Audi’s New TT and TTS Make Geneva Debut
MARCH 03, 2014
Even though we got a head start when we saw the new TTS via a set of leaked low-res photos, these were showing us the least interesting bit of the car: the exterior. Now, with the official information on both it and the regular TT released with the Geneva unveiling of the car, we’ll have to see if its technical side will be impressive enough to put it at the top of enthusiasts sports car bucket lists.
The body is (up to) 90 kg (~200 lbs) lighter than its predecessor, and this enables the 2.0 TDI model, with 184 PS (180 hp) to complete the benchmark sprint in 7.2 seconds and go on to a top speed of 235 km/h (146 mph).
Obviously, diesels will make up a very small part percentage of new TTs, but with good performance numbers and a claimed average fuel consumption figure of 4.2 l/100 km or (56 mpg US / 67 mpg UK) it might change a few minds; it’s the same engine you get in a Golf GTD.
The oil burner will make up the bottom of the range at launch, in Europe, or if you want to burn gasoline instead, two TFSI units of different potencies but identical (2.0-liter) displacement are on offer. The first pulls the car to 100 km/h (60 mph) in 6 seconds (or 5.3 with optional Quattro and six-speed S-Tronic) and on to a limited 250 km/h (155 mph). It makes 230 PS (227 hp) and 370 NM (273 lb-ft, spread widely, between 1,600 - 4,300 rpm.