March 2, 2000

Audi Cabriolet

The equipment and data stated here refer to the model range offered for sale in Germany. We reserve the right to make changes. Errors and omissions excepted.

At the start of this new millennium, the four-seater Audi Cabriolet is available with sporting new, fresh colours and equipment packages for the high-quality interior. The standard upholstery fabric is now Piazza, which is available in Onyx, Royal Blue or Platinum. Customers who prefer a leather-trimmed interior have a choice of four colours for the fine nappa leather that is now available: Sesame, Chilli red, Fern Green and Wine Red. The third option for the seats, with pearl nappa leather for the sides and Alcantara central panels, is available in Royal Blue, Shell Grey, Aztec Yellow or Fern Green. But even that doesn't exhaust the possible interior combinations: the instrument panel and door trim come in two colours to match the cloth or leather upholstery.

There is a choice of four engines: the 66 kW (90 bhp) 1.9-litre four cylinder TDI, the 92 kW (125 bhp) 1.8-litre unit with five valves per cylinder, the 110 kW (150 bhp) 2.6-litre V6 and, at the top of the range, the 2.8-litre V6 developing 128 kW (174 bhp). The 1.9 TDI Cabriolet is available only with five-speed manual-shift gearbox, but the four-cylinder unit with five-valve head and the two V6 engines can also be combined with an adaptive four-speed automatic transmission with Dynamic Shift Program (DSP).

Two side airbags support the crash-resistant body with raised waistline and the robust side-impact protection with integrated cushions in the pelvis and rib areas. These are integrated into the seat backs and protect the front seat occupants in a side impact, irrespective of the position of the seats.

The various attractive Sun Line packages for the open four-seater remain available. Those who want to add a more personal touch will be well looked after by quattro GmbH: this Audi subsidiary offers the Audi Cabriolet with a non-standard interior in four exclusive colour combinations. The seats, door trim inserts, three-spoke leather-covered sports steering wheel and gear knob are covered with fine nappa leather in colours that match the exterior.

Naturally, all the personalised versions supplied by quattro GmbH are available in other colours and interior decors to suit customer requirements; this applies not just for the Audi Cabriolet but to all the other cars in the Audi range.

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