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Audi A4 Cabriolet (2001-2009)

Unlike the A5 that followed it the Audi A4 Cabriolet was the only 2 door car in the A4 range with no coupe alternative. As a result almost every body panel, the rear interior and many mechanical components were unique to the car. Never the less it is a highly developed and refined convertible, available in a huge variety of trim and engine variants that offer everything from economical cruiser to snarling sports car. Audi aims to provide a usable every day car with excellent build quality, pleasant cabin, minimal wind buffeting and good sound proofing. The Audi A4 was the first convertible car to offer a diesel engine which has seen moderate success in Europe prompting other manufacturers to follow.

The roof folds at a reasonable speed considering its size and leaves a useable space in the luggage compartment. Storage space isn’t as good as some of the A4’s competitors such as the Mercedes CLK and Volvo C70 but is still much improved on older cars. Standard equipment levels are good however ticking additional boxes in the options list can be a very costly exercise. Lucky then that this high range model has all the important things you will need including climate control and a sat-nav system.

The 2006 Audi A4 Cabriolet B7 update brought suspension and steering upgrades previously limited to the more powerful S4 to further improve handling. It also got the tall grille front end facelift – the last car in the range to receive this treatment, and updated rear lights.

Audi A4 Cabriolet Details

Production dates2001-2009
Length4573 mm
Width inc. mirrors1777 mm
Height1391 mm
Wheelbase2650 mm
Turning circle11 m
Luggage capacity315 litres
Fuel tank capacity70 litres
Warranty distance60,000 miles
Warranty length3 years
Service Intervals9000-19,000 miles

Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8T

With ample power for this refined four-seat convertible, the Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8T is a classy car at an attractive price. The ride is excellent and interior beautifully finished giving a premium feel to an already elegant car. Fuel economy is an acceptable level for a car of this size and the turbocharged engine is eager if not exciting to drive.

Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8T Specifications

Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeStraight 4
Engine size1781 cc
Power163@5700 bhp
Torque166@1950-4700 lb.ft
Transmission type6-spd manual / 7-spd multitronic
Kerb Weight1540 kg
UK Retail pricefrom £25,990
UK Insurance group15

Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8T Performance

Max Speed (Manual)140 mph
Max Speed (Auto)136 mph
0-60mph (Manual)- seconds
0-60mph (Auto)- seconds
0-100kmph (Manual)9.4 seconds
0-100kmph (Auto)9.3 seconds

Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8T Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Manual)34 mpg
EU Combined MPG (Auto)33.2 mpg
CO2 Emissions (Manual)199 g/km
CO2 Emissions (Auto)204 g/km

Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI

The Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI uses the latest direct injection technology and a turbocharger to allow an impressive surge of performance when it is needed and equally good economy when you don't. It is a worthy upgrade on the 1.8T with an extra kick of acceleration without any extra cost at the petrol pump.

Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI Specifications

Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeStraight 4
Engine size1984 cc
Power197@5100-6000 bhp
Torque206@1800-5000 lb.ft
Transmission type6-spd manual / 7-spd multitronic
UK Retail pricefrom £27,285
UK Insurance group16

Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI Performance

Max Speed (Manual)146 mph
Max Speed (Auto)144 mph
0-100kmph (Manual)8.2 seconds
0-100kmph (Auto)8.1 seconds

Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0 TFSI Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Manual)34 mpg
EU Combined MPG (Auto)33.6 mpg
CO2 Emissions (Manual)199 g/km
CO2 Emissions (Auto)199 g/km

Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.2 FSI

The 3.2 litre V6 engine provides smooth power but is less efficient than four cylinder options.

Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.2 FSI Specifications

Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeV6
Engine size3123 cc
Power252@6500 bhp
Torque244@3250 lb.ft
Transmission type7-spd multitronic
Kerb Weight1660 kg
UK Retail pricefrom £32,415
UK Insurance group18

Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.2 FSI Performance

Max Speed (Auto)155 mph
0-100kmph (Auto)7.2 seconds

Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.2 FSI Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Auto)29.4 mpg
CO2 Emissions (Auto)229 g/km

Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.2 FSI quattro

The Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.2 FSI quattro has plenty of power to make some serious progress but the chassis and all-whee-drive system manage it with ease. It pulls well throughout the rev range making it feel comfortably quick whatever the circumstance. The economy and emissions aren't quite so pleasing but that is as ou would expect with an engine and car of this size.

Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.2 FSI quattro Specifications

Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeV6
Engine size3123 cc
Power252@6500 bhp
Torque244@3250 lb.ft
Transmission type6-spd manual / 6-spd Tiptronic
Kerb Weight1695 kg
UK Retail pricefrom £33,100
UK Insurance group18

Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.2 FSI quattro Performance

Max Speed (Manual)155 mph
Max Speed (Auto)155 mph
0-100kmph (Manual)6.8 seconds
0-100kmph (Auto)7.4 seconds

Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.2 FSI quattro Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Manual)25.7 mpg
EU Combined MPG (Auto)25.4 mpg
CO2 Emissions (Manual)264 g/km
CO2 Emissions (Auto)266 g/km

Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0 TDI

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.

Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0 TDI Specifications

Fuel typeDiesel
Engine typeStraight 4
Engine size1968 cc
Power138@4000 bhp
Torque236@1750-2500 lb.ft
Transmission type6-spd manual / 7-spd multitronic
UK Retail pricefrom £27,355
UK Insurance group15

Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0 TDI Performance

Max Speed (Manual)131 mph
Max Speed (Auto)129 mph
0-100kmph (Manual)9.7 seconds
0-100kmph (Auto)10.4 seconds

Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0 TDI Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Manual)44.1 mpg
EU Combined MPG (Auto)43.5 mpg

Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0 TDI quattro

The more powerful diesel engine in the range provides both performance and economy in equal measure. With 230bhp the Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0 TDI quattro was at launch the most powerful diesel convertible available. It may not be an exciting performance car but it is very capable and can cover ground in all weather at a surprisingly fast rate. It also makes cruising and accelerating very easy and provides a relaxed driving experience well matched to the excellent 6 speed automatic gearbox.

Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0 TDI quattro Specifications

Fuel typeDiesel
Engine typeV6
Engine size2967 cc
Power230@4000 bhp
Torque332@1400-3250 lb.ft
Transmission type6-spd manual / 6-spd Tiptronic
Kerb Weight1790 kg
UK Retail pricefrom £33,545
UK Insurance group17

Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0 TDI quattro Performance

Max Speed (Manual)150 mph
Max Speed (Auto)150 mph
0-100kmph (Manual)7.3 seconds
0-100kmph (Auto)7.8 seconds

Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0 TDI quattro Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Manual)35.8 mpg
EU Combined MPG (Auto)33.6 mpg

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9 Owner Reviews

Do you drive an Audi A4 Cabriolet? Would you recommend it to others? Why not leave a comment to let us know what you think of the car. This Audi has 9 owner reviews.

  1. Mark says:

    Audi are masters at creating 4 seat convertibles. This car fits 4 people really comfortably. It is a dream to drive, and of course it looks fantastic with the roof down.

    I will be keeping this car for a long long time,

  2. denis jackson says:

    what is the road tax on the a4 diesel, please ?

  3. Editor says:

    Hi Denis, At time of writing the A4 2.0 TDi Cabrio is Band H in the UK making the current 12 months tax price £190 GBP however cars before July 2006 are Band I making them £210 GBP per year. Hope that is of use.

  4. David Beales says:

    Do you know the best way to find a windresistence shield for the back seat for the A4 2.0 Tdi 2009? Thanks

  5. Farzhad Khan says:

    The Audi Convertible 1.8T is an unreliable barge to drive, definitely not sporty, very heavy and very thirsty on fuel. In 3 years of ownership, Ignition coils replaced, Rear brake light fault, Alarm sensors replaced, roof got stuck open, suspension bushes needed replacing, blocked sump pick up pipe (£500 job), glove box broke, water coolant leak.. These cars need oil change every 5000 miles or the sump pick up gets blocked see audi 1.8t sump blockage for details. Search the forums before you buy – this car is not Japanese, It will require constant tinkering. Oh, and if a gearbox goes, £800-£1000+ fitting, new engine £3000+, fitting. Audi main dealer prices £100 – £120 per Hour Labour. and all Parts are extortionate. Only buy one of these if you have a large wallet and like to throw money away. I had one for last 3 years. After month after month of Bills I had enough. I am trying to help you all – Do Research before you Buy! Great looking car but Costs the earth to keep going.

  6. Steven Bywater says:

    I totally agree, Audi’s are totally unreliable, expensive trash. See review here.

    http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/reviews/owners-reviews/audi/a4/cabriolet-2001/review/8146/

  7. Simon Edgar says:

    Beautiful car,pleasure to own and drive, some issues but no complaints. Will keep mine as I love it and nothing comes close, great touring car with bags of style.

  8. Ian leslie says:

    I have a 2.0tdi which I am reasonably happy with. The hood motor failed just after 1year which ost a lot to fix 500+

  9. Chris Bonello says:

    Hi where can i find an owners hand book for audi a4 convertible 20 tdi 2007 model
    tks

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