Harder still if you do not wish to hurt the sales possibility of either. That’s the problem facing Audi Australia as it releases the A4 Cabriolet in the middle of a really damp December in Melbourne. Audi will supply 2 versions of the Cabriolet to Australian purchasers; a 1. Regardless of various other luxury carmakers going to folding hardtops, Audi has actually stuck with the digitally folding soft-top roofing – offered in 3 different colours to match to one of 13 outside colours. The roof goes from open to closed or the other way around in 24 seconds – no physical locking or initiative required, besides holding a switch. The Cabriolet’s common security package consists of front and side air bags, seat belt pretensioners, as well as an energetic rollover defense system – IE a bar that pops up behind the back seats to secure the occupants throughout rolls. Value for cash is a hard sell, however right here’s the facts for you to choose. Metal paint, alloy wheels as well as an electrical folding soft leading roofing compose the outside ratio, along with auto parking sensors. The steering wheel is flexible for reach and also tilt, the driver’s seat digitally turns, elevates, slides and also reclines. Audi claims significant cabin space renovations over the old design – 66mm even more back knee room, 33mm even more front shoulder area, 52mm more rear shoulder area. Legroom is not in any way large, though lots of pole position traveling enables a front/ rear concession to be made that must maintain both occupants fairly happy. Roof down, windows up and also rear wind deflector released, the Cabrio’s cabin is still sufficient to construct a residence of cards in. And also the Cabrio’s ride won't distress your budding building, either. Sublimely soft on Australia’s smoother roadways, it separates occupants while keeping the framework positioned and ready for activity. Rougher things can challenge the suspension at times, though it’s greater than likely a result of the reduced account 17inch tires on each corner. Keep a kicked back state of mind and the Cabriolet is the epitome of open leading deluxe. The CVT reacts willingly to strangle changes, increasing the proportion and also making the most of the V6’s 160kW of power and 290 Newton-metres of torque. At a sprint the 1620kg Cabriolet will certainly accelerate from rest to 100km/h in 7. 8 secs, while AS2877 fuel economic situation is rated at a combined cycle of 8. 5 l/100km. All reasons why people get drop tops. So, keeping that in mind, maybe it’ll be tougher to pick the practical – and also much more expensive – alternative over the curvaceously sexy head turner. Regardless I'm sure Audi will not mind. You’re still buying one of theirs.