Top selling luxury convertible cars in the UK

For most drivers there is nothing better than driving down the country lane with the top down, the wind blowing in your hair and the sun beating down on your back. According to studies, the UK has the second largest convertible car market per head in the world. We absolutely love convertibles.

There are approximately 21,000 convertibles put up on sale at an average price of £10,500 by dealers across the country every month. But, which are the best-selling luxury convertible cars in the UK. We reveal the top 3 convertible models favoured by motorists in 2012, according to a recent poll by UK car specialists.

1. Aston Martin Vantage V8

The Aston Martin Vantage roadster is as appealing to look at as it is engaging to drive. It may not be the most polished dynamic roadster in its class, but it certainly is one of the most powerful with a bellowing V8 engine that produces an exciting revving sound when it is reaching its red line.

This motorsport-inspired Vantage is Aston Martin’s hardest-charging model that is lighter than standard V8 convertible cars. Its sleek interior and exterior design is unique and quite attractive. You would never tire of looking at it. It is a popular, highly recommended alternative to the Porsche and sells brand new for around £95,244.

2. Mercedes-Benz SL350

The Mercedes-Benz SL has been in production since 1954 when the first SL model was launched. The latest Mercedes SL 350 is a grand tourer that features an impressive V6 engine lined-up with the Sequentronic automated six-speed transmission that can be operated from the steering wheel similar to a racing car.

Even standard specifications of this grand convertible boasts a lot of highlights, including automatic roll-over bar, Sensotronic Brake Control, electrically adjustable seats, adaptive safety airbags for the driver and passenger and retractable vario-roof.

Perhaps the most appealing thing about the SL350 is its style and status that still turns heads. It is an incredibly good-looking convertible car that is backed up by high quality styling and equally impressive performance. It sells brand new for a typical price of £72,170.

3. Jaguar XK 5.0 V8

Closing the list of the top 3 most favoured and luxurious convertible cars is the Jaguar XK 5.0 V8. This elegant and visually appealing convertible offers a beautiful mix of style, elegance, wind-in-the-hair boulevard cruising feel and power performance that is hard to resist. It can be expensive to run because of its low mile per gallon rating, but it is pleasantly comfortable and offers great handling as a sports car should. The Jaguar XK sells brand new for a around £70,400.

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