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Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition revealed

It was like a birth at a funeral as the Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition model was revealed at the 2014 New York auto show alongside the chassis of the next-generation model...

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Mercedes-Benz SL400 to replace 350 model
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Mercedes-Benz SL400 to replace 350 model

The Mercedes-Benz SL convertible range will be fully turbocharged by the end of 2014, as the German brand replaces the SL350 model with the new twin-turbocharged SL400. The new SL400 features the same 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine as is seen in the E400 and soon-to-arrive C400 models...


BMW M4 Convertible revealed
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BMW M4 Convertible revealed

The first-ever BMW M4 Convertible has been revealed, beginning a new era for the Bavarian brand’s flagship open-top sports car. Sitting at the top of the new 4 Series Convertible range, the M4 Convertible becomes the third member of BMW’s new-generation high-performance mid-size family, joining the M3 sedan and the M4 Coupe...


Peugeot 208 Cabriolet due in 2015, report claims
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Peugeot 208 Cabriolet due in 2015, report claims

The Peugeot 208 is set to lose its lid, according to reports out of France. Caradisiac reports the French brand's city car will adopt a fully automated soft-top lid for the three-door by "late 2015" following a reveal at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show...


Volkswagen Eos won
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Volkswagen Eos won't be replaced, report claims

The Volkswagen Eos will soon meet its maker, according to reports out of Europe. German newspaper Der Spiegel claims there will not be a replacement model for the Volkswagen Eos hard-top convertible which is likely to be phased out of production before the end of 2014. The company is instead expected to focus its intent upon the more affordable and more contemporary Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet...


BMW M4 Convertible spied at the Nurburgring
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BMW M4 Convertible spied at the Nurburgring

CarAdvice's spy photographers have caught the all-new BMW M4 Convertible during "last minute testing" at the Nurburgring in Germany. The new drop-top has been spied undergoing testing before, but this is the first time the new M4 Convertible has been spied in near-production trim, and our first shots of it being put through its paces at the infamous German test track...


Jaguar F-Type Roadster
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Jaguar F-Type Roadster's new custom boot bag took 900 hours to create

The Jaguar F-Type Roadster has been roasted by critics far and wide for its tiny, oddly shaped cargo hold - but a new boot bag from French designer Moynat could change all that. For the uninitiated, the F-Type's boot is largely occupied by its spare wheel, making for an awkward 196-litre capacity that is split on either side of the central spare (see below)...


Lotus Exige S Roadster Review
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Lotus Exige S Roadster Review

Hardcore Exige S loses its lid, but misses little of the performance and dynamics found in the coupe...


McLaren 650S Spider : new supercar loses its lid
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McLaren 650S Spider : new supercar loses its lid

The McLaren 650S Spider has made its world premiere at the 2014 Geneva motor show, dropping the top on the British marque's newest supercar. Promising to deliver near identical performance, handling and driver enjoyment levels as the recently revealed 650S Coupe, despite the addition of a retractable hard-top, the McLaren 650S Spider matches its fixed-roof twin in claiming a 3...


BMW M4 Convertible : drop-top sports car spied
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BMW M4 Convertible : drop-top sports car spied

The BMW M4 Convertible has been spied testing in the snow in Europe ahead of its launch later this year. The high-performance Bavarian convertible will utilise the same powertrain as the M4 coupe that debuted at last month's Detroit auto show. BMW's 3.0-litre six-cylinder twin-turbo engine delivers 317kW of power between 5500-7300rpm and 550Nm of torque between 1850–5500rpm, and redlines at 7600rpm...


Audi A3 Cabriolet pricing confirmed : from $47,300
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Audi A3 Cabriolet pricing confirmed : from $47,300

The cost of entry to the drop-top version of the Audi A3 has dropped for the new-generation model that reaches Australia in June. The Audi A3 Cabriolet will start at $47,300, nearly $5000 less than before even if it carries a sizeable premium over the equivalent A3 hatch (+$9400) and A3 sedan (+$7500). An A3 Cabriolet 1...


