The Audi A4 Cabriolet has a cloth top, making it the only vehicle in this group of luxury four-seat convertibles so equipped.
It’s conservatively styled with an available V-6 engine.
Among the cars with folding hardtops like the Volvo C70, the BMW 3-Series is the sportiest competitor, with its twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engine.
Two Japanese competitors—the Lexus IS 250C and the Infiniti G37 Convertible—offer convertible coupe versions of the more common four-door sedan models, both new within the past couple of years.
Consumer Reports picked the Volkswagen Eos as the class leader, though; like the Volvo, its styling is unique to the coupe model, rather than derived from a sedan.
Finally, a sixth contender may be another Swedish model, the Saab 9-3 Convertible, although Saab is just starting to ramp up its sales again after coming close to shutdown last year.
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|2011 Volvo C70Browse Used Listings||2011 BMW 3-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2011 Volkswagen EosBrowse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy|
|Turbocharged Gas I5||Gas I6||Turbocharged Gas I4|
|2-Door Convertible Automatic||4-Door Sedan 328i RWD||2-Door Convertible Manual Komfort SULEV|
|Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Convertible||4 Door Sedan||2 Door Convertible|
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|2011 Volvo C70 vs. 2011 BMW 3-Series||2011 Volvo C70 vs. 2011 Volkswagen Eos|