View Full Version : First Official Photos of A3 Sportback with Open Sky System

11-19-2004, 12:55 AM

Almost overlooked at the Paris Auto Show was a red Audi A3 Sportback with an odd black roof. Looking more closely, some may have noticed that the car was one of the first A3s to be displayed with Audi’s new open sky sunroof system.

Now Audi has officially released photographs of a car with the system and more detailed interior shots of the system’s appearance from the inside of the vehicle.


An earlier Audi press release described the roof as such:

The open sky system large-area glass roof, which has been developed specially for the Sportback, is a remarkable concept. The roof is glazed all the way from the windscreen to the rear window, further emphasising the Sportback's sporty character.

Compared with a conventional sliding roof, the open sky system allows twice as much light into the car thanks to its larger area. Both front and rear occupants have a roller blind for protection against direct sunlight.