Audi A3 Cabriolet 1.4 TFSI close-up video

YouTube user Nick Car Video elaborated a close-up clip with the 2014 Audi A3 Cabriolet 1.4 TFSI. Far from being a popular model in Audi’s current range, the open-top A3 is still an interesting choice for a front-wheel drive convertible and it uses Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform. As the title suggest, this particular A3 Cabriolet is powered by a 4-cylinder, 1.4-liter TFSI engine developing 140 bhp and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque, more than enough for a regular driver who isn’t looking for sporty performances.

We live in a world where downsizing is more than just a trend so most likely the 1.4 TFSI is a very popular choice among buyers who prefer low fuel consumption rather than getting to 62 mph (100 km/h) as fast as possible. Speaking of which, the sprint takes 9.4 seconds in this test even though Audi says the A3 Cabriolet needs 9.1 seconds to complete the run.

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For those interested in purchasing this model, we should mention that at home in Germany the Audi A3 Cabriolet 1.4 TFSI has a starting price of €31,700. According to the Ingolstadt-based automaker, the compact cabrio has a fuel consumption of only 4.9 liters / 100 km in the combined cycle so it should be cheap to operate.

Adrian Padeanu

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