Powerful and agile, the 2008 Audi A4 3.2 Cabriolet Quattro delivers improved traction and stability over all types of road surfaces, thanks to its Quattro permanent all-wheel-drive system. In addition, the Cabriolet Quattro comes equipped with a fully automatic convertible top, which retracts at the press of a button, at speeds up to 18 miles per hour. For a quieter cabin, drivers can opt for the available acoustic convertible top.
While the Quattro all-wheel-drive system adds some weight to the upscale convertible, drivers and reviewers note the 3.2 Cabriolet Quattro maintains good overall balance and performance, due primarily to its 255-horsepower, 3.2-liter V6 engine. The V6 links to a six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic, which enables drivers to shift manually using paddle shifters mounted behind the steering-wheel spokes.
Heated front seats, which have three heat settings and heated side sections, have been added as standard equipment for 2008. Other standard features include a wind deflector, which helps reduce turbulence in the cabin with the roof down, as well as 12-way power-adjustable front seats, leather seating throughout, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel and shift knob, dual-zone climate control, powered and heated exterior mirrors, and a remote locking system.
Drivers and reviewers give the 3.2 Cabriolet Quattro good marks for its performance and handling, thanks to its Servotronic speed-sensitive power steering, four-link front suspension, and 17-inch cast alloy wheels with all-season tires. Some note, however, that the Cabriolet's electronics systems could use an upgrade. The current configuration consists of an Audi Symphony AM/FM audio system with MP3 capability and a six-disc CD changer.
Options include a more-dynamic sport suspension, front sport seats, Beige Birch or Walnut wood decorative inlays, heated rear seats, and an electronic parking system.