Audi A3 Cabriolet shuffles off this mortal coil after 2019 report says

first_img 24 Photos Post a comment Audi A3 more fun without the top (pictures) 2:32 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet: How sweet it is Tags 0 More about 2019 Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI S line Prestige quattro 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet first drive: The uber-roadster More From Roadshow Enlarge ImageGood night, sweet prince. Audi Seasonal depression doesn’t usually work this way, but with the news that Audi is removing one of its few convertibles from the lineup, there’s nothing wrong with getting a little weepy in the middle of summer.Audi will discontinue its A3 Cabriolet after the 2019 model year, Car and Driver reports. It’s not bringing the executioner’s ax down on every A3 variant, just the drop-top, so A3 sedan fans don’t have anything to worry about for the 2020 model year.Thankfully, you can still scoop up one of the 2019 models while they’re at dealers. Each of the A3 Cabriolet’s three trims can be had with one of two powertrains. The base 2.0-liter I4 puts out 184 horsepower and 222 pound-feet of torque, and it comes mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. The more powerful variant boosts output to 228 hp and 258 pound-feet, it loses a gear in its dual-clutch and adds all-wheel drive. News • 2019 Audi Q3 arrives in New York with $35,695 price tag 2019 BMW M850i Convertible review: A grand tourer you’ll just want to drive Audi Now playing: Watch this: The less powerful version starts at $38,900 before destination, while the beefier engine sends the window sticker up to $41,700. The most expensive A3 Cabriolet starts at $49,900.If the A3 Cabriolet isn’t your speed, Audi still offers several other convertibles, too. You can slide into something a little sportier by way of the TT Roadster — while it lasts. The larger A5 Cabriolet has a larger take rate than the A3 did, so it should kick around for some time to come. If you really want to get spendy, there’s always the R8 Spyder supercar, too, and it’s just a little more fun than the others. Just a little. Share your voice Convertibles Luxury cars 5 things to know about the 2019 Audi Q3 Preview • 2019 Audi Q3 second drive: More for the masses Audilast_img