The third generation of Audi’s popular compact A3 is already available as a hatchback version of the three and five – door and sedan , and the German giant has now added a line and a convertible. Introduced at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show , Audi announces a new 2014 A3 Cabriolet larger and lighter compared to the model it replaces .
2014 Audi A3 Cabriolet – design
The 2014 Audi A3 Cabriolet received significantly in size compared to its predecessor by as much as 180 mm in length , so this convertible is now 4,420 mm long . However , despite the weight of the vehicle is reduced by 50 kg and now stands at 1,365 kg, and this feat was achieved thanks to the new global MQB platform, which makes easier the materials made of aluminum, which are not only lighter and more are significantly stronger . Compared to the sedan hatchback , convertible biggest change we made was of course the roof , which raises and lowers in 18 seconds at speeds up to 50 km / h. Perhaps the best part is that even when the roof down takes up minimal space in the trunk compared to the sedan , and the car made several innovations such as a system that recognizes traffic signs and warns drivers. No other design changes , a convertible, and continues to monitor the well-known school of design companies and it is unlikely that it will be mixed with any other car on the market.
2014 Audi A3 Cabriolet – engine
On the mechanical side is also no change . This means that there are four TFSI turbo petrol and the 1.2L with 104 hp, 1.4L with 120 hp and 138 hp and the 1.8L with 178 HP . As usual diesel lovers can choose between the TDI engine and the 1.6L with 104 hp and the 2.0L with 148 HP . All models will be transferred power to the front wheels through a choice of six -speed manual and seven-speed automatic transmission. Perhaps the most attracting attention since S3 model, which provides 2.0L turbo engine with 296 hp and accelerates to 100 km / h in just 5.4 seconds , but of him no more information at this time.
2014 Audi A3 Cabriolet – prices
Although Audi has not yet announced pricing, they should be about 7,000 euros (about $ 9.400 ) higher compared to the sedan . Production will start early next year, while sales should start next summer .