Tuesday, December 23, 2014

2014 Audi A3 Cabriolet

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Lightweight design is one of the core competences of the Audi brand - and the new A3 Cabriolet sets impressive standards here. In the version with a 1.4 TFSI with 92 kW (125 hp), which will follow somewhat later, the unladen weight (without driver) is just 1,345 kilograms (2965.22 lb), around 60 kilograms (132.28 lb) lighter than the previous model. 

The open-top four-seater has grown substantially - its length by 183 millimeters (7.20 in) to 4,421 millimeters (174.06 in), its width by 28 millimeters (1.10 in) to 1,793 millimeters (70.59 in) and its wheelbase by 17 millimeters (0.67 in) to 2,595 millimeters (102.17 in). Only its height (1,409 millimeters [55.47 in]) was reduced by 15 millimeters (0.59 in).

In the lightweight design concept for the new Audi A3 Cabriolet, the body is the most important factor; its weight was reduced by 30 kilograms (66.14 lb). The engine hood, the crash absorber profile behind the front bumper and the subframe of the front axle are made of aluminum. 

Together these components reduce the car's weight by 13.3 kilograms (29.32 lb) - progress that also benefits axle load distribution. The front end frame is made of high-strength plastic, which saves another 3 kilograms (6.61 lb).

The high-end alternative in the new Audi A3 Cabriolet is the LED headlights - a technology that comes directly from the full-size class. Their light, with a color temperature of around 5,500 Kelvin, resembles daylight, which is less tiring for the eyes.

 The light-emitting diodes have been designed to last the lifetime of the vehicle and are highly efficient. The LED headlights also offer special functions for intersections, country roads, highways, driving on the left and bad weather, some involving interaction with MMI navigation plus.

Nine high-performance LED chips in two free-form reflectors generate the low-beam headlight, while eight other high-performance LEDs produce the high beam that radiates through a matt aluminum trim. A dedicated module combines the turning light and all-weather light. The daytime running lights, sidelights and turn signals, which are generated by a light guide, accentuate the design lines.

The interior of the open-top four-seater features a light and clean design. The instrument panel is lean, and the center console is angled towards the driver. The three-dimensional trim strips, large round air vents and elegant control panel for the climate control system give a full-size-class feel to the interior.

A whole modular system of infotainment components is available to customers of the open-top four-seater. At the very top are the Bang & Olufsen Sound System and MMI navigation plus. Its flat seven-inch monitor extends electrically from the instrument panel. 

The user terminal has a rotary/push button control and MMI touch, which together form the touchwheel - the top of which is a touch-sensitive pad for inputting letters and numbers.

The Audi connect system supplements MMI navigation plus. It connects the new Audi A3 Cabriolet to the Internet - via the fast LTE transmission standard, which enables download speeds of up to 150 MBit per second. 

The integrated WLAN hotspot lets passengers surf and email freely. The driver can use customized Internet services ranging from navigation with Google Earth images and Google Street View to Facebook and Twitter.


The engine range at launch consists of two petrol options and one diesel. The entry-level petrol is the 1.4 TFSI cylinder on demand (CoD) unit, which produces 138bhp and 184lb ft and promises a 0-62mph time of 9.1sec. It's an exceptionally refined powerplant which is incredibly quiet at idle and around town, and therefore ideally suited to drop-top use.
Its fuel-saving cylinder cut-off technology also means it's impressively frugal, offering 56.5mpg combined and emitting 114g/km of CO2.  Its relatively small capacity means it lacks outright top-end go, but it's a pleasant and rewarding engine to use.
In Germany, the new Audi A3 Cabriolet, which comes off the assembly line at the plant in Győr, Hungary, will be delivered to customers from the beginning of 2014. The price for the 1.4 TFSI with 92 kW (125 hp), which will follow a little later, is €30,500, while the 1.4 TFSI with 103 kW (140 hp) is available at a price of €31,700.


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