Here it is: Audi’s biggest novelty for the 2014 Geneva auto show – the third generation of the sporty TT model. Those of us who waited for another design revolution are to be disappointed, as the model is just in line with the “evolutionary” trend.
Of course, the design has been thoroughly updated and an Audi design executive could sell us the modifications for hours – but at first glance, the new TT brings a more stylish front, with the optional LED lights, a so-called “Tornado” shoulder line running the entire side of the car and a rear spoiler that deploys at speeds above 75 mph (121 km/h).
The new TT also has been updated with more sporty proportions, being 20 mm shorter than the outgoing model, at a length of 4180 mm, while the wheelbase gets 37 mm bigger. The height remains the same – 1353 mm, while the width is also down by 8 mm at 1832 mm.
The engines are three – the powerful TTS with 310 hp and its 4-cylinder turbocharged, direct-injection , 2.0 TFSI sibling with 230 hp (169 kW) & 370 Nm (272 lb-ft) on the gasoline side and a 2.0 TDI with 184 hp (135 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque for those who like diesel.
The 2.0 TFSI, equipped with a manual gearbox has a sprint of 6 seconds to 100 km/h (5.3 for the S Tronic) and an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). The diesel gets the 100 km/h speed in 7.2 seconds and tops out at 146 mph (235 km/h).