Audi has unveiled the 2015 A3 Cabriolet, which is going to debut this week in Frankfurt.
Audi has unveiled the 2015 A3 Cabriolet, which is going to debut this week in Frankfurt. The second-generation A3 convertible is slightly larger than the last model, giving it more room for its four passengers and larger cargo capacity.
From the front, the A3 Cabriolet looks identical to the other A3 models, but everything after the A-pillar is unique. The new A3 Cabriolet has a soft cloth top that is stretched over a lightweight kinematic mechanism made of magnesium-steel. At the press of a button, the top opens or closes in less than 18 seconds, even while driving up to 31 mph. The fully automatic soft top has a glass rear window and is offered in Black as standard. A fully automatic acoustic top is available as an alternative; it has a thicker inner foam layer which reduces the already low interior noise level of the A3 Cabriolet even more.
Under the hood, the A3 Cabriolet offers three different engines at launch: two TFSI engines a 1.4L 140 hp engine and a 180-hp 1.8L The 2.0 TDI diesel engine generates 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. Buyers can choose between a six-speed manual or seven-speed S tronic transmission.
Audi has yet to confirm if the A3 Cabriolet will be offered in the U.S.