2014 Audi A3 Cabriolet – What Car? Open-Top of the Year

Posted on 28 January, 2014

2014 Audi A3 Cabriolet managed to win Open-Top Car of the Year from What Car?’s magazine. The all-new Audi A3 Cabriolet joined last year’s overall winner in the What Car? hall of fame last night at a high-profile event at London’s Grosvenor House.

The all-new A3 Cabriolet, the design of which draws heavily on the Saloon’s, also fended off strong competition from the Citroen DS3 Cabriolet and the Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet to claim the Open-top of the Year prize. According to the judges, the 1.8 TFSI Sport model tested won through partly due to the fact that it is “up there with the best open-tops for sheer driving fun, delivering plenty of grip, minimal body roll and precise steering,” but also because “everything about it feels worthy of the premium badge, from the clean styling, to the comfortable, quality interior.” Chas Hallett summed up the decision with: “The A3 Cabriolet is reassuring and fun to drive, and it’s just as good with the roof down. This hassle-free open-top is the best you can buy. ”

Initially offered with three engine options – two TFSI and one TDI – and equipped to SE, Sport or S line specification, the A3 Cabriolet can be ordered now with prices starting from £25,790 OTR to £30,615 OTR. The S3 Cabriolet – the first ever convertible S model at this level – is also set to make its UK debut later this year.