There have been exclusive images unveiled on the internet that show the dramatic new look of the next TT Coupe from Audi, which is going to be lighter, for better performance and efficiency. The next TT model is said to be a better drive than ever before. Exclusive images that can be found on the internet give people a glimpse of it’s new design, which will be maintaining the shape of the current car, though will feature a dramatic front end.
Audi TT 2014 price and release date
The company are staying rather tight lipped about the official release date of the model, though rumours have suggested that the new TT will be making it’s debut in concept form at a major motor show next year, which could possibly be The Geneva Motor Show in March of 2014. The price of the current TT starts from £24,000, so it is expected that the new car would set people back a little bit more, from around £25,000.
Specification of Audi TT 2014
Engineers that are working on this TT allegedly want to close the handling gap to the boxster, which is produced by the Volkswagen Group, Audi’s fellow brand. Though they aim to do this without affecting the reputation of the company, for everday usability, style and luxury. This will apparently be achieved in a number of ways. First, Audi plan to cut the kerbweight of the TT, which will have knock on benefits for fuel consumption, performance and dynamics. Under the skin of this model will be the new MQB platform from the Volkswagen Group. This uses high strength, hot formed steel and allows thinner section members to be employed, which give a lighter and stiffer basis chassis.
After adding in a bodyshell that is made mainly from aluminium, this new model should be over 60kg lighter than the current TT. This beings it down to around 1,200 kg, which is just 35kg more than the Audi A1 1.6 TDI.
Another benefit of the MQB platform is that the front wheels have been moved forwards, whilst the engine stays in the same place. This gives the car a longer wheelbase, which should essentially improve the ride, plus a shorter overhand at the front. This means that the engine will be mounted further back between the wheels. This results in a better distribution of weight.
Though the teardrop silhouette of the model will be retained, the styling will be more aggressive and sharper than the MkI and MkII TT’s. Inspiration has come from the e-tron and e-tron Spyder concepts that were seen at the Paris and Detroit Motor shows in 2010. As well as recent show cars such as the Crosslane Coupe Q2 concept that was shown last year in Paris.
A three dimensional grille and slimmer headlights sharpen up the front end of the car, whilst full width LED tailights highlight the muscular wide haunches.
On the interior of the vehicle, Audi is expected to be pushing the quality boundaries yet again. There will be a leather and chunky aluminium trim, whilst the dashboard of the vehicle will feature an eight inch touchscreen, a little smaller than an iPad, though owners are still able to swipe through the different menus in the same way.
Four Cylinder engines form the bulk of the Audi line up again, with most TT models featuring 1.8 and 2.0 TFSI engines that range from 180 brake horsepower, to 220 brake horsepower. There will also be a more powerful and cleaner version of the 2.0 TDI 168 brake horsepower diesel engine, which is capable of over 60 miles per gallon.
The new Audi TT model is expected to be going on sale in early 2014, though first official glimpses of the car will be sometime later this year.