(from Audi Press
Release) The Audi TT: dynamic, lightweight and highly
Dynamic design, enthralling performance and exemplary efficiency –
the Audi TT Coupe and the TT Roadster are now more attractive than
ever. The design of the lightweight bodies made primarily of
aluminum and the interior have been revised with great attention to
detail, while new technologies lower the fuel consumption of the
compact sports car. New to the lineup is a powerful and highly
efficient four cylinder: The 2.0 TFSI develops 155 kW (211 hp), but
is content with an average fuel consumption of just 6.6 liters per
100 kilometers (35.64 US mpg).
The second generation TT
Coupe and the TT Roadster have made a name for themselves as design
icons, similar to their predecessors. Awards such as the 2007 “World
Design Car of the Year” document this status. A brawny, broad
foundation, powerful shoulders and a flat roofline – the two compact
sports cars have fascinatingly masculine lines. Their dynamic
appearance is now even more expressive than ever.
The most obvious feature at the front of the car is the powerful
bumper, which frames the larger air inlets with three-dimensional,
sharply drawn out edges. The fog lights are set in chrome rings.
Also sporting a new look are the lattice of the single-frame grille
in high-gloss black and the optional xenon plus headlights. Twelve
white LEDs arranged in a straight line at the lower edge of the
headlights serve as the daytime running lights. These together with
the wings in the headlight body are classic Audi design features.
The tubular, apparently floating reflectors of the tail lights add
visual depth to the rear end of the car. The large tailpipes of the
exhaust system – the 2.0 TFSI features a dual exhaust – and the
larger, flat black diffuser set additional accents. A spoiler that
extends at 120 km/h (74.56 mph) improves downforce.
The upgrades to the TT Coupe and the TT Roadster have added two
centimeters (0.79 in) to both cars, which now measure 4,187
millimeters (13.74 ft) in length. The width of 1,842 millimeters
(6.04 ft) and the height of 1,352 millimeters (4.44 ft) and 1,357
millimeters (4.45 ft) for the Coupe and Roadster, respectively,
remain unchanged. The wheelbase measures 2,468 millimeters (8.10
ft). Four new metallic colors have been added to the TT color range:
Scuba Blue, Oolong Gray, Volcano Red and Dakota Gray. Daytona Gray,
pearl effect is also available with the S line package.
A key factor for the
groundbreaking efficiency and excellent driving dynamics of the TT
is the body, which features hybrid Audi Space Frame technology (ASF).
Lightweight aluminum is used at the front of the car back to the
B-pillar, with steel panels used at the rear. This mix enabled the
development engineers to balance the axial loads perfectly and keep
the total weight extremely low – prime parameters for dynamic
The TT 1.8 TFSI weighs a mere 1,240 kg (2,733.73 lb), a good 100
kilograms (220.46 lbs) less than its closest competitor. The body of
the Coupés weighs only 206 kilograms (454.15 lb), which breaks down
to 140 kilograms (308.65 lb) of aluminum (68 percent) and 66
kilograms (145.51 lb) of steel (32 percent). The specific
reinforcements in the TT Roadster – steel bulkhead, strongly ribbed
sills, A-pillar and windshield frame – result in a 58 to 42 percent
split of the two materials.
The ASF bodies of the TT are not only extremely lightweight, they
are also very strong and low-vibration, providing the foundation for
sporty and precise handling, the quiet ride and the high passive
safety. A package of finely tuned retention systems protects the
passengers in the event of a crash. The classic cloth top of the TT
Roadster is a perfect complement to Audi’s lightweight construction
principle. It contributes to a low center of gravity, fits ideally
into the design line and takes up little space when folded.
Audi offers the soft top in two variants. The manual version
features a central latch for opening and closing the top. An
electrohydraulic drive opens the optional fully-automatic top in
just 12 seconds, even while driving at speeds up to 50 km/h (31.07
mph). An additional acoustic mat further improves the already
excellent acoustics and thermal insulation.
The interior of the TT
features a sporty design, dynamic elegance and generous amounts of
space. The standard sport seats are mounted low and offer a high
level of lateral support. The steering wheel is flattened at the
bottom. The five round air vents and the arched cowl over the
round-dial instruments exude the spirit characteristic of the TT.
The ergonomics are logical and the fit and finish is
uncompromisingly precise – just like always with Audi. When the
ignition is turned, the dials of the speedometer and tachometer
briefly run up to the limit before returning to zero.
The designers have added additional gloss to the fine interior. New
aluminum-look applications shine on the steering wheel, the center
console and in the door liner. Elegant accents are provided by
rings, frames and strips in high-gloss black. The aluminum strip
above the glove box door is now brushed gray. There are three new
interior colors from which to choose – nougat brown, titanium gray
and garnet red. The leather seat covers are specially treated to
reduce thermal heating by as much as 20 degrees Celsius (68° F) when
the TT is parked in the sun.
