It’s got to be a complicated task introducing a convertible to rest together with the decrease dead stunning Audi TT roadster. Harder still if you don't intend to injure the sales possibility of either. That’s the predicament encountering Audi Australia as it releases the A4 Cabriolet in the center of an extremely wet December in Melbourne. Facts initially. 8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder variation for about, and a 3. 0-litre V6 model for regarding BMW’s 6 cyndrical tube 330Ci expenses, while Mercedes-Benz will not get the new CLK convertible up until 2003Both designs are front wheel drive, the 3. Regardless of other luxury carmakers going to folding hardtops, Audi has actually stuck with the online folding soft-top roof covering – available in three different colours to match to among 13 outside colours. Is that essential? To the possible buyer, perhaps. Audi states the Cabriolet’s safety and security ought to approach the sedan, based upon body framework and also passive security devices, which accomplished a 4 star collision ranking in Euro-NCAP testing. Anti lock brakes (ABDOMINAL MUSCLE) are standard, as is hydraulic brake help (HBA) and also digital stability program (ESP). Internal fuss include air conditioning, warmed front seats, electric windows and mirrors, remote main locking, cruise control, multi-stack CD gamer and also trip computer. Nothing that raises the bar at this level of the video game, yet absolutely on the same level with its much more pricey competition. And the Cabrio’s trip will not disturb your budding construction, either. It’s a fantastic cruiser, does not mind the bends thanks to a 20mm reduced ride height as well as 100mm longer wheelbase, but isn’t developed to break land speed documents. We check drove the 3. The CVT responds voluntarily to throttle modifications, raising the proportion and also taking full advantage of the V6’s 160kW of power and also 290 Newton-metres of torque. One has two seats and bugger-all boot, the other has four seats and also a reputable boot. Regardless I make sure Audi will not mind. You’re still getting one of theirs.