Heads are always turned by the exciting Audi A3 Cabriolet, a car which fuses athletic styling with sophisticated convertible design. The top-down driving experience is memorable at any speed. When you take the A3 Cabriolet onto quicker routes the roof can be kept closed to block out wind and road noise. High-powered petrol and diesel engine options mean the model continues to be just as capable wherever you roam.
Come to the experts at Jardine Motors Audi to learn more about the A3 Cabriolet. An adviser will introduce all of its features before booking you in for a test drive from your nearest dealership.
Audi has equipped the A3 Cabriolet with many different safety features – eventually, you will wonder how you ever drove without them.
The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system incorporates numerous active technologies which work together to counter any loss of control.
During emergency braking, the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) prevents the wheels from locking up and causing instability.
The retractable soft-top roof is a very attractive aspect of the convertible – and just the start of its massive appeal. This eye-catching feature is joined by alloy wheels, Xenon Plus headlamps (S line Nav only) and front fog lights.
Subtle hints of chrome are dotted across the body as reminders of its first-rate character.
As the sibling to the A3 Sportback and Saloon, the Cabriolet shares familiar Audi hallmarks.
The trapezium-shaped grille between slick headlights is the most recognisable.
The car’s interior cements the outstanding and rewarding elements of every drive.
You and your front passenger sit nestled in sports seats in all but the entry-level SE variant.
Leather/cloth upholstery adorns the seats in the S line Nav model. Practicality is never abandoned in favour of open top driving as the split-folding rear seats show.
What is more, two passengers can be carried in the back to share in the excitement.
The wide selection of engines in the A3 Cabriolet range allow you to align the car’s performance with your preferences. Optimum thrills are provided by the 181bhp 2.0-litre TDI quattro which accelerates from 0-60mph in almost 7.6 seconds.
The 1.8-litre TFSI quattro completes the feat in the same time, and comes in just below the diesel’s peak economy of up to 56.5mpg combined. The best performing powertrain for fuel efficiency is the 1.6-litre TDI, as it can return as much as 72.4mpg combined when the car is specified with 16-inch wheels. It still pulls forward capably with 108bhp beneath the bonnet.
In the convertible, technology is placed right at your fingertips to connect and engage you with people and networks beyond the cabin.
A standard-fit Bluetooth® interface enables you to use your mobile phone hands-free while in the car. Audio streaming of stored music is also possible through the interface.
SD card-based satellite navigation makes sure you reach your destinations with advice on the best route and minimal fuss.
The system can be operated via the Multi Media Interface, steering wheel controls, or even with voice commands.
The Audi A3 quattro system is the Hydraulic multi-plate clutch system. This type of quattro is designed for models that have the engine mounted across the chassis. With a front wheel bias in normal driving conditions, up to 100% of the power can be sent to the rear wheels when needed.
|Vehicle length ||4,421mm / 174 inches|
|Vehicle width ||1,793mm / 70 inches|
|Vehicle height ||1,409mm / 55 inches|
|Wheelbase||2,595mm / 102 inches|
|Unladen weight (DIN) ||1,420kg / 3130lb|
|Engine / Cylinders ||1.6-litre TDI / four|
|Max Torque ||250Nm @ 1,500 – 3,000rpm|
|Max Power ||108bhp @ 3,200 – 4,000rpm|
|Acceleration||0-60mph / 11.4 seconds (approximately)|
|Combined cycle ||72.4mpg|
|Urban cycle ||61.4mpg |