Audi has today launched the 2017 A3 Cabriolet in India at a starting price of INR 47.98 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The four-seater convertible comes with an acoustic light weight cloth top which can be operated at up to speed of 50km/h. Powering this A3 Cabriolet is a 1.4-litre TFSI petrol engine which produces 150bhp along with 250Nm of peak torque.
Designers at Audi have given the 2017 A3 Cabriolet with a sportier and elegant design. The Audi A3 Cabriolet measures 4,423 mm in length, 1,793 mm in width and 1,409 mm in height. It sports a wheelbase of 1,595mm.
“The Audi A3 Cabriolet, first showcased in India in 2014 has received an overwhelming response from young and young hearted customers. The successful compact luxury convertible has now become even better with new engine as well as newly designed headlights and tail lights. This open top, four seater will offer an improved and exhilarating driving experience with higher levels of safety and comfort, 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 embodies ‘Vorsprung durch Technik’ and truly reflects ‘luxury without compromise;.” Said Mr Rahil Ansari, Head, Audi India. Read Also: Audi Q8 concept unveiled at North American International Auto Show, Detroit
The 2017 Audi A3 Cabriolet gets the automaker’s signature design LED headlights which also come with daytime running feature. The A3 Cabriolet also has a newly designed rear lights with a distinctive tail-light configuration. In addition to the LED, the dynamic turn signals are installed in the LED rear-lights.
On the inside, the 2017 Audi A3 Cabriolet gets an equally sharp dashboard layout as that it gets on the outside. It gets a newly designed three-spoke multifunctional steering wheel, a flat instrument panel with the centre console placed in an ergonomic fashion, facing the driver. The same sports Audi’s MMI 7-inch touchscreen display while increasing the aesthetic appeal are the large, circular, jet-design air-con vents with the exclusivity being taken care of by the Milano Leather upholstery.
Other features on the 2017 Audi A3 Cabriolet include a dual-zone climate control module with sun-light dependent control, Audi parking system plus with both front and rear sensors and a rear-view camera, optional smartphone interface, five air-bags, ABS with EBD and an optional Bang and Olufsen sound system.