IN THE MARKET FOR A CONVERTIBLE? FIRST CHECK OUT THE COMPETITION
AUDI A5/S5 CABRIOLET
A size down from the Merc, Ingolstadt’s A4-based four-seat drop-top has less space in the back, but is fine for couples with kids. For greater grunt, go for the S5’s 349bhp.
BMW 4 SERIES/M4 CONVERTIBLE
Munich’s convertible contender takes the folding hardtop route and, like the Audi, is space-restricted in the rear. It’s the most sporting drive of all – especially the ballistic M4.