Four-seat convertibles can be split into two groups: soft-tops and folding hardtops.
The Audi A5 Cabriolet’s German kin include the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet, which also chooses a soft top over a folding hardtop to keep complexity down.
The remaining vehicles are offered as hardtop convertibles, and the BMW 3-Series Convertible has one of the more pleasing shapes, to go with its tenacious handling.
Both Japanese convertibles are relatively new to the field; the Infiniti’s top-down looks seem superior, while the Lexus’ interior room may offer a bit more space.
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|2011 Audi A5Browse Used Listings||2011 BMW 3-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2011 Mercedes-Benz E ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I6||Gas V6|
|2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus||4-Door Sedan 328i RWD||2-Door Coupe E 350 RWD|
|All-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Coupe||4 Door Sedan||2 Door Coupe|
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|2011 Audi A5 vs. 2011 BMW 3-Series||2011 Audi A5 vs. 2011 Mercedes-Benz E Class|