The 2014 Audi A3 Cabriolet has gone into production at the company's plant in Gy?r, Hungary.

The 2014 Audi A3 Cabriolet has gone into production at the company's plant in Gy?r, Hungary.

Set to be launched next spring, the redesigned convertible rides on the MQB platform and features styling that closely echoes the A3 sedan. Despite the similarities, the Cabriolet adopts a soft top that can be opened or closed in less than 18 seconds at speeds of up to 31 mph (50 km/h).

At launch, the model will be offered with three different engines including a 1.4-liter TFSI with 140 HP (103 kW), a 1.8-liter TFSI with 180 HP (132 kW) and a 2.0-liter TDI with 150 HP (110 kW). It will eventually be offered with a 110 HP (81 kW) 1.6-liter TDI and a 2.0-liter TFSI that develops 300 HP (221 kW).

The A3 Cabriolet is currently available for order in German pricing starts at €31,700.

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2014 Audi A3 Cabriolet goes into production