Audi A3 Cabriolet Review : 2.0 TDI Ambition

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Audi A3 Cabriolet Review : 2.0 TDI Ambition

Is the diesel-powered Audi A3 Cabriolet worth considering over its petrol counterparts? Matt Campbell finds out.

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Lexus LF-C2 convertible “purely a concept”, says chief designer
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Lexus LF-C2 convertible “purely a concept”, says chief designer

The stunning Lexus LF-C2 convertible concept is believed to offer up plenty of hints about a new drop-top from the Japanese luxury brand – but the man who designed the car, Yasuo Kajino, told CarAdvice there are no plans to push it to production. Well, not yet...


Lexus LF-C2 concept emerges, previews RC convertible
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Lexus LF-C2 concept emerges, previews RC convertible

The topless Lexus LF-C2 concept made its public premiere in the suitable surrounds of Los Angeles today after a drawn-out teaser campaign, previewing a road-going 2+2 roadster version of the dashing RC coupe.  Fitting Lexus’ brief to add some stylistic edge to its range, the LF-C2 “Grand Tourer” is proof positive that Lexus wants to return to the fold against the BMW 4 Series convertible sooner rather than later...


Mercedes-Benz SLK250 Review
Rating: 710 /10
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Mercedes-Benz SLK250 Review

The Mercedes-Benz SLK convertible has been on sale for a few years now, so we spent a weekend away in the German drop-top to see if it still stacks up.

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Renault Megane CC Review
Rating: 5.510 /10
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Renault Megane CC Review

Spring is the perfect time for a drop-top introduction, and so arrives the updated Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet. Just after winter but before a summer blaze, the sun rediscover the best of its baking heat, the evening air is balmy and the days are magically an hour longer than they were just a few weeks ago...


Mazda MX-5 to race in new global one-make series
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Mazda MX-5 to race in new global one-make series

Two months after its multi-nation debut, Mazda has announced the all-new fourth-generation MX-5 will compete in a new one-make Global Cup racing series. Announced at this week's Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, Mazda says, starting in 2016, the Global MX-5 Cup – a worldwide expansion of the US's existing Mazda MX-5 Cup series – will run across North America, Europe and Asia...


Convertibles for Summer : we test four affordable contenders
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Convertibles for Summer : we test four affordable contenders

With warmer weather arriving, we've headed to the beach to discover the upsides and downsides of four very different cars that all can lose their lid.


Declining drop-top demand hurting convertible roof suppliers - report
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Declining drop-top demand hurting convertible roof suppliers - report

Declining demand for drop-tops across the globe is hurting the world’s three largest suppliers of convertible roof systems. Automotive News Europe reports that production of convertibles in Europe and North America has almost halved in the past seven years, plummeting from 827,000 in 2007 to 444,000 in 2013. Convertibles’ share of those two key markets has fallen from 5...


Audi S3 Cabriolet: pricing and specifications
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Audi S3 Cabriolet: pricing and specifications

Audi's new small hot drop-top - the Audi S3 Cabriolet - is arriving in Australian showrooms priced from $69,300 plus on-road costs. The S3 Cabriolet is the first-ever S-badged version of the A3 drop-top and it tops the hot model range, priced above its S3 sedan ($62,200) and S3 Sportback hatch ($59,990) stablemates...


BMW M4 Convertible: 4.4sec twin-turbo drop-top lobs from $178,430
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BMW M4 Convertible: 4.4sec twin-turbo drop-top lobs from $178,430

The first-ever BMW M4 Convertible is now on sale in Australia priced from $178,430, representing a near $2000 price cut compared with the model it replaces. Taking its place atop the new BMW 4 Series range, the BMW M4 Convertible is priced $51,800 above the top-spec 435i Convertible and $12,000 above the M4 Coupe. Starting $1965 below the outgoing automatic-equipped 4...


2015 Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet : facelifted model on sale from $38,490
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2015 Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet : facelifted model on sale from $38,490

The facelifted Renault Megane Coupe-Cabriolet has arrived in Australia priced from $38,490. The updated model range has been trimmed to two variants, with the entry-level Dynamique kicking off the range, while a sporty new GT-Line model sits as the flagship model, priced at $43,990. Instead of switching to the 1...


2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible revealed
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2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible revealed

The wraps have been taken off the BMW 2 Series Convertible, which has been launched as a replacement for the outgoing 1 Series Convertible. The sporty small drop-top features an electric fabric soft top that is capable of opening or retracting in 20 seconds at speeds up to 50km/h, and BMW claims drivers will enjoy a sportier drive thanks to a 20 per cent increase in torsional rigidity in comparison to the outgoing 1 Series Convertible...


2015 Audi TT Roadster caught testing at the Nurburgring
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2015 Audi TT Roadster caught testing at the Nurburgring

These are the first images of the all-new 2015 Audi TT Roadster, which has been spotted undergoing performance testing at the famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany. The soft-top convertible variant of the much-anticipated third-generation Audi TT sports car appears to retain its cutesy-rather-than-macho styling, with the car spotted here wearing a low-profile black fabric roof that will tuck in behind the cockpit...


2015 Mazda MX-5 spied on the road in Japan
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2015 Mazda MX-5 spied on the road in Japan

The all-new 2015 Mazda MX-5 has been spotted on the road in Japan. Images of the 2015 MX-5 - which is due to be revealed on September 3/4 in three separate locations around the world - were uploaded to Imgur over the weekend by user meshcount. The images appear to show the car in its production body, with little or no body-disguising cladding fitted to the car...


Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster : British brand's fastest ever drop-top revealed
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Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster : British brand's fastest ever drop-top revealed

The Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster will become the brand's fastest, and fastest-accelerating, series production roadster to date when it launches globally later this year. Powered by the same naturally aspirated V12 engine found in the V12 Vantage S Coupe revealed last year, Aston Martin claims the V12 Vantage S Roadster will also be its most powerful convertible...


2014 Audi A3 Cabriolet: Pricing and specifications
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2014 Audi A3 Cabriolet: Pricing and specifications

The new-generation Audi A3 Cabriolet has undergone an overhaul with a reinvented look, all-new drivetrains, updated technology and to top all of that off, its entry price has been dropped. The 2014 A3 Cabriolet is bigger than its predecessor, its longer, lower and wider...


Nissan 370Z Roadster Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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Nissan 370Z Roadster Review

Still able to punch above its weight, the ageing Nissan 370Z Roadster remains a top-notch cruiser...

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Ferrari California T : New turbocharged GT cuts Italian marque's entry point by $50k to $409,880
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Ferrari California T : New turbocharged GT cuts Italian marque's entry point by $50k to $409,880

The new turbocharged Ferrari California T made its Australasian debut today sporting a $50k cut to the price of entry over the outgoing model. Launching from $409,880, the Ferrari California T – first revealed at this year's Geneva motor show – replaces the outgoing, range-opening California currently priced from $459,295...


Ferrari California T : local launch gallery
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Ferrari California T : local launch gallery

Starting at $409,880, the new Ferrari California T launches in Australia as the marque's most affordable current model. Read more on the Ferrari California T here or click the Photos tab to view the full image gallery from today's static launch event.


Mazda MX-5: week with Review
Rating: 910 /10
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Mazda MX-5: week with Review

Will James Ward rediscover driving purity spending a week with a Mazda MX-5?