Right on time for the 20th anniversary of the first Audi TT, the brand is especially highlighting the sports car character of the new model. The Ingolstadt automaker has accordingly refined the design of the new TT, enhanced its performance and extended its range of standard equipment.
Besides the driver-oriented Audi virtual cockpit, the basic version of the new model now features the Audi drive select dynamic handling system, a rain and light sensor, heated exterior mirrors and the multi-function steering wheel plus, with which the infotainment and voice control system can be controlled entirely using the steering wheel. Also standard are the illuminated USB ports as well as Bluetooth connectivity for wireless pairing of devices.
More masculine, more progressive and even sportier than before – that’s the exterior design of the updated 2018 TT. The front features a three-dimensional Singleframe radiator grille, with large side air inlets which emphasise width, even in the basic version.
For the new TT, Audi has a range of petrol engines in various performance levels, paired either with the 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. In both transmission variants, the close-ratio lower gears enable powerful acceleration, while the wide ratio of each transmission’s highest gear keeps the engine speed down. All the new engines come with a gasoline particulate filter.
The renewed Audi TT offers handling that aims to be both dynamic and precise. If the customer chooses the S line sport package or Audi magnetic ride, the body is lowered by 10 millimetres.
The sports car character of the German coupe is also underscored by the driver-oriented interior with its clear lines. The slender instrument panel resembles an aircraft wing, while the round air vents with integrated controls allude to jet engines – a classic TT detail. Sport seats with integrated head restraints are standard on the updated Audi TT.