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Paris Motor Show 2014: New Audi TT Roadster revealed

Published 02 October 2014

Audi has unveiled the TT Roadster at the Paris Motor Show. Shockingly, it’s very similar to the last two Audi TT Roadsters: it’s still got two seats and an electric folding soft-top.

That said it is smaller than the car it replaces, going definitively against the tide of model updates, which tend to grow. It’s a couple of centimetres shorter and fractionally narrower and lower.

On sale from mid-November and priced from £31,995, with first deliveries in March 2015, the new TT Roadster is bit lighter, a bit quieter and a bit more expensive than outgoing car, and in those respects very much goes with the tide.

The boot remains at 290 litres with the folding hood inside it, which makes use of aluminium and magnesium to weigh in at 3kg lighter than the last open-topped TT’s roof. The hood can be folded up or down in ten seconds flat, and at speeds up to 31mph, and it’s available in a colour called ‘Jive’.

The engine range is three-fold to start with, comprising a 2.0-litre TFSI petrol with 230PS, an S version (pictures) of the same engine blown to 310PS, and the obligatory 2.0 TDI with 184PS. The cleanest version, the 2.0 TDI Ultra, returns 65mpg combined and emits just 114g/km CO2.

Specification is decent, with all models getting electric operation for the roof, Audi’s MMI Touch infotainment system, climate control, alloy wheels and ‘Audi virtual cockpit’, which is the company’s name for the LCD screen that replaces the traditional instrument binnacle.

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