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New Audi A4 Cabriolet range update

Audi’s revised A4 Cabriolet range will be available to order later this month.

The range topping S4 quattro Cabriolet will be priced at £42,980 on-the-road. The rest of the Cabriolet range is priced from £25,730 OTR to £32,735 OTR.

First deliveries will begin in March 2006.

Four engines are new to the A4 Cabriolet range. The 2.0 T FSI with 198bhp, the 3.2 V6 FSI with 253bhp, the 2.0-litre TDI with 138bhp and the 3.0 V6 TDI, now upgraded from 202bhp to 231bhp.

The proven 1.8-litre turbocharged petrol with 161bhp also features in the initial line-up.

A 4.2-litre V8 342bhp petrol engine is reserved for the S4 quattro Cabriolet. 0-62mph in the six-speed manual transmission version is covered in 5.9 seconds, and the six-speed tiptronic (automatic transmission optional at £1,400) runs at 6.2 seconds. Both versions reach an electronically governed maximum speed of 155mph.

Standard equipment for all A4 Cabriolet models includes 16-inch alloy wheels, electric roof, windows and mirrors, electronic climate control, a Concert II radio with front loading single CD player and a four-spoke leather-rimmed multifunction steering wheel with paddle shift controls (where applicable).

All six-cylinder petrol and TDI A4 Cabriolet models get an enhanced standard equipment list that now includes a six-CD autochanger and the latest generation Audi CD satellite navigation technology built into a ‘driver’s information system’ with colour screen.

The Sport upgrade is available for all models (except the S4 quattro) for an extra £750. It replaces the standard car’s 16-inch alloy wheels with 17-inch wheels and wider tyres, and adds front sports seats with electric lumbar support and a three-spoke leather-rimmed sports steering wheel with paddle shift controls (where applicable).

The S line specification, costing an additional £2,400, is more comprehensive than before, supplementing the original A4 Cabriolet S line’s part-leather upholstery with full black pearl nappa leather. S line equipment also includes 18-inch alloy wheels, S line sports suspension, front sports seats with electric lumbar adjustment, a 3-spoke leather-rimmed multifunction S line steering wheel, matt silver aluminium fascia inlays and S line exterior badging.

An optional S line exterior look with S line radiator grille design, a remodelled front bumper and a special S line diffuser within the rear bumper. All A4 Cabriolet versions can be ordered with the £2,400 S line specification, to which this exterior upgrade can be added for a £750 premium.

S4 quattro models feature the Cabriolet specification, including 18-inch Avus III alloy wheels, xenon head lamps, CD satellite navigation, electrically adjustable front sports seats with Alcantara and pearl Nappa leather combination upholstery, polished aluminium door mirrors and carbon fibre fascia inlays.

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