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Audi Drops its Top with New S3 Cabriolet

U.S. plans not yet clear.

by on Feb.20, 2014

Audi's newest introduction, the S3 Cabriolet, uses a 2.0-liter turbo to produce 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque in a small package.

In the midst of its biggest product proliferation program ever, Audi is flipping its top, quite literally, with the addition of its latest convertible model, the new S3 Cabriolet.

It’s also the latest in a growing line of variants off the all-new compact platform that includes a range of products such as the new A3 wagon and sedan, as well as the A3 e-tron, Audi’s first-ever plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle.

A Sporting Choice!

The designation of the new Cabriolet reveals much of the critical details, the “S” badge meaning this is one of Audi’s most sporty models. The 2015 S3 Cabriolet is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo gas engine making 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque – likely to deliver quite a punch in such a compact model. (more…)

Audi A3 Images Leaked

Downsized, up-marketed.

by on Feb.23, 2012

Audi's next-generation A3 will be offered in a wide array of body styles.

Weeks ahead of the upcoming Geneva Motor Show we’re getting our first good look at the next-generation Audi A3 thanks to some fortuitously leaked photographs.

As with the outgoing model, Audi will offer the subcompact model in a mix of body configurations – starting with the 3-door Avant, or wagon, we see here.  It’s expected to add a 5-door Sportback as well as a conventional sedan and a convertible.

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The look is likely to be familiar to Audi fans, the new A3 adopting a face much like the marque’s recently updated mainstay model, the A4, with a large grille that rises from the chin spoiler up to the hood. The headlamps now incorporate the familiar Audi LED accent lights.

While it may resemble the previous Audi A3, there’s a big difference under the skin, the 2013 model adopting the Modular Tranverse Matrix platform, (known internally as MQB) that will be shared with a wide range of Volkswagen AG products, all the way down to the base Skoda brand.