The TT Coupe and the TT Roadster are sports cars with a high degree
of everyday utility. The backs of both rear seats fold down in the
2+2-seater Coupé, expanding the trunk space beneath the long lid
from 292 to 700 liters (10.31 – 24.72 cubic ft). The Roadster, which
offers 250 liters (8.83 cubic ft) of storage space whether the top
is up or down, can also be supplied with the option of a
engines with turbocharging and direct fuel injection are available
for both the TT Coupe and the TT Roadster. The two TFSI gasoline
engines and the TDI combine sporty performance with groundbreaking
efficiency – their fuel consumption figures have been reduced by up
to 14 percent. All three engines are coupled with a recuperation
system that recovers energy during braking and coasting phases.
New to the lineup is the 2.0 TFSI with 155 kW (211 hp), which
replaces the 2.0 TFSI with 147 kW (200 hp) and the 3.2. With a
manual transmission, the two-liter engine accelerates the Coupe from
zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 6.1 seconds on its way to a top
speed of 245 km/h (152.24 mph). Audi also offers the 2.0 TFSI with
an optional drivetrain featuring the six-speed S tronic and quattro
permanent all-wheel drive. The spring from zero to 100 km/h (62.14
mph) takes only 5.6 s in this configuration.
The Audi valvelift system AVS in the new 2.0 TFSI increases power,
torque and efficiency. Equipped with a manual transmission, the TT
2.0 TFSI consumes only 6.6 liters of fuel per 100 km (35.64 US mpg)
in the European test cycle. CO2 emissions are an exemplary 154
grams/km (247.84 g/mile). The best value posted by a competitor is
199 g/km (320.26 g/mile). Fuel consumption has improved by 1.1
liters/100 km over the previous model.
The 2.0 TFSI is a winner par excellence, having been named “Engine
of the Year” five years in a row by an international jury. Its
technology package combines high output with impressive pulling
power. A constant 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft) of torque are available
between 1,600 and 4,200 rpm. The long-stroke engine, which is
extremely cultivated thanks to two balance shafts, has been
painstakingly optimized for minimal friction.
The Audi valvelift system adjusts the lift of the exhaust valves in
two stages depending on need. This reduces flushing losses in the
combustion chamber and also ensures that the optimal flow of the
exhaust gas is directed to the turbocharger, which in turn ensures
that torque is developed quickly.
The combination of turbocharging and direct fuel injection also
reduces the combustion chamber temperatures and the resulting
tendency to knock. This allows a high compression ratio of 9.6:1,
which improves efficiency.
The TT engine lineup includes two other four-cylinder engines
besides the new 2.0 TFSI. The 1.8 TFSI, available with a six-speed
manual transmission and front-wheel drive, delivers 118 kW (160 hp)
and 250 Nm of torque (184.39 lb-ft), the latter between 1,500 and
4,500 rpm. It launches the Coupe from a standing start to 100 km/h
in 7.2 seconds, with a top speed of 226 km/h (140.43 mph). It
consumes just 6.4 liters of fuel per 100 km (36.75 US mpg) on
average, which corresponds to only 149 grams of CO2/km (239.79
The TT 2.0 TDI remains the only sports car with a diesel engine in
its segment, and its efficiency clearly sets the standard. The TT
Coupe consumes just 5.3 liters of fuel per 100 km (44.38 US mpg),
which corresponds to only 139 grams of CO2/km (223.70 g/mile). With
125 kW (170 hp) and 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft) of torque – the latter
available between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm – the standard sprint takes
7.5 seconds and acceleration continues until a top speed of 226 km/h
(140.43 mph) is reached. The two-liter TDI is mated to a manual
transmission and quattro all-wheel drive.
A precisely shifting six-speed manual transmission transfers power
to the wheels regardless of the engine. Audi also offers the S
tronic dual clutch transmission as an option for the new 2.0 TFSI.
This transmission switches between its six gears with virtually no
interruption to the supply of power. The high-tech gearbox shifts
extremely quickly and comfortably, either fully automatically or
manually as the driver desires. Manual shifts can be made using the
optional paddles on the steering wheel.
The quattro permanent all-wheel drive system is available as an
option for the 2.0 TFSI with the S tronic; it comes standard with
the 2.0 TDI. The hydraulic multi-plate clutch, which is mounted on
the rear axle in the interest of weight distribution, is
electronically controlled. During normal driving, it sends most of
the engine’s power to the front wheels, but can quickly transfer up
to 100 percent to the rear wheels, if necessary.
The quattro drive provides substantially greater stability, traction
and driving enjoyment, and is another unique selling point of the
Audi TT in its class.
The front suspension
features McPherson struts, with aluminum components used to keep the
weight of the unsprung masses low. The power steering is direct,
sensitive and thanks to its electromechanical drive, highly
efficient. The trailing arms of the four-link rear suspension are
relatively soft in the interest of comfort. The connections to the
three transverse links per wheel, on the other hand, are rigid in
order to direct lateral forces into the body with precision.
