Audi's new TT Coupe, based on the modern MQB (Modular Transverse Matrix) platform makes the car 50kg lighter than the previous version. The new TT is also shorter and narrower and has undergone design changes in the front, sporting a newly designed grill. Audi has also extended the wheelbase by about 37mm. The Audi TT 2015 comes with three engine options but for now, India gets only one and that is the 2.0 Litre four-cylinder petrol engine called the 45TFSI. The new Audi was on sale in Europe by the end of December and it has already gained momentum. It also features a larger boot and retractable seats that can increase boot space.
When it comes to Audi and its cars, its always going to be the engine and the technology that's always going to be talked about. Audi's engine variant for India, the 45TFSI, produces 230 bhp and 370 Nm of torque. All that power and torque are mated to the famous Quattro All-wheel-drive system mated to a 6-speed DSG transmission. The other engine options, the 2.0 TDI, producing 181 bhp and the TTS, the most powerful of the lot, producing 310 bhp will be on offer in the future. 0-100 km/h is done in an impressive 5.3s and has a top speed of 253 km/h.
Audi has brought in for the first time, the modern Virtual Cockpit set up for the new Audi and that means that the MMI screen will be integrated to the instrument cluster. The aircon vents resembling a turbine have integrated controls, which Audi has cleverly implemented to free up space in the console.
The 2015 Audi TT was given the green flag to be manufactured by the month of August last year in Audi's plant in Hungary. The TTs that will be on sale in India though will be a CBU import, which should mean a heavier price tag.
The customer also gets many choices for customisation options on the new Audi including the new Matrix LED headlamp system.
Once the Audi TT is launched, it will be a direct competitor to its rivals, the Merc SLK and the BMW Z4 in this segment.
Launch Date: April 23
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