Audi A3 Cabriolet Owner’s Guide

The Audi A3 Cabriolet was designed from the top down to provide sheer enjoyment on the road. So much so, you don’t even have to stop to put the top down. It blends the age-old desire to feel the rush of the drive with the latest performance, safety and technological features for a thoroughly modern ride.

Keep reading to learn more about owning and driving an Audi A3 Cabriolet in Austin.

The Audi A3 Cabriolet Model Essentials

There’s a reason the Audi A3 Cabriolet is a best-selling convertible. For this style of car, it has a lot to offer. Yes, it is compact. But people who are looking for a convertible aren’t making storage capacity and third row seating a priority. The A3 Cabriolet is both comfortable and sporty with a great design inside and out.


The Audi A3 Cabriolet is a fun little joy ride. Whether the top is up or down, the 2.0-liter turbocharged TFSI engine makes the ride interesting. If you want more power the all-wheel drive model has even greater horsepower and torque.

The Audi A3 Cabriolet has impressive performance features that include:

  • Up to 186 horsepower
  • 0-to-60 in 6.9 seconds
  • Up to 221 lb-ft torque
  • Top speed of 130 MPH
  • 28 MPG combined
  • 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • 16 valve DOHC valvetrain
  • Quattro® all-wheel drive (optional)
  • Audi pre sense front
  • Cruise control with three settings
  • Audi pre sense® basic
  • Audi pre sense® front
  • Electronic stability control
  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Four-link rear suspension

Audi A3 Cabriolet Model Pricing

The Audi A3 Cabriolet has surprisingly affordable starting prices across the three trims. The starting prices are:

Premium – $38,350

Premium Plus – $41,600

Prestige – $46,800

Tech Features

Convertibles have been around a long time, but the Audi A3 Cabriolet is packed with new technology. There are a number of features that allow the driver to personalize the drive, navigation and entertainment options to their liking. Integration features mean that your smartphone can interact with the A3 Cabriolet to expand the options even further.

The Audi A3 Cabriolet is well stocked with tech features that include:

  • Folding roof at speeds up to 31 MPH
  • Audi virtual cockpit with 12.3” display
  • Audi connect®
  • Audi smartphone interface
  • Rear view camera
  • 2 USB ports
  • Audi Sound System with 9 speakers
  • Bluetooth streaming and wireless connectivity
  • Parking system plus
  • SD card slot
  • 6-way, heated power front seats with 4-way lumbar support

Common Audi A3 Cabriolet Maintenance in Austin

Every vehicle requires regular maintenance, and when it’s done right your Audi A3 Cabriolet will keep running strong for miles. It starts at 10,000 miles with minor upkeep.

The most common Audi A3 Cabriolet maintenance needs include:

  • Oil changes
  • Replace oil filter
  • Multi-point inspection
  • Brake system check
  • Convertible top latch lubrication

Take your upkeep up a notch with a custom maintenance schedule. German Auto Center can create a custom schedule based on the mileage, local driving conditions and your driving preferences.

Audi A3 Cabriolet Repair in Austin

The Audi A3 Cabriolet gets high marks in the repair department. Owners don’t experience a whole lot of problems, but the most common Audi A3 Cabriolet repairs in Austin include:

  • Top mechanism failure
  • Valley pan gasket oil leaks
  • Head gasket oil leaks
  • Water pump failure

There have only been three recalls for the Audi A3 Cabriolet model since 1994. The most recent recall was in 1999, which speaks to how well this model is made.

When you want to keep your vehicle in top condition you can trust German Auto Center with Audi A3 Cabriolet service in Austin. We have been serving local Audi owners for decades, and our mechanics have over 100 years of combined experience. Call our auto shop today to schedule an appointment.