Best Convertibles in UAE 2021-22: Price, Specifications, Mileage, Colors, Images

Suraj Viswanathan
Suraj Viswanathan
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Many might think that the UAE’s rather harsh weather conditions and terrain would jeopardize the sales of convertibles. However, that is not necessarily the case. You see, while the region does have to endure piping hot temperatures during the summer months, winters in the UAE are undeniably soothing and pleasant. It is the winter (and pre-summer) season that truly calls for a drive in a convertible.

While they may not be incredibly prevalent or practical all throughout the year, convertibles certainly occupy an important and exciting place in our market. They may not be the first choice for a majority of car buyers, but several options exist for those who would like to own one of these cars. To make your decision-making simpler, here is Cars24’s pick of the ten best convertibles in UAE for 2021-22.

Best Convertibles Prices in UAE

Sr. No.

Models

Starting price in UAE

1

Mini Cooper S Convertible

AED 180,000

2

BMW Z4 Roadster

AED 245,000

3

Jaguar F-Type Convertible

AED 313,300

4

Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

AED 330,000

5

Porsche 718 Spyder

AED 373,700

6

Lexus LC500 Convertible

AED 465,000

7

Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster

AED 580,000

8

Ferrari Portofino M

AED 860,000

9

Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder

AED 950,000

10

Bentley Continental GT Convertible

AED 1,100,000

As many of us know, open-top convertibles are usually not as practical as fixed-top coupes. This has to do with the whole mechanism that allows for the roof of a car to be taken out without compromising the structural integrity and safety of the vehicle. Some carmakers fit their convertibles with roof panels that have to be manually removed or fitted. This usually makes them a little lighter than their power-operated counterparts, but they are more cumbersome and less elegant.

Most high-end car brands choose to equip their convertibles with an electrically-operated roof that can be folded away or resurrected with a simple push of a button. These types of convertibles, more often than not, weigh more than the ones that have a manually detachable or attachable roof and also tend to cost more. However, no matter how you look at it, a typical convertible model will be heavier than its comparable non-convertible version.

With the fixed metal roof gone, automakers have to add additional supporting braces and weight-bearing structures to the floor of the car. These, along with the complex mechanism for the convertible roof itself, adds quite a bit of heft. As for this article, the cars listed below have been arranged in order of their price tag. Meanwhile, you can find plenty of old cars for sale in Dubai and certified used cars in Abu Dhabi on Cars24.

Mini Cooper S Convertible

Mini Cooper S Convertible front side

Recently updated for the 2022 model year, the Mini Cooper (also known as the Mini Hatch) is a fantastic little car. And while it is comparatively small in its stature, its status is that of a premium and reputed car. As the most affordable convertible on this list, the new Mini Cooper S Convertible starts in the vicinity of AED 180,000. Prospective buyers in Dubai can head down to an AGMC dealership, while those in Abu Dhabi can get in touch with the folks at Abu Dhabi Motors.

Mini Cooper S Convertible side

Meanwhile, Cars24 has an ever-expanding list of certified used cars for sale in Sharjah, among other emirates. Folks wanting a brand-new Mini Cooper S Convertible get to choose from up to 12 exterior colors that include Chili Red, Starlight Blue, Midnight Black, White Silver Metallic, Moonwalk Grey, and Zesty Yellow. In terms of its outer dimensions, this 3-door premium hatchback measures 3,876mm in length, 1,727mm in width, and 1,415mm in height. These figures are followed up by a wheelbase of 2,495mm and a maximum boot space of 215 liters.

Mini Cooper S Convertible front

The Mini Cooper S Convertible looks unquestionably chic and upscale, although its overall cutesy appearance might not be for everyone. The updated Cooper Convertible gets new oval-shaped LED headlamps with surround-LED and chrome effects, a honeycomb front grille, revised front and rear bumpers with gloss black trim, new 18-inch Mini light alloy wheels, side scuttles with “S” badging and chrome detailing, and dual exhaust pipes finished in piano black.

Mini Cooper S Convertible rear side

The Mini Cooper range always had an interesting interior design. Buyers can select from a wide range of trim and upholstery options, while the swanky layout of the digital gauge cluster and center infotainment screen looks cool too. Even the airplane-style toggle switches and chrome-accented rotary dials in the center stack look and feel nice to operate. The overall build quality is good (if not great), though the rear seats can only seat two and feel really cramped even then.

Mini Cooper S Convertible interior

As for its features, the new Mini Cooper S Convertible can come with adaptive dampers, adaptive LED headlamps, keyless entry & go, cruise control, a rear wind deflector, an electrically-operated soft top with an integrated sunroof, LED ambient lighting, an 8.8-inch touchscreen head unit with Apple CarPlay, a Harman Kardon audio system, and dual-zone climate control. Among its many safety features, the Cooper S scores 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, automatic pop-up roll guards, Electronic Stability Control, Dynamic Traction Control, and all-around parking sensors with a rearview camera.

