If you’re looking for a premium compact convertible, the Audi A3 Cabriolet is both a subtle and obvious choice.
This is a great looking little car (not that little) and you can get it with a variety of power units, sporty wheels, s-line gear and unique interiors – they even featured it in the latest Avengers movie.
The top of the line model is of course this, the S3 Cabriolet. Its 2.0 liter TFSI engine puts down 300 PS and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of peak torque, helping it get from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.4 seconds – which is really quick by the way.
On top of that, you get decent fuel economy at 7.1 liters/100km or 33.1 US MPG (mixed cycle) which means that you don’t need to buy something else as an every day car.
As for the car you’re looking at right now, it’s on display at Audi Forum Neckarsulm featuring a Suzuka Gray exterior and gorgeous contrasting Audi Exclusive Nappa leather inside the cabin. You can also see contrast stitching pretty much everywhere, from the steering wheel to the doors.
If there’s one thing I could change about it, it would be the V-spoke titanium matte Audi Sport wheels. I don’t mind V-spoke wheels in general but in this case, they tend to look a bit too elegant for a car that should try to look as sporty as possible.
Overall, not the best S3 we’ve come across, but still a very good looking one. And since this car shines brightest on the road, you’ll probably forget all about color and wheel design once you start having some fun in it.