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.
Located and permanently visible at the lower edge of the Audi virtual cockpit are the displays for outside temperature, time and mileage as well as warning or information symbols.
Audi TT Sport version features equipment like the Multi Media Interface with the MMI touch pad for fingertip data entry, navigation preparation, Audi Music Interface and Bluetooth connectivity, the Audi drive select adaptive dynamics system and keyless go.
The standard sports seats come with Alcantara and leather combination upholstery for better comfort as matched by manual air conditioning with controls integrated into the air vents.
New Audi TT features an exterior that boasts of 18-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, sports suspension, xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights and a speed-dependent active rear spoiler.
When the first Audi TT generation came to the market in 1998, it brought a designing revolution. Its fully geometrical, strictly articulate design motif made it an ideal vehicle with amazing charm. For the TT’s third generation, the Audi design team went back to many of these concepts and arranged them in a brand-new perspective that is as vibrant as it is varied.
Horizontal lines dominate the new TT’s front. The single-frame grille is much wider and more level than in the prior model, with a forceful line separating it into two sections. Beginning in the grille’s top corners, crisp shapes run across the bonnet in a V, bearing the Audi’s four rings - as with the R8 high-end sports car (total fuel use in l/100 km: 14.9 - 12.4 (15.79 - 18.97 US mpg); total CO2 emissions in g/km: 349 - 289 (561.66 - 465.10 g/mile). The air intakes have beams that conduct part of the air flow from the front to the sides.
The flat headlamps provide the all-new TT's front with a determined appearance. Xenon plus units come standard, and Audi can provide optional LED headlamps or lights of innovative Audi Matrix LED tech, where individual controllable LEDs generate the high beam. On both models, there is an undeniable shape produced by the dividing strip in the headlamps, which light guides illuminate.
Matrix headlamps comprise 12 LEDs and have another Audi improvement: dynamic turn indicators that turn depending on the direction to which the driver is turning. The predictive cornering light applies navigation information, moving the light cone into the turn before turning the steering wheel.
From the profile, the new TT is lean and muscular equally; it sits on the road low like it is ready to spring. At 4.18 m (13.71 ft), the coupé is almost the same exact length as its forerunner, although its wheelbase is 37 mm (1.46 in) bigger, to 2,505 mm (8.22 ft), creating especially shorter overhangs. It is 1,832 mm (6.01 ft) in width, and it is as tall as the prior model at 1,353 mm (4.44 ft).