Mini Cooper S Convertible roof

The Mini Cooper S Convertible sold in the UAE comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine. This motor produces 178hp and 280Nm of torque that’s pushed through a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox to the front wheels. As for performance, the Cooper S Convertible can go from 0 to 100 kmph in under 7 seconds and claims a top speed of 230 kmph. Meanwhile, its average mileage is rated at 17.5 kmpl or 5.7 L/100 km.

Model

Mini Cooper S Convertible

Engine

2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder

Horsepower

178hp

Torque

280Nm

Gearbox

7-speed dual-clutch automatic

Drive configuration

Front-wheel-drive

Acceleration

6.9 seconds

Top speed

230 kmph

Fuel consumption

17.5 kmpl or 5.7 L/100 km

Fuel capacity

44 liters

Max seating capacity

4

Curb weight

1,400 kg (appx)

BMW Z4 Roadster

BMW Z4 Roadster UAE

Currently in its fifth avatar, the BMW Z4 Roadster is the Bavarian brand’s only two-seat convertible sports car. Built on the group’s CLAR platform, the new Z4 Roadster even has its doppelganger in the form of the new Toyota Supra. Just like the Mini above, those wanting to purchase a brand-new BMW Z4 Roadster can either visit Abu Dhabi Motors or any of the several AGMC outlets dotted across the UAE. As for its price, a new Z4 Roadster retails from around 240,000 dirhams (depending on the variant).

BMW Z4 Roadster front side

On the other hand, there are hundreds of affordable old cars for sale in Ajman, with many pre-owned cars in Ras Al Khaimah listed on Cars24. The BMW Z4 Roadster comes in at 4,324mm in length, 1,864mm in width, 1,304 in height, and a wheelbase of 2,470mm. Meanwhile, the Z4’s trunk has a luggage capacity of 281 liters. In the UAE, customers of the BMW Z4 Roadster can have it painted in colors such as Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, and San Francisco Red.

BMW Z4 Roadster side

The BMW Z4 Roadster’s exterior design is characteristic of a two-door, front-engine sports car. Its long hood coupled with a low stance and a chiseled body makes this convertible look like a well-rounded and sporty athlete. The Z4’s exterior features also take into account a sleek BMW kidney grille with active air intakes, adaptive LED headlights, a muscular front bumper with large intakes, 19-inch M light alloy wheels, fender-mounted vents, a ducktail rear spoiler, a sculpted rear bumper with large exit vents, suave LED taillights, and dual exhausts plus an air diffuser.

BMW Z4 Roadster front

One purchases a sports car like the BMW Z4 Roadster because they want to feel the wind in their hair and be seated in a sporty cockpit. On both of these counts, this Bimmer will not let you down. The sports seats are not only low but also offer plenty of bolstering. Then there are the two digital displays that get along well with the high-quality materials in this cabin, plus there’s the power-operated hard-top roof. To ensure you don’t get buffeted by the wind, BMW has fitted a wind deflector along with strong rear beams to absorb any rollovers.

BMW Z4 Roadster interior

Depending on how much you are willing to spend, the Z4 Roadster can come with loads of fancy and modern equipment. Some of the highlights include items like remote engine start, automatic headlights with high-beam assist, M Sports suspension, dynamic cruise control, push-button start, power-assisted seats with memory setting, M steering wheel, ambient interior lighting, dual-zone climate control, an electronic parking brake, a Harman Kardon premium audio rig, and a widescreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay. The Z4 Roadster comes packed with both active & passive safety nannies – airbags, anti-lock brakes, stability & traction control etc.

BMW Z4 Roadster rear side

In the UAE, the BMW Z4 Roadster can be had with one of two powerplants. The base version comes with a 2.0-liter turbo-four that pushes out 194 horses and 320Nm of twisting force. Meanwhile, there’s another that gets the same engine but tuned to 255hp and 400Nm of torque. Both spin the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. The former gets to 100 kmph in 6.6 seconds, while the latter hits the same in 5.4 seconds.

BMW Z4 Roadster performance

Model

BMW Z4 Roadster

Engine

2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder

2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder

Horsepower

194hp

255hp

Torque

320Nm

400Nm

Gearbox

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Drive configuration

Rear-wheel-drive

Rear-wheel-drive

Acceleration

6.6 seconds

5.4 seconds

Top speed

226 kmph

250 kmph

Fuel consumption

16.3 kmpl or 6.1 L/100 km

15.3 kmpl or 6.3 L/100 km

Fuel capacity

55 liters

55 liters

Max seating capacity

2

2

Curb weight

1,405 kg (appx)

1,415 kg (appx)

Jaguar F-Type Convertible

Jaguar F-Type Convertible front side

With the great Ian Callum holding the brush, the Jaguar F-Type had to be a thing of beauty. And while some cars don’t look all that appealing with their roof off, the F-Type Convertible is in a different league. If you want a fantastic two-seat sports convertible with a design that draws attention, this Jag will do that without a sweat. Priced from just over 313,000 dirhams in the UAE, the F-Type Convertible costs a pretty penny or two over the BMW Z4. Those wanting a brand-new Jag should check out either Al Tayer Motors or Premier Motors.

