Audi released details of the new edition Audi A3 Cabrio which is powered by a 1.2 liter TFSI engine exclusively for the British market, replacing the 1.6-liter MPI model. This engine is as compact as the car itself, but with 105 hp and 175Nm of torque it is fairly powerful. And yet it’s quite economical and clean with 49.6mpg and 132g/km CO2 output.
This 89 Kg 1.2 liter unit has an aluminum crankcase and features direct injection and turbocharging technologies. It is capable of taking the car from zero to 62 mph in 12.2 seconds and while the top speed is 118mph.
The new A3 Cabrio comes with three Standard, Sport and S-Line trim levels. The standard model features includes 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, powered windows and mirrors, a Chorus radio with single CD drive and semi-automatic hood operation (the hood is attached to and released from the windscreen rail manually but retracts and raises at the touch of a button.
The Sport edition adds larger 17-inch alloy wheels, sports suspension and sports seats with fully automatic hood operation, which adds automated ‘hands-free’ detachment from, and attachment to, the windscreen rail, plus a wind deflector.
And the top of the line S-Line comes with even larger 18-inch 7 twin-spoke alloy wheels and S line body styling including exclusive front and rear bumper design. Inside, they add extras such as leather and Sprint cloth combination upholstery embossed with the S line insignia, an S line multifunction sports steering wheel, a perforated leather gear knob and matt brushed aluminium inlays.