Earlier this year, Audi introduced the third-generation TT Coupe and next month at the 2014 Paris Motor Show it will bring the 2015 TT Roadster. According to Audi’s technical project manager Markus Siewart, the German manufacturer will offer a new TT RS because the current model was a successful vehicle, people loved it and are asking for the new one.
Siewart also added that the new model will stick to the current 2.5-liter five-cylinder petrol engine and as expected it will be more powerful. If you don’t remember, the current five-cylinder engine that powers the TT RS develops 340 hp and is bolted to a 6-speed automatic transmission, while power is delivered to the road via the permanent all-wheel-drive system.
As a result, the TT RS rockets from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds, while top speed is 250 km/h or 155 mph. As an option, Audi can increase top speed to 280 km/h or 174 mph. The new model is expected to offer the same top speed but it will offer a better acceleration.
The most powerful model from the new TT lineup is the TTS and this model is powered by a 2.0-liter TFSI engine that produces 310 hp (228 kW) and 380 Nm of torque (280 lb-ft). The 2015 Audi TTS is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.7 seconds while top speed is 250 km/h or 155 mph.
The new 2015 Audi TT RS has trim elements in either carbon or aluminum. RS logos can be seen. Much like the R8, this new model has a feature that is clearly inspired by car racing. In particular, the driver can directly start the engine form the vehicle’s steering wheel. Through the additional set of satellite controls, the driver can operate the model’s handling system. Should the driver want, he or she can alter the characteristic of the TT RS through four modes.
This begins with the comfort-oriented mode and all the way to one that is emphatically dynamic. All of the instruments are driver-focused. The Audi virtual cockpit is completely digital having all of the key information being bundled in the 12.3-inch screen.
These include, among others, navigation, engine rpm, and driving speed. However it is not simply about this as this new model also comes with a special RS screen which shows information like g-forces, torque, and tire pressure. Should the rev limit of the engine be reached, there is a shift light which alerts the driver to perform an upshift either through a selector lever or the paddle on the steering wheel.
One precondition however is that in order for the dual-clutch transmission to be triggered, manual mode has to be active. With this, the sporty gear ratios have the lower gears. The infotainment content is truly extensive that the driver always remains updated.
Through Audio connect, drivers can avail of a wide range of on-board services. This ensures that the right information is delivered, be it traffic, travel, or even parking information. With this same system, the driver can even access online news, the weather, or data about fuel prices. The system can even allow passengers to tweet even when on the road and have an added feature wherein messages are read aloud.
Smartphones or tablets can be connected through a Wi-Fi hotspot and access the internet. The Audi virtual cockpit can even mirror certain smartphone apps. Utilizing the center console, it is possible to inductively charge the smartphone’s battery.
To get optimal reception, occupants inside can couple their smartphones to the antenna. When prompted, it can even connect the driver with the desired contact person. Some practical features are the hands-free system and its microphones. Integrated to the Roadster’s seat belts, high speech quality is more than guaranteed.