Audi has released details about the New Audi A3 Cabriolet. This compact 4 seater from the Ingolstadt based car maker has got new engine options, systematic lightweight design, multi-faceted networking and high-performance assistance systems.
The new Audi A3 Cabriolet has grown compared to the previous model, its length increased from 4.24 to 4.42 meters , its wheelbase from 2.58 to 2.60 meters and its width from 1.77 to 1.79 meters . Only its height (1.41 meters [4.63 ft]) was reduced by 15 millimeters.This gives the four-seat convertible a more elegant and sporty look on the road. Luggage capacity grew by 60 liters, and it is easier to load. The wheel housings can handle wheels up to 19 inches in size.
The front of the Audi A3 Cabriolet is characterized by the Singleframe radiator grille. The flat headlights give it a resolute look; they emphasize the horizontal styling and the air intakes in the bumper. Audi offers headlights with LED technology as an option; they are the only LED headlights in the compact segment to offer variable headlight leveling control.
The rear overhang plays a key role in the harmonious proportions of the two-door car. The windshield frame is made of aluminum – and an aluminum-look trim strip runs around the entire car. On the flanks, the design features a taut tornado line and contoured sheet metal surfaces that create a fascinating interplay of light and shadow.
Engine options on the A3 Cabrio include the three newly developed engines: Two TFSI engines producing 140 hp and 180 hp from 1.4 and 1.8 liters of engine displacement, respectively and the 2.0 TDI which develops 150 hp. Other engines will follow – ranging from the 1.6 TDI with 110 hp to the 2.0 TFSI, which will power the Audi S3 Cabriolet with 300 hp. All engines in the new Audi A3 Cabriolet combine the technologies of direct injection, turbocharging and a start-stop-system.
The new Audi A3 Cabriolet will be manufactured at Audi’s plant in Győr, Hungary, which Audi has expanded with an investment of more than 900 million euros. Sales begin this autumn in Germany, and first deliveries will be in the first quarter of 2014. Many sporty and comfort/convenience options round out the standard features; they include the deluxe key and S sport seats with integrated head restraints and diamond topstitching in the shoulder area.