Audi is extending the engine range for its new TT generation. The compact sports cars will also be available in a 1.8 TFSI version developing 180 hp.

The new entry‑level engine version of the Audi TT Coupé will be available from EUR 32,100 and the TT Roadster for EUR 34,500. Prices and arrival date for the region are not set yet.

The turbocharged 1.8 TFSI engine has a displacement of 1,798 cm3 and achieves its peak torque of 250 Nm across the rev range of 1,250 to 5,000 rpm. At part loads, an additional manifold injection system supplements the FSI direct injection, to cut emissions. The Audi valvelift system varies the stroke of the exhaust valves, improving the engine’s response. A compact rotary valve module for thermal management and the exhaust manifold integrated into the cylinder head both play a major part in the four‑cylinder engine’s efficiency.

The TT Coupé with six‑speed manual transmission accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds, or in 7.0 seconds with the optional six‑speed S tronic, and continues right up to a top speed of 241 km/h. In the case of the Roadster, the corresponding figures for the standard sprint are 7.2 seconds with manual transmission and 7.3 seconds for the S tronic version. The top speed for both combinations is 237 km/h. The 1.8 TFSI Coupé version covers 100 kilometers on an average of only 5,7 to 6,0 liters of fuel (129 – 138 g CO2 per km) the TT Roadster 1.8 TFSI achieves this on 5,8 to 6,1 liters (132 – 142 g CO2 per km).

As well as the new entry-level engine version, Audi supplies the new TT generation with a choice of two two‑liter engines: In the TT, the supercharged petrol engine develops 230 hp and 370 Nm of torque; the power output of the TTS is 286 hp and 380 Nm. The Coupé sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds.

Even the basic version of the sports car comes equipped with all the strengths of the new model generation – a purist, sporty character, systematic lightweight construction, striking design and dynamic suspension. Nor are there any constraints on equipment: The sport seats with integral head restraints are fitted as standard, along with progressive steering and the Audi virtual cockpit.

Specifically the interior of the new TT generation has caused a major stir since its world debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas at the start of 2014. The compact sports car has already collected an assortment of awards – including ‘Design Innovation of the Year’ and ‘connected car of the year’. It has earned these accolades also thanks to optional high‑end features such as park assist, Bang & Olufsen Sound System or the optional assistance systems such as side assist or Audi active lane assist.