Sporty, superb and compress – the new Audi A3 Cabriolet

Posted on 08. Sep, 2013 by in Audi Canada

Exterior design
The new Audi A3 Cabriolet has grown compared to a prior model: a length increasing from 4.24 to 4.42 meters (13.91 to 14.50 ft), a wheelbase from 2.58 to 2.60 meters (8.46 to 8.53 ft) and a breadth from 1.77 to 1.79 meters (5.81 to 5.87 ft). Only a tallness (1.41 meters [4.63 ft]) was reduced by 15 millimeters (0.59 in). This gives a four-seat automobile a some-more superb and sporty demeanour on a road. Luggage ability grew by 60 liters (2.12 cubic ft), and it is easier to load. The circle housings can hoop wheels adult to 19 inches in size.

The front of a Audi A3 Cabriolet is characterized by a Singleframe radiator grille. The prosaic headlights give it a unaffected look; they stress a plane styling and a atmosphere intakes in a bumper. Audi offers headlights with LED record as an option; they are a usually LED headlights in a compress shred to offer non-static headlight leveling control.

The back overhang plays a pivotal purpose in a agreeable proportions of a two-door car. The windshield support is done of aluminum – and an aluminum-look trim frame runs around a whole car. On a flanks, a pattern facilities a frozen hurricane line and contoured piece steel surfaces that emanate a fascinating interplay of light and shadow.

The soothing top
The new A3 Cabriolet has a soothing cloth tip that is stretched over a lightweight kinematic resource done of magnesium-steel, and it complements a car’s pattern perfectly. At a press of a button, a tip opens or closes electro-hydraulically in reduction than 18 seconds, even while pushing adult to 50 km/h (31.07 mph). In a non-stop state, a tip – folded into 3 layers – rests in a tray that hardly affects luggage capacity, that is 287 liters (10.14 cubic ft).

The wholly involuntary soothing tip has a potion back window and is offering in Black as standard. A wholly involuntary acoustic tip is accessible as an alternative; it has a thicker middle froth covering that reduces a already low interior sound turn of a A3 Cabriolet even more. The acoustic tip is accessible in a 3 extraneous colors of Black, Gray and Brown, and a roofliner is accessible in black and lunar silver. A breeze deflector is customary for a Ambiente trim line, and head-level heating is an choice for a front seats. An active rollover insurance complement protects a occupants in box of a rollover accident. It consists of dual spring-loaded plates that are recessed into a body.

Body
In a bottom version, a car’s quell weight is only 1,365 kilograms (3009.31 lb) – a new Audi A3 Cabriolet is around 50 kilograms (110.23 lb) lighter than a prior indication notwithstanding a incomparable distance and improved comfort. Including a special reinforcements, that broach high torsional stiffness, a body-in-white weighs 30 kilograms (66.14 lb) reduction than previously; a engine hood is done of aluminum. Weight was also significantly reduced in a interior and in a engines. This let Audi – a colonize in this technical margin – set an considerable best value in a compress class. Customers can name from 16 opposite extraneous paints for a body.

Interior
Elegantly drawn lines and purify surfaces also personify a interior pattern of a new Audi A3 Cabriolet. The instrument row is gaunt and low, a front is somewhat curved, and a core console is pointed somewhat towards a driver. The large, turn atmosphere vents in jet design, a control row for a atmosphere conditioner and a three-dimensional trim strips move reward category magnificence into a interior. The discretionary lighting package includes a touch-sensitive switch for a reading lights – a underline being offering for a initial time.

As in any Audi, workmanship peculiarity is uncompromisingly high, and a car’s controls are simple, discerning and convenient. It offers adequate space for 4 adults, and a seatbacks of a dual back seats can be folded down that opens adult a far-reaching through-load area. The steering circle and seats are new designs, and a also new electro-mechanical parking stop is operated by a pushbutton on a core console.

The trim lines are named Attraction, Ambition and Ambiente. The S line competition package for a Ambition line immerses a interior space wholly in black. Customers can name cloth, leather or Alcantara/leather upholstery materials. The Audi pattern preference lasso brownish-red conveys an disdainful look.

Assistance systems
Driving in a new Audi A3 Cabriolet is even some-more considerable with a rarely grown assistance systems. The motorist information complement with potency module and courtesy support are already customary facilities on a Ambition and Ambiente lines. The options module includes adaptive journey control, Audi side assist, Audi active lane assist, camera-based trade pointer recognition, park support with resourceful arrangement and several underline levels of a Audi pre sense safety system.

Also intensely appealing is a choice of infotainment components; during a really tip are a Bang  Olufsen sound complement and MMI Navigation plus. The super-slender seven-inch guard extends from a instrument row electrically. The user depot has a rotary/push symbol control that is designed as a touchwheel with MMI touch – a touchwheel’s tip aspect is a touch-sensitive pad for inputting alpha and numeric characters.

