The New Audi A3 Cabriolet Debuts In Singapore

The New Audi A3 Cabriolet Debuts In Singapore

OneShift Editorial Team
OneShift Editorial Team
23 Sep 2014

The new A3 Cabriolet has a soft cloth top that is stretched over a lightweight kinematic mechanism made of magnesium-steel, and it complements the car's design perfectly. At the press of a button, the top opens or closes electro-hydraulically, even while driving up to 50 km/h. In the opened state, the top (folded into three layers) rests in a tray that barely affects luggage capacity, which is 287 liters.

The interior offers enough space for four adults, and the seatbacks of the two rear seats can be folded down which opens up a wide through-load area. The steering wheel and seats are new designs, and the also new electro-mechanical parking brake is operated by a pushbutton on the center console.

The instrument panel is lean and low, its front is slightly curved, and the center console is angled slightly towards the driver. The large, round air vents in jet design, the control panel for the air conditioner and the three-dimensional trim strips bring premium class elegance into the interior. The standard lighting package includes a touch-sensitive switch for the reading lights – a feature being offered for the first time. The sport seats in Milano leather are also standard for Singapore.

The newly developed engine being offered in the Audi A3 Cabriolet emphasizes the car's sporty character. The TFSI engine produces 92 kW (125 hp) from 1.4 liters of engine displacement. Other engines will follow – ranging from the 1.6 TDI with 81 kW (110 hp) to the 2.0 TFSI, which will power the Audi A3 Cabriolet with 221 kW (300 hp). The 1.4 TFSI accelerates the new Audi A3 Cabriolet from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.2 seconds, yet its combined fuel consumption value is 5.1 liters per 100 kilometers and its CO2 emission is 119 g/km.

The new Audi A3 Cabriolet also features state-of-the-art technology and the 1.4 TFSI is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Steering wheel mounted shift paddles allow for sequential manual shifting and absolute control over the transmission for sportier driving. With the Audi drive select in Efficiency mode, the gearbox will decouple on coasting, allowing for even better fuel efficiency.

Take a closer look at the new Audi A3 Cabriolet in our gallery.

Credits: Oneshift News Team

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