Apart from every other difference between a two-wheeler and a four-wheeler, the one we always despise is the brush of air that one encounters on a two-wheeler. That feeling of the vehicle moving with the wind is something that only a rider can understand. Right? Wrong! You can experience something similar on a four-wheeler too. Well, almost similar!
We are talking about the convertible cars - cars with an open roof. A convertible car is actually a body type, with the top down, that can be converted back to the normal body. While the convertible body type can be further classified into soft-top and hard-top, we are discussing about the convertibles in general. Here's a list of the top 5 convertibles you can buy in India under Rs 1 Crore!
One of the most iconic and good-looking (rather a cute-looking) car worldwide, the Mini Cooper also comes in the convertible form. The retractable roof on the Mini Cooper is made of canvas and is easily folded within no time inside the boot. Priced at Rs 33.90 Lac, the Mini Cooper Convertible is the most budget-friendly convertible available in the country today.
The Audi A3 Cabriolet is the closest you can come to an authentic convertible luxury sedan feel. Launched not too long ago, the A3 Cabrio is basically the A3 sedan without a roof. The A3 Cabrio’s retractable roof is made of canvas and it takes only 18 seconds to fully close or open the roof and can be opened at a maximum speed of 50 kmph.
Probably the most radical and sporty-looking car on the list, the BMW Z4 comes with a retractable hard top. The hard top not only saves the car from intentional damage to the roof, but also shields it from outside noise, like a regular car. What's more, it looks equally desirable with the roof up, as it does with the roof down.
Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 probably is the oldest convertible available in the country and still holds its charm. Available with a hard top, the SLK 350 also offers one-of-its-kind Magic Sky Control, which offers a panaromic sunroof in the closed roof state. If you are still not satisfied, the sunroof can be darkened or lightened according to the need, controlling the amount of sunlight falling inside the cabin.
The most recent cabriolet/convertible to join the list is the Mercedes Benz E400 Cabriolet, which is nothing but the E-class coupe with retractable roof. Priced at Rs 78.50 lac, the E400 Cabrio comes with a fabric top and not a hard-top. According to Mercedes, the soft top is of top-notch quality and is so hard that even a knife couldn't rip it apart, a concern for most of the soft-top buyers.