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Audi S3 Goes Topless in Geneva

An all-wheel-drive and powerful cabrio that looks even better in person.

It goes without saying that the new Audi S3 is likely going to be a huge seller. And now- it’s going topless, a fact that’ll more than likely push future sales even further. The convertible variant is has just had its official debut here in Geneva, and like its hardtop counterpart- the Cabrio comes powered by a 2.0-liter turbo four banger rated at 296 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. Power is directed to all four wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

Audi is claiming a 0-62 mph time of 5.4 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph. Riding on a set of 18-inch alloys, the S3 Cabrio features a folding a soft-top roof available in three colors. The interior is decked out with Nappa leather, a sports steering wheel and stainless-steel pedals. Bits such as Alcantara and more leather trim are optional. Overall, the S3 Cabrio’s lines are crisp, yet elegant. It doesn’t scream hairdresser’s car in the slightest, and it’ll be a fine addition to the expanding A3 lineup. Now all we’re waiting for is that RS3.

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