Topping the iconic TT range, the new Audi TTS has been revealed and will launch in Europe early this year. The new seven-speed S tronic, a standard feature, further improves the acceleration values of the Coupé and Roadster. The TTS competition special model presents an especially refined exterior and an exclusive interior.
The new TTS uses sporty design details to highlight its status as the top model of the TT family from Audi. Elements in a matt aluminium silver look shine in the Singleframe grille with a TTS badge and the matt titanium black insert.
The new horizontal blade in the bumper is also striking, turning up at the ends to form narrow, upright funnels at the same height as the side air inlets. The full-length front splitter, the vertical air inlets and the trim strips also feature an aluminium look.
Powerfully contoured sills also underscore the sporty character viewed from the sides. The hinted vertical air outlets below the rear lights and the broadened diffuser with the four tailpipes of the exhaust system are particular highlights at the rear.
Seven-speed S tronic, 2.0 TFSI and quattro drive has sporty acceleration and is a key element of the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission thanks to the close ratios of the lower gears. The wide ratio of the highest gear reduces engine speed and with it fuel consumption.
The 2.0 TFSI outputs 225kW and has a maximum torque of 400Nm in the speed range between 2000 and 5300rpm. That is 20Nm more than with the predecessor engine. The TTS Coupé accelerates to 100km/h in 4.5 seconds (Roadster: 4.8 seconds) — a tenth faster than previously. The top speed is restricted electronically to 250km/h. A fuel particulate filter is standard.
The new Audi TTS comes with quattro permanent all-wheel drive and the Audi magnetic ride controlled shock absorber system as standard features. Other suspension modules include progressive steering, four-link rear suspension and
The TTS competition special model adds a sporty touch — with LED headlights, Audi rings laminated on the side sills, privacy glazing (Coupé only), a fixed rear wing, brake calipers painted red, 20-inch wheels in high-gloss black and other exterior details in gloss black. Glacier white, tango red and mythos black are available for the exterior paint finish.
The two options for leather upholstery and trim give the interior genuine exclusiveness. Express red with contrasting stitching in granite grey or ebony with contrasting stitching in express red. To go with this, the elements of the seat trims and centre console come in slate grey chrome paint finish or tango red gloss paint finish (Coupé only). The inside rings of the air vents are painted red, the gear lever knob and steering wheel rim with red 12-o’clock marking from Audi exclusive come in Alcantara. In addition, inlays in carbon come as a standard feature.
Audi equips the new TTS with 18-inch wheels. Wheels of sizes 18 and 19 inches as well as exclusive 20-inch wheels from Audi Sport are optionally available. The range of paint finishes contains two new colours: pulse orange and turbo blue. Even in the driver-oriented interior, special details underscore the sportiness of the new TTS: the additional sport screen in the Audi virtual cockpit, the S sport seats and the coloured contrasting stitching.
The new Audi TT and TTS will arrive in Australia in the second quarter of 2019, with the model line-up, pricing and specification details to be announced closer to launch.