AIRCAP, the AIRSCARF neck-level heating system, heated armrests and heated front and rear seats.

© Mercedes-Benz USAMercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet
For 2020 the S Class Cabriolet is offered in S 560 and S 63 versions, and the Premium Package is now standard including Active Multicontour front seats with massage, Surround View and front variable heated seats PLUS. The S560 is powered by a Biturbo 4.0-liter V8 producing 463 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, combined with a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission. The S 63 is powered by a handcrafted AMG Biturbo 4.0-liter V8 producing 603 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque, combined with an AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed transmission and AMG Performance 4MATIC+ permanent all-wheel drive with fully-variable torque split.

© BMW of North AmericaBMW M8 Convertible
Base MSRP: $142,500
Following the debut of the first-ever 8-Series Convertible in 2019, BMW adds even more performance with the addition of the new BMW M flagship, the 2020 M8. Offered in Convertible and Coupe versions, the M8 is powered by a 4.4-liter S63 M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine producing 600 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. The twin turbochargers are positioned within the V of the engine to improve thermal efficiency and responsiveness.

© BMW of North AmericaBMW M8 Convertible
The M8 Convertible’s powertrain consists of the TwinPower Turbo V8 engine combined with an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission and M xDrive all-wheel drive. The rear biased all-wheel drive uses an electronically-controlled multiplate clutch to distribute power between the front and rear axles. and the Active M differential splits the power between the rear wheels. The M8 Competition adds 17 additional horsepower, Full Merino Leather / Alcantara seats, door panel stitching, an M Sport exhaust, 20-inch forged M Star bi-color wheels and M safety belts.

© BMW of North AmericaBMW i8 Roadster
Base MSRP: $163,300
For 2019 BMW added the i8 Roadster alongside the updated i8 Coupe, offering a 2-seat open-top version of BMW’s unique performance hybrid sports car. Equipped with an all-season fabric soft-top, the i8 Roadster can go from closed to open in 16 seconds while travelling at speeds up to 31 mph. As the roof opens, a rear window automatically rises to reduce wind turbulence in the cabin; however, the window can be lowered if more airflow is desired.

© BMW of North AmericaBMW i8 Roadster
The 2019 BMW i8 Roadster is powered by an electric motor combined with a TwinPower Turbocharged 1.5-liter 3-cylinder gasoline engine for a total combined output of 369 horsepower. For 2019 the gasoline engine received a new sportier sound, the electric-only range has improved to 18 miles and the i8 will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds

© Audi AGAudi R8 V10 Spyder
Base MSRP: $182,100
The 2020 Audi R8 is the next generation of Audi’s 2-seat mid-engine performance car with revised exterior styling and more powerful engines. The new Audi R8 Spyder features an updated front bumper, new honeycomb grille with R8 badge, darkened headlights, new front spoiler lip and lateral air intakes. At the rear the 2020 R8 Spyder receives an updated bumper with honeycomb air outlets, oval exhaust outlets and new rear diffuser. Forged 19-inch 5-double-spoke wheels with an anthracite bi-color finish are standard with 20-inch 10-spoke Y-design forged wheels in high gloss anthracite optional.

Audi R8 Spyder V10 performance quattroAudi R8 V10 Spyder
The 2020 R8 V10 Spyder features a cloth top that can be opened in 20 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph. This sleek machine is powered by a normally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine that produces 562 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque — an increase of 30 horsepower from the previous model. The R8 V10 performance Spyder is also powered by a 5.2-liter V10 producing 602 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated with a 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission and quattro all-wheel drive.

© McLarenMcLaren 570S Spider
Base MSRP: $208,800
The McLaren 570S Spider is newest model of the McLaren Sports Series, joining the 570S and 570GT. With its retractable hardtop, the 570S Spider is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo McLaren-built V8 engine producing 562 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. Weighing in at 3,300 pounds, the 570S Spider has enough power to leap to 60 mph in a hair over 3 seconds, and blast to a top speed exceeding 200 mph.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceMcLaren 570S Spider
According to McLaren, the 570S Spider will hit “only” 196 mph with the top down. The luxurious interior has surfaces covered in either leather, Alcantara or carbon fiber. While most would prefer the sound of that V8 exhaust, the 12-speaker 1280-watt Bowers & Wilkins audio system is more than enough for the small cabin.

© Ferrari S.p.AFerrari Portofino
Base MSRP: $214,533
The all-new Portofino replaced the aging California T, slotting in as the entry-level model in the Ferrari lineup. The Portofino sports the same turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 engine as the California T; however, the engine has been updated to produce close to 600 horsepower — an increase of almost 50 ponies.

© Ferrari S.p.AFerrari Portofino
The Portofino’s performance is at a level appropriate for a Ferrari — a sprint to 60 mph takes less than 3.5 seconds, while top speed is documented as approaching 200 mph. The Portofino employs a retractable hardtop that not only adds stiffness and security, when closed it creates a sleek fastback style. Ferrari’s new Portofino convertible seats four; however, rear-seat use should probably be limited to short trips.

