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10 Dec 2007 | International News :

New soft top to join the A3 line up in the UK next spring
Four engine options planned for Audi's new segment model
Deliveries in UK anticipated to start in late Spring 2008
First ever compact cabriolet from Audi
Third soft top arrives in Audi model range expansion plan

Audi's latest A3 convertible lines up alongside established soft tops in the A4 and TT ranges. The exciting addition to the much in demand A3 range will be available with either a semi or fully automatic hood specification while crucially for an open car, its advanced body structure features a high proportion of high-strength steel reinforcing measures that provide maximum rigidity and optimum crash safety.

The A3 Cabriolet comfortably seats four occupants while the rear seat backs can be folded down for optimum practicality. The normal uncompromising Audi build quality, subtle and understated exterior design as well as exemplary driver ergonomics combine to create a prestige and elegant new contender inside and out.

Four engine versions - two petrol and two TDI - combine ample power with impressive efficiency. All of them are direct injection units with turbo charging. The performance range extends from 77 kW (105 PS) to 147 kW (200 PS). As an option, the innovative S tronic dual-clutch gearbox is available. At launch transmissions will be limited to front wheel drive.

The excellent agility and handling response that has made the A3 range enormously popular is maintained in the A3 Cabriolet, which is equipped as standard with responsive electromechanical power steering. Strong steering response and a compliant ride are achieved with the advanced four-link rear suspension. The car is launched with both "standard" suspension, or the option of "sports" suspension.

Specifications at launch - Standard or Sport - can be chosen for the Audi A3 Cabriolet. In both cases its equipment specification is generous and extensive; the Sport model includes 17-inch aluminium wheels, sports suspension and sports seats. An S line exterior package and S line sports package will also be available later in the year to UK customers from quattro GmbH.

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