Leaked: 2015 Audi TTS makes early debut

Article by Christian A., on March 3, 2014

The all-new 2015 Audi TTS showed its face today ahead of its official debut that will take place tomorrow, at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

As you can see, the new TTS comes with new headlights inspired by those found on the Audi Allroad Shooting Brake Concept showed back in January at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, a redesigned front grille, large air intakes, stylish side sills, new taillights as well as a four-pipe exhaust system and an air diffuser painted in gray, just like the side mirrors.

The interior of the new TT was showed here, but for the TTS you will have to wait a little until Audi shows it. Under the hood, we expect to see a turbocharged version of the popular 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that will deliver around 300 hp (221 kW).

As designed, the front end of the new Audi TT is marked by dynamic horizontals as well as – like that on the R8 high-performance sports car – the broad, flat hexagonal Singleframe grille. This grille is divided into two sections by a thick crossbar, which is extended visually by the lower edge of the headlights.

The upper corners of the grille give birth to two V-shaped contours that flow across the bonnet bearing the four Audi rings. The two large air intakes serve as home to two slightly tilted vertical bars. These intakes are joined by a flat opening below the Singleframe grille, thereby forming the third horizontal line at the front end.

With a hunkered down stance on the road, the shape, proportions and character of the new Audi TT is defined by its dimensions. It measures 4,177 mm (13.7 ft.) in length, 1,832 mm (6.0 ft.) in width and 1,353 mm (4.4 ft.) in height, with a wheelbase of 2,505 mm (8.2 ft.) and matching short overhangs. This makes the new Audi TT Coupe 21 mm (0.8 inches) shorter in overall length and 10 mm (0.4 in) narrower. Its wheelbase, however, increased by 37 mm (1.5 in).

As viewed from the sides, the new Audi TT reveals a profile with details paying tribute to the first generation of the coupe. These details include the sculpted sill contour (also known as the dynamic line) that forms thick light-refracting edge along with the door, which feature gently rounded rear corners.

The profile of the new Audi TT also exposes wide wheel arches, with the front wheel arch intersecting the hood join. This joint reemerges above the door by becoming as the shoulder line, which then flows to the rear into the tail light. Interestingly, the door handles have been designed as thick stirrups, while side mirrors – featuring LED blinkers -- are mounted on the shoulder of the coupe.

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