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We all know that the British weather is not the best and that our summers are not particularly warm but that doesn't stop our love affair with convertible cars. The UK convertible car market is one of the biggest with a wide range of convertible cars in various sizes and styles available to lease. In this article, Nationwide Vehicle Contracts list our top 5 convertible cars to lease based on our sales figures for 2016 so far.  

So let’s take a look....

1. BMW 4 Series Convertible

Top of the list you is the BMW 4 Series Convertible and its not hard to see why. Combining the sporty excellence of the 4 Series Coupe with the irresistible thrill of the open-top driving, the BMW 4 Series is our best-selling convertible for 2016. Inside, the BMW 4 Series Convertible boasts an elegant, refined interior with high quality materials and a low driving position for the ultimate sporty drive. Under the bonnet there are three engines to choose from, available with either six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission to satisfy even the most demanding drivers.

2. BMW 2 Series Convertible

The second most popular convertible to lease in 2016 based on sales is the the BMW 2 Series Convertible. On the outside the BMW 2 Series Convertible boasts a sleek, sharp design that continues through to the upmarket interior with the fabric roof opening and closing in around 20 seconds. The BMW 2 Series Convertible also offers a wide variety of engines for great performance and efficiency. Standard features include standard alloy wheels, air conditioning and iDrive infotainment system.

3. Mercedes Benz E Class Cabriolet

Taking the third spot in our top 5 list of convertibles to lease in 2016 is the Mercedes Benz E Class Cabriolet. Slightly bigger than the majority of convertible cars on the market, the Mercedes-Benz E Class Cabriolet looks as good as its drives, with plenty of choice when it comes to engines, all delivering superior performance and impressive power.

4. Mini Cooper Convertible 

The new Mini Cooper Convertible blends of style and practicality with power and great economy, making it our fourth most popular convertible in 2016.  Inside, the Mini Convertible's spacious cabin features as 6.5-inch colour screen, Bluetooth connectivity as well as rear parking sensors and a reversing camera. Another great feature is the “rain warner” which warns you with a phone message to close your roof. Beauty and brains!

5. Audi A3 Cabriolet

Finally, the fifth most popular convertible to lease in 2016 is the Audi A3 Cabriolet. The new A3 Cabriolet is as stylish and elegant than ever, making it a popular lease choice with drivers looking for small, classy cabriolet with excellent fuel economy. Under the bonnet, there is a choice of 3 petrol and 2 diesel engines to choose from, with the 1.6 litre diesel offering the best fuel economy at 72.4mpg combined.

What is your favourite convertible car? Don't forget to leave your comment below.