Audi Cabriolet, Photo courtesy of Audi of America

1998 Audi Cabriolet




Trim Levels, Colors and Available Options
Available Options:
  • Premium package: Power convertible roof, includes insulated soft top with headliner, flexible plastic rear window and fully covered storage; Genuine burled walnut wood trim; Kodiac leather seat upholstery; Radio frequency remote activation of locking system, alarm and interior lights
  • All Weather Package: Heated front seats, heated windshield washer nozzles, heated door locks
  • 16-inch, 6-spoke "Competition" alloy wheels with 205/55 16 all-season radials
  • Alpine 6-disc CD changer
  • Radio frequency remote activation of locking system, alarm and interior lights
  • Sport seats with integrated safety belts and high-back for added occupant protection
  • Pearl White paint
  • Available Exterior Colors: Aluminum Silver / Europa Blue Mica / Casablanca White / Brilliant Black / Cactus Green Mica / Pearl White / Laser Red / Tropic Green / Aquarell / Pelican Blue / Brilliant Yellow


    Technical Specs
    Engine/Engine Design
    Type: V6 90 degree, gasoline
    Bore: 3.25 in. (82.5 mm)
    Stroke: 3.40 in. (86.4 mm)
    Displacement: 169 cu. in. (4172 cc)
    Compression Ratio: 10.3:1
    Horsepower (SAE Net): 172 @ 5500 RPM
    Torque: 184 ft. lbs.@ 3000 RPM
    Cylinder block: Cast Iron
    Crankshaft: Forged Steel, 4 main bearings
    Cylinder head: Aluminum alloy
    Valve Train: DOHC, belt driven, hydraulic lifters
    Firing Order: 1-4-3-6-2-5
    Cooling System: Water-cooled, thermostatically controlled radiator fan
    Fuel/Ignition System: Electronic multi-point sequential fuel injection, hot wire air mass sensor, solid state direct ignition with multiple coils, dual knock sensors w/cylinder selective knock control and fully adaptive controls.
    Emission System: Dual 3-way catalytic converters w/individual oxygen sensors
    Drivetrain
    Type: Front wheel drive
    Transmission: Four-speed automatic w/ automatic shift lock
    Gear Ratios:
    1st
    2nd
    3rd
    4th
    5th
    Reverse
    Final Drive
    Automatic
    2.71:1
    1.55:1
    1.00:1
    0.68:1
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    2.11:1
    4.00:1
    Steering
    Type: Rack & pinion, servotronic - variable power assist
    Ratio: 17.0:1
    Turns (lock-to-lock): 3.1
    Turning circle (curb-to-curb): 34.1 ft. (11.2 m)
    Suspension
    Front: Coil spring/shock absorber struts, wishbone lower control arm, stabilizer bar
    Rear: Torsion crank axle with panhard rod, coil spring/shock absorber (gas charged) struts, stabilizer bar
    Brakes
    Service brake: Anti-lock brake system, vacuum power assist, with asbestos-free linings, dual diagonal circuits and electronic rear brake pressure proportioning
    Front, size and type: 10.9 in. (276 mm) - Ventilated disc
    Rear, size and type: 9.6 in. (245 mm) - Solid disc
    Wheels & Tires
    Wheel size: 7j x 15 light alloy, 10 spoke design; 7j x 16 aluminum alloy, 6-spoke design optional
    Tire size: 195/65 15 all-weather radial; 205/55 16 all season optional
    Body
    Material: Fully galvanized (both sides) steel
    Corrosion protection: Multi-step anti-corrosion process
    Capacities
    Engine Oil: 5.3 U.S. quarts (5 liter)
    Fuel Tank: 17.4 U.S. gallons
    Cooling System: 11.6 U.S. quarts
    Exterior Dimensions
    Wheelbase: 100.6 in.
    Front Track: 57.2 in.
    Rear Track: 57.0 in.
    Overall length: 176.0 in.
    Overall Width: 67.6 in.
    Height (unloaded): 54.3 in.
    Ground Clearance: 4.2 in.
    Curb Weight: 3494 lbs.
    Interior Dimensions
    Seating Capacity: 5
    Front Leg room: n/a
    Rear Leg room: n.a
    Interior Volume: 70.7 cu. ft
    Luggage capacity: 6.6 cu. ft
    Performance
    0-50 mph (0-80 kmh): n/a
    0-60 mph (0-100 kmh): 10.3 sec.
    1/4 Mile: n/a
    Top estimated speed: 130 mph (203 kmh) - Electronically limited for North America
    Fuel Economy
    City: 19 mpg
    Highway: 24 mpg
    Combined: n/a


    Standard Features
    Comfort/Convenience: • Air-conditioning, CFC free
    • Power windows with driver one-touch down and lock-out for rear windows
    • Central switch for simultaneous operation of all windows
    • Retained accessory power for windows and sunroof
    • Tinted glass, banded windshield
    • Electronic cruise control with resume and speed up features
    • Dual power mirrors with defog feature
    • Fan assisted rear window defogger
    • Power central locking system including trunk and fuel door
    • Heat ducts to rear seat area
    • Illuminated glove box, trunk, lighter/ashtrays
    • Ignition key with integral light
    • dual illuminated vanity mirrors
    • Time delay interior light
    • Radio frequency remote activation of locking system, alarm and interior lights
    • Anti-theft vehicle alarm system with blinking theft-deterrent light
    • Expandable ski/storage sack
    • Fuel cap hanger feature
    Interior/Seating and trim: • Comfort steering wheel with leather covering
    • Leather shift knob
    • Kubus cloth seat upholstery
    • Front and rear carpet floor mats
    • Manual front seat height-adjustment with fully reclining seats
    • Textured interior belt line trim
    • Front seatback map pockets
    Instrumentation: • Backlit instrument cluster
    • Tachometer and electric speedometer
    • Digital clock
    • Trip odometer
    • Coolant temperature gauge
    • Intermittent wiper mode
    Audio Systems: • Delta AM/FM stereo cassette radio (anti-theft) with CD changer operation capability
    • 4-speaker sound package and subwoofer
    • Power mast antenna
    Exterior: • 15-inch. 10-spoke alloy wheels with 195/65 all season radials
    • Manual convertible roof; includes insulated soft top with headliner, flexible plastic rear window and fully covered storage
    • 5 mph bumpers, painted in body color
    • Body color, protective side moldings
    • Headlamp washer system
    • Body color flush door handles
    • Body color outside mirrors, right convex
    • Front fog lights (integrated in lower bumper apron)
    • Rear fog light (integrated with left light cluster)
    • Clearcoat metallic paint
    Safety: • Anti-lock brake system
    • Child-safety rear door locks
    • Front 3-point front seat belts with height adjustment
    • Driver and front passenger air bag supplemental restraints
    • Automatic self-tensioning front seat belt system
    • Rear outboard 3-point seat belts