Jaguar F-Type Convertible side

If your budget is slightly less than that, don’t worry. Cars24 offers the discerning buyer certified used cars in Ajman and second-hand cars in Umm Al Quwain as well. When it comes to a brand-new Jaguar F-Type Convertible, customers have the freedom to choose from up to 28 exterior colors. The standard colors (many are optional) include paints like Atacama Orange, Sorrento Yellow, Malachite Green, Icy White, Velocity Blue, Carpathian Grey, Silicon Silver, Caldera Red, and British Racing Green.

Jaguar F-Type Convertible front

The Jaguar F-Type Convertible is 4,470mm long, 1,923mm wide, and 1,307mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 2,622mm and a boot capacity of 233 liters.  In terms of its appearance, the F-Type Convertible looks gorgeous with its sleek yet muscular physique. The front fascia sports sleek LED headlamps, flared air intakes, and a sporty all-black grille. The sides post large 20-inch wheels, flared arches, and a heavily-sloped roof. Meanwhile, the rear gets ultra-modern LED taillights and twin-exhaust tailpipes plus a diffuser.

Jaguar F-Type Convertible rear side

On the inside, the contemporary appeal of the F-Type continues. There’s plenty of soft-touch materials, quality leather and metallic accents all over. The two digital screens catch your eye with plenty of details, while the sporty seating position you on the drive ahead. The build quality is decent, and the features list is pretty long. Doubtless, there’s adaptive dampers, adaptive cruise control, power-operated and ventilated seats, automatic climate control, a touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, paddle shifters, and active sports exhaust.

Jaguar F-Type Convertible interior

The Jaguar F-Type Convertible is packed with enough safety equipment to keep its occupants safe. There’s a plethora of airbags, Electronic Stability Program, Traction Control System, Hill Hold Assist, and all-around parking camera among others. Powering the most lethal version of the F-Type Convertible is a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 that outputs 567hp and 700Nm of torque. This is enough to propel this sports convertible from 0 to 100 kmph in only 3.7 seconds and to a top speed of 300 kmph!

Jaguar F-Type Convertible performance

Model

Jaguar F-Type Convertible

Engine

2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder

5.0-liter supercharged V8

Horsepower

296hp

567hp

Torque

400Nm

700Nm

Gearbox

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Drive configuration

Rear-wheel-drive

All-wheel-drive

Acceleration

5.7 seconds

3.7 seconds

Top speed

250 kmph

300 kmph

Fuel consumption

13.8 kmpl or 7.2 L/100 km

8.8 kmpl or 11.3 L/100 km

Fuel capacity

63 liters

70 liters

Max seating capacity

2

2

Curb weight

1,615 kg (appx)

1,838 kg (appx)

Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Chevrolet Corvette Convertible front side

The Corvette is one of those names that makes the hair-in-the-back-of-the-neck stand for many motoring enthusiasts. Now that it is here in its latest eighth-generation iteration, the Corvette (“C8” as it is internally called) continues to be sold in both coupe and convertible avatars – the latter starting from around 330,000 dirhams. A brand-new Chevy Corvette Convertible can be bought from either Al Ghandi or Bin Hamoodah Auto in the UAE.

Chevrolet Corvette Convertible side profile

Of course, one can always take a look at Cars24’s extensive library of old cars for sale in Fujairah or well-maintained pre-owned cars in Sharjah. In terms of its size, the new Corvette Convertible measures 4,630mm in length, 1,934mm in width, 1,234mm in height, and has an overall wheelbase of 2,722mm. While boot space is not really a criterion when buying a convertible sports car, this Chevy can still accommodate 357 liters of luggage.

Chevrolet Corvette Convertible engine

Those buying a new Chevrolet Corvette Convertible can book an example in one of 11 different exterior shades. The options include colors such as Torch Red, Accelerate Yellow Metallic, Sebring Orange Tintcoat, Rapid Blue, Arctic White, and Shadow Gray Metallic. Obviously, if you are getting a fancy sports car, you want people to look at you as you drive along. In that case, the new Corvette Convertible will suit you just fine. It certainly has that American muscle car charm blended with the goodness of a supercar-like outer shell.

Chevrolet Corvette Convertible rear

The front fascia of the Corvette is sharp and angled to resemble an angry but focused face. The bulging front fenders and LED headlamps go together with the legacy “Corvette” emblem and an intrinsically-sporty bumper with piano black trim. The sleek yet aggressively-molded sides of this Corvette feature large scoops, staggered sporty alloy rims, and boisterous rear haunches. Speaking of which, the back of the Corvette is adorned with sophisticated LED taillights, a fixed rear wing, a beautiful rear glass engine cover, loads of gloss black bits, and loud quad-exhaust tailpipes.

