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Quattro AWD now available for 2017 Audi TT TDI coupe and roadster

For those pleading that Audi’s TT two-door coupe and roadster powered by the 2.0-liter TDI engine would get the known quattro all-drive drive technology, it seems that the German premium carmaker has heard your prayers. Yes, an Audi TT 2.0 TDI quattro is now available.

However, there is a twist to this. Audi’s all-wheel drive technology could only be fitted into a 2.0 TDI engine-powered 2017 TT coupe or roadster if the S tronic six-speed dual-clutch transmission is availed. The resulting variant would be the 2017 Audi TT 2.0 TDI quattro S tronic, which boasts of all-wheel drive agility and excellent diesel economy. Of course, the 2017 Audi TT Coupe 2.0 TDI with six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive (FWD) remains available to order.

With this development, the 2017 Audi TT coupe – both coupe and roadster -- is now available in seven engine/transmission variants: 1.8L TFSI/six-speed manual (FWD); 1.8L TFSI/six-speed S Tronic (FWD); 2.0L TFSI/six-speed manual (FWD); 2.0L TFSI/six-speed S Tronic (FWD);2.0L TFSI/six-speed S Tronic (quattro);2.0L TDI/six-speed manual (FWD); and 2.0L TDI/six-speed S Tronic (quattro).

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2014 Geneva Motor Show: Audi TT Sport Quattro Concept is a welcomed surprise

Audi didn’t stop with the all-new TT and TTS but also unveiled the brand new TT Quattro Sport Concept at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. In our opinion, this new concept car actually previews the next-generation TT-RS.

As you can see from the photos, this new concept car comes with a new body kit consisting of a new front bumper with large air intakes, a big singleframe grille, a front end splitter made from carbon fiber, extended fenders (30 millimeters (1.18 in)), new side sill, a new rear air diffuser with integrated exhaust system featuring two big pipes and a new rear wing.

The design of the car is completed by the 20-inch wheels with a central locking mechanism and wrapped in semi-slick tires but also by the Crystal White paint finish. Inside, we find plenty of Alcantara, even the door handles are in fact a diagonal strip of Alcantara. Moreover, there are two low-set racing buckets featuring black four-point seat belts with white accentuating stripes.

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Audi A8 L (D5) e-tron may arrive in the United States as early as 2019

Audi has just introduced its new flagship model -- the 2018 Audi A8 (D5) – following a slew of teaser photos and short videos in the past few months. Aside from its gasoline (petrol) and diesel versions, the new Audi A8 flagship will also be offered as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) – as the A8 L e-tron quattro -- but a later date. But as to when the PHEV would arrive in the United States, it is reportedly going state-side not this year or in 2018, but sometime early 2019.

According to a report from InsideEVs, a spokesperson from Audi disclosed that the A8 L e-tron quattro is likely to be available to US clients in 2019, although an official decision over the matter has yet to be made, or to be disclosed. As expected, the A8 L e-tron quattro would have its debut in Europe in the middle of 2018. Audi also intends to sell the plug-in hybrid version of its new flagship model in the Far East, particularly in China, at around the same time as in the US (2019).

As Audi announced, the German premium carmaker will initially offer the new A8 two extensively reengineered turbocharged V6 engines – a 3.0-liter TFSI gasoline mill and a 3.0-liter TDI diesel unit. The 3.0 TFSI V6 engine is tuned to deliver 460 hp (338 kW) while the 3.0 TDI mill is engineered to generate 435 hp (210 kW). These V6 engines will be followed soon by two eight-cylinder units: a 4.0 TFSI gasoline engine that delivers 460 hp (338 kW) and a 4.0 TDI diesel unit that generates 435 hp (320 kW). Topping the range is a 6.0-liter W12 mill. All of these engines will be complemented by a mild hybrid technology, an extended start/stop function and an energy recovery output.

