Audi TT revs up for Geneva auto show: New look and updated mechanicals

New look and up to date mechanicals

By: Greg Kable on 3/03/2014

Audi has unwrapped its new TT at a media preview proceeding tomorrow’;s Geneva motor display, revealing the new search, contemporary interior and updated mechanical package the German coupe carries into showrooms when North America product sales get underway later this yr.

The third-generation TT has an all-new exterior design and style. The car is again a 3-door liftback and has the same basic dimensions as its predecessor, but is subtly sleeker with a lot more exact detailing and crisper lines. The front end is far more aggressive and has a a lot more angular grille, new trapezoidal-shaped headlamps with much more prominent LED internal graphics, a contoured clamshell-fashion hood, and additional construction to the lower section of the bumper.

Even more back, the new TT has the outgoing model’;s prominent wheel flares but gains larger wheel houses for larger wheels. A defined shoulder line, Audi calls it the Tornado line, runs from the headlamps through to the taillights. The rear end is less rounded than prior to, and the rear lamps much more angular.

The new car is marginally smaller at 164.6 inches lengthy and inches wide — significantly less than an inch shorter and much less than half an inch narrower. The 53.3-inch height carries above.

A exclusive edition of parent organization Volkswagen’;s MQB platform underpins the new TT with a one.5-inch longer wheelbase. Fat-saving efforts contain a floorpan created of scorching-formed higher-power steel and cast aluminum. In addition the hood, fenders, roof, doors and tailgate are aluminum. Audi says the new automobile weighs about 2,712 pounds, about 110 lbs significantly less than the outdated TT.

The new Audi also has a a lot more-sophisticated 2-plus-2 interior and a new digital instrument panel with no a center-mounted check — all vital info is straight in front of the driver. The vehicle rides on a new, larger platform, so interior area is up.

New 4-cylinder engines contain a revised edition of the previous car’;s 2.-liter turbo 4 with 38 a lot more horsepower for 306 complete in the TTS. Other adjustments consist of a faster-reacting fifth-generation Haldex 4-wheel drive system and, in a move Audi’;s research and growth boss Ulrich Hackenberg propose can make the TT much more responsive than ever, a new aluminum-intensive chassis with variable damping and variable ratio electro mechanical steering. Base TTs use a 2.-liter turbo 4 delivering 227 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque at one,600 rpm. The S should hit 62 mph in 4.7 seconds top pace is constrained to 155 mph. Six-speed guide or dual-clutch gearboxes are obtainable. Base designs are front-wheel drive with Quattro all-wheel drive optional, whilst the S has Quattro regular.

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