If you love convertibles, then these top 10 best hardtop convertibles list is for you, and as the name implies, this list will contain 10 of the newest and the best hardtop convertibles that available today. Hardtop convertibles are not really common, especially since in order to make one, several things need to be sacrificed; the biggest one will be the trunk size, and it needs a lot more complicated mechanism, so looking for just 10 cars is not that hard, especially the number of different hardtop convertibles cars right now are not that many, but here are the best of the genre.
One of the most unusual hardtop vehicles for the year, the Jeep Wrangler is probably the only new hardtop convertible module that you can find on the market today. As usual with Jeep and its products, the new Wrangler is an off road machine, you can take this car to the wilderness and it can cross any kinds of terrain with ease. Unfortunately, the car isn’t as comfortable as you think, it is rough, lack safety features, and weird handling while on pavements, but at least it got a lot of space available.
As for the engine, the Jeep Wrangler is available with the 3.6L V6 engine with superb sound; it also got 285 horsepower and 260 pound feet of torque. Being an off road machine, this new wrangler also available with the four wheel drive.
If you love to get a BMW hardtop convertible car, then you will absolutely need to check this BMW Z4, and it is only because of 1 reason; the new Z4 still maintain its old stylish traditional looks while getting some modern changes here and there. The car does not look too different than its predecessor, but it does not look outdated either, especially with the hardtop mechanism. The retractable hardtop is very quiet and smooth, similar with the car, in which it runs very smooth and the handling is great as well.
While not being able to provide much space, the BMW Z4 give you a lot of power, the 2.0L 4 cylinder turbo engine are capable of 240 horsepower and 260 pound feet of torque. If you like a more powerful engine, you need to be prepared to spend some more money.
Ferrari California T
Look at that price, if you would like super high performance car with retractable hardtop, there is no other choice than this Ferrari California T. The new California is a capable sport car with superb handling. We do not need to say how good it looks; you can just look at the picture and admire the style. It looks a bit bigger for a sport car but there is a reason. What is surprising about this high end sport car is that it actually got a large enough space inside for everyone, which is why they make this car a bit bigger than usual.
With that price point, you would expect getting a high end engine to go along with the Ferrari California T’s beautiful body, and you will get it in this 3.9L V8 twin turbo engine. The engine has 553 horsepower and 557 pound feet of torque.
Mercedes Benz SL-Class
As a luxurious convertible with retractable hardtop, you will not get disappointed with the new Mercedes Benz SL-Class. Yes, the price is expensive but look what you will get; very comfortable seats made with top class material and big enough for everyone. High end suspension system to make sure the ride is as smooth as possible, and lots of new features made with the most recent technologies. As usual with the hardtop convertible, this car is lacking in terms of trunk capacity.
But the engine for the Mercedes Benz SL-Class is not an ordinary engine; the standard engine for the car is a 3.0L V6 twin turbo engine with 329 horsepower and 354 pound feet of torque. A V8 version is also available, but the price point go way higher than you might expect.
BMW 4 Series
Another BMW car on the list, and this time is the new BMW 4 Series. This car is available with many different kinds of trim levels, in which most of them are hardtop convertibles. The price listed here is the standard model; you can get more expensive model that offer more features. The standard model itself is already very good, it is easy o ride and the ride itself is also smooth. The interior f the car is so over the top, it’s interesting, but maybe not for the taste for everyone.
As for the performance, being powered by 2.0L 4 cylinder turbo engine, the BMW 4 Series got 240 horsepower and 255 pound feet of torque. While the standard model got the rear wheel drive, there are also trim levels that are available with the all wheel drive.
Mercedes Benz SLK-Class
If you think that the SL-Class is far too expensive, you can get a new Mercedes Benz SLK-Class with half the price, and this car also has retractable hardtop. The styling and exterior design of this car might not be as classy or interesting as the SL-Class, but it is, by no means, bad. The interior is also very luxurious, but you might need to always retract the top if you are a tall person, as the head space is a little bit too tight.
The engine that will come as the standard with the Mercedes Benz SLK-Class is going to be the 2.0L 4 cylinder turbo engine; it has 241 horsepower and 273 pound feet of torque.
Mazda MX5 Miata RF
This car is going to be available soon, so prepare at least $30,000 if you are interested. The Mazda MX5 Miata RF; in which the RF means “retractable fastback”, is the newest roadster coming from the famous Miata brand. This new one is also going to be as agile as its predecessor. It got superb handling that will make it easier for everyone to cross every kinds of corner, very lightweight, and a stylishly designed top.
As for the engine, the Mazda MX5 Miata RF will be using the same engine as the last year’s model, in which the engine in question is the 2.0L 4 cylinder engine with 155 horsepower. It is believe that it will have the same acceleration power as the predecessor; 0-60 mph in 6 seconds.
The new Volkswagen Eos is one of the most balanced hardtop convertible for this year. This hardtop convertible does have small trunk, but the interior space itself is quite big. The interior is made from high class material. It got many features available; initial and optional. It got awesome handling and is very agile. The car itself is also being equipped with newly developed powertrain that is super responsive. As for the retractable hardtop itself, it goes without saying that the mechanism is fast and smooth. With that kind of price; this is the hardtop convertible that fits everyone’s taste.
The engine used for the VW Eos is a 2.0L 4 cylinder turbo engines with 200 horsepower and 207 pound feet of torque. It runs with the front wheel drive system as the standard and the 6 speed automatic transmission system.
BMW M4 Convertible
BMW release a lot of hardtop convertibles for this year, and the BMW M4 Convertible is one of the available trim level for the new BMW M4 brand. This car is supposed to be lightweight, but the Convertible version is not, just because the hardtop is pretty heavy, so the acceleration of the Convertible trim level takes a little bit of a hit. But in other aspects, it is pretty similar to the base model; great interior and stylish exterior.
The engine for the BMW M4 Convertible is the same as the base model, in which the engine is the 3.0 6 cylinder turbo engine with 425 horsepower and 406 pound feet of torque.
Ferrari 488 Spider
A very high end hardtop convertible, the new Ferrari 488 Spider is not just an ordinary sport car. With the ability to reach 60 mph in just 3 seconds or less, this one is a monster. Of course, being a Ferrari means that you need a lot of money to get one, but if you want the best hardtop convertible, you can get no wrong with getting this. The body styling is out of this world, the interior is also made from top class material, undoubtedly one of the best cars for this year among the convertibles.
The engine used for the Ferrari 488 spider is a powerful 4.0L V8 engine with 660 horsepower and 560 pound feet of torque, it is estimated that the top speed of this car is around 205 mph.
You can always get the older hardtop convertible if you want; but if you want the newest one and the best, nothing can beat these 10 best hardtop convertibles.