Audi TT Review
Continuing with its quest towards adding more cars from its global line-up, Audi has brought the new TT Coupe to India. A famed design icon, this new generation of the TT has been highly improved in terms of driving dynamics. While the previous generation models weren’t exactly the first choice of enthusiasts, the latest generation TT promises a lot with its dynamic new chassis technology and potent engines.
Unlike the previous generation models, the new TT Coupe wears an aggressive look inspired by the bigger Audi R8. The MQB architecture, which also underpins a number of other Volkswagen Group cars, has made the new TT Coupe longer and wider than the outgoing car, despite shedding around 70 kilograms. The front end features an aggressive look with LED headlamps, a chromed hexagonal front grille and massive air dams. The side profile wears sporty side skirts and flared wheel arches which house the 20-spoke alloy wheels. The rear, meanwhile, sports a bootlid spoiler, LED tail lamps and quad exhaust pipes.
The highlighting bit inside the new TT Coupe is the state-of-the-art ‘virtual cockpit’, which displays most of the information through a 12.3-inch display located behind the steering wheel. The latter boasts of a flat bottom design and also gets paddle shifters. In terms of features, the new TT can be equipped with Audi’s MMI infotainment system, Bang & Olufsen sound system, climate control, powered seats, electric mirrors and lots more.
Engine and Gearbox
Audi India has launched the new TT in a single 45 TSI variant, which comes with a 2-litre TFSI petrol engine. This four-cylinder engine produces 230bhp of power and 369Nm of torque and is paired with a six-speed dual clutch S-Tonic transmission. Power is channelled to all four wheels through Audi’s infamous Quattro all-wheel drive system. Audi is claiming a 5.3 second acceleration time from zero to 100kmph while the top speed is electronically limited to 250kmph.
Price and Competition
Priced at Rs 60.34 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the new TT Coupe competes with other two-seater sports cars like the BMW Z4, Porsche Boxster and the Mercedes-Benz SLK.