Whether you are cruising down U.S. Highway 55 or U.S. Highway 40 in the Memphis area, having a car with its top down and the wind in your face is one of the many joys in life. Here are some convertibles that are perfect for warm weather.
2016 BMW M6, $120,000
The BMW M6 is a beast on the road, reaching 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds with 560 horsepower under the hood. The interior makes the ride even better with beautiful leather seats and adjustable front seats that can adjust 20 different ways. Choose between the manual transmission and the traditional stick shift, giving you the option to really feel like a race car driver. It truly is a luxury convertible that’s fun to drive. The only downside is it only has the option of a soft top, which will turn off some drivers either for security or for aesthetics.
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, $24,915
With old-school roadster charm updated with modern features, the Mazda MX-5 is available with either a manual or automatic transmission, depending on your preference. The updated exterior of the 2016 model is designed to keep its traditional look while adding a more masculine grille, so it’s not too cutesy. The interior is updated as well to include the latest technology, including the Mazda CONNECT infotainment system, a BOSE stereo system that includes speakers in the headrests, and Bluetooth streaming that lets you answer calls and play music right from your phone. Plus, the base price makes the convertible affordable, even if you decide to upgrade some of its features.
2016 MINI John Cooper Works, $31,450
If you want a powerful convertible in a cute package, the 2017 MINI John Cooper Works convertible is the perfect option. With the 228-horsepower MINI TwinPower Turbo engine, you can reach 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds. Unlike the Miata and the BMW, this car comes with a hard top that raises and lowers quickly and easily. The interior features sports seats with optional leather, while the 17-inch silver alloy Race Spoke wheels are equipped with four-piston Brembo Brakes. If you like the look of the MINI Cooper but need the power of a racecar, this would make a lovely addition to your driveway.
2016 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, $60,395
If muscle cars are more your thing, consider the 2016 Corvette Z06 Convertible. Certified as a supercar, this Corvette is equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 engine with 650 horsepower. The top on the convertible is fully electronic and is controlled by a button on the key fob, so you can raise and lower it easily and secure your car when parked. Choose between the seven-speed manual or the eight-speed automatic transmission. Between the engine, handling, and braking, this convertible could take to the track and compete with the best of them. Of course, it’s also upgraded to the newest technology with a touchscreen system that is integrated with Apple CarPlay.
It’s not worth getting a convertible unless it’s fun to drive. That means you need a powerful engine, a comfortable interior with the latest technology, and an exterior that will turn heads. Choose one of these models and you won’t go wrong.