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AUDI A3 Cabriolet Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 3
First production year: 2008
Engines: Gasoline, Diesel
Body style: Convertible (spider/spyder, cabrio/cabriolet, drop/open/soft top)
 

2016 - Present

After three years on the market, Audi introduced a facelifted version for its compact-segment contender, the A3, and the Cabriolet version received more features. There was an increased demand for convertibles and, even though it wasn't a big market, it was essential to a brand image, especially for a premium carmaker. With its image still damaged by the Dieselgate, Audi tried to make a ...

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gasoline engines:

  AUDI A3 Cabriolet 1.4L TFSI 6MT (116 HP)

  AUDI A3 Cabriolet 1.4L TFSI 7AT (116 HP)

  AUDI A3 Cabriolet 1.4L TFSI ultra 6MT (150 HP)

  AUDI A3 Cabriolet 1.4L TFSI ultra 7AT (150 HP)

  AUDI A3 Cabriolet 2.0L TFSI quattro 7AT (190 HP)

diesel engines:

  AUDI A3 Cabriolet 2.0L TDI 6AT (150 HP)

  AUDI A3 Cabriolet 2.0L TDI 6MT (150 HP)

  AUDI A3 Cabriolet 2.0L TDI quattro 6AT (184 HP)

  AUDI A3 Cabriolet 2.0L TDI quattro 6MT (150 HP)

2013 - 2016

In the third generation of the A3 lineup, there was also the second generation of the Cabriolet version. It featured a larger trunk and an important, technological, evolution over its predecessor. One of the biggest problems for a cabriolet is the rear-seat room. Most of the convertibles are 2+2 where the +2 needs to be very small children. The second generation of the A3 convertible was the ...

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2008 - 2013

The second generation of the Audi A3 was introduced in 2003. In 2008, along with the facelift, it introduced the open-top version for the car. It was a well-expected addition but at the wrong time. Audi thought that it had enough convertible cars on the market. It already had the TT Roadster and the A4 Cabriolet. But there was a request for compact-sized cabriolet versions and the A3 seemed t...

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