The Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0 TDI was the first convertible car to offer a diesel engine and its success in Europe changed the industry. While enthusiasts had trouble seeing why anyone driving a convertible car would want toput up with the tuneless noise and sooty fumes of a diesel engine, those covering many miles, often for business use, had little option and were thrilled to be able to order a sophisticated drop-top.
The same engine features across many VW Group cars and is well known for its hard-working ability to cover huge distances without complaint and a conservative thirst.
A highly developed and refined car, the Audi A4 cabriolet came available in a huge variety of trim and engine variants. Audi aimed to provide a useable every day car with excellent build quality, pleasant cabin, minimal wind buffeting and good sound proofing. 2006 saw the revised, face-lifted B7 model to bring it in line with the latest Audi family look. The revision also features suspension improvements to sharpen up the handling but the car remains more of a tourer than a true sports car.