The Audi A3 Cabriolet has only just been released and already the German premium brand is adding to the range to please a wider market.
A new entry-level 1.6 TDI that provides 72.4mpg with CO2 emissions of just 104g/km makes the A3 Cabrio range more accessible. The 110PS four-cylinder turbo diesel engine offers performance to rival the 1.4 TFSI while offering further improved economy. Initially available to order only with a six-speed manual, the A3 Cabriolet 1.6 TDI takes 11.4 seconds to reach 62mph from rest and can continue to a top speed of 124mph.
Within the rest of the range Audi’s S tronic transmission is now available for the 2.0 TDI (in six-speed form) and the 140 PS 1.4 TFSI (as a seven-speed) as well as before, the 1.8 TFSI.
Those looking for the improved handling and a more surefooted car for poor conditions can now order the Audi A3 Cabriolet 1.8 TFSI with Quattro. The all-wheel drive system has a hydraulically actuated and electronically controlled multi-plate clutch which can distribute power from the front to the rear axle in just a few milliseconds. The improved traction helps to bring about a slight edge in the sprint time to 62mph from 7.8 to 7.6 seconds.