Toyota 86 Convertible on local wish list
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Toyota 86 Convertible on local wish list

Toyota Australia says it has its fingers crossed the Toyota 86 Convertible is approved for production after the brand unveiled an updated FT86 Open concept at today's Tokyo motor show. The new 'Flash Red' Toyota 86 drop-top concept is differentiated from the original white-painted FT86 Open concept revealed at Geneva in March by its right-hand-drive layout, and gives the clearest look yet at how the car would appear if sold in our market...


Toyota Prius C convertible previewed by Aqua Air concept
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Toyota Prius C convertible previewed by Aqua Air concept

A sketch of the Toyota Aqua Air concept has surfaced online, previewing a convertible version of the Prius C that’s set to debut at next week’s Tokyo motor show. The image of the pink Prius C cabrio concept first appeared in a report by Yahoo Japan accompanied by details of the car's hybrid system and city-car dimensions...


Mini Cooper Cabrio: first look at new drop-top
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Mini Cooper Cabrio: first look at new drop-top

The all-new Mini Cooper Cabrio has been spied, giving us our first look at the third-generation drop-top version of the iconic British small car. Based on the recently teased next-gen Mini Cooper set to be unveiled on November 22,CarAdvice's spy photographers snapped the new Cabriofor the first time in sporty Cooper S specification while in transit in Germany...


Rolls-Royce Wraith Drophead coupe confirmed for 2015
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Rolls-Royce Wraith Drophead coupe confirmed for 2015

A convertible version of the Rolls-Royce Wraith will reach European showrooms in 2015, the company's CEO has confirmed. Speaking with Autocar, and confirming earlier reports, Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos said the Rolls-Royce Wraith Drophead coupe would go on sale in 2015 with hopes of further lowering the luxury British marque's average buyer age – a goal originally tasked to the hardtop...


Honda S2000 successor revealed ahead of Tokyo motor show debut
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Honda S2000 successor revealed ahead of Tokyo motor show debut

Honda will unveil its highly anticipated and long-rumoured S2000 successor at next month's Tokyo motor show. Fans hoping for a new generation of the 2.0-litre rear-wheel-drive S2000 are likely to be disappointed with the Honda S660 concept, however, with the "open-top sports-type mini-vehicle" set to preview a Japan-only 'kei car' rather than a genuine rival for the likes of the Mazda MX-5...


BMW 4 Series Convertible brochure images leaked
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BMW 4 Series Convertible brochure images leaked

The first official images of the BMW 4 Series Convertible have surfaced after pages from a leaked brochure appeared online. The images – published by enthusiast website BMW Blog – reveal the front and rear of a white 4 Series Convertible fitted with an optional bicycle rack, four unique alloy wheel patterns, and a black and tan interior trim combination...


Bentley Continental GTC Video Review
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Bentley Continental GTC Video Review

It's heavy, thirsty and not the most dynamic car of its breed, but the Bentley Continental GTC combines superb comfort, great refinement, effortless V8 performance and flawless ride to offer the complete luxury four-seat convertible experience. Read the full review here.


Audi S3 Cabriolet confirmed for Oz: 5.4sec 0-100km/h, 221kW
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Audi S3 Cabriolet confirmed for Oz: 5.4sec 0-100km/h, 221kW

The first official Audi S3 Cabriolet details have been released ahead of its debut at tomorrow's Frankfurt motor show, along with confirmation the German manufacturer's first ever high-performance small-car-based soft-top will be sold in Australia. Based on the recently revealed A3 Cabriolet and powered by the same 221kW/380Nm turbocharged 2...


Audi A3 Cabriolet: sedan-based drop-top revealed
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Audi A3 Cabriolet: sedan-based drop-top revealed

The Audi A3 Cabriolet has been officially revealed ahead of its debut at tomorrow's Frankfurt motor show. Based on the all-new A3 sedan, the four-seat Audi A3 Cabriolet is 180mm longer, 20mm wider, 15mm lower and 90kg lighter than the outgoing hatch-based A3 Cabriolet. The new car’s wheelbase has also been extended by 20mm over the previous generation...