Audi adds a 1.8 to the TT line-up plus other updates to the range

Posted: October 13, 2011 by The Car Spy in Audi, New Cars
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The route to ownership of the consistently sought-after Audi TT Coupe becomes even easier from this week as new 1.8 TFSI models bring an outstanding combination of performance, efficiency and cost effectiveness to the range. Generously equipped to either Sport or S line specification, and available with either six-speed manual or seven-speed S tronic transmissions, the new 1.8 TFSI versions are available to order now priced from £24,070 OTR. They join the existing 1.8 TFSI Roadster, priced from £25,320 OTR.

Performance-enhancing turbo charging helps the 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine deliver 160PS from 4,500rpm and a healthy 250Nm torque peak that remains available from 1,500rpm through to 4,500rpm. As a result, the front-wheel-driven TT Coupe 1.8 TFSI with six-speed manual transmission passes the 62mph yardstick 7.2 seconds after take off, and can continue to a top speed of 140mph. The S tronic version cuts the acceleration time to 7.1 seconds and can achieve the same top speed.

Thanks to fuel-rationing FSI direct petrol injection and energy recuperation both versions also demonstrate a healthy dislike for petrol, with identical combined economy figures of 44.1mpg according to the combined cycle test.

The rapid shifting S tronic twin-clutch transmission is also a new addition to the TT Coupe and Roadster 2.0 TDI quattro models, which until now have been available solely with the six-speed manual gearbox.

The extensive equipment list already offered by Sport models, and further embellished in S line versions, is carried over unchanged to the new 1.8 TFSI. For Sport models it includes 17-inch alloy wheels, electronic climate control, leather and Alcantara combination upholstery and a Concert audio system with single CD player and MP3/iPod connectivity.

S line versions upgrade with features including 18-inch alloy wheels, lowered S line sports suspension, a short-shift gearbox for manual versions, S line exterior and interior detailing and xenon headlights with LED daytime running lamps.

Above these is Black Edition specification, which takes S line as its basis and is available exclusively for 2.0-litre TFSI and TDI versions. It adds 19-inch alloy wheels, a black styling treatment for the single frame grille surround and number plate holder, dark tinted rear privacy glass for Coupe models, acoustic rear parking sensors for Roadsters, a Bluetooth phone interface and an upgraded Symphony audio system linked to a BOSE premium sound system.

Hybrid body shell

Combining aluminium and steel content in a 58% to 42% ratio that favours optimal weight distribution, the advanced lightweight TT ‘hybrid’ body shell is the perfect setting for the responsive TFSI engine, and in conjunction with McPherson strut front and four-link trailing arm rear suspension provides a genuinely rewarding sports car driving experience. The Audi magnetic ride shock absorber system featuring adjustable dampers filled with magnetorheological fluid is available to sharpen the cornering attitude and level out road surfaces even further, as is a ‘Sport button’ that allows the driver to vary throttle and steering response according to the driving situation.

The latest TT Coupe and Roadster ranges offer a choice of five petrol and TDI engines delivering outputs ranging from 160PS to 340PS, and mated to either front-wheel-drive or quattro all-wheel-drive. OTR prices range from £24,070 to £49,165.

Contact us on 01732 760699 or email for further information on the Audi TT range or any other models from the company.

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