And if you look at this A3 more closely, you’ll spot a major innovation of topology. See how long the roof is – how far back it goes? See how short is the top of the bootlid? Here is a stroke of genius.
The long space between rear seat and boot lid lets the roof be folded, Z-fashion, into a shallow stack, topped by its rigid front third which makes a separate hood cover unnecessary.
That means no unsightly bulge but a proper boot whose capacity is the same whether the roof is up or down.
It also means the Audi doesn’t have the bloated, big-bottomed look seen on all coupé-cabriolets. And, by placing the hood storage so far back, there’s proper rear seat space with sensible legroom and backrests that don’t force you to sit bolt upright.