After a long series of teasers, the all new 2015 Audi TT entered the stage during this week Geneva MotorSHow. As we anticipated, the third generation comes with a design inspired by Allroad Shooting Brake Concept, unveiled in January in NAIAS Detroit.
The front of the new TT is dominated by horizontal lines while the singleframe grille is much broader and flatter than that of the previous model. The face is rounded by a new spoiler which gets air intakes feature struts that direct part of the flow away from the front to the flanks.
The headlights feature Xenon plus units as standard,or LED and pioneering Audi Matrix LED technology, first seen in the A8 luxury saloon, available as optional extras. Depending on the version or options chosen, the new TT sits on wheels ranging from 17 inches to 20 inches in size.
2014 Audi TT dimensions
Regarding its dimensions, at 4.18 metres long, the Coupe is almost exactly the same length as its predecessor, though its wheelbase has grown by 37 mm to 2,505 mm, making for especially short overhangs. It is 1,832 mm wide, and has the same height as the previous model at 1,353 mm.
The rear benefits from retro-styled tailpipes, two on standard version and four on the TT-S. The taillights also receive LED treatment, while the back spoiler extends from the boot lid to improve downforce. The coupe/line of the back was also kept.
Based on Volkswagen`s MQB platform, the new Audi TT manages to shed 50 kilograms. Pretty good but far from the 90 kilos saved with the second generation in 2006. The new 2015 Audi TT weighs only 1230 kilos.
The interior keeps the minimalist design of the current A3 and took it to anther level of exclusivity, trying to use the “less is more” tactic. Introduced at 2014 CES in Barcelona, the interior of the new TT comes with an instrument panel that resembles the wing of an aircraft; the round air vents – a classic TT feature – are reminiscent of jet engines with their turbine-like design. The vents also contain all the controls for the air conditioning system, including seat heating where applicable, temperature, direction, air distribution and air flow strength; as an option they can also house small digital displays which show the chosen setting.
The horizontal control panel is located under the central air vents. The 3D-designed toggle switches activate the hazard warning lights, control the Audi drive select adaptive dynamics system and operate other assistance functions, where specified.
The load area has a capacity of 305 litres, which is 13 litres more than before, and can be extended by folding the rear seat backrests forwards.
2014 Audi TTS
At launch the new TT and TTS will be available with three four-cylinder engines featuring turbocharging and direct injection. Their power outputs range from 184PS to 310PS. The Audi TTS is the peak performer. It covers the standard sprint in 4.7 seconds, and its top speed is electronically governed at 155mph.
Here, the 2.0 TFSI produces 380 Nm (280.27 lb-ft) of torque between 1,800 and 5,500 rpm. A manual transmission is standard, with an S tronic transmission incorporating launch control, which regulates maximum acceleration from a standstill, available as an option.