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Audi A3 Cabriolet 1.2 TFSI

The Audi A3 Cabriolet now comes with a 1.2 TFSI engine

The Audi A3 Cabriolet now comes with a 1.2 TFSI engine, resulting in improvements of 35 g/km CO2 and 9.2 mpg over the model it replaces.

This translates to vital statistics of 132g/km CO2 and 49.6 mpg, but the 1.2-litre engine can still manage 0-62mph in 12.2 seconds and a top speed of 118mph. This means that it’s also faster and has more torque than the outgoing 1.6-litre engine, yet the new model is also £490 cheaper.

The 1.2 TFSI is the smallest capacity petrol engine ever to power an Audi, and makes up for its size by a turbocharger and direct petrol injection. Weighing just 89.5 kg (with the help of an aluminium crankcase), it’s linked to a six-speed manual transmission.

The A3 Cabriolet comes in either standard, Sport or S line specification. Standard versions include 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, powered windows and mirrors, a Chorus radio with single CD drive and semi-automatic hood operation.

Sport versions have larger 17-inch alloy wheels, sports suspension and sports seats with fully automatic hood operation.

S line models include features such as larger 18-inch alloy wheels, body styling and sports steering wheel.

The A3 Cabriolet 1.2 TFSI is available to order now with first UK deliveries in late May and is priced from £19,985.

UPDATE: We review the Audi A3 Cabriolet 1.2 TFSI as part of our guide to the Greenest Convertible Cars on sale in the UK today .