The new 2015 Audi S3 Cabriolet – or Convertible model has officially announced at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show last March. This S3 open-roof version is according to A3 sedan model which now only has two door with soft roof but nonetheless with four-seater configuration. The S3 Cabriolet will come to European dealership this summer and the US version will adhere to soon.
The new 2015 Audi S3 Cabriolet exterior get more aggressive look with reduced front/rear fascia design and style and an special grille remedy. You will find also a redrawn air intakes and chrome/aluminum trim accents with Xenon-plus headlamps or complete LED as an solution and LED taillamps. The S3 body stand on standard five-parallel-spoke 18-inch aluminum wheels wrapped with 225/40 R18 tires or even a 19-inch wheels as an option. S3 Cabriolet body only has 4,430 mm(14.53 ft) length, 1,790 mm (5.87 ft) width, 1,39 mm (4.56 ft) height and 2,60 mm (8.53 ft) wheelbase. The soft-roof is operated in only 18 seconds with speed up 50 km/h (31.07 mph). And lastly the S3 Cabriolet will be offered with 12 paint colors choice such as the new Panther Black with crystal impact and Sepang Blue with pearl effect.
Inside, Audi featured premium quality material for the interior. There are four seat configuration with Pearl Nappa leather and fabric material. The standard S3 Cabriolet package will incorporate a leather-wrapped sport multifunction steering wheel, stainless steel pedals, start-stop button, anti-theft alarm, deluxe automatic air conditioning, S3-emblazoned aluminum door sills and luggage compartment package. The advance technology like Audi connect module, Bang & Olufsen Sound System with 13 speakers, MMI navigation plus, MMI touch and a high-resolution 7-inch monitor will also included. Also for safety features and driver assistance systems with an adaptive cruise control, Audi active lane assist, Audi side assist, park assist with selective display, camera-based traffic sign recognition, and Audi pre sense safety system.
2015 Audi S3 Cabriolet Specs
Under the hood, S3 Convertible are going to be powered by a 2.0-liter TFSI turbocharged direct-injected four-cylinder engine generates 300 horsepower from 5,500-rpm to 6,200-rpm and 280 lb-ft of torque between 1,800 rpm to 5,500 rpm. The engine power will be delivered to the special quattro AWD system via a standard six-speed S tronic automatic dual-clutch gearbox. For the performance, the top model of A3 also achieve the great number. 2015 Audi S3 Cabriolet will accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in only 5.4 seconds and electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). Audi automaker also claimed that this model has 33 mpg fuel consumption in the European test cycle and 165 grams of CO2 emission per kilometer (265.54 g / mile).
As mentioned above, the 2015 Audi S3 Cabriolet will probably be released to European market this summer. Official price not yet announced, we estimated base price will begin from around $40.000.