As outlandish as the idea of an off-road version of the Audi TT may sound like, we could sort of see this coming, what with the Shooting Brake concept Audi revealed at the 2014 NAIAS. We also showed you an interesting rendering of a TT Allroad by X-Tomi, speculating as to what a crossover TT might be like. We don’t have to speculate no more. Here’s the Audi TT Offroad Concept and it’s official.
Audi already has a lineup of compact crossovers and they are expanding it with new Q models. Still, they believe there might be room for a SUV-variant of the TT somewhere in the range. The thing is, the concept appears to be a mixture of the new Audi TT with the Q3. And that is not a very appealing prospect.
Audi TT Offroad wouldn’t be as good as the Q models off the road – because the Q3 and Q5 are both terrible at it in the first place – and it surely isn’t as good as the TT on the road. Whichever way you cut it, it’s compromised. Still, there are some interesting stuff about it that are worth paying attention to, namely the hybrid powertrain the concept boasts.
The system includes a 2.0 TFSI producing 215 kW (292 hp) and 380 Nm (280.3 lb-ft) of torque, coupled with a 40 kW and 220 Nm (162.3 lb-ft) of torque, both connected to a six-speed S tronic transmission. Here are the numbers you need to know about it: 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.2 seconds; top speed 250 km/h (155.3 mph); fuel consumption 1.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (123.8 US mpg); CO2 rating of 45 grams per kilometer (72.4 g/mile); and 50 kilometers (31.1 miles) of pure electric drive. It has a total range of up to 880 kilometers (546.8 miles).
Audi has not announced any production plans yet for the TT Offroad, but watch this space. Germans have a habit of turning all their ideas into reality, regardless of how dumb some of them might be.