cab·​ri·​o·​let | \ˌka-brē-ə-ˈlā \

Definition of cabriolet 

1 : a light 2-wheeled one-horse carriage with a folding leather hood, a large rigid shield in front of the seat, and upward-curving shafts

2 : a convertible coupe

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The same powertrain is also featured in the new E53 coupe and cabriolet, which are said to post similar acceleration times. Davey G. Johnson, Car and Driver, "2019 Mercedes-AMG CLS53 Debuts, Electric (Straight) Six," 15 Jan. 2018 Meanwhile, our 245-pound heavier S5 cabriolet required 158 feet of asphalt before coming to a halt. Greg Fink, Car and Driver, "2018 Audi S5 Coupe and Cabriolet," 31 Jan. 2018 In addition to the rear-wheel-drive GTS coupe, which starts at $120,700, there's a cabriolet ($133,000) or the nifty Targa 4 at $139,900. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Fast mover: 911 Carrera GTS is pure Porsche and loaded for bear," 26 Jan. 2018 The two-door T-Roc cabriolet crossover, planned for 2020, will succeed the Beetle's convertible duties. Michael Mcgough, sacbee, "Volkswagen plans to squash production of one of its most iconic cars | The Sacramento Bee," 8 Mar. 2018 This enhanced powertrain will likely find its way into the C43 coupe and cabriolet models (along with some of the styling updates) as well as the AMG 43 versions of other models, including the GLC43 crossover and the E43 sedan. Steve Siler, Car and Driver, "2019 Mercedes-AMG C43 Sedan: More Muscle for the Middle C," 6 Mar. 2018 Between the coupe and cabriolet versions of the C63 two-door, the open top car loads up with 130 additional pounds (59kg) due to bracing and the extra weight of the layered soft top, which actually operates at up to 30mph (50km/h). Jim Resnick, Ars Technica, "Mercedes-AMG’s C63 S Cabrio has it all: Power, sound, fuel use, and cost," 10 Feb. 2018 The base model electric drive, non-cabriolet version starts at $28,850, before factoring in any rebates or tax incentives, which in some areas could total $10,000. Charles Fleming,, "2018 Smart ForTwo Electric: The world's cutest convertible," 9 Feb. 2018 View 118 Photos The S5 cabriolet outmuscles the A5 by 102 horsepower and 96 lb-ft of torque, but our test numbers don’t reflect nearly that big of a discrepancy. Chris Amos, Car and Driver, "2018 Audi S5 Cabriolet," 28 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of cabriolet

1770, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cabriolet

French, from diminutive of cabriole caper, alteration of Middle French capriole

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