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TT and R8 will be getting new Audi Sport Performance Parts

June 11 is an important date for Audi and its enthusiasts. You have all probably heard something about the 2018 Audi A8 (D5) that people have been anticipating for the longest time. Though the A8 took the spotlight that day, the company also announced some pretty exciting things for other models in their lineup.

Audi Sport will be adding a number of Performance Parts the current TT and the R8 models. These upgrades range from exterior and interior design, to the suspension and exhaust system. The great thing about this is that you can just hand over your current ride, and they’ll do the work for you; there is no need to buy a new car.

One of the few upgrades would be the new sport brake linings that are of better quality compared to the original ones, they take longer to fade and can work with both the steel and ceramic brakes. These linings will be paired with titanium carrying plates, which will reduce about 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram). For the TT RS, the company can fit in steel front brake discs with your choice of cooling kits - all of them are compatible with the standard trim, and the higher TTS and TT RS trims.

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Sorry to say this to the Sport Quattro Concept fanatics. If you guys have been hoping for the production of this iconic concept to begin, prepare for your dreams to be quashed. Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Audi Sport, has no interest in producing the said model. Although Winkelmann referred to it as a “nice dream,” he feels like there is so much more to take care of in the company, and that as of now, it is not his top priority. Instead, the Audi CEO is currently focusing on the company’s lineup.

In 2010, Audi initially launched the RS5 concept to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Quattro, as a contemporary version of the original Quattro sports coupe (first launched in 1980 at the Geneva Motor Show). This was followed by an update in 2013 when they presented the Sport Quattro with a hybrid 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 TFSI engine, boasting an output of 690 horsepower (515 kilowatts) and 590 pound-feet (800 NM) of torque, wearing a stunning yellow paint.

And just a year later at the 2014 Consumer Electronics show, the red Sport Quattro Laserlight concept made its debut, again with added features such as the laser-assisted matrix LED headlights. Unconfirmed reports say that a production version is in the plans and had long been expected to arrive after all these years of concepts being showcased.

Read the entire article Audi CEO confirms there won't be a Sport Quattro Concept production version

There is no mistaking the Audi TT shape and design. It is instantly recognisable to all. But has Audi trumped itself with the latest design study on the Clubsport Quattro? The intention behind the study is to design a purist version of the TT. Power is everything in this study.

It combines the latest technology with the most powerful of engines from the motorsports field. The development engineers’ intention was to design an elite, supreme TT, like nothing seen before. The hood and A-post have been removed and in their place is an all-encompassing low windscreen which is evocative of a speedster. The cockpit has a soft tinted window strip. The windscreen is panoramic and there are two ‘camel like’ humps behind the interior where the hood would otherwise be.

This further enhances the vehicle’s sports car image. The rollover bars have been flattened and are the same height as the sport seats. A single-frame grille with dramatic horizontal aluminium inserts, sits dominantly at the front of the vehicle. Unusually the four rings logo is positioned on the bonnet, whereas most Audi models have it mounted on the grille.

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Audi is launching the e-tron quattro concept: a statement of how the brand sees electric mobility in the future. The all-electric drive system found on the new concept car combines well with the aerodynamic design. Its dynamic appearance is highlighted by the fact that its flat greenhouse narrows to the rear.

The e-tron quattro has a length of 4.88 meters, a width of 1.93 meters, and a height of 1.54 meters. SUVs in general have a drag coefficient of more than 0.30 but the e-tron quattro stands at 0.25. This is the reason why Audi’s SUV can go for more than 500 kilometers or 310 miles.

When the car reaches speeds of 50mph or more, the many aerodynamic elements on its hood, flanks, and rear portion are activated electronically and direct the air flow as necessary in order to improve the flow around and through the car. This is the result of rigorous development work on the wind tunnel. When inside the car, engine noise as well as wind noise cannot be heard. Thus, one is able to enjoy the full pleasure of driving an electric car in almost complete silence.

