Convertibles

2009 BMW Z4 Gets an Acrobatic Intro
2009 BMW Z4 Gets an Acrobatic Intro

After a few years of experiencing press events hosted by European, Asian, and American manufacturers, it's become clear to me that the Germans have a flair for the flamboyant. At the rather dower 2009 Detroit Auto Show, BMW's showmanship was a welcomed relief. The world-wide reveal of the 2009 BMW...Read More»

2010 Jaguar XFR
Jaguar Ups the Ante with XFR, XKR

The 2009 Jaguar XF is one of the top-rated luxury cars here at TheCarConnection.com -- and for 2010, the mid-size luxosedan is being updated with a massively powerful V-8 engine. The 2010 Jaguar XF gets a variety of upgrades for the new model year, but the best news of the lot is its new 510-hp...Read More»

2009 Bentley Continental GTC Speed
2009 Detroit Show: Bentley Continental GTC

To paraphrase the cringe-worthy tag line used by a major national newspaper’s multi-media coverage a couple of years ago: “It might be cold outside, but there are plenty of hot cars inside Cobo Hall.”Well, there might not be as many “hot cars” this year at Detroit, as a number of...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss
2009 Detroit Show: Stirling Moss SLR

Mercedes-Benz says it's celebrating the end of the production run of its SLR McLaren with a final edition that's stripped down, stoked up and named for the most famous racer to pilot one of its cars. The 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss is the swan song for what Benz calls the...Read More»

2009 MINI Cooper Convertible
2009 MINI Cooper Convertible Preview

MINI's rolling into the 2009 Detroit auto show next week with a new version of its Cooper Convertible. Along with the electric version of the MINI we've shown you before, the new Convertible appears in Cobo with a completely new chassis and style, though at first glance it's hard to tell the new...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang GT500
2010 Ford Mustang GT500 Preview

Mustang fans, fret no more. Hot on the heels of the L.A. Auto Show introduction of the 2010 Mustang and Mustang GT, Ford has just announced the production of the 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 in coupe and convertible body styles. As the afterglow of the 2010 model's introduction waned, the Mustang...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Stirling Moss
Mercedes/McLaren Grand Finale Is Worth the Wait

Mercedes-Benz and Formula One outfit McLaren Automotive have had a long and productive partnership, but as we all know, there's a breakup on the horizon. However, before they go their separate ways, they're preparing to unleash one final supercar on the world--and oh, how super it is: the SLR...Read More»

2009 BMW Z4
First Look: 2009 BMW Z4

We present to you the first BMW Roadster with a retractable hardtop. Looking like a cool fusion of the stunning Z8 and the current-gen Z4, the 2009 BMW Z4 Roadster is bristling with new technology under both hood and retractable hardtop roof. Two models will be offered: the Z4 sDrive35i and Z4...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang
First Drive: 2010 Ford Mustang

After seeing the car at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show, we already knew that the 2010 Ford Mustang looks even better in person than it does in pixels. We weren't able to drive the new Mustang back in November, but have just done so--and our impressions keep getting better. It's clear where Ford...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang
2010 Ford Mustang Colors: Really?

Everybody's got a soft spot for Mustangs, right? They're sporty and sexy, and for a lot of American teens they're a rite of passage--often, our first car. Mine was a foxy, gun-metal gray stick-shift with tinted glass t-tops (as was the fashion in those days). The timing belt was always breaking and...Read More»

2010 Audi A5 / Cabriolet
2009 Geneva Show Preview: 2010 Audi A5 Cabriolet

While Detroit stews in Washington and the auto show season shifts into a darker gear, Audi's brightening up the picture significantly with its new 2010 A5 Cabriolet, due out next year and previewed for the media today. Walter d’Silva, Audi’s head designer, once called his A5 Coupe the most...Read More»

2010 MINI Cooper Convertible
MINI Introduces New Cooper Convertible

First seen at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show, today the BMW Group officially rolled out its latest four-seat MINI Cooper Convertible featuring, as they say, "improvements in the areas of design, quality, handling, performance, efficiency, and functionality." Built on the latest-gen MINI platform...Read More»

2009 Bentley Azure T
Bentley Shows 2009 Azure T

According to Bentley, sales in their elevated realm (defined as the Ultra Luxury Segment) are down 20 percent worldwide. In an odd way, this news applied some sense of justice and equality to the woes we normal folks are feeling thanks to the economy's present (and temporary) condition. (Note to...Read More»

2009 Porsche Cayman
2009 Porsche Boxster and Cayman Make World Debut

Porsche is serious about its current birthday. Lots of fun people showed up at the L.A. Auto Show to celebrate, including marque aficionado Jerry Seinfeld and notable Porsche racer Hurley Haywood. This year, 2008, marks the brand's 60th year of production (that would mean the first Porsche was...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang
2010 Ford Mustang: A Styling History

So now we all know what the new 2010 Ford Mustang looks like. After seeing the car in person, it looks even better than it does in pixels. As you click through the new 2010 Mustang shots we have (and will continue to post) here at TheCarConnection.com, look for a couple of styling details that...Read More»

2009 Infinit G37 Convertible
2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible: Live from L.A.

Earlier this year, we showed you the first photo of the 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible from the foggy greens at Pebble Beach. Now the Convertible's made a live appearance at the 2008 Los Angeles auto show, flipping and folding its top as it waits for next spring's on-sale date. The new G...Read More»

2009 Lamborghini LP560-4 Spyder
2009 Lamborghini LP-560 Spyder Takes It Off

Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said last year his company would have a major new model to show off at each major auto show. True to form at the Los Angeles show, Lambo pulled the silky sheet from a new Spyder version of the LP560-4, the latest edition of the Gallardo. The 2009 Lamborghini...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang
2010 Ford Mustang: It's On

You've read it here: GM held back their new LaCrosse and the CTS Coupe from their planned debuts at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. You may have also heard that Chrysler pulled corporate backing from the event, leaving Southern California dealers to pay for the Chrysler display that will be filled...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible
Spy Shots: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe-Convertible

TheCarConnection.com's spies have shown you shots of the next Mercedes-Benz E-Class--and earlier this year, we brought you the concept Fascination, a forerunner of the new E-Class. Now, our spy shooters have found some evidence that Mercedes-Benz will replace the outgoing CLK soft-top convertible...Read More»

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