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2005-09-06 10:29
The A4 drop-top now boasts Audi's new face featuring the company's single-frame grille that typifies the brand. It also comes with new headlights similar to that of the A4 sedan and avant.

At the rear the changes are less dramatic, but there are newly styled rear lights. On the inside the basic architecture is the same, however, it has Audi's neww-generation steering wheels which centre section reflects the grille's single-frame design.

This cabriolet now comes with Audi's 188 kW 3.2 FSI V6 and the turbocharged two-litre four-cylinder 2.0 TFSI, which delivers 147 kW.

It is also available with the new 3.0 TDI unit which delivers 171 kW and 450 Nm of torque.

The set-up of the dynamic suspension system, with four-link front and self-tracking trapezoidal-link rear suspension, has been completely modified and numerous new components added.

The steering has been completely modified to give the driver greater precision, but also better feedback from the road when cruising.

According to Audi SA spokesperson Rudi Venter there is no set date yet for the local introduction of the latest A4 cabrio. However, it could be here in the second quarter of 2005.

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