New details of Audi’s 2015 TT and TTS sports coupes have emerged, as the German carmaker prepares to begin deliveries in Europe.
The TT now has a price-tag for European customers, with buyers in the car’s German homeland required to hand over at least €35,000 (AU$48,340) for the entry-level model.
In comparison, the automatic-only and about-to-be-superseded TT range in Australia was priced from $69,350 to $139,990, plus on-road costs.
From launch the new TT will be available with a choice of two engines in various markets: one petrol and one diesel unit, both with stop/start technology.
The performance-focused TTS will be a petrol-only affair (for now, at least), and is predictably faster than the TT over the 0-100km/h sprint with a time of 4.6 seconds.
A 2.0 litre diesel engine producing 135kW and 380Nm will power the entry-level TT, matched to either a six-speed manual or six-speed S-tronic automatic and available only as a two-wheel-drive. The diesel unit sips fuel at 4.2 l/100km.
The petrol engine is also 2.0 litres in capacity, making 169kW/370Nm in the TT and 228kW/380Nm in the TTS.
The same six-speed transmissions from the diesel are offered with the petrol unit, but quattro all-wheel-drive is optional on the petrol TT and standard on the TTS.
Audi has added 13 litres of boot space over the previous model, giving the coupe’s owners 305 litres to fill. Inside, the familiar four-seat arrangement carries over in ‘2+2’ style.
Despite being larger overall than its predecessor, the new TT is between 50 and 90 kilograms lighter.
While European customers will see the 2015 Audi TT and TTS in showrooms soon, Australian customers will have to wait until the first quarter of 2015. Local pricing and features for the new model are yet to be confirmed.
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