December 17, 2004
Source: Audi AG
More light with the open sky system in the Audi A3 Sportback: the panorama glass sunroof, with an area of more than half a square metre, lets in twice as much daylight as a conventional sunroof. The roof is of glazed appearance all the way from the windscreen to the rear window, emphasising the sporty looks of the Audi A3 Sportback. The open sky system can now be ordered at a price of EUR 1,250.
The open sky system gives the occupants a new, heightened sense of spaciousness. The large glass roof lets more light into the car, and as much fresh air as is desired. The divided glass panel allows the car’s occupants to open it in various constellations. If the front panel is raised at the rear, the passenger compartment is supplied with draught-free fresh air even when the car is travelling at high speeds. The comfort position involves sliding the roof partly to the rear. And when opened fully and slid back, the open sky system affords new perspectives on the outside world. The roof can be opened conveniently at the press of a switch. The first two configurations, the raised roof and the comfort position, are pre-programmed and can be selected by briefly pressing the switch.
There is also ample flexibility for screening out the sun: two roller blinds, which are colour-coordinated with the interior, can be operated from both the front and rear seats, to adjust the interior conditions as preferred individually. The roller blinds can even be closed with the roof fully open, thus complementing the wind deflector by providing additional protection against draughts.
The glass roof gives the already sporty Audi A3 Sportback an extra shot of dynamism. The use of toughened safety glass and a cross-member in the roof between the front and rear seats ensures that driving pleasure goes hand in hand with optimum safety.