Audi unleash new TT and TTS Coupes
By Kyle Lindsay
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 13:30
UNLEASHED: TT will hit the UK later this year
Audi have revealed their new TT Coupe and 310PS TTS Coupe models.
The third-generation sports car range, which will hit the UK later this year, will boast a high-tech lightweight aluminium and steel hybrid construction and all-digital virtual cockpit.
Equipped with new engines, new suspension configuration and heavily-revised Quattro system, the 2.0litre TFSI TTS can sprint 0-62mph in up to 4.7seconds.
The Euro VI-meeting TT 2.0litre TDI, meanwhile, offers fuel economy of 67.2mpg and segment-low CO2 emissions of 110g/km, reaching 62mph in 7.2seconds with a 146mph top speed.
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development at Audi AG, said: “The Audi TT is the epitome of an authentic design icon and a top-performance driving machine.
“With the new generation, we are making this technology even easier for the driver to experience – just as they would expect from a real sports car.”
“The Audi TT is the epitome of an authentic design icon and a top-performance driving machine.”
Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi
Exterior design modifications include a broader and flatter grille, flat headlights and a 37mm-longer wheelbase, with weight reduced by 50kg.
In the cabin, the instrument cluster and MMI screen have been combined in a central, digital unit, while sports seats are lower and lighter.
The multifunction steering wheel is new, while the voice control system has been modified to enable simple commands.
Boot capacity is at 305litres – 13litres more than the previous model – and can be extended by folding the rear seat backrests forwards.
Eleven exterior colours are available, with three interior colour schemes possible.
Standard equipment on the TT includes MMI radio, electromechanical parking brake, hill hold assist, high-beam assist, the LED interior lighting package, front seat heating, and storage and luggage compartment package.
Optional infotainment kit includes MMI Navigation, DVD, Bluetooth, voice control, integrated Wi-Fi hotspot and Bang and Olufsen Sound System.
At launch, the new TT and TTS will be available with three four-cylinder engines featuring turbocharging and direct injection, with power outputs ranging from 184PS to 310PS.
The two TFSI petrol engines and the TDI all feature a start-stop system as standard, with each capable of being equipped with six-speed S Tronic transmission.