Audi A3 Cabriolet Final Editions
Audi has announced the A3 Cabriolet Sport and S line Final Edition models.
The Audi A3 Cabriolet will be replaced in 2014. With that in mind, Audi has announced the A3 Cabriolet Sport and S line Final Edition models, which replace the current mid-range Sport and top-of-the-range S line versions.
The current Audi A3 Cabriolet entry-level model remains on sale unchanged, with prices starting at £21,435.
The A3 Cabriolet Sport Final Edition uses the same basic specification as the outgoing mid-range Sport model, which includes 17-inch alloy wheels, sports suspension, climate control, and an iPod-compatible stereo as standard.
However, the Sport Final Edition model also benefits from leather upholstery, instead of the current Sport model’s cloth trim, and heated front seats, rear parking sensors, automatic headlights and wipers, cruise control and Bluetooth.
The A3 Cabriolet Sport Final Edition costs £2,340 more than the entry-level A3 Cabriolet, with prices starting at £23,775. Audi claims that the Sport Final Edition would cost a further £1,605 if you added the extra equipment individually.
The top-spec A3 Cabriolet S line Final Edition models feature a different 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheel design to the current S line model; full leather upholstery in place of the part-leather trim of the outgoing model, xenon headlights, DVD-based sat-nav and a top-spec BOSE sound system.
The S line Final Edition starts from £26,210, a premium of £2,435 over the new Sport Final Edition model. However, Audi claims that the extra kit on the Final Edition car saves £3,640 compared with choosing the additional equipment separately.
While the Sport and S line levels have been upgraded, the engine range is carried over unchanged, so all models are available with a choice of three petrol and two diesel engines. The petrol engine range includes the 104bhp 1.2-litre, 158bhp 1.8-litre and 197bhp 2.0-litre engines, while the TDI diesel line-up includes 104bhp 1.6-litre and 138bhp 2.0-litre diesels.
The most economical model is the 1.6-litre TDI diesel, which returns a claimed average of 65.7mpg and emits 114g/km of CO2.
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