Audi A3 Cabriolet launching today in India

Thursday 11 December 2014, 10:33 AM by

German luxury carmaker, Audi will launch the much-awaited A3 Cabriolet in the Indian car market today. This 4-seater convertible will be the second product in the A3 lineup, while the A3 hatchback will join the range in mid-2015. Audi India had showcased the A3 Cabriolet alongside the A3 sedan at the 2014 Delhi Motor Show back in February.

The 4-seater A3 Cabriolet features a retractable roof top. This soft fabric roof can be operated electro-hydraulically at speeds of up to 50kmph at a press of a button. The A3 Cabriolet will share most of its interior components with the A3 sedan, but the company is expected to add some more features to offer some freshness to it.

Audi A3 Cabriolet launching today in India |
Audi A3 Cabriolet

Internationally, the Audi A3 Cabriolet is offered in both petrol and diesel fuel options. The petrol model is offered with three engine options, whereas there is one diesel unit on offer in global markets. The Indian model, however, only gets the 1.8-litre TFSI petrol unit that churns out a maximum power output of 180PS and a peak torque of 350Nm. Power is transmitted to front wheels of the A3 Cabriolet via a seven-speed S-tronic twin-clutch gearbox.

There are limited convertibles are offered in the Indian market including Mini Cooper, Porsche Boxter, etc. The vehicle would come as a CBU (Completely Built Up) unit, and is likely to be priced in the range of Rs. 35-45 lakh.

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