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BMW Z4 Roadster (09-17)

4.5 out of 5 4.5

Compared with the original model, the second-generation BMW Z4 Roadster became a slightly different animal as the German car maker looked to make the two-seater more appealing to buyers considering a Mercedes-Benz SLC or Porsche 718 Boxster. Driven: 2019 BMW Z4 Roadster review including engine and trim options The biggest difference... read more

PROS

  • Strong performance
  • Comfortable cabin
  • Refined at high speeds
  • Metal folding roof

CONS

  • Limited boot space with roof down

The Porsche 718 Boxster (yes, it used to just be the Boxster), is the German company’s mid-engined two-seat roadster that’s all about driving thrills. Jump to: Porsche 718 Boxster T revealed Rivals include the Audi TT Roadster, Mercedes-Benz SLC and entry-level versions of the Jaguar F-Type. To look at, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a mild... read more

PROS

  • Great fun to drive
  • Fast, compact electric roof
  • Refined and comfortable
  • Excellent build quality
  • Eye-catching design

CONS

  • Characterless engine
  • Pricey extras
  • No mpg improvement in typical use
  • Turbo lag from new engine

Audi TT Roadster

4.5 out of 5 4.5

When it comes to sports coupes there’s none more stylish than the Audi TT, and removing the roof to make the new Audi TT Roadster only heightens that. Fighting it out with the Mercedes SLK, BMW Z4, Nissan 370Z Roadster and – more worryingly – the talented Porsche Boxster, it’s got a tough time ahead. Audi is, however, confident. Search used Audi... read more

PROS

  • Interior
  • Sharp looks
  • Punchy engines and performance

CONS

  • Evolutionary design
  • Current lack of quattro diesel
  • Rivals more focused

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