In July 2019, we brought you local pricing for the facelifted TT coupé. And now the third-generation model has officially launched in South Africa, available at dealers nationwide.
As we revealed in that initial story, the local range will comprise two petrol powertrains at launch. The TT 45 TFSI S tronic is powered by the Volkswagen Group’s familiar turbocharged 2,0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine, sending 169 kW and 370 N.m to the front wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Priced at R670 000, the Ingolstadt-based firm claims this front-driven TT derivative will hit 100 km/h from standstill in 5,9 seconds and top out at 250 km/h. A black styling package (R7 395) and an S line exterior package (R24 900) will be offered as options. Other interesting extras for this model include sports seats (R11 440), a Bang & Olufsen sound system (R9 875) and a reversing camera (R6 971).
The TTS Quattro S tronic, meanwhile, starts at R782 000 and generates 228 kW and 380 N.m from its 2,0-litre four-pot, sent to all four corners through Audi’s seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The TTS will complete the obligatory sprint to three figures in a claimed 4,9 seconds, before topping out at 250 km/h. Sports suspension plus (with Audi’s so-called “magnetic ride”) and red brake callipers ship standard.
Pricing for both models include the firm’s five-year/100 000km Audi Freeway plan.
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