Audi announced the launch of its convertible Audi A3 Cabriolet in India priced at Rs 47.98 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The hood of the new Audi A3 Cabriolet can be raised or lowered even at speeds up to 50kmph. The bookings for the Audi A3 Cabriolet have also commenced across all Audi dealerships in India. The latest variant of the A3 offers best-in-class safety, comfort and performance.
The 2017 Audi A3 Cabriolet gets subtle revisions to the design that is more in-line with the new generation A4. The front gets revised headlamp design with new LED daytime running lights. There is also the new single frame grille in place and a new bumper, while the rear gets new LED tail lamps and a revised bumper.
Inside, the new A3 Cabriolet facelift gets a new electrically retractable 7-inch display screen with the MMI interface, three-spoke multi-functional steering wheel, new Milano leather upholstery among other list of features including a Bang & Olufsen audio system. The convertible comes with five airbags, ABS with EBD, optional smartphone interface and Audi Parking system plus as well. Audi says the soft top on the A3 Cabriolet facelift insulates the cabin well against exterior sounds, and can be opened or retracted using the hydraulic drive at speeds up to 50 kmph.
Power on the new Audi A3 Cabriolet comes from the new 1.4 litre TFSI petrol engine. The motor replaces the 1.8 litre TFSI unit that is available on the outgoing model and is also seen on the new generation A4. The turbocharged motor is tuned to produce 150 hp and 250 Nm of torque, paired to a 7-speed S-Tronic dual-clutch transmission. The motor comes with Cylinder on Demand (COD) technology that shuts off cylinders unused when speeds are low. This, in turn, not only helps in lowering emissions but also aids in fuel economy. Audi India says that the new A3 Cabriolet returns a claimed fuel efficiency of 19.20 kmpl.
Commenting on the launch, Audi India Head Rahil Ansari said: “It is just the beginning of a very exciting line up of new and improved vehicles that we plan to unveil in 2017. The new Audi A3 Cabriolet perfectly truly reflects ‘luxury without compromise’.”
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