2012 Audi TT launched at Rs 48.36 lacs

Audi India added the TT Coupe to its lineup of exotic cars in India. With twice the power of an Audi A3, the new TT Coupe comes with a mouthwatering price of Rs 48,36,000 (ex-showroom). Coming to the shores via Completely Build Units (CBU), the Audi TT deliveries will begin by June this year.

Unveiling the TT Coupe was Audi India’s Head, Mr Michael Perschke commented, “We are already a major player in the premium sports segment and I am confident that the introduction of the Audi TT will further help us consolidate our leadership position in the sports car segment in the country,”

2012 Audi TT launched at Rs 48.36 lacs

Audi has a strong image in India, and with the introduction of the TT Coupe, the German automaker is targeting the sportscar market, which sees an annual sale of just 250 units. For the debut year, Audi will offer 30 units of TT Coupe, and in the following year it targets 50 cars.

On the outside, the Audi TT has grown broader and longer to give a more sportscar appeal; while on the inside, the coupe has a dark interior that gives a sporty and elegant appearance. The accents are given silver finish while the rings, frames and strips feature high-gloss black. Though the interior is dark, it is very practical, and the leather seat covers reduce the thermal heating up to 20-degrees Celsius when baked in sun.

2012 Audi TT launched at Rs 48.36 lacs

Audi TT features symphony audio system, driver infotainment system, automatic climate control system and on board efficiency program as standard.

Now lets get to the interesting bit. Audi has powered the TT Coupe with a 2.0-litre TFSI (turbocharged fuel stratified injection) engine that pumps out a massive 211 hp between 4300 – 6000 rpm; that is twice the power of the Fiat Linea. Torque figure is 350 Nm between 1600 – 4000 rpm and it propels the car from 0-100 kmph in 5.6 seconds. Mated to the petrol motor is a 6-Speed S-tronic automatic transmission, and the car can do speeds up to 250 kmph on a permanent all-wheel drive. With extensive use of aluminum in the body and a space frame chassis, the Audi TT sits in at just 1240 kgs, giving a fuel efficiency of 10 kmpl.

2012 Audi TT launched at Rs 48.36 lacs 2012 Audi TT launched at Rs 48.36 lacs

Audi has a diesel variant of TT Coupe in the international market, however there is no hope of it making to India. It will compete against the Jaguar XF, Porsche Boxster and BMW 3-Series. With an aggressive pricing, the Audi TT is the most dominating in the sportscar segment.

2012 Audi TT will be launched tomorrow

Another sports car that will soon enter the Indian sports car market will be the new Audi TT. As per the launch date fixed for this new car by Audi India, it is 23rd March 2012. This particular car is nothing close to its previous models.In its new avatar it has gonethrough major changes in terms of exterior, interior and mechanics. The front end has been renovated in an absolutely different pattern. The grille, bumper and the headlights are all new. Fog lamps are designed again with LED day time running lights. New diffuser and taillight décor the rear end of the new Audi TT.

This 2012 Audi TT will be having a variety of engine options. A 1.8 liter TSI turbo petrol engine will produce 160 bhp of power and a peak torque of 250 Nm. Another 2 liter TFSI petrol turbo will generate an output of 211bhp at a peak torque of 350 Nm, whereas a 2 liter TDI turbo diesel engine will be stronger by 170 bhp at a peak torque of 350 Nm. Manual 6-speed gearbox and a DSG automatic double clutch 6-speed transmission will be mated to these engines. Quattro all-wheel-drive will come with the high-end models. Aluminum has been used to bring down the weight of the car exponentially.

2012 Audi TT will be launched tomorrow

The CBU (completely built unit) of the 2.0 liter TFSI petrol engine Audi TT will be brought in for the Indian automobile market. Since there has been an escalation in the prices of vehicles because of the 2012-2013 budgets, the price of this new car will be affected as well. 2012 Audi TT is going to be the first car from the stable of Audi to release this year on the Indian roads. After this, Audi intends to bring in its crossover Q3, which is going to be an entry level vehicle in its segment but it will compete with the BMW X1 for sure.