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Audi A3 cabriolet

Audi A3 cabriolet released

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4th July, 2014

  • All-new design language for Audi’s compact cabriolet
  • Entry-level 1.4 TFSI COD Attraction model priced from $47,300*
  • Four all-new drivetrains, including quattro all-wheel-drive for the first time

The new Audi A3 Cabriolet has arrived in Australia, boasting an all-new design, powerful and efficient new engines, the dynamic quattro drivetrain and a new electrically folding roof that retracts in just 18 seconds, at speeds of up to 50km/h.

A clear departure from the previous hatch-based A3 Cabriolet body style, the stylish new design has been specifically modeled from the ground-up to take advantage of Audi’s design language. It features sporty proportions and strong lines, like the prominent shoulder line that extends along the entire length of the car. The new model is longer, lower and wider than its predecessor.

“The new A3 Cabriolet’s striking design makes it a ground-breaking car for Audi in this segment,” said Andrew Doyle, Managing Director of Audi Australia.

“This type of car is an emotional purchase. With its coupe-like silhouette, the new A3 Cabriolet offers customers an entirely new design experience and we expect that it will attract new buyers to the Audi brand, as well as existing customers who are drawn to the new styling.”

The A3 Cabriolet 1.4 TFSI Attraction with advanced Cylinder on Demand fuel-saving technology is the entry-level model in the range, with an MLP* of $47,300*. It boasts sporty performance, endowed with 103kW/250Nm, yet its combined cycle fuel consumption rating is 4.9 litres per 100km.

Alongside the ‘Attraction’ entry model are the three ‘Ambition’ models. The 2.0 TDI offers strong performance, with 110kW/320Nm, and it offers outstanding fuel economy for buyers most concerned with class-leading efficiency and low emissions.

The 1.8 TFSI engine is also offered with quattro all-wheel drive, offering drivers even more sporty, confident road-holding. It is the first time that the A3 Cabriolet has been offered with quattro.

The sporty S tronic dual-clutch transmission is standard on all models.

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Like its A3 Sportback and A3 Sedan siblings, the new A3 Cabriolet features a generous list of standard equipment. Highlights include:

Attraction trim level (1.4 TFSI)

  • 17-inch alloy wheels in 10-spoke ‘dynamic’ design
  • Audi parking system: front and rear
  • Leather upholstery
  • Aluminium-look interior styling
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control with digital display and rear-seat vents
  • Audi Music Interface
  • Bluetooth interface with audio streaming
  • MMI radio system - electrically retractable, slimline 5.8-inch colour display monitor with 8 passive speakers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver information system
  • Dynamic suspension
  • Exterior electric mirrors
  • Light and rain sensor
  • Multi-function leather-wrapped four-spoke steering wheel with paddle-shift
  • Fully automatic roof

Ambition trim level (1.8 TFSI and 2.0 TDI)
Additional standard equipment in addition to Attraction trim level:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels in 5-spoke ‘star’ design
  • Front leather upholstered sports seats with height, depth and seat rake adjustment
  • Inlays in aluminium mistral with aluminium sill trims
  • Front fog lights
  • Full colour driver information system
  • Audi Drive Select
  • Multi-function leather-wrapped three-spoke sports steering wheel with paddle-shift

Manufacturer List Price*

Attraction specification level

A3 Cabriolet 1.4 TFSI COD S tronic




Ambition specification level

A3 Cabriolet 1.8 TFSI S tronic




A3 Cabriolet 2.0 TDI S tronic




A3 Cabriolet 1.8 TFSI quattro S tronic




High-value option packages

To make it easier than ever for customers to combine highly desirable features together in exceptional value packages, the new Audi A3 Cabriolet is offered with the following: (copyright image)
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Style package - $2,000*

  • Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Choice of 18-inch alloy wheel in 10-spoke design, 5-arm structured design, 5-arm rotor design or 10-spoke design in titanium look.
  • Sports suspension with a lowered ride height of 15mm

Technik package$2,650*

  • MMI navigation plus with MMI touch, including 7.0-inch colour display monitor
  • Audi parking assist with rear view camera
  • Audi sound system

Comfort package$1,990*

  • Electric lumbar support for the front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Convenience key
  • Auto dimming interior mirror
  • Exterior mirrors electric fold, heated with kerb view

Assistance package - $1,800*

  • Adaptive cruise control including pre-sense front
  • Lane departure warning
  • High beam assist

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S line sports package$4,200*

  • S line exterior package
  • S line sports package
  • 18-inch alloy wheels (optional 19-inch alloy wheel package price is $5,200*)
  • Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights

Audi S3 cabriolet

Late this year Audi will release the new S3 cabriolet. Stay tuned to Next Car for details in due course.


* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.



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