There are various different engines to choose when purchasing the Audi A3 Cabriolet. The main range is made up of direct injection powerplants with turbochargers to plump up power and torque. There are two diesels, the first a 104bhp 1.6-litre TDI unit and the second a 138bhp 2.0-litre TDI engine. Even the more powerful of the Audi A3 diesels will return 53.6mpg and can reach 60mph in just 9.6 seconds. Emissions already undercut the future Euro5 standards.
The petrol engines open with a 102bhp 1.6, then there’s the 1.8-litre TFSI unit, good for 158bhp, with the flagship of the line up being the 197bhp 2.0-litre TFSI engine. The range topping 2.0 litre runs to a top speed of 144mph and hits 60mph in 7 seconds.
The Audi A3 Cabriolet is a stylish car with design touches that appear across the Audi A3 range including a single frame grille, the Audi A3 Sport can be specified with Audi R8 supercar influence LED running lamps and neat Audi A5 style tail lights to finish off the rear. The multi layered fabric hood takes only nine seconds to open and a further two to close this is fully automatic on the Audi A3 Sport model other versions need the driver to undo a clip first . The hood can be activated at speed of up to 20mph.
The standard Audi A3 Cabriolet model comes with the semi-automatic roof with electric windows all round, if you choose the Audi A3 Sport you will get the fully automatic acoustic roof, 17-inch aluminum wheels, front fog lights and sports seats and suspension. Place an order for the Audi A3 S line variant and there’s a sports pack and body styling included. Prices start at around £20,000