The Audi A3 series is undeniably good to look at and the Cabriolet is a real stand-out stunner. Resting on 17-inch alloys, this beauty with its electro-hydraulic soft-top is certain to become an object of desire for many Australian motoring enthusiasts. But, as everyone will know, beauty should never be judged on the exterior alone. With the Audi A3, the manufacturer has made sure that equal qualities will be discovered beneath the surface.
The Audi A3 Cabriolet invites front passengers to sink into luxuriously supportive seats. Back seat occupants enjoy this comfort along with plenty of legroom. When greater cargo space is needed, these seatbacks fold conveniently to add to already impressive 320-litres of boot space. Neck-level heating takes care of those chillier days when the top is up, and a great option is an acoustic roof that eliminates outside noise so that the Bang & Olufsen sound system can be fully appreciated. Drivers will certainly appreciate the assistance offered.
Optional extras can include sport and S-line suspension, magnetic ride dampers and 19-inch alloys, but the vehicle comes standard with cruise control, a safety system that anticipates trouble, lane-assist, progressive and precise steering and traffic sign recognition; all this and so much more is superbly driven by a 1.8-litre turbo four-cylinder with 7-speed S-Tronic dual-clutch transmission.
When it comes to performance, the Audi A3 Cabriolet impresses again. 132kW/250Nm thrusts it out of the starting blocks to reach 0-100km/h in 7.8-seconds. Audi definitely offers the comprehensively complete sports package.