The 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet will carry a base price of $35,600, Audi announced earlier this summer. That price is for a front wheel-drive A3 Cabrio with the 1.8-liter turbocharged TFSI inline-four engine and a six-speed dual-clutch (DSG/S tronic) gearbox. Stepping up to the A3 Cabriolet with the more powerful 2.0-liter turbo I4 with quattro all wheel-drive will start at $38,600.
The 2015 A3 Convertible price is a full $12,000 less than the larger A5 Cabriolet, which starts at $47,600. We should note that the A5 is based on a completely different vehicle architecture with a longitudinally-mounted engine configuration compared to the new A3 family, which has a traverse engine layout.
“Since its launch in April, the all new A3 Sedan has proven itself as a market share leader in the entry premium segment and is already one of the most popular models in the Audi lineup. In its infancy the A3 has established itself as a core contributor to the Audi U.S. success story,” said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. “This growth will continue as we launch a variety of body styles and unique engines to suit a wide range of customer lifestyles and tastes.”
The A3 Cabriolet is equipped with a soft cloth top stretched over a lightweight kinematic mechanism made out of magnesium-steel. The fully automatic acoustic top with a glass rear window and thick inner foam layer can be opened or closed electro-hydraulically in less than 18 seconds, even while driving at speeds of up to 31 mph, all at the press of a button. In addition, the A3 Cabriolet offers an active rollover protection system that helps protect the occupants in case of a rollover accident.
In addition, the all-new 2015 Audi A3 model line-up offers new innovative technologies and the detailed craftsmanship found in larger flagship Audi sedans. Premium standard features include:
- Leather seating surfaces
- Bluetooth technology with audio streaming
- SiriusXM Satellite Radio
- HD radio
- Power driver’s seat
- Split folding rear seatback
- Audi pre sense basic
- Audi signature Singleframe grille
- Bi-xenon headlights
- LED taillights
All A3 models offer available features, including:
- MMI technology
- 4G LTE connectivity
- Full LED headlights and a Bang & Olufsen audio system