Audi A3 Cabriolet Launched: A 242 km/h drop-top for 44.75 lakh!

Audi has just launched the A3 Cabriolet in India at a price of INR 44.75 lakh (ex-showroom) in Delhi. That makes it the cheapest convertible sedan available in our country. And as we had speculated, the car has indeed been launched only with a petrol engine.

Audi A3 Cabriolet Launch

That 1.8-litre TFSI motor puts out 177 horses and 250 Nm, and all that power is sent to the front wheels via Audi’s 7-Speed S-Tronic dual-clutch transmission. The company offers a Quattro option with a 220 bhp petrol engine abroad but that would have perhaps crossed the 50-lakh-rupee mark here.

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Audi A3 Cabriolet Launch on December 11

Audi will be launching the A3 Cabriolet in India this week on Thursday. Yes the World Car of the Year 2014 has a convertible sibling, and she looks pretty! The Cabriolet was first displayed in India at this year’s Auto Expo in February, and it did make a lot of people salivate. The car though was showcased to increase the interest among the prospective buyers, attracting them towards the A3 sedan.

A3 Cabriolet

The single biggest attraction of the A3 Cabriolet is undoubtedly the fabric roof which can be taken off or put back on at just the push of a button. The roof fabric rests on a lightweight kinematic skeleton (magnesium steel) so it can be operated even when the car is moving at 50 km/h. Plus, 18 seconds is all it takes for the convertible to lose its, er, top.

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