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Old 10-14-2014, 09:30 PM
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I was going to argue that the TT is too expensive. Until I saw the Eos is $35k base. Which is fucking crazy. I'll take the TT.

I like the updates. I don't think I'd buy one as I'm not a two-seater convertible guy (unless it's a F-Type). But I am very interested in the new DIS they have and seeing that trickle into other models.
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I still don't understand the logic behind the 1 screen for the driver and the passenger gets to control what the driver gets to see.
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I still don't understand the logic behind the 1 screen for the driver and the passenger gets to control what the driver gets to see.
no logic, only beatiful tech fuss, and sport accent... like a 458: the navi system on the driver screen. All the needful info in one place and so on... The new VW Passat has got them both: on the driver screen and on the center console (as the Audi A6, A7 and so forth)...
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I still don't understand the logic behind the 1 screen for the driver and the passenger gets to control what the driver gets to see.
Passenger finds the address and directions and driver follows them and gets you there.
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Post 2015 Audi TT clubsport turbo concept

Press release...

Wide add-on parts, a powerful rear wing and a power output of 441 kW (600 hp) – the Audi TT clubsport turbo impresses with its power and design. From May 13 to 16, Audi will be showing its technology concept car on the Wörthersee Tour in the Austrian town of Reifnitz. The inspiration for the show car came from the successful Audi 90 IMSA GTO of the late 1980s. A new technology is making its debut under the hood. The car’s electric biturbo adds even more dynamism to the driving experience with its spontaneous response.

“The electric biturbo signifies a new dimension in driving enjoyment; it boosts sprinting ability and torque and enables high peak power,” explains Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi Board Member for Technical Development. “In our TDI engines, we are close to production readiness with this technology. We are now presenting it in a TFSI – here too, we are the first automaker in the world to do this. For our fans at Wörthersee, we have packaged the electric biturbo in a very sporty show car.”

The Audi TT clubsport turbo has a power-boosted 2.5 TFSI engine with very impressive performance data. From 2,480 cc of displacement, the five-cylinder engine produces 441 kW (600 hp) of power and 650 Nm (479.4 lb-ft) of torque, the latter from 3,000 to 7,000 rpm. This means that it produces 176 kW (240 hp) and 260 Nm (191.8 lb-ft) per liter of displacement. Power is transferred via a manual six-speed transmission.

Thanks to systematic lightweight design, the TT clubsport turbo show car has an unladen weight of just 1,396 kg (3,077.7 lb). The car completes the standard sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.6 seconds, and its top speed is 310 km/h (192.6 mph). The TT clubsport turbo plays out its big advantage over the first few meters of a sprint. Its electrically driven compressor lets it cover up to 16 meters (52.5 ft) within the first 2.5 seconds – which is six meters (19.7 ft) further than a comparable car without this innovation. That is a difference of around one and one-half car lengths.

Electric thrust: Additional compressor fills turbo hole

An electrically powered compressor offers significant advantages: It revs up to maximum rpm rapidly and without any perceptible delay, and it continues to boost charge pressure when too little drive energy is left in the exhaust gas for the conventional turbocharger. This operating principle makes it possible to design the conventional turbocharger more specifically for high charge pressures and consequently for high engine power – the e-turbo assures spontaneous response and powerful sprints from low engine speeds at all times.

The effect is impressive. The 2.5 TFSI engine builds up its tremendous power without any perceptible delay. This power is available in any situation – whenever the accelerator pedal is pressed. In an acceleration duel, the TT clubsport turbo effortlessly pulls away from a counterpart with an identically powered engine but no electric biturbo.

Energy storage: the 48-volt electrical system

However, it is not just the power of the five-cylinder engine that is fascinating – so is its unmistakable throaty sound. The exhaust system is designed for minimal back-pressure; a side pipe to the ambient air is located immediately after the racing-type muffler. The 2.5 TFSI engine is cooled by a racing-type radiator. In the lower engine speed range, the electrically driven compressor boosts torque by up to 200 Nm (147.5 lb-ft). A dedicated 48-volt electrical sub-system – another key future technology from Audi – supplies electrical energy to the turbocharger. A compact lithium-ion battery in the luggage compartment stores the energy that is generated by recuperation when coasting. A DC/DC converter provides the connection to the 12-volt electrical system.

The power of the Audi TT clubsport turbo reaches the road impressively via a quattro permanent all-wheel drive system whose multi-plate clutch is mounted on the rear axle for better weight distribution. A coilover suspension system enables highly precise adjustment of the body’s ride height and the compression and rebound of the shock absorbers. An electric lifting function protects the equipment from damage by street curbs. Electronic stabilization control (ESC) and torque vectoring round out the dynamic qualities of the suspension ideally.

The show car’s wheels are size 9.5 J x 20. Their six twin-spoke design is finished in a bi-color look – both gloss turn finished and matt black – and the tires are size 275/30. Carbon-fiber ceramic brake discs are mounted behind all four wheels; they are very lightweight and wear-resistant. The front brake discs measure 370 mm (14.6 in) in diameter.

