Audi A3 cabriolet gets 1.2-litre
29 March 2010

The Audi A3 cabriolet is now available with a 1.2-litre engine.

The 104bhp unit is the smallest petrol engine ever to power an Audi, but according to the manufacturer it matches the output of the 1.6 MPI unit it replaces.

Linked to a six-speed manual gearbox, the 1.2 TFSI travels from 0-62mph in 12.2 seconds and goes on to a top speed of 118mph – improvements of 0.3 seconds and 4mph over the 1.6 MPI.

It emits 132g/km – 35g/km less than the previous car - while also boosting average economy by 9.2mpg to 49.6mpg.

Prices start from £19,985 – £490 less than the model it replaces.

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29 March 2010

Smallest ever? What about the Audi 50 with all of 1093ccs?

29 March 2010

Good point! I also seem to remember the A1 being termed by Audi at launch as something like "the first prestige choice in the supermini sector". Clearly not. I think the Audi 50 is being written out of corporate history! Don't let it happen!

29 March 2010

Who comes up with these inaccurate headlines...is it Audi, or Autocar?

29 March 2010

[quote BorisBear]

Smallest ever? What about the Audi 50 with all of 1093ccs?

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wikipedia recons the A50 was even available with a 0.9 litre engine - whether that was ever sold in the UK I'm not sure.

29 March 2010

Yes, the Audi 50 did have a 0.9 litre engine, the same as the basic Polo model which it was 'turned into'. As far as I'm aware we never got the Audi 50 in the uk.

29 March 2010

[quote RobotBoogie]I think the Audi 50 is being written out of corporate history![/quote] There are probably a few other things Audi would like to write out of their history too. And I don't mean cars...

29 March 2010

anyway history or not audi's smallest petrol engine will be in the audi a1 etron hybrid. wankel engine of minuscule cc.

29 March 2010

Although the article title is incorrect, it does look quite promising given it beats the ancient 1.6 MPI in every department.

29 March 2010

[quote Autocar]0-62mph in 12.2 seconds[/quote]

Hmmm, the only wind in the hair motoring there will be when the passenger has had a curry.

If I want an autonomous car, I'll take a taxi.

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