Audi S3 Cabriolet

Posted on 19. Feb, 2014 by in Audi Canada

From a visible standpoint alone, a Audi S3 Cabriolet cuts a sporty figure. It is 4.43 meters (14.53 ft) long, has a wheelbase of 2.60 meters (8.53 ft), and is 1.79 meters (5.87 ft) far-reaching and 1.39 meters (4.56 ft) tall. The proportions are extended and equivalent elegantly; accurate lines and muscularly arched surfaces conclude a flanks.

The open-top four-seater has a soothing tip with an electrohydraulic drive. Magnesium, aluminum and high-strength steel keep a weight low. A rarely insulating froth covering in a roof reduces a sound turn in a interior. The tip is accessible in 3 colors. It opens or closes in 18 seconds, even while pushing during speeds adult to 50 km/h (31.07 mph). An active rollover element protects passengers in a eventuality of an accident.

Many pattern sum spirit during a energetic pushing intensity of a open-top four-seater. The Singleframe grille, surrounded by a chrome frame, facilities a platinum-gray insert and double cross-struts with an aluminum look. The atmosphere intakes are framed by absolute edges and filled with double ribs and honeycomb inserts. S3 badges accoutre a front and rear. The 12 paint colors embody a disdainful Panther Black, clear outcome and Sepang Blue, pearl effect.

Aluminum strips on a windshield support and beltline, aluminum-look extraneous counterpart housings and edged sill trims conclude a sides. The taillights are versed with LEDs as standard. The luggage cell lid has a spoiler edge, and a fender has been redesigned. An aluminum-look bar and 4 straight ribs give figure to a platinum-gray diffuser, that frames a 4 tailpipes customary of Audi S models.

Star athlete: The 2.0 TFSI
The Audi S3 Cabriolet is powered by a top-of-the-line 2.0 TFSI, that delivers 221 kW (300 hp) between 5,500 rpm and 6,200 rpm and produces 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) of torque from 1,800 to 5,500 rpm. With S tronic a open-top four-seater accelerates to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 5.4 seconds. The tip speed of 250 km/h (155.34 mph) is singular electronically. When dull (without a driver), a Audi S3 Cabriolet weighs only 1,620 kilograms (3,571.49 lb). The newcomer cell consists essentially of ultra-high-strength steel, and a hood is done of aluminum.

The turbocharged 2.0 TFSI, that displaces 1,984 cc (bore x cadence 82.5 x 92.8 millimeters), is a loyal sports engine. Heavy-duty aluminum pistons and higher-strength joining rods broadcast a army to a crankshaft. The aluminum-silicon amalgamate used for a cylinder conduct combines high thermal fortitude and strength with minimal weight. Two change shafts safeguard magnificently well-spoken regulating performance.

With a energetic character, a four-cylinder offers adult a fascinating pushing experience. When a customary Audi expostulate name energetic pushing element is doing in energetic mode, it has a heightened stifle response, and a engine revs adult quickly when a S tronic shifts gears. The sound flaps in a empty element open as a bucket and rpms increase.

The turbocharger provides charging pressures of adult to 1.2 bars, and a absolute intercooler severely reduces a heat of a dense air. The supposed drumble (swirl and tumble) flaps approach incoming atmosphere in a targeted manner. The camshaft can be equivalent by 60 degrees relations to a crankshaft on a intake side and by 30 degrees on a empty side. In addition, a Audi valvelift system (AVS) regulates a valve lift in dual stages.

In a NEDC cycle, a Audi S3 Cabriolet with S tronic requires only 7.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (33.13 US mpg) (165 grams of CO2 per kilometer [265.54 g/mile]). The technologies from a Audi modular potency height minister to this considerable figure. Of sold seductiveness here is a additional surreptitious injection into a intake manifold, that replaces a gasoline approach injection FSI in a part-load range, where it lowers fuel expenditure and particulate emissions.

And a 2.0 TFSI is also during a heading dilemma in terms of thermal management. Two rotary valves total in one procedure umpire a upsurge and heat of a coolant. The empty plural is integrated in a cylinder conduct where coolant is circulating; this resolution reduces a heat of a empty gases, that improves fuel economy during full load. An additional advantage is faster warming of a engine during cold starting. And a friction-lowering cloaking of a piston skirts, a rolling orientation in a change shafts, a on-demand oil siphon and a start-stop element all do their partial to urge efficiency.

Lightning-fast: The drivetrain
In a customary six-speed S tronic transmission, a bottom gears are close-stepped for a sporty effect, since a prolonged rigging ratio of a tip rigging lowers rpms and therefore fuel consumption. The motorist can work a lightning-fast dual-clutch delivery in a involuntary D and S modes or take control regulating a gearshift push in a hold control embankment or a discretionary paddles on a steering wheel.

An appealing potency duty of a six-speed S tronic is a one-way clutch. It becomes active when Audi expostulate name is in potency mode and a motorist stairs off a accelerator. During a starting scheme during full stifle from a standstill, Launch Control, another underline of a dual-clutch transmission, ensures that a energy of a engine is transmitted to a highway with a tangible tire slip.

quattro – traction and dynamics
Typical of a S indication line: Of course, a S3 Cabriolet also creates use of quattro permanent all-wheel expostulate – a ideal substructure for optimal traction and pushing dynamics in all highway conditions. Only Audi offers permanent all-wheel expostulate in a compact-class automobile car.

