For some reason Audi are still releasing its mini drop top the A3 cabriolet, i have hardly seen any of the previous models in topless form?!
Anyway, the latest reincarnation is now on sale starting at £27,790. First cars will be delivered April 2014. Cars will come in SE, Sport and S Line trim. A range of engines will be available on launch including the 1.4 TFSI, 1.8 TFSI and a 2.0 TDI diesel.
The 1.8 TFSI will get to 62 in 7.8 seconds and have a top speed of 150 MPH, linked to a 7 speed S Tronic twin clutch gearbox combined MPG is 48.7 with emissions of 133g/KM.
Audi’s 1.4 TFSI engine has cylinder on demand technology which deactivates two of the cars cylinders when not needed, in effect making it a two cylinder engine. This enables it to achieve combined MPG of 56.5, with a 0-62 time of 9.1 seconds and emissions of 114g/km
At the diesel end you can have 67.3 MPG and a 0-62 time of 8.9 seconds, and the lowest emissions of just 110g/km.
More engines will be on the way including a 1.6 diesel, a more potent 2.0 diesel as well as a fire breathing S3 cabriolet producing 300 PS. Quattro all wheel drive will also be coming to the lineup in February next year.
Standard equipment on the A3 cab includes 16″ alloy wheels, air con, power folding infotainment screen, iPod connection, DAB radio, Bluetooth handsfree, and a light and rain sensing package.
Sport & S Line models will be 15mm lower on Sport suspension and sit on 17″/18″ alloys. S Line models can have an even sportier suspension setup which is 25mm lower than the standard car, this is a no cost option.
Boot space is 275 litres, and the fully auto roof can be opened and closed in 18 seconds at speeds of up to 31 MPH.
|1.4 TFSI (CoD)||SE||140||£25,790|
|1.4 TFSI (CoD)||Sport||140||£27,015|
|1.4 TFSI (CoD)||S line||140||£29,165|
|1.8 TFSI||S line||180||£32,420|
|2.0 TDI||S line||150||£30,615|