Basic equipment on Standard versions of the A3 Cabriolet include 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, powered windows and mirrors, a Chorus radio with single CD drive and semi-automatic hood operation – the hood is attached to and released from the windscreen rail manually but retracts and raises at the touch of a button.
On top of this, the Sport specification, costing an additional £1,850, combines features such as larger 17-inch alloy wheels, sports suspension and sports seats with fully automatic hood operation, which adds automated ‘hands-free’ detachment from, and attachment to, the windscreen rail, plus a wind deflector. The hood also incorporates additional acoustic insulation.
As for the new S line specification, it supplements the Sport equipment list externally with larger 18-inch 7 twin-spoke alloy wheels and S line body styling including exclusive front and rear bumper design. Inside, it adds extras such as leather and Sprint cloth combination upholstery embossed with the S line insignia, an S line multifunction sports steering wheel with paddle shift controls (where automatic transmission is specified), a perforated leather gear knob and matt brushed aluminium inlays. S line specification carries a premium of £1,550 over the price of a Sport model.
Model Transmission Standard Sport S line
1.8 TFSI 6-speed manual £22,300 £24,150 £25,700
2.0 TFSI 6-speed manual £23,660 £25,510 £27,060
1.9 TDI 5-speed manual £20,750 £22,600 £24,150
2.0 TDI 6-speed manual £22,760 £24,610 £26,160