2015 Audi TT & TTS Coupe OFFICIAL: Geneva Motor ShowTue, 04 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0800
The 2015 Audi TT arrives at the Geneva Motor Show
Audi hasn’t quite been to the Porsche school of car design for the 2015 Audi TT, but no one is going to accuse Audi of a radical departure for its third generation sports coupe. But despite familiar looks and profile, there is a lot going on in the new TT.
The design is crisper and the front end is bolder with a more prominent grill, the new headlights get new LED graphics, the bonnet is more contoured and the Audi four rings move on to the bonnet – just like the R8.
Moving back there’s a defined shoulder line passing over familiar flared wheelarches to a back end that’s still a liftback but gets more angular lights in its less rounded form and is perhaps the biggest style differentiation for the new TT.
Even if the exterior of the new TT is evolutionary, under the skin it’s all change with a custom version of VW’s MQB platform with an extra 37mm in its wheelbase and therefore more interior room despite the new TT being no bigger than the last TT.
That extra room makes fro a new cabin that looks more appealing than before, with the usual high quality Audi eye for detail and Audi’s new Virtual Cockpit that combines the instrument cluster and MMI interface in a single central unit and clears the visual clutter from the cabin.
Standard sports seats in the TT come with integrated headrests and sit lower than in the old car (and weigh less) and offer pneumatically adjustable side sections, the new steering wheel gets a flat bottom and aluminium-look spokes, there’s a new split gear lever and a host of satisfying detail.
Engine choices – certainly at launch – will consist of the 2.0 litre TDI with 181bhp and 280lb/ft of torque which can get to 62mph in 7.2 seconds but returns 67.2mpg in official tests, and the 2.0 litre TSI which gets 227bhp and 273lb/ft of torque in standard guise and 306bhp and 280lb/ft of torque when fitted to the new TTS (where it also comes with quattro 4WD – optional for the other TTs) which gives the TTS a 0-62mph of 4.7 seconds.
The new Audi TT – and TTS – will go on sale in the UK towards the end of 2015. Audi will reveal prices for the new TT and TTS later in 2014.
By Cars UK