With modern diesel engines being arguably as well refined as their petrol equivalents, increasing numbers of manufacturers are offering a diesel version of their drop-top.
We pick our Top 5 diesel convertibles.
1. Mini Cooper SD Convertible
Few cars say ‘fun’ as well as the MINI. Add in the drop top and the extra punch packed by the Cooper SD and you’ve got a great recipe for a drop-top. Not only is it fun, but it’s fairly practical too with seating for four.
2. Audi A3 Cabriolet
The A3 Cabriolet may be nearing the end of its time in production but it remains incredibly popular. With top-notch build quality, bullet-proof engines and almost unmatched desirability, the A3 Cabriolet remains a winner.
3. BMW 3 Series Convertible
With a great range of diesel engines, the 3 series convertible is stylish, practical and desirable. And, true to form for BMW, it’s as cracking car to drive. With its retractable steel roof, the 3 Series offers the best of both worlds.
4. Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet
The Golf cabriolet has been a popular site on UK roads ever since the original version arrived in the 1980s. Today’s car drives ‘just like a Golf’ and with VW’s superb diesel engine and six speed gearbox fitted, the Golf Cabrio is fast, frugal and a whole heap of fun.
5. Peugeot 207 CC
The 207 may have been replaced by the 208 in tin-top form, but for now, the drophead 207 remains. Smartly styled, economical and affordable, there’s a lot to like about the 207. It’s got a decent boot and it’s easy to drive. An excellent all-rounder.