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Lighter third generation Audi TT has 11 percent lower emissions

The third generation of the Audi TT is not only up to 14 percent more powerful than its predecessor but at the same time it generates 11 percent fewer emissions compared to the model it replaces. According to the calculations made by the German marque, these improvements translate into a saving of approximately 5.5 tons of greenhouse gases for each car during its lifespan. These refer to carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane and halogenated organic emissions.

A wide variety of technologies have allowed the third generation Audi TT become greener and yet more powerful, with one of the main factors which contributed to this result being the focus on a lightweight construction. Audi’s engineers have managed to lower the TT’s unladen weight for the second time in a row, with the lightest model tipping the scales at just 1,230 kg with the 2.0 TFSI front-wheel drive configuration which makes it about 50 kg lighter than its predecessor.

Third generation Audi TT
Third generation Audi TT

Thanks to the implementation of an intelligent lightweight construction and a significant weight reduction, there’s also a positive effect on the manufacturing process for the third generation Audi TT. The German marque has managed to lower greenhouse gas emissions by 800 kg which represents a nine percent decrease.

Adrian Padeanu

Long-time fan of the fabled Four Rings.