The next generation of the Audi TT will be based on the Volkswagen Golf, and both models will be developed on the same new MQB platform.
Even if there is no official word on the next generation of the Audi TT, the guys at Auto Express magazine are saying that Volkswagen is trying to close the gap between the TT and the Porsche Boxter, but the aim is to do just that but without affecting Audi’s reputation for style, luxury and everyday usability. After Volkswagen revealed the new MQB platform just a week ago, confirming that it will underpin a lot of the future models within the company, our source is telling us that the platform will do much more than that and the Golf 7 will be the basis of the next generation of the TT.
Under the hood, the third generation of the Audi TT is expected to come with the 1.8 liter and 2.0 liter TFSI engines, developing 180 and 220 horsepower, but diesel lovers will be able to choose the existing 2.0 liter TDI, with its 168 horsepower, which is able to return an average of 60 mpg. There’s no official word yet on whether Audi will use the cylinder deactivation system fitted onto the A1 Sportback, but our source says that this might be a possibility. The top of the line Audi TT will be powered by a 2.0 liter turbo engine, generating 275 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque, just like the future Golf GTI generation, and this will be known as the TT-S, while the TT-RS will come with around 375 horsepower.
The cabin design won’t be left aside either and the third generation of the Audi TT will come with leather, aluminum trim, an eight-inch touch-screen which is smaller than an iPad but has similar features, just like the upcoming generation of the Volkswagen Golf. The third generation of the Audi TT is expected to go on sale in 2014, again, just like the new Golf, but the model is expected to be previewed ahead of its launch.