The Audi TT Coupe is now effectively on sale in Australia but only with one engine. There’s good news and bad news for those waiting to place an order on the TT in the Land Down Under as the model is now available but you can only get it with the base 2.0 TFSI 4-cylinder engine developing 230 HP (169 kW) and a maximum torque of 370 Nm (272 lb-ft). The motor can work with either a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an optional S tronic transmission to send power to the front wheels or to both axles for the models equipped with the quattro all-wheel drive system.
There are some rumors about the future availability of a lesser 1.8 TFSI engine but Audi’s Australian division has not confirmed this at the moment of writing. At the other end of the spectrum, the 2.0 TFSI with 310 HP (228 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) will be available in the third quarter of the year.
Sometime in the future, the Audi TT will likely receive a 5-cylinder 2.5-liter engine sourced from the RS3 Sportback where it develops no less than 367 HP (270 kW) and 465 Nm (342 lb-ft) of torque. This will sit on top of the range and will likely come out in 2017 or so.
Those who want the open-top Audi TT Roadster will have to wait until the middle of the year to buy the car. Audi Australia product planning manager John Roberts estimates combined sales of the TT will stand at approximately 50 units each month, with more than 300 orders already placed for the model.