We have fresh info on the new Audi S3 Convertible

Posted on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 , 09:01:16 byIulia

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We have fresh info on the new Audi S3 Convertible

German carmaker Audi has a lot of plans for the future and we are sure they will manage to achieve them all as last year Audi did a really good job. The carmaker launched the new generation of the Audi A3 3-door, f-5-door Sportback and S3 trims. The premium compact segment has a lot of surprises prepared, according to Audi. Only last week we had the opportunity to see the first scoop pictures of the Audi A3 4-door sedan, the model that will mean serious competition for the Mercedes-Benz CLA. Tome has come for us to see the first images of the open top version of the model. The pictures were taken during a testing session in Europe. In case you have not seen, this is not just any A3 convertible, but is the range topping S3, of course if Audi does not surprises us with an RS version. We can tell by the quad exhaust tips and the design of the air vents on the corners of the front bumper. This in fact, is identical to the S3 hatchback variant.

The current Audi A3 convertible shares its platform with the previous hatchback and the new model has as base the architecture of the longer wheelbase MQB of the upcoming A3 sedan. This is actually an excellent new especially for the passengers who gain more space. The luggage compartment will also be increased. In the end, the model will have more balanced proportions.

Under the hood it hides a new 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder gasoline engine capable of generating 296 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque. In case you are curious to know, the Audi A3 convertible will also be available with a 1.8-liter TFSI petrol and with a 2.0-liter TDI diesel. The production version of the A3 convertible will be available in dealership only in 2014. Source: carscoop.blogspot