Spyshots: New Audi A3 / S3 Convertible Has a Long Boot
Today, we bring you the very first photos of the new A3 Convertible which should debut within a year from now. In fact, this isn't just a regular A3, it's the S3, but we'll talk more about that a bit later.
The outgoing A3 Cabrio was based on a three-door hatchback body and was thus very stubby and short. It was a decent car but couldn't compete in terms of style with the big boys, even though it demanded very Audi-like prices.
But this new A3 drop-top is built around the sedan, and so it has longer proportions and a regular boot, like the Eos or the A5 models.
Getting back to the S3 part, the model at hand is a prototype for the hottest A3 Convertible you probably going to be able to buy. It's powered by a 2-liter TFSI engine producing 300 horsepower, which is sent to all four wheels via the better-safe-than-sorry quattro system. It's also riding on a light and advanced new platform, so this is an Audi you can definitely look forward to.
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