Audi A3 Cabriolet (2014 -) Costs

Review by James Taylor on
Last Updated: 28 Jul 2015
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The Audi A3 Cabriolet is yet another addition to the burgeoning A3 range, which now includes both three- and five-door hatchbacks, a ‘three-box’ saloon version and various S3 high-performance derivatives. It’s a quality package, with desirable looks, a relaxing driving experience and a similarly classy interior to the rest of the A3 family.

4 out of 5

Running costs

Most economical engine choice from launch is the 2.0-litre TDI diesel with average fuel consumption of 67.3mpg.

It’s joined by a 1.6-litre TDI in February 2014, with average fuel consumption forecast to potentially approach the 70mpg mark.

The 138bhp 1.4-litre TFSI petrol can average up to 56.5mpg according to Audi, partly thanks to its clever Cylinder-on-Demand technology explained in the Performance section.

Even for the top 178bhp 1.8-litre TFSI version, Audi A3 Cabriolet running costs in terms of fuel consumption are not bad at all at a claimed 48.7mpg average.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year

Unleaded

£807 - £1,142 *

Diesel

£688 - £918 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 103p and diesel 109p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Variable service intervals, maximum two years/19,000 miles.

Warranty

Two years unlimited mileage manufacturer warranty. Third year to same standard up to 60,000 miles. There’s also a three-year paint warranty and 12-year anti-corrosion warranty.

Road tax (12 months)

£20.00 - £475.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

4 out of 5

Green credentials

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    104
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    165
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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

Lower weight and more efficient engines have helped make Audi A3 Cabriolet emissions far lower than the previous-generation model.

From launch, the 2.0-litre TDI diesel offers the lowest CO2 emissions of the range at 110g/km.

We can expect that to be beaten by the 1.6-litre TDI available from February 2014. Figures are yet to be released for that variant but in other versions of the A3 it emits less than 100g/km.

The top 1.8-litre TFSI petrol chucks out 133g/km of CO2, which is still a relatively low figure given its performance.

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