AUDI'S ICONIC COUPE RETURNS: Audi's new TT coupe has arrived in South Africa. Image: Audi
Audi’s third-generation TT Coupe has arrived in South Africa sporting a new engine, next-generaion all-wheel drive, redesigned body and a cabin that includes a "digital cockpit".
Wheels24’s DAVE FALL is testing the new coupe at itts launch in Mpumalanga so check back with Wheels24 on Friday (Feb 20) for his driving impressions.
NEW TT S, ROADSTER
The cars are 4.1m long (21mm longer), 1.8m wide (10mm narrower), 1.3m tall (3mm lower) and ride on a wheelbase that's grown by 37mm to 2.5m.
IMAGE GALLERY: 2015 Audi TT
The new TT is available in two specifications (standard and quattro) each powered by a two-litre TFSI petrol engnie with prices starting at R558 000. The TT S will arrive later in 2015; a convertible is still under consideration for local introduction.
The new TT is powered by a four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0 TFSI tune to deliver 169kW in front-wheel guise and 169kW in the quattro all-wheel drive unit, each with maximum torque of 370Nm.
The third-generation TT uses the VW Group's MQB platform, a chassis shared by the seventh-generation Golf. From the side and rear it has the general design of the outgoing model but with a sharper nose, one similar to that of the new A5 and R8.
The cabin's redesigned facia has a digital instrument cluster which, according to Audi, will eliminate the need for a “multi-media interface monitor".
Audi TT 2.0T FSI S tronic standard kit
• Virtual cockpit with Audi MMI navigation Plus and Touchpad control
• 17" alloy rims
• Xenon headlights
• Keyless entry
• Audi drive select
• Audi music interface with USB
• Alcantara/leather upholstery
• Light/rain sensor
• Front armrest
• Leather-trimmed, three-spoked, flat-bottom steering-wheel with shift paddles
• Front sport seats
• Cruise control
• Digital aircon
• LED interior lighting
The Audi TT 2.0T Quattro adds
• New-generation quattro all-wheel drive
• 18" alloy rims
• Leather upholstery
• Exterior and interior quattro badges
Audi TT Coupe 2.0T FSI S tronic - R 558 000
Audi TT Coupe 2.0T FSI quattro S tronic - R 642 000
The cars are sold with a five-year or 100 000km Audi Freeway Plan.