Audi has revealed tonight at the Paris Motor Show the spectacular TT Sportback concept, following a series of leaked images. The concept likely serves as a preview for a third body style set to join the TT range after the already available coupe and roadster. Designed to be more practical but at the same time maintaining the sleek design, the concept is 4.47 meters long, 1.89 meters wide and 1.38 meters tall while the wheelbase spans at 2.63 meters. As expected, it’s 29cm longer than the regular TT and it’s also 6cm wider and 3cm lower. Moreover, the wheelbase has been stretched by 12cm.
There’s not much to talk about the interior as the cabin has been largely carried over from the regular TTs, with the obvious exception of the two additional individual rear seats that have been separated by a center console. We notice various glossy black accents, a dark aluminum trim along with premium leather upholstery providing an upscale look.
Moving on to something more interesting, the Audi TT Sportback concept has received a four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine developing an impressive 400 HP (294 kW) and a maximum torque of 332 lb-ft (450 Nm). Output is sent to the quattro all-wheel drive system through a 7-speed S gearbox granting the vehicle with a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 3.9 seconds.
Aside from being fast, the TT Sportback concept is also quite frugal as Audi says it has a fuel consumption of just 7 liters / 100 km with corresponding CO2 emissions of 162 g/km. It rides on massive 21-inch alloy wheels with 255/30 tires and has received laser high-beam headlights, a dual exhaust setup and 18-inch lightweight brake discs.
It uses the same MQB platform as the production TTs while inside the cabin it has carried over the stunning 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit which has replaced not only the conventional instruments but also the MMI navigation system. The backrest can be folded to create a more spacious loading area although Audi has not specified an exact figure for the storage capacity.
Other highlights of the TT Sportback concept would have to be the head restrains installed in the two individual rear seats, door mirror covered in Alcantara Parchment beige, quilted diamond shape leather on the seats while the side bolsters of the seats have special accent stripes in dark gray leather.