The 2014 Geneva Motor Show is going to be interesting as there are many concepts and new cars to be unveiled, and to make the exhibition a bit more interesting Audi is going to unveil the all new 2015 Audi S3 Cabriolet model.
Almost two weeks ahead of the Geneva Motor Show, Audi has released the official pictures and details of the car. With the beginning of summer, the Audi S3 Cabriolet will start selling in Europe, while it will take another few months to reach the US.
Starting with the details of the S3 Cabriolet, powering the car will be a 2.0-liter turbocharged, 4-cylinder, direct injected TFSI petrol engine that is capable of producing 300 hp available from 5,500 rpm to 6,200 rpm, and peak torque of 280 lb-ft available from just 1,800 rpm up to 5,500 rpm. Matched to the powerful engine will be a standard 6 speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic gearbox which helps the car sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 5.4 seconds and achieve a top speed of 155 mph.
The car also comes with a standard quattro all wheel drive system. The Audi S3 Cabriolet with S tronic consumes 39.8 miles per gallon of fuel and emits 165 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
Proportion wise the Audi S3 Cabriolet is 4.43 metres in length, 1.79 metres in width, 1.39 metres in height, and features a 2.60 metre long wheelbase. Making the S3 Cabriolet distinguishable from the standard S3 is, obviously, a soft top which electro-hydraulically operated. It is made from magnesium, aluminium and high-strength steel to keep its weight as low as possible. The top is available in three colors and can be opened/closed in 18 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph.
As far as the features are concerned, the all new model comes equipped with matt brushed aluminium inlays, dark grey metallic instrument dials, a three-dimensional S3 logo, S sports seats, Fine Nappa leather upholstery, leather multifunction sport steering wheel, brushed stainless-steel pedals, aluminium door sills with S3 logos, heated front seats, Xenon plus headlights and much more. Audi will also offer a range of optional features on the S3 Cabriolet.