A facelifted version of the third-generation Audi TT has been revealed, with the Ingolstadt-based automaker describing the updates made to its coupé and roadster models as “comprehensive”.
Audi says it has “enhanced” the TT’s performance and lengthened its list of standard equipment. Besides the virtual cockpit, the basic version of the refreshed model now features a drive select dynamic handling system, rain and light sensors, illuminated USB ports and heated side-mirrors as standard (local specifications are, naturally, not yet confirmed).
Design changes are led by the adoption of a new “three-dimensional” version of the brand’s trademark Singleframe grille up front. Interestingly, there is no cap beneath the tank flap so the pump nozzle is inserted directly into the opening. Headlights with LED or Matrix LED technology are optionally available, and now include Audi's “swiping” indicators.
There’s also a new (optional) S line exterior package that adds a full-length front splitter, vertical air inlets, a titanium black finish for the grille and specific side sills with inserts. A wider rear diffuser and vertical air inlets below the rear lights are also included in this package.
While 17-inch wheels are standard, 18-, 19- and 20-inch items will be optionally available, along with three new colours (cosmos blue, pulse orange and turbo blue).
Audi says the facelifted TT will be offered with an updated range of petrol engines in “various performance levels”, paired either with a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
From what we can glean, the turbocharged 2,0-litre engine will be offered in three states of tunes: 145 kW/320 N.m and 180 kW/370 N.m in the freshly badged 40 TSFI and 45 TFSI (the latter also offered with Quattro all-wheel drive), respectively, and 225 kW/400 N.m (down three kilowatts due to the addition of a particulate filter, but up 20 N.m) in the four-paw TTS. The latter now hits 100 km/h a tenth of a second quicker than before, at a claimed 4,5 seconds.
From the looks of things, the previous generation's entry-level 1,8-litre engine has not been carried over. In addition, there's no official word yet on what the brand has in store for the flagship TT RS.