Audi TT Roadster (2015–)

Model History

September 2014

New TT Roadster revealed

As with all Audi Cabriolet models, the new TT Roadster and TTS Roadster also feature an electrically actuated fabric top. Every version benefits as standard from the more insulating acoustic top with its extremely effective thermal insulation and low noise level, especially in the frequency range of the airflow. The thick fleece layer on the black inner headlining adds comfort. Depending on frequency, the noise level in the interior has been reduced by up to 6 dB compared with the previous TT Roadster.

At 4,177 millimeters in length the two‑seater is 21 millimetres shorter than its predecessor. Its wheelbase has grown by 37 millimetres to 2,505 millimetres, contributing to shorter overhangs for an even more purposeful stance. With a width of 1,832 millimetres, the new TT Roadster is 10 millimetres narrower than its predecessor, and at a height of 1,355 millimetres it is 3 millimetres lower.

The sleek new body can be painted in a far more distinct and varied range of colours than its predecessor. There are 10 exterior colours, one of which is exclusively reserved for the S line. Five of the colours in the palette are new for the TT, and two of these are completely new for Audi: nano grey and tango red. Panther black, crystal effect and the expressive Sepang blue are also available for the TTS.

The two electric motors powering the soft-top complete the opening and closing process in 10 seconds, and can do so at speeds of up to 31mph. While opening, the top forms a Z shape as it folds flat into its aluminium tray, which doesn’t encroach on the 280 litre luggage compartment. Sophisticated clamping technology ensures that the closed top is completely taut even at high speeds. An electrically powered mesh wind deflector can also be specified as an option.

The new TT Roadster launched with two turbocharged four-cylinder engines - a TDI and a TFSI – leaving the most powerful four-cylinder TFSI for the TTS Roadster. All meet the Euro 6 standard, and all are linked to a start-stop system as standard.

Featuring 184PS and 380Nmof torque, the 2.0 TDI ultra combines great strength with remarkable restraint where economy is concerned – it can return up to 65.7mpg, which equates to emissions of 114g/km.

The 2.0 TFSI produces 230PS and 370Nm of torque in the TT Roadster; in the TTS Roadster, output rises to 310PS and 380Nm. The top model sprints from 0-62mph in just 4.9 seconds on its way to an electronically governed top speed of 155mph. Switchable flaps in its exhaust system can be controlled via the standard Audi drive select driving dynamics system to underscore the sonorous sound.

In the TT Roadster the high-tech petrol unit is initially combined with either front-wheel-drive and a six-speed manual gearbox or quattro all-wheel-drive and a six-speed S tronic twin-clutch transmission. The TTS Roadster, with standard quattro drive, also features a manual gearbox or the option of S tronic.

The third TT generation is the first to network permanent all-wheel-drive with the Audi drive select driving dynamics system, which in the UK is standard across the range. The driver can use this to influence engine characteristics and the operation of the steering by toggling between Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, Efficiency and Individual modes. Audi drive select can also be used to alter the operating parameters of a number of optional systems including the S tronic transmission and Audi magnetic ride (fitted as standard on the TTS Roadster).

Two specification levels – Sport and S line – will initially be offered in the UK for the TT Roadster. 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.

The TT Roadster S line upgrades to 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.

Version Power Transmissions CO2
g/km
ROTR
2.0 TFSI Sport 230PS 6-speed manual 140 £32,045
2.0 TFSI quattro Sport 230PS 6-speed S tronic 154 £35,005
2.0 TDI ultra Sport 184PS 6-speed manual 114 £31,955
Power Transmissions CO2
g/km
ROTR
2.0 TFSI S line 230PS 6-speed manual 140 £34,595
2.0 TFSI quattro S line 230PS 6-speed S tronic 154 £37,555
2.0 TDI ultra S line 184PS 6-speed manual 114 £34,505

February 2015

TTS quattro Roadster announced

310PS, 380Nm, 0-62mph in 4.7 seconds, top speed 155mph limited.

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 versions TT Roadster 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.

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

September 2018

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

What does a Audi TT Roadster (2015) cost?

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