What makes an Audi Convertible so special? The German automakers are known to underrate these luxury cars when it comes to performance. They go over and above to ensure that their advertising contains zero fluff. You practically have to own and drive one to realize the full potential of the vehicles which consistently over-perform on the manufacturers predictions for performance. They’re not racing cars but they exceed expectations which makes them popular with owners. Audi has maintained consistency in building cars that are in a straight line, but they’re also fast. Audi convertibles have offered a stylish means of attaining luxury on the road with the wind in your hair. Here are the top 5 Audi convertible models of all time.
1. 2008 Audi A4 Cabriolet Convertible
The Audi A4 Cabriolet was voted the best Audi convertible of all time with a refined performance, to notch quality in build, austere exterior design and a high end interior which combine to make it a top consideration in midsize luxury sedans. The styling has remained unchanged since 2005, but there was really no need to tinker with perfection. While the competitors tooled with their design schemes, Audi knew they had a winner and left things in their present state with the exception of the Special Edition that was released later in the year with enhancements to the interior and exterior. This 2 door convertible was originally sold at an MSRP or $28,900 for the base model maxing out at $47,900 fully packed and loaded.
2. 2009 Audi TTS Roadster Convertible
The 2009 TTS Roadster Convertible was a big hit with eye appeal in its sharp exterior styling which was just a prelude to what you got when you opened the door. The interior featured a roomy and distinctive luxury design that made comfort and high end aesthetics a hallmark of the model. This lightweight model made use of weight conscious aluminum components. The redesign of the vehicle got the attention of Audi enthusiasts with specs that delivered a more spirited performance along with decent fuel efficiency. The more aggressive body style was beefed up in the front with a sporty new appearance, displaying a deep fascia and a sportier grille. It was aggressive and contemporary offering all wheel drive with a 2.0litre engine and a power retracting top. The starting MSRP upon release was $53,925
3. 2002 Audi TT Convertible
The 2002 Audi TT Convertible comes in third place as Audi lovers voted it as a top pick of all time. It wasn’t the fuel consumption ratings that attracted its fan base, but it had a sporty sexiness that made drivers look good and feel powerful behind the wheel. It satisfied the requirements for a near luxury car with a more affordable starting MSRP of $31,200 in comparison to some other more expensive options. The 18L 4 cylinder generated 180 hp in a 5 speed manual with front wheel drive. The sexy ride had room for 4 occupants and came with a Bose premium sound system with a 6 disc CDC which was state of the art in its day. The heated seats were a novel and useful addition and owners who drove this model off the lot brand new still have something to talk about.
4. 2008 Audi TT Roadster Convertible
The 2008 Audi TT Roadster Convertible comes in 4th in the top 5 voted a work of art because of its nappy styling and peppy performance on the road. This model delivered practicality with the amenities that discriminating drivers demanded. The 220 hp turbo four was a high point bringing 292 horses into the race. The well tuned suspension made for a smooth ride with a gallop that made speed easy to achieve. Perhaps one of the most remarkable features of this model was its get up and go, melded with a quietness that seemed surreal. This luxury vehicle was a top performer that featured a sense of style and refinement that outclassed its competitors. With a starting MSRP of $53,925 and a plethora of takers you know it had to be something special.
5. 1998 Audi Cabriolet Convertible
Last, but certainly not the least in our top 5 Audi convertibles of all time is the 1998 Audi Cabriolet convertible. The V6 2.8 liter engine delivered plenty of power in this mini-compact front wheel drive 2 door convertible. Thee 4 speed auto transmission was electronically controlled with auto shift lock, a dynamic shift program and a hill detection feature which was new at the time. This lightweight car became a favorite in the smaller class because of its ability to comfortably accommodate 4 in the cabin. The starting MSRP for this model was $34,600 brand spanking new off the lot.