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All-new Audi A3 Cabriolet Due for Arrival in June

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ZETLAND, AUSTRALIA – Feb 6, 2014: Audi Australia is revealing details of the all-new A3 Cabriolet line-up, ahead of its market introduction in June.

A clear departure from the previous hatch-based A3 Cabriolet body style, the stylish new coupe-like design has been specifically modeled from the ground-up to take advantage of Audi’s coupe-inspired design language. It features sporty proportions and strong lines like the prominent shoulder line that extends along the entire length of the car. The new model is longer, lower and wider than its predecessor.

“The new A3 Cabriolet’s striking design makes it a ground-breaking car for Audi in this segment,” said Andrew Doyle, Managing Director of Audi Australia Pty Ltd.

“This type of car is an emotional purchase. With its coupe-like silhouette, the new A3 Cabriolet offers customers an entirely new design experience and we expect that it will attract new buyers to the Audi brand, as well as existing customers who are drawn to the new styling.

The A3 Cabriolet 1.4 TFSI Attraction with advanced Cylinder on Demand fuel-saving technology is the entry-level model in the range, with an MLP of $47,300. Boasting sporty performance - 103kW and 250Nm - yet sipping a miserly 4.9 litres per 100km, this model will likely be the most popular in the new range.

Alongside the ‘Attraction’ entry model are the three ‘Ambition’ models. The 2.0 TDI model offers outstanding fuel economy for buyers most concerned with class-leading efficiency and low emissions. The 1.8 TFSI engine will be offered in two guises, with or without quattro all-wheel drivetrain that offers sporty, confident road-holding. It is the first time that the A3 Cabriolet has been offered with quattro.

The sporty S tronic dual-clutch transmission is standard on all models.

Full specification will be confirmed closer to the June launch, but will closely follow that of the A3 Sedan Attraction and Ambition models.