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Top 10: New convertibles for £45,000

We’ve already looked at used convertibles but with summer upon us, we couldn’t resist seeing what a budget of £45,000 buys when it comes to new cars.


As expected the German manufacturers are out in force with some superb drop-tops from Mercedes Benz and BMW, but there are also some interesting alternatives on offer. All of our featured models provide plenty of style but there is serious performance to be had too, and if you enjoy al-fresco motoring there’s probably never been a better choice.

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Audi A5 Cabriolet

Blending fine looks and sensible running costs, the A5 in 3.0TDI diesel form makes a strong case for itself. A budget of £45,000 secures a Quattro S-Line with the 245PS engine which means performance is strong, 0-60mph taking just 6.3 seconds.

The security of four-wheel drive is reassuring although the bigger wheels and sports suspension of S-Line trim can harm the ride a little, so make sure you’re happy with this before buying. Build quality is superb though and there is plenty of standard kit.


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