Available as an option with all variants of the TT is the
electronically controlled Audi magnetic ride shock absorber system,
another high-tech feature that underscores the unique character of
the compact sports car. A fluid containing tiny magnetic particles
circulates through the dampers. When a voltage is applied to the
magnetic field, the behavior of the particles changes and thus the
damping behavior of the fluid changes. A computer fed with input
from a bundle of sensors controls the adaptive damping.
The driver can choose between two base characteristics, which are
now even more clearly differentiated. In “Normal” mode, the
movements of the TT Coupe and the TT Roadster are balanced – equally
agile and comfortable. In “Sport” mode, high damping forces largely
suppress body roll. The TT is tautly connected to the road, and its
setup is highly dynamic.
Another option is available in addition to Audi magnetic ride – the
Sport button. The driver can use it to adjust the characteristic of
the gas pedal (with manual transmissions), the amount of servo boost
for the steering and the engine sound in two stages.
The range of wheels has also been reworked, and now features 14
variants. The TT 1.8 TFSI, the 2.0 TDI and the 2.0 TFSI roll off the
assembly line on 17-inch aluminum wheels with size 245/55 tires.
Winter wheels are available in three sizes; the range of summer
wheels extends all the way up to 9 J x 19 with size 255/35 tires.
Mounted behind the large wheels are powerful brakes with
large-diameter discs. The front discs are internally ventilated.
Equipment and trim
All versions of the TT
Coupe and TT Roadster come with a rich array of standard equipment.
Among the highlights are the “chorus” audio system, a driver
information system and – in the TT Coupe– an automatic climate
control system. Two navigation systems, a universal cellular phone
preparation and the sonorous Bose Surround Sound system are
available as options. The optional xenon plus headlights can be
combined with a cornering light function.
The onboard computer with efficiency program comes standard in the
TT. It displays all of the consumption-relevant data on the central
display, and gives the driver tips for efficient driving. The
gear-change indicator indicates the proper gear. Another function
provides information on which vehicle systems, such as the climate
control system, are consuming energy and how that effects fuel
Customizing fans will find a rich selection available in Color &
Trim. It begins with the optional leather upholstery and includes
four leather packages, an application package and two S line
packages. The S line exterior package focuses on design
modifications in the area of the bumpers, the air inlets and the
The S line sport package features a black interior with many fine
details in such places as the steering wheel, the seat covers and
the applications. 18-inch wheels and body lowered by 10 millimeters
(0.39 in) make the handling even more dynamic.
The updated TT Coupe and the TT Roadster will debut on the German
market this summer with only minimal changes in price. The 1.8 TFSI
will be available from €30,200.
The Audi TTS and the Audi TT RS
The Audi TTS, both in
Coupe and Roadster body styles, combine enthralling sportiness with
cultivated comfort. Its two-liter TFSI with the large turbocharger
and many additional modifications pumps out 200 kW (272 hp) and 350
Nm (258.15 lb-ft) of torque, the latter from 2,500 to 5,000 rpm. It
accelerates the TTS Coupe with the optional S tronic from zero to
100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 5.2 seconds, up to a governed top speed of
250 km/h (155.34 mph). With the S tronic, the Coupé consumes an
average of only 7.7 liters of fuel per 100 km (30.55 US mpg).
The TTS comes standard with the Audi magnetic ride adaptive shock
absorber technology, the Sport button and a high-performance brake
system. Visual cues to its identity are provided by the 18-inch
wheels with size 245/40 tires and a new grille combined with chrome
air inlets. A new color combination – spectral silver/black – is
available for the interior.
The dynamic spearhead of the TT model series is the TT RS, which is
likewise available as a Coupe or a Roadster. Its turbocharged,
inline 5-cylinder engine draws 250 kW (340 hp) of power from 2.5
liters of displacement. 450 Nm (331.90 lb-ft) of torque are
available between 1,600 and 5,300 rpm. It nevertheless averages just
9.2 liters of fuel per 100 km (25.57 US mpg).
The TT RS Coupe rockets from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62.14 mph) in 4.6
seconds; quattro GmbH will raise the top speed from 250 to 280 km/h
(155.34 to 173.98 mph) upon request. A sound flap in the exhaust
system further intensifies the distinctive five-cylinder sound. A
manual six-speed transmission with a sportily narrow gearing
currently delivers the power to the quattro permanent all-wheel
drive. Starting this fall, Audi will also offer the option of the TT
RS with a newly developed version of the S tronic that can handle
the tremendous torque of the powerful five-cylinder engine. The
compact layout of the seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission makes it
suitable for transverse mounting in combination with the quattro
all-wheel drive system.
The TT RS Coupe with the S tronic launches itself from zero to 100
km/h (62.14 mph) in 4.4 seconds. The TT RS Roadster requires 0.1
seconds more for this discipline – a bat of an eye less than with
the manual transmission. Distinctive design details, 18-inch wheels
and an extremely powerful brake system are standard with the TT RS.
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to
the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without
notice; errors and omissions excepted.