OTHER OPTIONS YOU MAY CONSIDER
IF YOU’RE after naturally aspirated six-cylinder acoustics, then a fellow German could be the answer. The 195kW/315Nm 3.0-litre six (E85) was offered with manual or auto and propelled the Z4 to 100km/h in around 5.7sec. An ideal alternative.
YOU SHOULDN’T overlook any of the generations if you want drop-top fun. The Oz-developed turbo SP (only 100 made) can be had for the price of a 2.7litre Boxster, while the turbo 1.8-litre four in the SE is another alternative to the atmo MX-5 staples.
AUDI TT CABRIOLET
SOME call it a hairdresser’s car, but some TTs offer decent topless thrills. The TTS, with its boosted four and all-wheel drive, is a sweet spot (S tronic and manual). The 250kW five-pot TTRS, with its epic soundtrack, is reason to stretch the budget.