© Aston MartinAston Martin DB11 Volante
Base MSRP: $216,495
The DB11 Volante was all new for the 2018 model year — the latest in a long line of convertible sports GT cars from the British marque. Powering the DB11 Volante is an AMG-built 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 503 horsepower and 513 lb-ft of torque at a low 2000 rpm. The intake, exhaust and ECU are all built by Aston Martin, which changes the dynamics as well as the sound from a comparable Mercedes-AMG model.

© Aston MartinAston Martin DB11 Volante
The DB11 comes with an impressive array of standard equipment. Some features that can be found on every DB11 Volante include full leather trim, an Alcantara headliner, heated power front seats, a 360-degree surround-view camera, dual-zone climate control and 20-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels. Also standard is an 8-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth audio streaming, navigation system and iPhone integration.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceBentley Continental GT Convertible
Base MSRP: $236,100
Following the debut of the third generation Continental GT Coupe, Bentley added the Continental GT Convertible in 2019 with elegant, flowing exterior styling and a beautiful profile with the top up or down. With all-new styling, updated features and an improved powertrain, this Continental GT Convertible is a big step from the original that debuted more than a decade ago. The 2019 Continental GT Convertible’s larger grille is flanked by larger LED Matrix headlights that seem to flow into lines in the hood and fenders. If these elements look familiar, it’s because the look premiered on the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept, which has inspired many design cues on this new Bentley drop-top including the elliptically-shaped taillights.

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content ExperienceBentley Continental GT Convertible
The Bentley Continental GT Convertible’s fabric top can be raised or lowered in 19 seconds, and it can be performed at speeds up to 30 mph. Seven different top colors are available, including a tweed look for the first time. The top provides enough sound deadening that the new convertible is as quiet inside as the previous-generation coupe. The new Continental GT Convertible is powered by Bentley’s 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine producing 626 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. The Continental GT V8 Convertible draws power from a twin-turbocharged V8 producing 542 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque.

© McLaren Automotive LimitedMcLaren 600LT Spider
Base MSRP: $256,500
The new McLaren 600LT Spider is the open-top version of the 600 LT Coupe and the fifth model to carry the Longtail name. The 600LT Spider follows the Longtail formula of increased power, reduced weight, optimized aerodynamics, driver engagement, track-focused dynamics and limited availability.

© McLaren Automotive LimitedMcLaren 600LT Spider
Weighing in at 219 pounds lighter than the 570S Spider, the 600LT is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 producing 592 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque. Performance is on par with the 600LT coupe, achieving a zero to 60 mph time of 2.8 seconds, a zero to 124 mph time of 8.4 seconds, and a top speed of 201 mph.

© Ferrari S.p.AFerrari F8 Spider
Base MSRP: $274,280
The Ferrari F8 Spider is the open-top version of the F8 Tributo, the latest iteration of Ferrari’s V8-powered mid-engine 2-seat sports car that replaced the 488 GTB in the Ferrari lineup. Since the debut of the 308 GTB in the 1970s, Ferrari has offered a mid-engine V8 sports car and an open-top version since the targa-top 308 GTS. The F8 Spider continues that tradition, powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 engine that produces 710 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque, teamed with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.

© Ferrari S.p.AFerrari F8 Spider
The Spider’s power-retractable hardtop operates in 14 seconds, two panels of which stow behind the seats. The electric glass rear window can be placed in three positions with the top up or down. The F8 Spider accelerates from zero to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds and reaches 124 mph in 8.2 seconds, with a top speed of more than 200 mph. Driving dynamics get enhanced by F1-Trac traction control, an E-Diff 3 electronic differential, SSC2 side-slip angle control and Magnetorheological suspension control.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceLamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder
Base MSRP: $287,400
Lamborghini introduced the Huracan EVO Spyder at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, following the coupe that was introduced earlier that year. The Spyder carries over the advanced aerodynamics and next-generation vehicle dynamics control that were introduced on the hardtop. The Spyder also features an electrohydraulic, lightweight soft-top that opens with the push of a button and fully retracts in 17 seconds. As the top lowers, two fins deploy behind the seats to enhance the overall look and help reduce air turbulence during high-speed open-air motoring.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceLamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder
Power comes from a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine based on the powerplant found in the high-performance Huracan Performante, producing 640 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. This results in thrilling speed specs: 62 mph comes up in 3.1 seconds, 124 mph in 9.3 seconds and top speed is rated at a bit over 200 mph. Huracan EVO features the latest version of Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata to control and enhance the overall driving dynamics. The LDVI can affect the rear-wheel steering, 4-wheel torque-vectoring system and enhanced all-wheel-drive system to predict the best driving setup for the current situation.

© McLaren Automotive LimitedMcLaren 720S Spider
Base MSRP: $315,000
Three years ago McLaren introduced the all-new 720S, and last year the open-top 720S Spider joined the lineup. The retractable carbon fiber roof raises or lowers in 11 seconds. The entire top mechanism only adds 108 pounds, conforming to McLaren’s dedication to lightweight performance vehicles. With the same handling and performance as the coupe as well as the all-weather durability of the retractable hardtop, the spider will likely become more favorable than the coupe.