Read the entire article Audi e-Tron Quattro Concept previews an electric future at Frankfurt

At the Worthersee Tour 2015, Audi unveiled the TT Clubsport Turbo Concept, a vehicle that takes its inspiration from the legendary Audi 90 IMSA GTO of the late 1980s. According to the German manufacturer, the vehicle is powered by a 2.5-liter TFSI five-cylinder petrol engine that produces 600 hp (441 kW) and 650 Nm (479.4 lb-ft) of torque.

All that power is transferred via a manual six-speed transmission and the Quattro permanent all-wheel drive system, that can push the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.6 seconds, while top speed is 310 km/h (192.6 mph).

Thanks to the electrically driven compressor, the Audi TT Clubsport Turbo Concept is able to cover up to 16 meters (52.5 ft) within the first 2.5 seconds, 6 meters (19.7 ft) more than a comparable car without this innovation.

Read the entire article Audi brings the TT Clubsport Turbo Concept at Worthersee Tour 2015

Audi has just introduced the new R18 e-tron Quattro, an updated version of last year’s vehicle which will compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and in the Le Mans 24 Hours. The R18 e-tron Quattro will compete in the 4-megajoule class and features a twofold quantity of hybrid energy, revised aerodynamics as well as a lot of detailed work.

If you take a closer look to the previous model, you will see that the new R18 e-tron Quattro features an updated design, although its basic structure is closely akin to its predecessor. The new look includes a new way of conducting airflow around and through the front end, larger air inlets in the front wheel arches as well as redesigned headlights which feature Matrix LED technology combined with Audi Laserlight.

Audi says that it adopted the monocoque from the previous model, while the hood with the front wing and wheel arches feature a new design. The German carmaker doubled the amount of energy from 2 to 4 megajoule per race lap at Le Mans.

Read the entire article 2015 Audi R18 e-tron Quattro received a new design, becomes more fuel-efficient

Audi has started production of the 2015 TT Roadster at its Gyor site in Hugary. The launch was graced by Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi Rupert Stadler, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, and the Mayor Zsolt Borkai of of Győr. The Audi TT Roadster will be the fourth Audi model to go into series production at Audi Hungaria following the A3 Sedan, A3 Cabriolet and TT Coupe.

Rupert remarked that the start of production of the new Audi TT Roadster underscores Audi Hungaria’s position in the carmaker’s global production network. Audi started full vehicle production at its site in Győr, Hungary in June 2013.

Prior to that, the carmaker is already building engines at the site. So far, the site has churned out over 100,000 cars. Audi Hungaria’s new auto plant in Gyor is currently being manned by a 4,000-strong workforce. Hubert Waltl, Board of Management Member for Production at Audi, remarked that the move to build a plant in Gyor 21 years ago a decisive step in its development into an international group.

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Audi has just revealed the racing version of the new TT and announced a new racing series called Audi TT Sport Cup from 2015 in DTM environment. After launching the Audi R8 LMS Cup in Asia, the German manufacturer prepares another one-make cup in Germany, starting 2015.

According to Audi, in the 2015 season, at each of the six DTM events held in Germany as well as neighboring countries, two races of the Audi Sport TT Cup are planned.

24 cars will compete in the Audi Sport TT Cup and six cockpits will be reserved for changing guest drivers. For those who are interested they can apply worldwide for the other 18 places on the grid at audi-motorsport.com effective immediately.

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Back in April, Audi unveiled the TT Offroad Concept, but for the 2014 Paris Motor Show the German manufacturer brought another concept vehicle based on the TT, the TT Sportback. For those who don’t know, Audi confirmed the development of a third TT body style but we don’t know yet which would be the first concept car to enter the production.

The TT Offroad Concept is an interesting addition, but the TT Sportback Concept makes perfect sense and it would be a better choice for Audi in order to fight the Mercedes-Benz CLA. According to Audi, the TT Sportback Concept unites two concepts to form a new member for a potential TT family and invokes the design idiom of the classic TT.

