First Drive: Audi A3 Cabriolet Information

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Model Tested: Audi A3 Cabriolet 2.0 TDI Sport

Price: £37,335, including Metallic Paint (£525), Alcantara/Leather Seats (£795), 19” 5-Arm Wing Alloy Wheels (£1,495), Drive Assistance Pack (£1,300), Technology Pack (£1,495), Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror (£245), Storage and Luggage Pack (£145), Interior Lighting Package (£225), Heated Front Seats (£260), Advanced Key (£425), Tyre Pressure Monitoring (£75), Electric Lumbar Support (£195), Wind Deflector (£290), Audi Pre-Sense (£200), Audi Side Assist (£450), Bang & Olufsen Sound System (£750).

The Audi A3 Cabriolet range starts at £25,790 for the 1.4 TFSI SE, rising to £32,420 for the 1.8 TFSI S Line.

Good and Bad

Good Stuff: Excellent build quality, superb fit of the fabric roof, good economy, plenty of space.

Bad Stuff: Not exactly razor-sharp, pop-up LCD screen looks a little aftermarket, optional extras soon add up.


Maximum Speed: 139 mph
0-60 mph: 8.9 seconds

Economy and Costs

Official combined fuel economy: 67.3 mpg
Front Seat Driver Test economy: N/A
CO2 Emissions: 110 g/km
Road Tax Band: B / £20.00
Company Car Tax at 40%: £2,002.60

Technical Details

Engine: 2.0 litre 4-cylinder common rail turbocharged diesel
Power: 148 bhp / 150 PS
Torque: 236 lb-ft / 320 Nm

Length: 4,421 mm
Width: 1,793 mm
Height: 1,409 mm
Wheelbase: 2,595 mm
Kerb weight: 1,460 kg

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