Despite the fact that we got a jump start when we saw the new TTS via a collection of leaked low-res photos, they were showing us the least interesting bit of the vehicle: the exterior. If its technical side will be impressive enough to put it at the top of enthusiasts sports car bucket lists, now, with the official information on both it and the regular TT released using the Geneva unveiling of the car, we’ll must see.
Your body is (approximately) 90 kg (~200 lbs) lighter than its predecessor, and this enables the two. TDI model, with 184 PS (180 hp) to accomplish the benchmark sprint in 7.2 seconds and go on to a top speed of 235 km/h (146 mph).
Obviously, diesels can certainly make up an incredibly small part percentage of new TTs, although with good performance numbers plus a claimed average fuel consumption figure of 4.2 l/100 km or (56 mpg US / 67 mpg UK) it might change a few minds; it’s the same engine you will get in a Golf GTD.
The oil burner will constitute the bottom of your range at launch, in Europe, or if you want to burn gasoline instead, two TFSI units of several potencies but identical (2.-liter) displacement have offer. The 1st pulls the automobile to 100 km/h (60 mph) in 6 seconds (or 5.3 with optional Quattro and six-speed S-Tronic) and on to a limited 250 km/h (155 mph). It makes 230 PS (227 hp) and 370 NM (273 lb-ft, spread widely, between 1,600 – 4,300 rpm.
Another petrol engine it will be offered with also attracts a reputation change to TTS and gets more power than we previously reported, so it actually makes 310 PS, not 300 (306 hp), together with a torque figure that’s only 10 Nm up on those of the TT – 380 NM (280 lb-ft) which comes in 100 rpm later but remains at 100 % up until 5,700 rpm, so you’ll definitely feel it traveling. It sprints to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds and shares the same limited top speed as the non-S TT.
Audi was cautious to help this new TT blend to the crowd and be mistaken to the old model, or at best a really thorough facelift, and thus they’ve kept the general size virtually identical, though they have improved its overall appearance (a bit) by extending the wheelbase 37 mm (1.46 in), in the search for shorter overhangs.
The most prominent exterior features are the light clusters, which at the front come as standard Xenons, with all the option to progress up to LED Matrix, like on the revised A8; the rears feature standard LEDs.
As we mentioned quite a few times before, the TT’s interior is its standout feature. Now it’s much less cluttered than before and features a fresh new design, even though it’s definitely an Audi and yes it exhibits their specific style. I may even go so far as to say it looks much like the interior of your modern well though-out Italian sports car? Alternatively, a vision of how this kind of interior should look…
One of the most prominent feature inside is the new digital cluster. It packs a brand new slender screen that also features the functions one would normally be used to finding on the classic Audi MMI screen that generally popped out of your top of the dash. This boosts the “less is more” philosophy that also bodes well with all the climate control displays that happen to be now located in the center of the circular center vents. All the other visible buttons are concentrated on a strip right below and match nicely.