As the members of the press start filling Geneva, the city’s famous international motor show gets ready to open its doors for the media day tomorrow. And as expected, one of the first cars to grace the stage is the new generation of the Audi TT.
We have of course seen the car in the leaked images mere hours ago. But the official materials reveals that Audi designers were adamant to maintain the car’s iconic status, hence the lack of any radical change. The new model is also the same as the old one size-wise, boasting a length of 4.18 metres
The 2015 TT does, however, get a fresh new face featuring an imposing Singleframe grille with horizontal bars and new headlights. You can see a little bit of R8 in the looks of the new car. The new Audi TT also comes with the firm’s Matrix LED technology which offers less power consumption and greater visibility, but in our opinion has a negative effect on the appearance of the car.
2015 Audi TT also features an active wing at the back and Audi Space Frame (ASF), and benefits form extended use of aluminum. It results in a weight saving of 50 kg over the previous model, which together with the enhanced aerodynamics makes the car work more efficiently.
The new TT launches with three four-cylinder engines, including a 2.0 liter TDI with 184 PS, and a 2.0 TFSI is in two versions, 230 PS and 310 PS. six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive are standard issue, but S tronic and Quattro AWD can be specified.
All versions of the new Audi TT Coupe come with a generous range of standard equipment, including the MMI radio and the electromechanical parking brake. Alongside the S sports seat with numerous leather and trim variants, options include the advanced key for effortless unlocking and starting, hill hold assist, high-beam assist, the LED interior lighting package, front seat heating, and the storage and luggage compartment package.
That brings us to the interior, which as we have said before, has a neat and clean design with advanced features such as a B&O sound system and the latest MMI infotainment integrated seamlessly into it. The 2015 Audi TT ticks all the right boxes for traditional TT fans, so it should do alright out there.