Audi A3 Cabriolet Models and A3 Cabriolet History

Seen in the United States only as a hatchback from 2006 to 2013, a redesigned Audi A3 range introduced the entry-level line in a new light. In addition to a four-door sedan, open-top motoring enthusiasts were provided with a two-door cabriolet model. Debuting for the 2015 model year, Audi's entry-level, four-passenger convertible's key feature was the soft top roof that could be automatically opened or closed at the single push of a button in roughly 18 seconds. Powerplant choices for the 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet consisted of two options. A 1.8-liter turbocharged FSI engine generating 170 horsepower was found on the front-wheel drive base model. A3 Cabriolets equipped with quattro all-wheel drive received a 220-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged FSI resulting in much improved performance. Acceleration for the A3 Cabriolet with quattro all-wheel drive roared from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5.9 seconds. Not available on the A3 Cabriolet was a TDI diesel or the S3 performance level. The 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet is also introduced with a generous standard equipment range featuring leather seating, dual-zone climate control and xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights. A rearview camera became standard for 2016 while the 2017 model year saw increased focus on safety and electronics that included the adoption of Audi's virtual cockpit to the A3 Cabriolet.

New and Used A3 Cabriolet Prices, Audi A3 Cabriolet Model Years and History

The A3 Cabriolet is the convertible version of the ever-popular A3 compact sedan by Audi.