Chevrolet Corvette Convertible interior

Compared to even some exotic supercars, the interior of the Chevrolet Corvette Convertible looks astonishingly upmarket, incredibly sporty and futuristic. The oddly-shaped steering wheel may not be to everyone’s fancy, but the contrast stitching (with the top-center indicator) and metallic shift paddles sure look sporty. Further adding to this cabin’s sporty appeal is the aggressively driver-centric cockpit layout with its thick center portion and a canted infotainment head unit that’s accompanied by aided by metallic switchgear right below it.

Chevrolet Corvette Convertible features

Overall, the interior build quality and fit-and-finish of the Chevrolet Corvette is surprisingly good and feels well done. As for features, this Chevy comes equipped with high-performance Brembo brakes, LED projector headlamps, a removable roof panel with tinted glass, powered sports seats with heating & ventilation, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 10-speaker Bose audio system, cruise control, an 8-inch touch-infotainment system with GPS navigation and smartphone connectivity, theatre-dimming lights, and a 12-inch digital instrument cluster. You also get a head-up display, 6 airbags, an OnStar emergency communication system, front & rear cameras, plus Dynamic Stability & Traction Control Systems.

Chevrolet Corvette Convertible top-down

Pushing the new Chevrolet Corvette Convertible is a no-nonsense 6.2-liter mid-mounted V8 with 495hp and 630Nm of gusto. Moreover, it is assisted by an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that drives the rear wheels, allowing the Corvette to hit 100 kmph in under 3 seconds! Meanwhile, this American convertible’s maximum speed is over 310 kmph.

Chevrolet Corvette Convertible rear side

Model

Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Engine

6.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8

Horsepower

495hp

Torque

630Nm

Gearbox

8-speed dual-clutch automatic

Drive configuration

Rear-wheel-drive

Acceleration

2.9 seconds

Top speed

312 kmph

Fuel consumption

7.7 kmpl or 12.9 L/100 km

Fuel capacity

70 liters

Max seating capacity

2

Curb weight

1,530 kg (appx)

Porsche 718 Spyder

Porsche 718 Spyder front three quarter

The outgoing Porsche 718 Spyder (formerly known as the Boxster Spyder) were revealed back in 2019. Since then, this has been one of the top grossing models in the German marque’s lineup in most markets. Being the younger sibling to the legendary 911 is not easy, but the new 718 series are pretty good on their own. In the UAE, there are Porsche dealerships scattered across every emirate, with Al Nabooda Automobiles being one of the companies handling sales and after-sales services.

Porsche 718 Spyder side

As for the car itself, a brand-new Porsche 718 Spyder starts from AED 373,700 in the UAE. Then again, Cars24 has an ever-expanding list of used cars in Dubai, among other cities. The Porsche 718 Spyder spans 4,430mm in length, 1,801mm in width, and 1,258mm in height. It has wheelbase that stretches 2,484mm and a boot capacity of 270 liters (including the front & rear cargo holds). Porsche UAE will offer its clients up to 13 exterior colors on their 718 Spyder: Guards Red, Racing Yellow, Gentian Blue Metallic, Python Green, Carrara White Metallic, Frozenberry Metallic etc.

Porsche 718 Spyder front

Being a soft-top convertible, the looks of the Porsche 718 Spyder entirely depend upon you. If you would rather have a hard-top convertible, then a BMW Z4 or a Corvette would be up your alley. When it comes to the styling of the Porsche 718 Spyder, it looks subtle enough to glide past some really fancy parties, but not sophisticated enough to stand out at events that are dominated by those suited gentlemen. Porsche has taken a scalpel and shaven off any excessive visual fat from the 718 Spyder. Its sporty portrayal is sharpened by projector LED headlights with LED DRLs, a scooped-out hood, and a chiseled front bumper with intakes and aero panels.

Porsche 718 Spyder rear

The sides of the Porsche 718 Spyder are dominated by its massive 20-inch wheels, well-integrated air scoops, and haunched fenders. Around the back, the 718 Spyder features a high-mounted LED bar that floats between the raised engine scoops, a prominent ducktail spoiler, stylish LED taillights flanking a premium-looking transparent strip with the brand’s lettering. Finally, there’s an air diffuser that also houses twin tailpipes. While it is certainly not a flashy convertible, the 718 Spyder is surely a good sports car.

Porsche 718 Spyder cabin

On the inside, the Porsche 718 Spyder receives a sporty tri-pod instrument cluster that is mated to an Alcantara-clad sporty-looking three-spoke steering wheel, and 18-way adjustable sports seats with Alcantara and leather. As it is with Porsche models, the build quality and level of fit-and-finish in the cabin of the 718 Spyder is exceptional. On the features front, the 718 Spyder can be had with keyless entry with push-button start, an electrically-operated parking brake, a 7-inch touchscreen head unit with Porsche Communication Management and Car Connect Services, an LTE hotspot, and a 300-watt Burmester audio system.

Porsche 718 Spyder interior

The 718 Spyder also gets equipment such as Porsche Stability Management, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes, Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus, Porsche Torque Vectoring, Porsche Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control System, and a suite of airbags. Pushing this Porsche forward is a 4.0-liter naturally-aspirated and horizontally-opposed six-cylinder that makes 414hp and 420Nm of torque. This sprightly motor spins the rear tires via 7-speed dual-clutch (PDK) automatic gearbox. This translates to a 0-100 kmph time of 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 300 kmph.

