There are luxury cars, there are sports cars but nothing quite matches the charm and charisma of a convertible. An open top car has a maximum style appeal and not every convertible costs a bomb. This list of 2016 Convertible cars lets you have a glance at some of the best convertible cars available in India.
1. Audi A3 cabriolet
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Audi A3 cabriolet is basically an Audi A3 sedan sans the roof. Priced at just Rs. 44.8 lakh, it is one of the most affordable of 2016 convertible cars in India. For people who prefer softtop convertibles over hardtop convertible cars, it is a perfect vehicle. The roof of the car is made of canvas and it opens and closes in just 18 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph. The car sports a 1.8-litre TFSI turbo petrol engine that pumps out 177 bhp of power and 280 Nm of torque. A3 cabriolet lets you romance the idea of top down motoring without burning a hole in your pocket. It qualifies as one of the best sub 50 lakh convertibles in the Indian market.
2. Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
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Bugatti Veyron, the mid-engined sports car made by Volkswagen Group is the most expensive and also one of the best convertible cars that one can buy in India. It gets a removable heard top along with an umbrella like soft top. This beauty can be yours for – hold your breath – Rs 12 Crore. In exchange for this huge amount of money you get a radical looking sports beast that is powered by an 8.0-litre quad-turbocharged W16 petrol engine that churns out a jaw-dropping 1200PS of power and 1500 Nm of peak torque. With a top speed of whopping 408.47 kmpl it sure promises a hair raising performance! Shahrukh Khan, the Bollywood superstar owns one.
3. Ferrari California T
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Priced at Rs. 3.45 Crore, Ferrari California may look expensive but its dashing looks and beautifully crafted rooftop makes it worth the price among all hardtop convertible cars. It can serve as a full fledged coupe as well as an open roof sports car at the touch of a button. A supercar from one of the most celebrated brands in the world, California T offers a true blue sports car experience courtesy its potent 3.9-litre V8 direct injection engine that emits 552 bhp of power. In a matter of just 3.6 seconds, it can touch 100kmph mark from standstill. It uses dual clutch system and gets seven gear transmission system. The open and close cycle of the car takes a mere 14 seconds.
4. Mini Convertible
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If you are a fan of Retro chic styling then Mini Convertible is just the car for you. It is an excellent buy among small convertible cars as it is modestly priced at Rs. 33.90 lakh. A timeless design, solid build quality and go-kart like driving experience are reasons enough for you to splurge on this one of the best convertible cars around. The fabric roof of the car opens or shuts in just 18 seconds. The roof also comes with a half-open setting. With the 189 bhp, 2.0-litre engine under its hood, it promises a great performance too.
5. Lamborghini Aventador
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The fastest flagship of Lamborghini, Aventador, is one of the best convertible cars sporting a futuristic design. The gigantic 6.5-litre V12 engine powers this hard-top convertible and helps it to churn out a huge power output of 691 bhp along with 690 Nm of peak torque. It sports a removable Targa-style two-piece carbon fibre roof that weighs just 6 Kg. The car is obscenely flamboyant and brutally powerful. 100kmph is reached in three seconds flat! Priced at Rs. 7.8 Crore, Aventador is one of the most expensive supercar in India and also the most entertaining. No wonders, it is termed as a hyper car!
6. Mercedes Benz E Class E400
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Falling under the category of affordable convertibles is Mercedes Benz E Class Cabriolet that is priced at Rs. 78.5 lakh. It is the best selling model by the company and sports a 3.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 333 bhp of power and 480 Nm of torque. The electric soft top of the car can be opened and closed at a speed of 40 kmph in a matter of 20 seconds. Offering a great combination of high comfort and luxurious gadgetry, Mercedes Benz E400 is the classiest one among 2016 convertible cars.
7. BMW Z4
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Another car among the list of affordable convertibles is BMW Z4. Priced at just Rs. 78.50 lakh, it is available in two variants – 35i and 35i DTP. Both the trims come equipped with a 3.0-litre V6 Twin Power turbo petrol engine mated with seven speed sport automatic transmission. The full metal roof of this car opens and closes in 19 seconds at speed up to 25 mph. If sporty and radical looking cars interest you then BMW Z4 will surely catch your attention.
8. Jaguar F Type
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Armed with a stunning design, Jaguar F type is a two seater sports car that boasts of driver focused engineering. It is available in two variants in India – F-Type S and F-Type V8S. The former sports a 3.0-litre V6 supercharged petrol engine emitting 380 PS of power and the latter is powered by a 5.0-litre V8 supercharged petrol engine that develops 495 PS of power. The ravishing looking car takes just 12 seconds to open the close the roof at speed up to 30 mph. F-Type S is priced at Rs. 1.73 Crore and F-Type V8S costs Rs. 2.08 Crore.
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9. Porsche Boxster
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Boxster is a convertible two seater sports car by the German carmaker Porsche. It is presently available in two trims in India – Boxster S and Boxtser GTS priced at Rs. 1.02 Crore and Rs. 1.15 Crore respectively. It is one of the biggest selling sports car worldwide. Boxtser S is armed with a 2706cc petrol engine producing 315 bhp of power. Boxtser GTS, on the other hand, comes with a 3436cc petrol engine offering 330 bhp of power. Both the engines are mated with 6-speed automatic transmission. The smartTop roof control unit comes with one-touch operation enables the opening and closing of the roof in only 12 seconds. If looks could kill, Boxster would be guilty of mass murder!
10. Maserati GranCabrio
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With its mesmerizing beauty and charm, Maserati GranCabrio can put to shame any other convertible in this 2016 convertible cars list in terms of looks. And with a 4.7-litre V8, 440bhp engine under its hood, it promises an amazing performance too, recording a top speed of 176 mph and reaching 0-100 kmph in just 4.9 seconds. It takes just 28 seconds to open and close. So you have all the reasons in the world to fall for this Maserati beauty despite the fact that it is pretty heavy at 1980 Kgs and its roof takes its own sweet time to retract. This beauty can be yours at Rs. 1.46 Crore.
With so many options in this list of best convertible cars to choose from, buying the one that fits your budget and matches your personality, doesn’t seems too difficult.