A recent report says Audi will launch in 2015 the new A3 Cabriolet based on the upcoming A3 Sedan.

A recent report says Audi will launch in 2015 the new A3 Cabriolet based on the upcoming A3 Sedan.

Sources within Ingolstadt told Car and Driver an S3 Convertible is also in the works, while chances of seeing an RS3 Cabrio are slim. The A3 Convertible will be based on the modular-transversal MQB platform which means it will be offered in both FWD and AWD versions.

Set to rival other cars in this segment such as the BMW 2-Series Convertible, the 2015 A3 Cabrio is expected to get the familiar VW Group engines, including 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder TFSI and TDI mills.

It should go on sale in late 2014 or early 2015 and is estimated to have a starting price of less than 40,000 USD while the fully-loaded model will be in the 50,000 USD region.

Note: Audi A3 Sedan artist rendering and A3 Sedan Concept pictured.

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