Clearing-up rumors and teasers, Audi has finally launched the third-generation Audi TT at the on-going Geneva Motor Show. The design-oriented coupe is claimed to hark back to the original TT, whose looks caused a stir when it was launched in 1998. At the event, Audi presented this Audi TT quattro sport concept alongside the production third generation Audi TT and TTS. We think this range topper of the third-generation TT (TT quattro sport concept) is the new Audi TT RS, although not official.
2015 Audi TT Coupe –
The 2015 Audi TT showcased at the Geneva seems to be inspired from the ‘Sports Quattro Concept’ that we have recently seen at the 12th Indian Auto Expo. On the exterior, you’ll notice that even after retaining all the classic TT curves you will witness new edgy and masculine design similar to that of the ‘Sports Quattro Concept’. The now-familiar hexagonal grille is broad and flat and is flanked by rectangular headlights, which can be specified with either LED or Matrix LED technology. The Matrix LED headlights in particular feature a world first: dynamic turn signals that swivel according to where the driver is steering.
Front bumpers also sports large twin air diffusers. The rear of the coupe is similar in terms of design with the current version of TT on-sale. The integrated spoiler pops out at the speed in excess of 121kmph. On the inside, the much of the design has been streamlined thanks to the removal of the central MMI display; instead, a 12.3-inch TFT LCD display behind the steering wheel called the Audi virtual cockpit relays all the information straight to the driver. The controls for the aircon are placed directly on the air vents.
Under the hood, the 2015 TT is powered by two different four-cylinder engines – a 2.0-liter turbocharged TFSI petrol engine that makes 230 hp and peak torque of 370 Nm between 1,600-4,300 rpm, while another is a 2.0-liter TDI diesel engine that delivers 184 hp and peak torque of 380 Nm – featuring start/stop system as standard. The diesel variant will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and comes in front-wheel drive, the TFSI variant gets a 6-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive or a six-speed S tronic and quattro all-wheel drive.
2015 Audi TTS Coupe –
The 2015 Audi TT-S (the sport version of the Audi TT). Compared to the 2015 regular TT, the TTS gets larger front air intakes, a pronounced kink in the side sills and typical S model details like silver side mirrors and a more aggressive rear diffuser design featuring four tailpipes, like seen in other Audi S models. On the inside, the interior is the embodiment of the new Audi TT’s pure sports car character with slim dashboard architecture. Sport seats with beefier, pneumatically-adjustable side bolstering is available as an option in TT, but the TTS get these as standard.
The major difference lies in the heart, the TTS four-wheel drive is a standard feature. Although the TTS uses the same engine as the 2015 TT, the engine as been tuned to produce 310 hp and 380 Nm. 0-100 kmph takes 4.7 seconds and the top speed is limited to 250 kmph. A 6-speed manual is standard across the range, with a 6-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission available as an option on the petrol-powered variants. The S tronic option includes launch control, which regulates maximum acceleration from a standstill.
2014 Audi TT quattro Sport Concept –
The sportier concept version of the 2015 TT, TT Sports Quattro Concept churns out 420bhp of power and 450Nm of max torque from the same 2.0 TFSI powertrain, coupled to a lightning fast S-Tronic Dual Clutch transmission powering all the wheels-Quattro. Audi didn’t say anything about the launch of this TT concept, but it supposedly the glimpse of the 2015 Audi TT RS version.
If this tune goes to production in the TT RS, it will essentially mean Audi has the Mercedes-Benz AMG 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder beat in terms of power to displacement ratio, while matching it for torque figures. The full 450 Nm kicks in between 2,400 rpm to 6,300 rpm, with over 300 Nm already available from 1,900 rpm. The 100 km/h sprint takes 3.7 seconds.
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