Greenest convertibles

16 June 2008
Audi A3 cabriolet

We list the five cleanest convertibles in their class and recommend three which we think you should consider.

What Car? Recommends
1 Audi A3 Cabriolet 1.6 TDI
There aren’t many drop-tops as desirable as Audi’s A3 Cabriolet. Few are as easy on the environment, either; the A3’s 1.6-litre diesel engine falls below the 120g/km barrier, and average fuel economy betters 65mpg. Rock-solid build quality and one of the fastest-folding roofs around add to the car’ considerable appeal.

2 Peugeot 207 CC 1.6 HDI
The Peugeot delivers every ounce of style that cabriolet buyers demand. It's impressively refined, has high cabin quality and a fine driving position. Its efficient 1.6-litre diesel engine also delivers the bonus of making it one of the cleanest cars in the class with a folding metal roof.

3 BMW 320d Convertible
By now, you’re probably familiar with the lengths that BMW has gone to in cutting the emissions and fuel consumption of its cars. That extends right across the range and means that a model guaranteed to put a smile on your face – like the 320d Convertible – can also be kind to your pocket and the planet. It’s a considerable achievement.

Greenest convertibles
1 Smart fortwo cabrio 0.8 cdi    88g/km   VED Band A   88.3mpg
2 Smart fortwo cabrio 1.0 71 mhd    105g/km   VED Band B   64.2mpg
3 Fiat 500 Convertible 1.3 Multijet    110g/km   VED Band B   67.3mpg
4 Audi A3 1.6 TDI 105   114g/km   VED Band C   65.7mpg
5 Vauxhall Tigra 1.3 CDTi    124g/km   VED Band D   61.4mpg

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