© McLaren Automotive LimitedMcLaren 720S Spider
The 720S Spider’s 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 engine produces 710 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque. Performance figures are on a par with the coupe — the sprint to 60 mph takes 2.8 seconds and 124 mph comes up in a hair under 8 seconds. Top speed is 212 mph; however, with the top open the driver would have to settle for a mere 202 mph.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceRolls-Royce Dawn
Base MSRP: $346,300
Dawn is a super-luxury 4-seat convertible that joined the Rolls-Royce lineup as the seventh-generation Phantom was phased out. Dawn is offered as a single model without set trim levels, since nearly every car gets built to individual customer specifications that include tens of thousands of dollars in options. For 2020, Rolls-Royce offers the Dawn, Silver Bullet Collection, said to be inspired by the glamorous roadsters of the 1920s. Limited to just 50 cars worldwide, the Silver Bullet Collection features dark exterior details, dark headlight, partially polished wheels and an Aero Cowling with silver in the center which brings the exterior color into the interior.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceRolls-Royce Dawn
The Dawn shares mechanical underpinnings with the Wraith Coupe but is more than simply a convertible Wraith; 80 percent of the body panels are unique. The lowered soft-top gets stowed beneath a wooden deck that flows down between the rear seats and throughout the cabin. Powered by Rolls-Royce’s twin-turbo 6.6-liter V12 engine producing 563 horsepower and 575 lb-ft of torque at 1500 rpm, Dawn is Rolls-Royce’s most powerful full 4-seat drophead offered to date. Inside, the Rolls-Royce Dawn offers an environment of exquisite materials meticulously handcrafted to create an unmatched luxury experience.

© Ferrari North AmericaFerrari 488 Pista Spider
Base MSRP: $350,000
Ferrari debuted the new 488 Pista Spider during Monterey Car Week in August 2018 — a new Special Series model that sets a new benchmark for Ferrari spider performance with a powerful twin-turbo V8 engine and emphasis on weight reduction. Derived from the 488 Pista Coupe, both models draw from the racing experience of the Ferrari 488 Challenge and 488 GTE race cars.

© Ferrari Cars North AmericaFerrari 488 Pista Spider
The 488 Pista Spider’s racing-derived aerodynamic and performance advantages include an S-Duct at the front, new diffusers and a new rear spoiler, resulting in a 25 percent increase in downforce compared to the standard 488 Spider. The 488 Pista Spider is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 engine producing 710 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque, delivered to the rear wheels through a 7-speed F1 gearbox.

© Ferrari S.p.AFerrari 812 GTS
Base MSRP: $350,000 (est.)
Ferrari debuted the 812 GTS in September 2019 — 50 years after the debut of the 1969 Ferrari 365 GTS/4, known as the Daytona Spider, and the last series production Ferrari spider with a front-mounted V12 engine. The 812 GTS is the spider version of the 812 Superfast, with a power-retractable hardtop that opens in 14 seconds. The electric rear window can be raised to block the wind when the top is down, but can also be lowered when the top is up.

© Ferrari Cars North AmericaFerrari 812 GTS
The 812 GTS is powered by a 6.5-liter V12 engine producing 789 horsepower and 530 lb-ft of torque with a rev limit of 8,900 rpm. Power is delivered through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Ferrari has not announced on sale date or pricing, but the 812 Superfast coupe starts at $335,000 so expect it to start beyond $350,000.

© Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster
Base MSRP: $460,247
Lamborghini debuted its latest extreme open-top car — the Aventador S Roadster — at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, and last year added the Aventador SVJ Roadster, pushing the performance envelope even further. A futuristic design that has creases and angles in myriad directions, the S Roadster clearly makes a bold statement.

© Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster
Residing behind the passenger compartment is a 6.5-liter V12 engine producing 740 horsepower and 509 lb-ft of torque. Power gets delivered to all four wheels via a “robotized” 7-speed gearbox that performs gear changes as quickly as 50 milliseconds. With the quick transmission and powerful engine, the Aventador S will achieve 100 km/h (62 mph) in a mere 3 seconds. In 6 more seconds 124 mph will flash by. With the driver’s right foot planted on the floor, this Aventador will eventually reach 217 mph.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceLamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster
Base MSRP: $573,966
In 2018 the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ coupe completed a lap of Germany’s famed Nürburgring-Nordschleife racetrack in 6:44.97 minutes, setting the record for a street-legal production car. Now it’s possible to have that same level of performance in an open-top car with the Aventador SVJ Roadster. Top speed exceeds 217 mph — an unforgettable experience with the top down. The roof is composed of carbon fiber and can be removed via quick-release levers for stowage under the hood.

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content ExperienceLamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster
Like the coupe, the SVJ Roadster is powered by a normally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine that produces 770 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque. With power delivered to all four wheels via a 7-speed automatic gearbox, the SVJ Roadster can reach 62 mph in 2.9 seconds and 124 mph in 8.8 seconds. Only 800 Aventador SVJ Roadsters will be produced.

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