Porsche 718 Spyder front side

Model

Porsche 718 Spyder

Engine

4.0-liter naturally-aspirated flat-six

Horsepower

414hp

Torque

420Nm

Gearbox

7-speed dual-clutch automatic

Drive configuration

Rear-wheel-drive

Acceleration

3.9 seconds

Top speed

300 kmph

Fuel consumption

9 kmpl or 11 L/100 km

Fuel capacity

64 liters

Max seating capacity

2

Curb weight

1,495 kg (appx)

Lexus LC500 Convertible

Lexus LC500 Convertible front side

Based on Toyota’s famed and ubiquitous TNGA platform, the Lexus LC500 is currently the brand’s ultimate expression of power, prestige, and old-school performance. Why am I saying this? Simple. Compared to many modern grand tourers/sports convertibles, this Lexus rocks a fabulous-sounding V8 without any form of greenist electricity involved. And on top of that, it looks debonair enough to make its presence felt anywhere in the world. The convertible version just adds to the whole drama.

Lexus LC500 Convertible side

In the UAE, the Lexus LC500 Convertible starts from upwards 460,000 dirhams. Meanwhile, Cars24 has less-expensive but reliable used cars for sale in Fujairah and plenty more pre-owned cars in Dubai. Given how deep your pockets are, the LC500 can painted in one of 11 exterior colors: Blazing Carnelian, Deep Blue Mica, Dark Gray Mica, Naples Yellow, Sonic Titanium, Radiant Red, White Nova Glass Flake etc. In terms of its exterior dimensions, the Lexus LC500 Convertibles comes in at 4,770mm in length, 1,920mm in width, and 1,345mm in overall height. Then there is the LC’s wheelbase of 2,870mm and boot space of barely 197 liters.

Lexus LC500 Convertible front

One look at the Lexus LC500 Convertible, and you will most probably end up liking it a lot! In a way, it is a spiritual successor to heavenly LFA supercar, with clean lines and brilliant attention to detail. The front boasts the brand’s massive ‘spindle’ grille that is flanked by sweptback tri-beam LED headlights with Lexus’ own sequential LED indicators. Meanwhile, the long sweeping hood leads to the LC500’s steeply-raked windscreen and an effortlessly-sculpted body. The svelte side profile boasts large but stylish 21-inch wheels, extended side skirts, flush door handles, and body-integrated intakes.

Lexus LC500 Convertible rear side

The muscular rear haunches of the LC500 Convertible host bootlip spoiler, swanky full-LED taillights with aggressive side trims, and a deep-cut rear bumper with chrome-tipped twin exhausts. While some soft-top convertibles have a less-than-posh roof, Lexus has probably spent countless hours to make sure that its fabric roof feels sturdy yet elegant – and it has succeeded. Climb onboard the LC500’s cabin, and you will come across some most lush and best built materials you will ever touch and feel in the auto industry. Moreover, the sporty positioning of the switch dials on the instrument pod really makes this experience wholesome.

Lexus LC500 Convertible features

Obviously, you can throw loads of money at Lexus and get a beautifully handstitched interior trim. Moving onto features, the LC500 Convertible comes with a remote engine starter, radar-guided cruise control, adaptive suspension, full-leather upholstery with aluminium pedals, magnesium paddle shifters, climate-controlled power front seats with memory setting, a 13-speaker Mark Levinson premium audio system, and a 10.3-inch Lexus Navigation System with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto. The LC500’s safety features include a multitude of airbags, ABS with EBD & Brake Assist, a Head Up Display, plus Pre-Crash Safety System with Blind Sport Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Keeping Assist, and Vehicle Stability & Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management.

Lexus LC500 Convertible interior

Under that fashionable hood of the Lexus LC500 Convertible lies a 5.0-liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine that develops 471hp and 540Nm of peak torque. This goes through a 10-speed automatic gearbox and to the rear wheels. The Lexus LC500 Convertible takes less than 4.5 seconds to hit 100 kmph, while top speed is pegged at 270 kmph.

Lexus LC500 Convertible performance

Model

Lexus LC500 Convertible

Engine

5.0-liter naturally-aspirated V8

Horsepower

471hp

Torque

540Nm

Gearbox

10-speed automatic

Drive configuration

Rear-wheel-drive

Acceleration

4.4 seconds

Top speed

270 kmph

Fuel consumption

7.6 kmpl or 13.1 L/100 km

Fuel capacity

82 liters

Max seating capacity

4

Curb weight

2,040 kg (appx)

Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster

Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster UAE

Among premium two-door sports cars in the UAE, the Mercedes-AMG GT eclipses almost every other car in its segment. It is essentially a German muscle car dressed as a sophisticated and elegant two-seat sports car for those who adore the three-pointed star. The Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster’s price commences from around 580,000 dirhams in the UAE. If you wish to buy one of these brand-new, head out to Gargash or the Emirates Motor Company.

Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster colors

In the meantime, if you wish to scout for cheaper options, Cars24 is a great place to start. There are many second-hand cars for sale in Abu Dhabi, plus several more old cars for sale in Sharjah. As for the new Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster, it spans 4,544mm in length, 1,939mm in width, and 1,259mm in height. Its wheelbase measures 2,630mm, while the boot can hold up to 165 liters of items. Mercedes UAE will offer clients multiple exterior paint choices including Designo Diamond White Bright, Designo Graphite Grey Magno, High-Tech Silver Metallic, and Obsidian Black Metallic.

Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster front

There are no two ways about it – the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster is one of the most attractive-looking convertibles out there. Its elegant exterior has been crafted in such a way that it comes across as a powerful muscle car that’s also oozing with grace and sophistication. Obviously, the generous spattering of the Three-Pointed Star and AMG logos help drive this point home too. The long and muscular hood of the AMG GT Roadster leads to a vertically-slatted AMG-specific front grille. These are joined by the newly-refreshed Multibeam LED headlights and a chunky yet sporty bumper.

Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster rear side

The charming side profile of the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster come with 20-inch forged alloy wheels, red AMG brake calipers, AMG fender vents and side skirts, and voluptuous rear haunches that look fabulous. Meanwhile, the back of the GT Roadster looks just as stylish and contemporary, courtesy of its slender LED taillights and quad-exhaust pipes. Stepping onto the inside of the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster’s cabin is quite enthralling as well. There’s dual-tone Nappa leather and comfortable yet sporty-looking AMG Performance seats. Of course, there are also AMG insignias, AMG-specific gauges and infotainment menus, and AMG-specific dials and buttons.

Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster interior

And while the build quality is really quite good, it isn’t as impressive as that seen in the Lexus LC500. Some of the most interesting features of the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster are its seat-integrated Airscarf function, memory-enabled electrically adjustable seats, Active AMG Ride Control, rear-wheel steering, active sports exhaust, a Burmester surround-sound audio system, LED mood lighting, dual-zone automatic climate control, adaptive cruise control, and a touch-infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto.

Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster rear

The Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster’s safety suite encompasses Adaptive Highbeam Assist, Active Distance Assist, Active Braking Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Lane Tracking with Lane Keeping Assist, Electronic Stability Program, Parking Assist with a rearview camera, and up to 8 airbags. Powering the base variant of the Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster is a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that develops 476hp and 630Nm of maximum torque. It comes mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that drives solely the rear wheels. Still, 0 to 100 kmph take only 4 seconds, and top speed is over 300 kmph.

Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster performance

Model

Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster

Engine

4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8

Horsepower

476hp

Torque

630Nm

Gearbox

7-speed dual-clutch automatic

Drive configuration

Rear-wheel-drive

Acceleration

4 seconds

Top speed

302 kmph

Fuel consumption

10.6 kmpl or 9.4 L/100 km

Fuel capacity

65 liters

Max seating capacity

2

Curb weight

1,595 kg (appx)

Ferrari Portofino M

Ferrari Portofino M front side

The Prancing Horse is absolutely and unequivocally one of the most sought-after badges in the world. In fact, Ferrari has become a household name and a synonym for a sports car (especially if it is red in color). Just as the world started to slowly emerge from the Covid-19-induced lockdown, this niche Italian marque launched the all-new Portofino M. A successor to the erstwhile Portofino, this latest avatar costs somewhere in the vicinity of 860,000 in the UAE.

Ferrari Portofino M side

In the UAE, Ferraris are primarily sold by Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors. On the other end of the spectrum, Cars24 has some amazing deals on certified used cars in Dubai, which you may want to check out. This being a Ferrari, well-heeled customers can choose their Portofino M in one of 28 exterior colors: Rosso Corsa, Rosso Scuderia, Rosso Fiorano, Rosso Portofino, Rosso Dino, Giallo Modena, Nero Daytona, and Blu Abu Dhabi.

Ferrari Portofino M rear side

The Ferrari Portofino M comes in at 4,594mm in length, 1,938mm in width, 1,318mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,670mm. Unlike some of its rivals on this list, the Portofino M’s boot space is not horrendous, since it can swallow up to 292 liters worth of cargo. On the outside, the new Portofino M looks almost identical to its predecessor. However, that is not a bad thing as the Portofino looked pretty ravishing. The Portofino M’s gorgeous styling makes it look like the amalgamation of Italian flair and sporty panache.

Ferrari Portofino M cabin

Compared to its precursor, the Portofino M gets new front & rear bumpers with more aggressive intakes and vents, new LED headlamps, new alloy-wheel designs, new airflow redirectors on the sides, and a more compact and streamlined rear with revised exhaust pipes and a new air diffuser. Choose a lively paint, and it will really be hard to ask bystanders to not click pictures of your Prancing Horse. Moving to the interior of the new Portofino M, nothing much has been changed. The general design and layout of the dashboard and console, plus the buttons and interfaces have been carried over from the previous model.

