Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Cabrio Lifts the Lid on Spring

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Cabrio Lifts the Lid on Spring

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Byline: Mike Torpey

AUDI is lifting the lid on spring with an all-new A3 Cabriolet model that's longer and more spacious than before.

And it comes with an automatic fabric roof that opens and closes hydraulically in less than 18 seconds and is fully concealed from view when retracted.

The front of the A3 Cabriolet features a single frame radiator grille flanked by flat headlights using either halogen or xenon bulbs, depending on version, or optional LED lamps, while an aluminum-look strip runs around the roof.

Pressing a button opens or closes the top at speeds of up to 31mph and, folded into three layers, rests in a tray that barely affects the 287-litre luggage capacity.

The soft top has a glass rear window, comes in black, grey or brown and has a thicker inner foam layer which reduces the interior noise level of the A3 Cabrio.

Inside, the steering wheel and seats are new designs while the new electromechanical parking brake is operated by a button on the centre console. …

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