The concept is powered by a 2.0-liter TFSI engine that produces 400 hp (294 kW) and is bolted to a seven-speed S tronic automatic transmission that delivers the power to the road via the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system.

Read the entire article Audi TT Sportback Concept shows its extra doors at the 2014 Paris Motor Show [Live Photos]

Due to some leaked sketches, we already knew Audi’s big surprise for the 2014 Paris Motor Show, but now it became official: this is the TT Sportback Concept! According to Audi, the stylish four-door TT Sportback Concept has a length of 4.47 meters (14.7 ft), it is 1.89 meters (6.2 ft) long and 1.38 meters (4.5 ft) high, while featuring a wheelbase of 2.63 meters (8.6 ft).

When compared with the TT Coupe, the concept car is 29 cm longer, 6 cm wider and 3 cm lower, while the wheelbase is 12 cm larger. The Mars Red paintwork perfectly underlines the design, which consists of a new front bumper with stylish air inlets, a redesigned Singleframe grille and newly designed headlights featuring laser technology.

The rear end is completely new and features stylish LED taillights with vertical separators inspired by the R18 and large elliptical tailpipes embedded in the air diffuser and linked by a trim. Inside, we find the same stylish dashboard seen on the TT, as well as the new instrument cluster consisting of a 12.3-inch display, black floor ats made from rubberized material and four super sport seats with integrated headrests.

Read the entire article 2014 Paris Motor Show: Audi TT Sportback Concept previews a new member of the TT family

Yesterday, we revealed you the first photo with the upcoming TT Sportback Concept that will be unveiled next week at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Today, the concept car returned in new photos and showing new angles as well as its interior. As you can see, the front end is inspired by the TT Sport Quattro Concept, featuring big air intakes as well as a big honeycomb front grille.

The rear end is completely new and features stylish taillights interrupted by the Audi logo, as well as new tailpipes and a brand new bumper with integrated air diffuser. Inside, the dashboard is almost identical to the one featured on the TT Coupe and gets the same instrument digital cluster using the 12.3-inch display.

According to our sources, the new TT Sportback is longer than the A3 Sedan but also wide and will take on vehicles such as the Mercedes-Benz CLA. Under the hood, there is a 2.0-liter TFSI petrol engine that produces a staggering 400 hp. Moreover, the trunk offers a volume of up to 850 liters when the rear seats are folded.

Read the entire article Audi TT Sportback Concept leaks again prior to 2014 Paris Motor Show

This is it folks, the 2015 Audi TT Roadster made its official debut ahead of 2014 Paris Motor Show, just like we told you. The design is not new as Audi already revealed the TT Coupe earlier this year. What’s new is the electrically actuated fabric top, which is available as standard in black, titanium gray and jive.

According to Audi, the fabric top arrives with parts made from magnesium, aluminum, steel as well as plastic and has a total weight of 39 kg (86 lb), which makes it 3 kg (6.6 lb) lighter than its predecessor. The vehicle can be transformed from a coupe to a roadster in just 10 seconds and when driving at speeds of up to 50 km/h or 31.1 mph.

11 exterior colours will be available for the new TT Roadster and two of these are completely new for Audi: nano gray and tango red.

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Audi has just unveiled today the all-new 2015 TT Roadster and 2015 TTS Roadster models, but it appears that the German manufacturer has a big surprise for the 2014 Paris Motor Show: the TT Sportback Concept. Audi seems determined to build a third variant of the TT and if earlier this month we were sure that we will see a crossover version of the TT inspired by the TT Offroad Concept, we are not so sure anymore.

Why? Because a TT Sportback makes more sense as Mercedes-Benz sees some impressive sales for its CLA. A Sportback version of the TT would be a dynamic alternative to the Audi A3 Sedan as well as a better rival for the Mercedes-Benz CLA.

