Back in March, Audi unveiled the 2015 TT, the third-generation of its well-known coupe. The 2015 Audi TT Coupe showed a new design dominated by the horizontal lines as well as by the singleframe grille. Moreover, the all-new TT comes with redesigned headlights that are offered with the Matrix LED technology but also new taillights.
Today, we decided to have a little chat with our source from Ingolstadt and we found out that the 2016 Audi TT Roadster will make it world debut in October, at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. The new TT Roadster will not come with a new design, as it will look almost the same as the coupe version.
In addition, the TT Roadster will feature the well-known roll-over bars with aluminum trim that provide increased safety for driver and front passenger as well as the fabric roof. Just like on the coupe, the TT Roadster will offer a choice of two engines, a 2.0-liter TDI diesel engine and a 2.0-liter TFSI petrol engine.
The 2.0-liter diesel engine will generate 284 hp (135 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque. The 2.0-liter petrol engine will develop 230 hp (169 kW) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque. The 2016 Audi TTS Roadster will be powered by a 2.0-liter TFSI petrol engine that delivers 310 hp (228) kW and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque.
This model will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (262 mph) in less than 5 seconds, while top speed will be electronically limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph. The engines will be offered as standard with start-stop technology.
Audi’s new TT Roadster will have the same dimensions as the coupe: a length of 4.18 metres (13.71 ft), a width of 1,832 mm (6.01 ft), a height of 1,353 mm (4.44 ft) and a 2,505 mm (8.22 ft) wheelbase.
The new Audi TT Roadster has a progressive design character made possible by combining typical TT elements and the new dynamic line. The front end, with its horizontal design, communicates dynamism. Located just between the Singleframe grille and the headlights are small stunning triangles, while the wide lower grille and the rings on the front bonnet evoke the Audi R8. Meanwhile, a flat opening just below the Singleframe grille links the vertical, slightly inclined bars that divide the air inlets.
As standard, the new Audi TT Roadster is provided with xenon plus headlights, although Matrix LED units and LED headlamps are optional. When the Matrix LED headlights are specified, the high beam is generated by 12 small, individually controllable LED units per headlight.
A camera on the interior mirror assesses the traffic situation, and depending on the assessment, the controller would switch the individual LEDs on or off. The controller could also dim these diodes in 64 steps. This way, the Matrix LED system could generate several million light patterns. Furthermore, it could ensure that the road is brilliantly illuminated without dazzling drivers of other vehicles on the road.
When combined with MMI navigation plus, the Matrix LED headlights could offer predictive cornering light that could be activated according to route data even before the driver turns the steering wheel.