Another first for Audi as they launched the first compact luxury convertible in the segment, the A3 Cabriolet. This open top four-seater is a completely built unit and is priced at Rs 44.75 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The A3 Cabriolet is 4421 mm in length, shorter than its sedan sibling, 4456 mm, but it still remains spacious from the inside.It comes with a lightweight soft-top, which is made of high quality fabric, and roof the folds in less than 18 seconds.
The A3 Cabriolet rolls gets a 1.8 litre petrol engine with direct injection and turbocharging and has an output of 180 hp, which can produce 250Nm of torque. The 40TFSI mated with a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. The Cabriolet can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.8 seconds and has a top speed of 242 km/h.
From the front, it looks exactly like the Audi A3 sedan, which is a good thing as it continues to look dynamic. The diamond-design Audi Singleframe grille, in high-gloss anthracite with frame in matt aluminium adds to the distinctive stance of the car. The integrated rear bumper spoiler imparts a sharp rear look. The tail lamps are of a split narrow design to add on to the sporty appearance. The aggressive looking S line package is standard on the A3 Cabriolet to enhance the dynamic character.
The extended rear overhang plays a key role in the harmonious proportions of the two-door car. The bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights give the face of the car a resolute look. The air intakes and bumper further emphasise the width of the Audi A3 Cabriolet.
At the launch, Joe King, Head, Audi India said, “Customers have been delighted with the ‘World Car of the Year’ – the Audi A3 Sedan in India. We take their delight a notch higher with the Audi A3 Cabriolet. The compact luxury segment is growing the fastest in the luxury car industry. The introduction of the Audi A3 Cabriolet will further strengthen our dominance in this space. We are the market leaders in the luxury car segment and our performance to
date shows that we are headed towards yet another record year.”