Ferrari Portofino M interior

However, the level of fit & finish is outstanding. Also, thanks to the carbon-fiber steering wheel and rich leather upholstery (among other highlights), this interior truly feels quite special. Moreover, the Ferrari Portofino M comes equipped with a power-operated hard-top roof, a 10.25-inch touchscreen head unit with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, a part-analogue gauge cluster with dual digital multi-function displays, a 7-inch multi-function display for the passenger, two-zone climate control, adaptive dampers, adaptive LED headlights etc.

Ferrari Portofino M features

Some of the new Portofino M’s other features include Automatic High Beam, Predictive Emergency Brake System, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Traffic Sign Recognition, and Surround-View cameras with 3D display. It also gets Side Slip Control, Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer, Stability Control System, Vehicle Dynamic Control, and F1-TCS along with E-Diff and SCM-E. Under the sweeping hood of the Ferrari Portofino M lies a 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that cranks out 612hp and 760Nm of torque. It uses an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and propels the Portofino M to 100 kmph in less than 3.5 seconds!

Model

Ferrari Portofino M

Engine

3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8

Horsepower

612hp

Torque

760Nm

Gearbox

8-speed dual-clutch automatic

Drive configuration

Rear-wheel-drive

Acceleration

3.45 seconds

Top speed

320 kmph

Fuel consumption

8.8 kmpl or 11.3 L/100 km

Fuel capacity

80 liters

Max seating capacity

2

Curb weight

1,664 kg (appx)

Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder

Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder RWD front side

If you really want to turn heads no matter where you go, few brands have the might to do it as effortlessly as Lamborghini. Arriving on the scene back in 2020, one of the newest Italian Bulls is the ravishing Huracan EVO Spyder. And while it is available in Rear-Wheel-Drive (RWD) and All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) forms, the former is more interesting – it is less expensive too. Having said that, the Huracan EVO Spyder RWD still costs well north of AED 900,000 in the UAE.

Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder RWD front

You can buy used cars in Umm Al Quwain or well-maintained second-hand cars in Ajman via Cars24 for far less cash. The Huracan has continued to evolve over the years to become one of the best-looking Italian sports cars ever. And in its new EVO Spyder avatar, the gazes are not going to fade into oblivion anytime soon. As we know, the Lamborghini Huracan is not a vast car as such, with measurements of 4,520mm in length, 1,933mm in width, and 1,180mm tall at the roof. This Huracan boasts a pretty decent wheelbase of 2,620mm, though its petite 100-liter cargo capacity is nothing to write home about.

Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder RWD top-down

Customers of the new Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder can pick from between 8 exterior standard colors. These include the likes of Giallo Tenerife, Blu Aegeus, Nero Granatus, Verde Salvans, Viola Pasifae, and Bianco Icarus. When Lambo promoted the Huracan to its EVO post, it gave its best-selling model some exterior upgrades. The most notable of which includes the new angrier face with its antagonistic-looking front bumper and its ‘bull-horn effect’, massively flared air intakes and integrated air channels, plus revised LED headlamps.

Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder RWD side

The low-slung but heavily-contoured body of the Huracan EVO Spyder integrates rear-mounted intakes, extended side skirts, pronounced fender flares, and beautiful 19-inch rims wrapped with thick Pirelli P Zero tires. Around the back, the Huracan EVO Spyder features a multi-slatted engine cover, an electronically-modulated spoiler, ultra-sleek LED taillights, and a fancy rear-end that sports a honeycomb grille, twin center-mounted exhaust tips, well-incorporated air curtains, and a functional air diffuser.

Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder RWD rear

The interior of the Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder is just as exuberant and sporty as you would have imagined it to be. You can have the cabin in a striking dual-tone shade while also boasting materials that include Carbon Skin, Alcantara, and high-grade leather with contrast stitching. Moreover, the design itself, with the cool fighter-jet-style flip-up push-button engine start, tunnel-style hexagonal AC vents, racing seats clad in soft leather, a flat-bottom multifunctional steering wheel, and airplane-style toggle switches along the center console. In short, your onboard experience in the Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder will be nothing less than phenomenal.

Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder RWD interior

Unlike Lambos of old, the new Huracan EVO Spyder comes fitted with several modern features and conveniences. The highlights here are the aforementioned fancy push-button start, an 8.4-inch touchscreen system with smartphone connectivity, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, a drive mode selector, launch control, and all-around parking sensors with a reversing camera. Since this is a Lambo, you can spend a lot more on optional extras, obviously. The quality of this cabin is pretty upscale, no doubt about that. As for its safety tech, the Huracan EVO Spyder gets at least 6 airbags, Electronic Stability Control, ABS with EBD, Traction Control System, and Lamborghini All-Wheel Steering.

Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder RWD performance

The beating heart of the Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder RWD is an organic-feeling 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated V10. This stupendous motor pumps out 602hp and 560Nm of peak torque – all going to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Launched well, the Huracan EVO Spyder RWD can scramble from naught to 100 kmph in 3.5 seconds, while terminal velocity is pegged at 324 kmph.