The TT Sportback Concept has a length of 4.47 meters, which means it is longer than the A3 Sedan, but also much wider.

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Tazio Giorgio Nuvolari is a well-known Italian motorcycle racer and racecar driver, the one that Ferdinand Porsche called him “the greatest driver of the past, the present and the future”. Even after his death in 1953, the Italian driver is still remembered thanks to the Gran Premio Nuvolari, a well-known race for historic cars where Audi has been a sponsor for 17 years.

At this year’s event which starts tomorrow, the German manufacturer will also debut the Audi TT Nuvolari, a limited edition that pays homage to Tazio Giorgio Nuvolari. Limited to just 100 units, the TT Nuvolari Edition will be offered in a Daytona Grey exterior colour, 19-inch 5-spoke aluminum wheels and a ‘Nuvolari’ lettering above the side sills.

Open the door and you will see the ‘Nuvolari’ lettering on the door sills, a flat-bottomed steering wheel wrapped in leather, leather-wrapped sport seats, special floor mats and a numbered plaque located next to the start button that underlines the limited edition of the vehicle.

Read the entire article 2015 Audi TT Nuvolari Limited Edition pays homage to a legend

Audi has just introduced the third-generation TT Coupe and we will see the TT Roadster at the 2014 Paris Motor Show next month. Still, Audi’s development chief Ulrich Hackenberg revealed the fact that the German company is working on a new TT body style.

This is a clear hint that Audi is indeed working on a crossover version of the TT, previewed earlier this year at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show with the TT Offroad Concept.

This will probably be the most interesting addition in the TT lineup and will be built for customers who want vehicles with a higher riding position than the current coupes and roadsters. If you don’t remember, the Audi TT Offroad Concept was powered by a 2.0-liter TFSI petrol engine developing 292 hp (215 kW) and 380 Nm (280.3 lb-ft) of torque, but also by an electric motor that generates 40 kW and 220 Nm (262.3 lb-ft) of torque.

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Earlier today we talked about the facelifted 2015 Audi A6 Sedan and Avant models, but now we will take a closer look at the 2015 A6 Allroad Quattro Facelift. Based on the A6 Avant, the new A6 Allroad Quatttro is able to take its passengers almost anywhere thanks to its raised body and steel lining that underside of the front and rear ends.

When it comes to design, the new model features vertical slats in the Singleframe grille, new headlights that can be configured as an option with LED or matrix LED technology, as well as a new set of taillights that get a new LED design. According to Audi, the A6 Allroad Quattro Facelift is offered with a choice of four 3.0-liter V6 engines, a 3.0-liter TFSI and three versions of the 3.0-liter TDI engine.

The 3.-liter TFSI petrol engine delivers 333 hp (245 kW) and Audi says that it comprehensively revised this powerplant. In addition, the 3.0-liter TDI clean diesel is available with either 218 hp (160 kW), 272 hp (200 kW).

Read the entire article 2015 Audi A6 Allroad Quattro Facelift makes its debut

German luxury carmaker Audi has disclosed the pricing of all-new Audi TT. The third-generation car is now available to order in the United Kingdom at a starting price of £29,770 on-the-road, with first deliveries slated in December. Featuring a stunning all-digital virtual cockpit and advanced new chassis wrapped by an elegant new body, the new Audi TT boasts of both performance and efficiency.

Its new 184PS ultra version could still return over 67mpg while emitting 110g/km of carbon dioxide. Audi will initially offer two specification levels for the UK – Sport and S line. Both include the Audi virtual cockpit that features a 12.3-inch, high resolution LCD display powered by the powerful Tegra 30 graphics processor from Nvidia’s Tegra 3 series.

Audi TT customers could choose between two display modes: classic and infotainment. The classic view features the speedometer and rev counter in the foreground while “infotainment” mode has the virtual instruments rendered smaller, providing free space for other functions, like the navigation map.

Read the entire article 2015 Audi TT gets a starting price of £29,770 in the UK