Audi A3 Cabrio TDI 150 Hp Manual: Open-Air Sports Dynamics

Audi A3 Cabrio TDI 150 Hp Manual: Open-Air Sports Dynamics

Audi A3 Cabrio TDI 150 Hp Manual: Open-Air Sports Dynamics

Audi A3 Cabrio TDI 150 Hp Manual? At the end of March we invite the testing section to the newAudi A3 Sedan , a model that came to the market to counter the flight of customers that the Mercedes-Benz CLAwas generating.

Audi A3 Cabrio TDI 150 Hp ManualAudi A3 Cabrio TDI 150 Hp Manual

It should not have done anything wrong, since in some markets, sales of the A3 Sedan exceed those of the CLA. Aware of this, the German brand of the four rings decided to put all the meat on the grill and bring a variant cabrio based on the design of the sedan and not the 3-door, as it did in the previous generation.

With this model, Audi is presented in the market with a very model to consider for those looking for a cabrio vehicle with attractive design, a very contained weight and excellent behavior.

Exterior design

With the Audi A3 Cabrio, the brand of the four hoops seeks to give the final bell with a polyvalent, attractive, sporty and technological model that reflects in a compact size all the character with which the German brand has always impregnated its cabrio variants. This is one of the best thing  of Audi A3 Cabrio TDI 150 Hp Manual.

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Although it may seem strange, between the Audi A3 Cabrio and the models of the same family A3 and A3 Sportback, there is not a single piece of sheet in common . The brand boasts that even the hood is newly designed and has pronounced contours that adopt the layout of the new lines of the headlights. By the way, it is manufactured entirely in aluminum.

On the front we find the already known Singleframe grill that the brand mounts in each and every one of the models of its catalog (with more or less variation). In the unit tested, the grille has a chrome frame and an interior structure in matt black that welcomes, in a privileged position, the four rings of the brand (aerodynamic resistance of 0.30). At the upper ends of the front of our impressive test unit we come across a technological solution “Made in Audi” , we mean the optional FULL LED headlights . This optional has a very high extra cost since it represents an increase in the price of 1,980 euros, however, the quality of the light is impressive. This is one of the best thing of Audi A3 Cabrio TDI 150 Hp Manual.

Headlight full led audi a3 cabrio

Highlights of the Full LED: With a color temperature of approximately 5,500 Kelvin, its light resembles daylight, and allows the view does not get tired so fast . The diodes are practically guaranteed to offer illumination during the useful life of the vehicle and are extraordinarily efficient. As a we can tell you that the low beam only requires 40 watts per unit. The LED headlights also incorporate special functions for city, crossroads, roads, motorway, left-hand traffic or bad weather. These headlights incorporate arrow-shaped LED daytime running lights as well as LED indicators.

Thanks to the design of daylight, the model has an unmistakable signature light during the day and night.

The Audi A3 Cabrio has the following dimensions: 4,421 mm in length, 2,595 mm in battle, 1,793 mm in width and 1,409 mm in height. In comparison with the predecessor model it has grown considerably, from 4.24 to 4.42 meters in length, from 2.58 to 2.60 meters in battle and from 1.77 to 1.79 meters in width. In spite of everything, the basic version of the A3 Cabrio weighs barely 1,345 kilograms, which is about 60 kilograms less than before.

The lower part of the grid houses the adaptive cruise control radar that equipped our test unit. I know that sometimes I put too much emphasis on things that seem unimportant, but in this case, the adaptive cruise control supposes an increase of the budget of 660 euros and unlike other brands, the radar function can not be deactivated and only control can be used of cruising, which is a clear handicap. Halfway up the front, our unit optionally mounted the front parking aid system. This is one of the best thing of Audi A3 Cabrio TDI 150 Hp Manual.

Rear Audi A3 cabrioRear Audi A3 cabrio

Adaptive cruise control (ACC): The radar speed controller allows you to set a distance with the preceding vehicle in a speed range between 30 and 150 km / h (if the vehicle is equipped with a manual transmission). To a large extent, it accelerates and brakes on its own; The driver can adjust the distance and dynamics of the regulation in four levels.

At the lower ends, our unit mounted false air intakes with a blind honeycomb grille.

The concentrated front design is transferred to the rest of the vehicle through the lines of the retouched bonnet that, as I mentioned before, is manufactured entirely in aluminum.

Seen in profile, the Audi A3 Cabrio has a strong design in three volumes . Its sports court is highlighted by a bulging and bulging wheel arches that in our unit housed some impressive alloy wheels in 5-arm design and bi-tone finish that mounted Continental ContiSportContact tires in dimensions 235/35 R19 91Y.

The exterior mirrors, equipped with LED indicators integrated in the housings, are mounted on the doors. Our unit optionally equipped the Audi side assist system.

Audi Side Assist: helps us change lanes. Starting at a speed of 30 km / h, their rear-facing radar sensors monitor the roadway for a distance of about 70 meters. As soon as the system identifies a vehicle that, for example, is in a blind spot or approaches a high speed behind and classifies it as critical to make a lane change, it is indicated to the driver by turning on an LED in the corresponding mirror. If, in spite of this situation, the driver activates the turn signal, the LED indicator flashes several times brighter. This is one of the best thing of Audi A3 Cabrio TDI 150 Hp Manual.

Audi Active Lane Assist: Starting at about 65 km / h, lane assist is activated, a system that detects the demarcation lines of the road with its camera video. If the new A3 Cabrio steps on one of these lines without having activated the turn signal, the system helps the driver to return to his lane by means of a gentle impulse in the electromechanical direction. In the MMI operating system, a possible vibration in the steering wheel and the exact moment of the intervention can be configured. If the “soon” option is set , the system helps the driver to return to the center of the lane. [/ toggle]

Seen from the side, the Audi A3 Cabrio, as a good convertible, has two different designs.

When the model is descapotado, the vehicle has a design that maintains a proportions of the cabrio models of the four rings.

When the model has the hood unfolded, the side design is really elegant and has a “classic” point offered by the soft top .

The large and flat rear wedge-shaped optical groups, in combination with the xenon plus headlights or the Full LED headlights, with partial LED technology . A series of optical drivers draw the position light and adaptive brake as standard, which flashes rapidly when braking hard.

The lower part of the bumper of our unit mounted an embellisher for the diffuser that in turn served to house the double tubes of the exhaust system of our engine. In the lower corners, just below the line of parking sensors, the model assembles the retro-reflectors.

Seen from below, this model has some basses that are covered up to the height of the B-pillars with coatings made of plastic material reinforced with fiberglass. To reinforce the front of the vehicle, the lining of the under body in the area of ​​the engine compartment has been made of aluminum (aluminum front capsule). The aerodynamic lowers reduce the total aerodynamic drag around 12 percent.

Hasibul Hasan Jini

Hasibul Hasan is a qualified journalist. He writes on varied topics and carried out extensive research on various topics on his blog Natpat.org

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