Fresh from revealing the third generation Audi TT at Geneva, the German automaker has unveiled what’s in store for the current generation 2015 Audi TT and TTS Coupe and Roadster models. The TT and TTS feature optional carbon package, new standard features and a new optional competition package. Power will continue to come from two variations the automaker’s high-strung TFSI turbocharged 2.0 liter direct injected powerplant. The TT RS will no longer be available.
The TT first appeared as a concept vehicle at 1995 Frankfurt Auto Show. The fluid shape was penned by Freeman Thomas and J Mays, with help from handful of others, including current Peter Schreyer, Kia designer. The latest TT features LED daytime running lights, Xenon headlights, roll bar and adaptive rear spoiler; whereas the TTS models get optional adaptive headlights, which aim towards a turn when the wheels point in either direction.
The competition package includes either nimbus gray or imola yellow paint, 5-spoke wheels with silver finish, a fixed rear spoiler, contrast stitching and leather seats with yellow accents. Both the TTS and TT also feature power heated front seats and a flat-bottom steering wheel. A Bose surround sound audio system is optional, as is navigation with Audi’s rear parking system. Motivation for the TT comes from a 4-cylinder engine, which is good for producing 211 horsepower with 258 pound feet of torque. It combines variable valve timing and Audi’s valvelift system and accelerates from o t0 60 miles per hour in 5.3 seconds, with power going through Audi’s Quattro four-wheel drive system. The updated TTS models generate 265 horsepower with 258 pound feet of torque and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds. All models are teamed up with the company’s 6-speed dual clutch transmission. Wait, what? No manual?—ED.
The TTS Roadster and Coupe feature magnetic ride shocks of Audi, which can slacken or stiffen as the roads demand. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but last year’s TT Roadster started at $43,795 and the Coupe came in at $40,795. We expect the 2015 to be close to that, probably a little more expensive.