The Audi bond judgment aims to network a motorist with his or her environment. In a new Audi A3 Cabriolet, this duty – that supplements MMI Navigation plus – provides a tie to a Internet, and whenever probable around a quick LTE delivery customary (available starting in November). The integrated WLAN hotspot lets passengers use their mobile inclination to roller and e-mail freely.

The complement brings Internet services from Audi connect into a automobile for use by a motorist – from navigation with Google Earth images and Google Street View to online trade information and services such as Facebook and Twitter. The latest use from Audi bond is parking information; it shows accessible parking spaces in parking and subterraneous garages and parking lots.

Drivetrain
The 3 newly grown engines being offering in a Audi A3 Cabriolet during a launch all stress a car’s sporty character. The dual TFSI engines furnish 103 kW (140 hp) and 132 kW (180 hp) from 1.4 and 1.8 liters of engine displacement, respectively. The 2.0 TDI develops 110 kW (150 hp); Other engines will follow – trimming from a 1.6 TDI with 81 kW (110 hp) to a 2.0 TFSI, that will energy a Audi S3 Cabriolet with 221 kW (300 hp). All engines in a new Audi A3 Cabriolet mix a technologies of approach injection, turbocharging and a start-stop-system.

On average, a 3 engines offering during marketplace launch have twelve percent improved fuel economy than a engines in a prior indication – and they do so while improving pushing performance. The 1.4 TFSI, for example, accelerates a new Audi A3 Cabriolet from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 9.1 seconds, nonetheless a total fuel expenditure value is 5.0 liters fuel per 100 kilometers (47.04 US mpg) and a CO2 emissions are 114 g/km (183.47 g/mile). Also contributing to this potency is Audi cylinder on demand (COD) technology, that deactivates dual of a engine’s cylinders in low bucket conditions.

The new Audi A3 Cabriolet also facilities state-of-the-art record in energy transmission. At a launch, a 1.8 TFSI is being offering with a seven-speed S tronic; together with a Audi expostulate name automobile dynamics system, it offers a free-wheeling duty that serve improves fuel economy. The 1.4 TFSI and 2.0 TDI are any interconnected with a primer six-speed transmission. This will be followed by a quattro all-wheel expostulate complement – another new underline and USP of a compress Cabriolet.

Chassis
The framework of a new Audi A3 Cabriolet impresses with worldly record that delivers sporty handling, higher automobile reserve and a high turn of comfort. Some of a components of a MacPherson front cessation are done of aluminum; a four-link back cessation handles longitudinal and cross army separately. The energy steering complement facilities an fit electromechanical drive.

The ESC stabilization control complement integrates an electronic singular trip differential – this creates doing even smoother and safer during a vehicle’s cornering boundary while pushing quick by curves. The brakes are absolute and durable. Wheel sizes operation from 16 to 19 inches, and tire sizes operation adult to 235/35. Two versions of a sporty framework are offered; a competition cessation lowers a physique 15 millimeters (0.59 in), while a S line competition cessation is 25 millimeters (0.98 in) lower.

High-end options in a new Audi A3 Cabriolet embody a Audi drive select automobile dynamics complement (standard on a Ambition line). The motorist can use this complement to cgange engine management, energy steering, S tronic and atmosphere conditioning operation over several modes. This control also extends to discretionary systems such as a adaptive cessation control complement Audi magnetic ride, adaptive cruise control, adaptive light and on-going steering whose steering rigging ratio becomes increasingly some-more approach when turning.

The new Audi A3 Cabriolet will come off a public line during Audi’s plant in Győr, Hungary, that Audi has stretched with an investment of some-more than 900 million euros. Sales start this autumn in Germany, and initial deliveries will be in a initial entertain of 2014. The bottom cost for a 1.4 TFSI (103 kW with cylinder on demand technology) is 31,700 euros. Many sporty and comfort/convenience options turn out a customary features; they embody a fine pivotal and S sport seats with integrated conduct restraints and solid topstitching in a shoulder area.

Audi S3 Cabriolet (preliminary data)
In a tip S3 version, that will follow shortly after a car’s initial launch, a compress Cabriolet delivers really sporty pushing performance. The 2.0 TFSI engine produces 221 kW (300 hp) and transfers 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) of torque to a crankshaft. With a six-speed S tronic, a automobile completes a scurry from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 5.4 seconds. The total fuel expenditure of a four-cylinder turbo is 7.1 liters per 100 kilometers (33.13 US mpg).

The quattro drivetrain operates with an electronically-controlled hydraulic multi-plate coupling. The physique was lowered 25 millimeters (0.98 in), and 17-inch brakes are mounted behind a 18-inch wheels. 19-inch wheels are also accessible in and with Audi magnetic ride. Progressive steering is standard.

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