Leaked images of the new Audi A3 Cabriolet have emerged ahead of the compact droptop's debut at next week's Frankfurt Motor Show. Audi has sold a convertible A3 in Europe since 2008, although that car has never made it to the US market. Still, with Audi already bringing an A3 and S3 sedan across the pond, there's hope for this small convertible to arrive here.

The looks of the A3 Cabrio aren't a huge departure from the A3 sedan, besides the obvious deletion of rear doors. We can't tell from the images shown, but considering Audi still hasn't brought a folding hardtop to market, we don't imagine it'll start with an entry level model like the A3. Expect a fast-folding canvas roof, much like the A5 Cabriolet.

From the leaked images, we can see TFSI and Quattro badges on this A3. It seems natural that the Cabrio will sport the same range of four-cylinder engines as the sedan - a 2.0-liter TDI, a 1.4-liter turbo and a 2.0-liter turbo. Of course, we'll have much more on the new A3 Cabrio when it makes its debut in Frankfurt.


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      RocketRed
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cabriolet and leak are two words you dont want to hear together.
      tinted up
      • 1 Year Ago
      This thing looks pretty darn good. I am digging the newer 'small' sized models that really are the same size as a normal coupe or sedan of ten years ago. They just look so much more slick because of their less expansive bodies or something.
      ferps
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have to hand it to Audi - despite the A3's VW roots, they've really managed to make the newest generation look sexy, especially in S3 form, and with this latest cabriolet. Let's hope that the US has a good chance of getting the cabriolet this time.
      Jai
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yuck. Another FWD nose heavy POS.
      MMM
      • 1 Year Ago
      Despite all Audi haters on this board Audi certainly has the cleanest and most attractive design language out of any car company out there. This is why they stick to it. If it ain't broken don't fix it. Great looking car!!!
      A M
      • 1 Year Ago
      I see we have the Audi fanbois here. Personally, this car puts me to sleep. I'd rather have an old K car convertible than this charmless little me-too mobile.
        Rob
        • 1 Year Ago
        @A M
        I love Audis but this is a pass. ugly and feminine. Why bother when an A5 is not that much more?.
      Axl Straforini
      • 1 Year Ago
      YAWN....NEXT
      SloopJohnB
      • 1 Year Ago
      I want this car with either the S5 engine or high output 355hp turbo 4. RS3???
      Jai
      • 1 Year Ago
      This will make a great chicks car
      Will
      • 1 Year Ago
      Should be a convertible hard top like the EOS
      RomanM
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cute car! Took an A3 Zipcar, liked it much better than Q5, A4, Benz C300.
      Julio Arreaga
      • 1 Year Ago
      are we sure these are official? What's up with that blurred out "Car and Driver" watermark?
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