Audi TT (2014–)

Model History

March 2014

New Audi TT revealed

At launch the new TT and TTS will be available with three four-cylinder engines featuring turbocharging and direct injection. Their power outputs range from 184PS to 310PS. The two TFSI petrol engines and the TDI combine plentiful power with trailblazing efficiency, and all feature a start-stop system as standard.

The 2.0 TDI is equipped with a manual gearbox and front-wheel drive. Helped by a strong torque peak of 380 Nm, this new sports car can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in 7.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 146mph, yet is also good for up to 67.2mpg according to the combined cycle test, which translates into emissions of 110g/km, a new record low level in the sports car world.

In the Audi TT, the 2.0 TFSI delivers torque of 370 Nm from 1,600 to 4,300 rpm. It powers the Coupe – which has a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive – from 0 to 62mph in 6.0 seconds, and on up to an electronically governed top speed of 155mph.

Equipped with the six-speed S tronic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive, performance is even more spirited: the sprint from 0 to 62mph takes 5.3 seconds; top speed is 155mph; in this version combined economy tops out at 41.5mpg withemissions of 159g/km. The dual-clutch transmission shifts through the six gears without any noticeable interruption in traction, and in manual model it can be controlled by paddles on the steering wheel. When the Audi drive select system is set to its ‘efficiency’ mode, the S tronic transmission decouples and ‘freewheels’ each time the driver takes his or her foot off the throttle pedal.

Naturally the Audi TTS is the peak performer. It covers the standard sprint in 4.7 seconds, and its top speed is electronically governed at 155mph. Here, the 2.0 TFSI produces 380 Nm of torque between 1,800 and 5,500 rpm. Controllable flaps in the exhaust system modulate the sound and make it even richer. A manual transmission is standard, with an S tronic transmission incorporating launch control, which regulates maximum acceleration from a standstill, available as an option.

Depending on the version or options chosen, the new TT sits on wheels ranging from 17 inches to 20 inches in size, helping to convey an impression of lean muscularity from the side. At 4.18 metres long, the Coupé is almost exactly the same length as its predecessor, though its wheelbase has grown by 37 mm to 2,505 mm, making for especially short overhangs. It is 1,832 mm wide, and has the same height as the previous model at 1,353 mm.

As a 2+2 seater, the new Audi TT is a sports car that is suitable for everyday use. The load area has a capacity of 305 litres, which is 13 litres more than before, and can be extended by folding the rear seat backrests forwards.

August 2014

New TT prices announced

Available to order, the new Audi TT is priced from £29,770 OTR ahead of first deliveries in December. Two specification levels – Sport and S line – will initially be offered in the UK for the all-new TT. Both include the Audi virtual cockpit, which is based around a 12.3-inch, high resolution LCD display that completely fills the driver’s instrument binnacle and replaces the traditional analogue dials. Its brilliantly sharp images are courtesy of a powerful Tegra 30 graphics processor from Nvidia’s Tegra 3 series.

S line specification is the most comprehensive and the most performance-oriented in the initial TT line-up. It adds larger 19-inch alloy wheels with a five-arm star design, all-weather LED headlights and LED tail lights flanked by dynamic rear indicators with a directional sweeping function and S line body styling. It also offers particularly committed drivers the no cost option to swap to tauter S line sports suspension bringing a further 10mm reduction in ride height.

On the outside, the range of nine paint colour options for Sport models includes two shades that are new to the Audi range – Tango Red and Nano Grey. The list of available colours for S line versions includes one extra choice – Daytona Grey. Another highlight exterior option is matrix LED headlights, each of which features 12 separate LED bulbs which dim individually when sensors detect oncoming or following traffic to automatically divert light around obstacles without the need to deactivate the high beam setting.

Version Power Transmissions CO2 g/km ROTR
2.0 TFSI Sport 230PS 6-speed manual 137 £29,860.00
2.0 TFSI quattro Sport 230PS 6-speed S tronic 149 £32,785.00
2.0 TDI ultra Sport 184PS 6-speed manual 110 £29,770.00
Power Transmissions CO2 g/km ROTR
2.0 TFSI S line 230PS 6-speed manual 137 £32,410.00
2.0 TFSI quattro S line 230PS 6-speed S tronic 149 £35,335.00
2.0 TDI ultra S line 184PS 6-speed manual 110 £32,320.00

November 2016

TT Black Edition launched

The Black Edition formula is applied for TT and TTS Coupe and Roadster models, with 19-inch five-spoke Blade design alloy wheels and Bang & Olufsen audio form part of the package, as does an additional powered wind deflector for the Roadster.

January 2017

Quattro TDI introduced

A six-speed S tronic twin-wet-clutch transmission (not the new 7-speed) is used with the 2.0 TDI engine, and appropriate distribution of the 184PS and 380Nm of torque that it channels to both axles is handled by an electro-hydraulic multi-plate clutch at the heart of the quattro system.

It incorporates wheel selective torque control for more precise and agile roadholding in all weathers. Sprint times reflect the traction advantages, with zero to 62mph in the Coupé 6.7 seconds compared to 7.1 seconds for the 2WD TDI ultra, while top speed is a creditable 145mph. In the Roadster, 62mph takes 7.0 seconds, three tenths quicker than the 2WD ultra, with a 142mph top speed.

NEDC combined fuel consumption is 52.3mpg, corresponding to CO2 of 142g/km. As a Roadster, the TT 2.0 TDI quattro S tronic returns up to 50.4mpg, with 147g/km of CO2.

Model

Specification

Engine

PS

CO2

OTR pricing

TT Coupé

Sport

2.0 TDI quattro

184

142

£34,230

TT Coupé

S line

2.0 TDI quattro

184

142

£36,780

TT Coupé

Black Edition

2.0 TDI quattro

184

142

£38,380

TT Roadster

Sport

2.0 TDI quattro

184

147

£35,845

TT Roadster

S line

2.0 TDI quattro

184

147

£38,395

TT Roadster

Black Edition

2.0 TDI quattro

184

147

£39,995

July 2018

TT 20 years anniversary model launched

To celebrate 20 years of the TT, a total of 999 examples of the “TT 20 years” special edition will be produced. With seats finished in fine Nappa leather in moccasin brown with specific Panuka contrasting stitching the interior of the 20 Years special edition harks back to the early cars with their ‘Baseball Leather’ upholstery.

“TT 20 years” badges on the steering wheel and gear lever knob also mark the car out, as do stainless steel tailpipes in a specific design, Matrix OLED rear lights and matt-finished Audi rings above the side sills. The “TT 20 years” will be available in Coupe and Roadster body styles with either Arrow grey or Nano grey paint finishes.

At the same time, the rest of the TT range get minor updates, including a 2.0-litre TFSI engine producing 197PS to replace the existing entry-level 1.8-litre engine. The existing 230PS 2.0 TFSI has been given a power boost to 245PS.

Other updates include an additional Audi Sport display in the Virtual Cockpit, as well as a new radiator grille design, larger side air inlets and new wheel and colour options.

September 2018

Audi TT 1.8 180PS no longer being manufactured due to WLTP.

What does a Audi TT (2014) cost?

List Price from £32,570
Buy new from £31,265
Contract hire from £255.59 per month