Ingolstadt based car maker, Audi, has added this new 296 bhp Audi S3 version to the A3 cabriolet range. The Audi S3 cabriolet will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
Powering the new Audi S3 cabriolet is the same turbocharged 2.0-liter four pot petrol motor which also powers the recent Audi S3 models sold globally.
The Audi S3 cabriolet’s turbocharged 2.0-liter TFSI mill develops 296 bhp of max power, which is an increase of 119 bhp over the most powerful front-wheel-drive A3 cabriolet.
The 2.0 liter TFSI motor is mated to a standard six-speed dual clutch auto gearbox and electro-mechanical multi-plate four-wheel drive system. The engine and all-wheel drive system increases the kerb weight, and the car now tips the weighing scales at 1620kgs.
Audi claims that the car dismisses the 0-100 kph mark in a scant time of 5.4 sec and keeps accelerating before reaching its electronically limited speed of 250 kph.
Accompanying the performance enhancements is a reworked chassis. It gets a 25mm reduction in ride height, firmer springs and dampers andlarger diameter anti roll bars.
Standard fit 18-inch wheels are shod with 225/40 profile tyres, with 19-inch rims available as an option. The brakes also are upgraded to match the performance, with the front discs now measuring 340mm in diameter.
Cosmetic additions include a grey front grille insert, deeper bumpers, chrome windscreen surround and aluminium-look mirror housings among other detailed changes to the exterior. On the Inside, there’s standard Nappa leather and fabric upholstery, sports seats and brushed aluminium trim.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the new Audi S3 cabriolet.