Its evil strength lies in a extended slip-free acceleration, pushing dynamics, pushing reserve and directional fortitude that it delivers. The absolute compress automobile is energetic and quick during any speed, even in formidable winter conditions. When exiting a corner, it firmly transmits a energy to a road, while a two-wheel-drive competitors have to onslaught for grip.

The centerpiece of a quattro expostulate for a Audi models with transversely mounted engines is a redesigned electronically tranquil hydraulic multi-plate clutch. The compact, strong purchase is located during a finish of a column shaft, in front of a back spindle differential, where it contributes to a equivalent spindle placement notwithstanding a comparatively low weight. Inside is a package of plates that stagger in an oil bath. The steel attrition rings are organised behind one another in pairs – one ring of any span is rigidly meshed with a housing, that rotates with a column shaft. The other ring is meshed with a outlay missile to a back spindle differential.

In normal conditions, a purchase sends many of a engine’s energy to a front wheels. If traction decreases there, a purchase can send torque invariably to a back spindle by forcing a packages of plates together around tranquil action.

Dynamics done by Audi: The chassis
The framework with a eager, accurate response and high fortitude brings a energetic peculiarity of a Audi S3 Cabriolet to perfection. The spindle bucket placement is good equivalent during 56:44; a rear-inclined designation position of a engine contributes to this, as does a front spindle situated distant to a front. Both solutions are from a Group’s modular cross platform. The subframe and focus temperament on a front cessation are done of aluminum, and a four-link structure is used for a back axle.

Compared with a Audi A3 Cabriolet (combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 6 – 4,2 [39,2 – 56 US mpg]; total CO2 glimmer in g/km: 140 – 110 [225,3 – 177 g/mile]), a physique is 25 millimeters (0.98 in) revoke due to a S competition suspension. With a customary on-going steering, a rack-and-pinion is designed such that a steering ratio becomes some-more approach with steering-wheel suit – so sportiness and comfort element any other perfectly. The electromechanical on-going steering, that adapts a assistance to a speed, enables several discretionary assistance systems.

As partial of a customary specification, a Audi S3 Cabriolet is propitious with 225/40 R18 tires, on 8Jx18 aluminum wheels in five-parallel-spoke pattern with a machine-polished china finish. To revoke weight, a wheels are done regulating an aluminum upsurge combining process. Audi also offers discretionary 18- or 19-inch wheels in several designs.

Measuring 340 millimeters (13.39 in) in diameter, a front stop discs are really large, with black – or optionally red – calipers emblazoned with S3 logos. The electromechanical parking stop is integrated into a back stop system. The ESC electronic stabilization control manifests itself in a new theatre of evolution. Before reaching a doing limits, a finely metered braking torque is practical unnoticeably to a inside front wheels. This improves a car’s agility, so complementing a work of a quattro drive.

The customary Audi expostulate name energetic pushing element controls a engine/transmission characteristics and steering assistance, as good as a S tronic. The motorist can name comfort, auto, dynamic, potency or particular mode. Audi expostulate name also incorporates a discretionary Audi captivating float check control system.

Cool black: The interior
Draped totally in black, a interior of a S3 Cabriolet has a clean, superb appearance. As with each Audi, a operation is easy and a finish is of higher quality. There is room for dual adults in a rear, and a easy entrance underline creates removing in easier. The 285 liter (10.06 cubic ft) luggage cell can be stretched by folding down a back chair backs; a volume is 245 liters (8.65 cubic ft) when a tip is down.

Fine sum stress a energetic impression of a open-top four-seater. The customary inlays are done of matt brushed aluminum, and many of a controls radiate in an aluminum look. The instrument dials are in S-specific dim gray lead and a digits and needles are white. A three-dimensional S3 trademark and a boost vigour indicator finish a tachometer. The tone motorist information element is standard; a power-retractable on-board guard (standard with a MMI radio and above) powers adult to arrangement a special S3 screen.

The competition seats beam and support a body. The chair surfaces can be pulled out, and a backrests have embossed S3 logos. The upholstery is a brew of Pearl Nappa leather and fabric. Combinations of Alcantara and Pearl Nappa leather or Fine Nappa leather and Velvet leather are accessible as options. Contrasting stitching adds visible touches. Other alternatives embody a S competition seats with integrated conduct restraints and shoulder panels with solid stitching and a Audi pattern preference in march red. A special tone colouring on all leather trim prevents seats from heating adult too most in a sun.

The customary package for a Audi S3 Cabriolet also includes a competition leather steering circle with a S3 emblem. A leather multifunction competition steering circle with a flat-bottomed edge is accessible on request, also with discretionary change paddles. Other customary facilities are a pedals and footrests done from brushed stainless-steel. In multiple with a discretionary preference key, a red ring adorns a start-stop button. The aluminum doorway sills bear S3 logos. Other customary facilities embody a anti-theft alarm, fine involuntary atmosphere conditioning, Xenon and headlights and a storage and luggage cell package.

On a customary with a full-size class: The options
The operation of accessible options is also rarely appealing and includes head-level heating in a front seats, LED headlights and a preference key, to name only a few. MMI navigation and with MMI hold and a high-resolution seven-inch guard tip a infotainment range. The extra Audi bond procedure delivers a brand’s customized Internet services to a automobile regulating a quick LTE standard. The Bang Olufsen Sound System ups a ante with 13 speakers.

The motorist assistance systems embody a customary rest recommendation as good as adaptive journey control, Audi side assist, Audi active line assist, camera-based trade pointer recognition, park support with resourceful arrangement and a Audi pre clarity reserve system. Delivery of a S3 Cabriolet in Germany will embark in summer – for a bottom cost of 48,500 euros.

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