300 HP And All-Wheel Drive For The German Audi S3 Cabriolet Convertible
|   Saturday, March 01, 2014
The Audi S3 will be available for the first time in the history of the model as a convertible version. It will be built on the MQB platform of the Volkswagen Group. The new S3 range bodywork enjoys popularity on known platforms that it feels comfortable to introduce a new niche to customers who wanted a four-wheel drive compact convertible and 300 hp.

Just like the standard S3, it will have a 2.0 TFSI engine developing 300 hp, between 5,500 rpm and 6,200 rpm, and 380 Nm (280.
7 lb-ft) of torque from 1,800 to 5,500 rpm. It will be coupled to an S-Tronic transmission, and have a four-wheel drive.

The propulsion unit ensures an average consumption of 7.1 liters per 100 km and accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.4 seconds time. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km / h (155 mph), without any restriction on the retractable ceiling fabric.

Analyzing only from a visual point of view, the Audi S3 Cabriolet has a sports figure. It is 4.43 meters (14.53 ft) long, has a wheelbase of 2.60 meters (8.53 ft), is 1.79 meters (5.87 ft) wide and 1.39 meters (4.56 ft) tall. The proportions are extensive and elegantly balanced. When no one is inside it, the Audi S3 Cabriolet weighs just 1,620 kilograms (3,571.49 lb). The passenger compartment is made mostly of ultra-high-strength steel, while the hood is made of aluminum.

Speaking of the roof, it can be raised or lowered in just 18 seconds at the push of a button at speeds of up to 50 km / h. Just as a bit of trivia, the car is so fast that it can speed up three times to 100 km / h in the time needed to operate the roof. The roof itself is made ​​of magnesium, aluminum, and high strength steel, in addition to the related textile material.

The S3 Cabriolet interior has a clean, elegant air about it, and is covered completely in black. Like every Audi, the finish is top quality.

In the back there is room for two adults. The luggage compartment has a capacity of 285 liters (10.06 cubic feet), and can be expanded by folding the rear seat backrests. Luggage capacity stands at 245 liters (8.65 cubic ft) with the roof folded.

Audi S3 Cabriolet also includes, as standard equipment, a sports leather steering wheel with the S3 emblem. On request, a multifunctional leather sports steering wheel is available with a flat bottom edge, also with optional shift paddles.

Other standard features are pedals and footrest made ​​of polished stainless steel. The start-stop button is adorned with a red ring. Aluminum door sills bear S3 logos. Anti-theft alarm, deluxe automatic air conditioning, xenon headlights all come as standard equipment, as well as other interesting elements.

The list of optional equipment includes items like the Bang & Olufsen audio system with 13 speakers, cruise control, , monitoring system to maintain lane, blind spot monitoring system, the Active Park Assist and Audi pre-sense safety system.

Audi S3 Cabriolet deliveries will start this summer with the price on the market in Germany being set at 48,500 euros.
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