Model

Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder RWD

Engine

5.2-liter naturally-aspirated V10

Horsepower

602hp

Torque

560Nm

Gearbox

7-speed dual-clutch automatic

Drive configuration

Rear-wheel-drive

Acceleration

3.5 seconds

Top speed

324 kmph

Fuel consumption

7.1 kmpl or 13.9 L/100 km

Fuel capacity

83 liters

Max seating capacity

2

Curb weight

1,509 kg (appx)

Bentley Continental GT Convertible

Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible front side

The Bentley Continental GT Convertible should be a top pick if you like to show your wealth and power without sacrificing a living being. Its sheer opulence and theatre will ensure that you will not only ride along in the lap of luxury, but will do so with tireless enthusiasm. Since a convertible grand tourer is about a relaxed yet sporty drive, the GT V8 Convertible is the one you should be taking out for a test drive. Priced from well over a million dirhams, the this is unarguably the most expensive convertible on the list.

Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible front

If you are wondering where to get a brand-new Continental GT Convertible from, Bentley Motors UAE has enough showrooms to cater to prospective customers. In the meantime, you can always browse through Cars24 to check out some great deals on second-hands cars in Dubai. As it is pretty clear, the Bentley Continental GT Convertible is almost a mini land yacht. It stretches 4,850mm in length, 2,187mm in overall width, 1,399mm in height, and has wheelbase that spans 2,849mm. When it comes to its boot space, that’s rated at 235 liters.

Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible side

In the United Arab Emirates, Bentley offers the Continental GT Convertible in at least 16 standard exterior colors. These include shades like Beluga, Dark Cashmere, Glacier White, Hallmark, Marlin, Moonbeam, Onyx, and St. James’ Red. One glance at the Bentley Continental GT Convertible, and it becomes clear that it isn’t the kind of car you get if you want to glide below the radar. The styling will unavoidably attract jealous eyeballs, irrespective of the locale you are in. Up front, the Continental GT Convertible boasts a massive mesh grille that’s flanked by Bentley’s sign, signature twin-barrel headlamps.

Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible rear side

Along its muscular yet smooth-flowing body, the Bentley Continental GT Convertible showcases enlarged wheel arches, humongous alloy rims, and an overall macho-looking side profile. The rear of the Continental GT Convertible features the marque’s famous oval LED taillights and oval quad exhausts. There’s no denying that the Bentley Continental GT Convertible is beautiful and well-groomed convertible. The cabin of the Continental GT Convertible feels almost immaculate and wonderfully well-crafted.

Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible cabin

Then there’s the materials that are used to make this interior feel so posh and amazingly rich. However, there are some buttons that have been lifted from VW cars that don’t feel as great, but most people won’t notice them. Then there are the features, which include fitment such as a 12.3-inch touchscreen with smartphone connectivity, Adaptive Cruise Control, adaptive LED Matrix headlights, adaptive dampers with Bentley Dynamic Ride system, a Naim surround-sound audio system, multi-zone automatic climate control, a wireless phone charger, LED ambient lighting, a read wind deflector, and climate-controlled front seats.

Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible interior

The Bentley Continental GT Convertible also comes with life-saving measures such as a swathe of airbags and electronic nannies, plus a heavy body that could probably go through a small house without getting much damage. As its name suggests, the Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible is powered by a 4.0-liter biturbo V8 eight-cylinder engine that thrusts 542hp and 770Nm of torque to the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox. If you push all the right buttons, this heavy grand touring convertible will hit a top speed of 318 kmph and reach 100 kmph in about 4 seconds.

Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible performance

Model

Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible

Engine

4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8

Horsepower

542hp

Torque

770Nm

Gearbox

8-speed automatic

Drive configuration

All-wheel-drive

Acceleration

4.1 seconds

Top speed

318 kmph

Fuel consumption

8 kmpl or 12.5 L/100 km

Fuel capacity

90 liters

Max seating capacity

4

Curb weight

2,335 kg (appx)

Conclusion

While all seasons may not be suitable for folks to drive around in convertibles, the UAE continues to have buyers purchasing these vehicles. Convertibles have a charm that coupes cannot really lay claim to – they allow you to peek and see the sky above you, sans any obstruction. Obviously, just like every other genre in the industry, there are several layers to the ‘convertible’ beyond just what powers them.

As you can see from this article, the United Arab Emirates is home to some of the most spectacular and lust-worthy convertibles on the planet. If you want something small yet premium, then the Mini Cooper S Convertible is a good bet. However, if you want a proper front-engine rear-wheel-drive convertible, then cars such as the BMW Z4 Roadster, Jaguar F-Type Convertible, Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster, and the Lexus LC500 Convertible should float your boat.

If you want something that is more a blend of luxury and sportiness, then the Bentley Continental GT Convertible is a good bet. Conversely, if you are scouting for a sporty driving experience along with an exciting interior and exterior, then cars such as the Ferrari Portofino M and Lamborghini Huracan EVO Spyder. At the end of the day, the UAE has enough convertibles to satisfy almost any buyer, regardless of their requirements.

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