The third generation Audi TT is now available at home in Germany where it carries a starting price of €35,000 for the base model. Deliveries of the vehicle are programmed to commence later this fall and at first it will be available with a choice of two engines, a 2.0 TFSI and a 2.0 TDI. The former will be offered in two states of tune: 230 PS & 370 Nm and 310 PS & 380 Nm in the TTS variant. The turbodiesel is capable of producing 184 PS & 380 Nm and allows the TT to have a fuel consumption of 4.2 liters / 100 km with CO2 emissions of just 110 g/km.
The overhauled TT makes use of an evolved Audi Space Frame which is based on the MQB platform developed by the Volkswagen Group and used for several other models include the A3, Seat Leon and Skoda Octavia. Thanks to the new platform, the third generation Audi TT is up to 50 kg (110 lbs) lighter than its predecessor so it should prove to be more nimble, especially around the corners.
Currently sitting on top of the range (until the TT RS arrives), the Audi TTS needs 4.6 seconds to complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint. All versions are equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox but at an additional cost clients can opt for the 6-speed S tronic. Also for more money, the TT can be had with Audi’s latest implementation of its quattro all-wheel drive system.
In terms of practicality, the third generation Audi TT offers a cargo capacity of 305 liters which represents a 13-liter increase compared to the previous model.