Widened 14 cm (5.5 in): spectacular add-on parts

The compact sports car takes a full stance on the road with track widths of 1,736 mm (68.3 in) in front and 1,729 mm (68.1 in) at the rear. The car is 4.33 meters (14.2 ft) long and 1.97 meters (6.5 ft) wide, including the side mirrors – 14 cm (5.5 in) wider than the technical platform upon which it was based. Its angular fenders contribute a separate additive shape to the car body. They take the characteristic design motif of the Audi TT* to an extreme and accentuate the distribution of engine power to all four wheels – the quattro drive. The fenders of the show car – painted in the exterior color Ferro Titanium – are open at the front and rear. Air from the car’s slipstream flows through them to cool the brakes. The Singleframe grille and large air inlets – whose vertical fins form a continuation to the light signature of the Matrix LED headlights – are also optimized for maximum air throughput.

The manually adjustable rear wing is an advanced development of the Audi Sport TT Cup with which the brand very recently launched a dedicated race series. It is now 20 cm (7.9 in) wider, and the side flaps, which feature the four rings, were given a new geometry. The wing consists of carbon-fiber reinforced polymer (CFRF) as do all other add-on parts: the air inlets and the large splitter at the front, the side panels and side sill trims as well as the voluminous diffuser at the rear whose lateral segments reference the motif of the air inlets.

The interior: fully focused on sporty drivers

A protective “cage” of ultra-high-strength titanium tubes makes the rear zone of the interior even more rigid and safe. In front, there are lightweight race car bucket seats with four-point harnesses. The display and operating concept with the digital Audi virtual cockpit focuses on the driver, who can control all key driving parameters via four satellite buttons on the multifunction steering wheel.

Sporty materials such as CFRP and black Alcantara define the interior of the Audi TT clubsport turbo. The race seats are upholstered in coral orange Alcantara and feature contrasting stitching and piping. In the doors and on the center console, CFRP parts with their large surfaces create sporty accents, and the doors are closed by pulling on a tube-shaped grip with an Alcantara inlay. The air vents and gear shifter also have coral orange accents – the aluminum gear shift lever travels in an open shift gate.

Fuel consumption of the models named above:

Audi TT:
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.5 – 4.2** (31.4 – 56.0 US mpg);
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 174 – 110** (280.0 – 177.0 g/mi)
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Looks good in profile, not feeling the widebody from the front/rear.
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I think it looks 10x better than the regular TT... less round and girly.
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thats a fucking bad ass car!!! I LOVE IT!
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I think that looks great! I really like that sand/light gray color.

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https://www.topgear.com/car-news/che...editions-seats

Remember the original TT's 'baseball leather'? It's back!

The Audi TT is 20. If you’re anything like us, that’ll make you feel old. Perhaps sad and wistful about the speed at which life flies by.

But like Three Lions, its appeal is just as strong as in 1998, it’d seem. Albeit for different reasons. The Audi TT range has just enjoyed a big update, and with it comes this TT 20 Years edition.

Just 999 will be made (just like the R8 RWS), all finished in grey paint with brown leather, whose colour and contrast stitching ape the ‘baseball leather’ seats first seen on the original Audi TT Roadster concept.

Alright, it’s a bit tarty, but we think it looks quite cool. You can compare and contrast both in the pictures above, but we reckon the new car doesn’t do too shabby a job of aping its ancestor.

The TT 20 Years comes as both a coupe and roadster, but if you want to show off those seats, you probably need the soft top. Prices are yet to be announced, but it’s probably best expect a reasonable premium over the TT’s circa-£30k entry price. This one’s pretty limited, after all…
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https://www.carscoops.com/2018/11/au...ur-door-coupe/

Rumors about a four-door Audi TT have been swirling ever since the company unveiled the TT Sportback concept at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. While we still haven’t seen the long-rumored production model, Auto Express reports it will arrive within the next two years.

According to the publication, the production version of the TT Sportback concept fell victim to Volkswagen’s cost cutting moves in the wake of the Dieselgate scandal. Now that the company has successfully weathered the storm, it appears the car has finally been given the green light.

While the concept was originally envisioned as a four-door version of the TT, the report suggests this is no longer the case. Instead, it appears Audi will now drop the coupe and convertible variants and only offer the TT as a four-door coupe.

This would be a big change, but TT sales have taken a nosedive over the course of the past decade. Carsalesbase data shows the company only sold 2,294 units in the United States last year, while European sales totaled 16,281. Ten years earlier, Audi sold 4,355 TTs in America and 38,335 in Europe.

An unnamed Audi Board Member wasn’t coy about the company’s reason for dropping the coupe and convertible. As they explained “If you set falling demand against rising costs, it’s obvious Audi cannot sustain its present course in the medium term.”

While everything should be taken with a grain of salt, the publication says the next-generation TT will likely ride on an updated version of the MQB platform. The model is also expected to be about the same size as the TT Sportback concept, but it will feature new styling that echoes the rest of Audi’s lineup.

Engine options remain unconfirmed, but the model will reportedly be offered with an assortment of petrol engines featuring a 48 volt mild-hybrid system. Later down the road, there could be plug-in hybrid variants as well as an electric model.
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https://www.motor1.com/news/308814/a...lks-tt-future/

As much as car enthusiasts love the TT, the fact of the matter is crossovers and SUVs have taken over. That’s why Audi’s high-riding portfolio is bigger than ever, with room to grow considering there’s a Q4 on the horizon and maybe a Q9 further down the line. As for the sleek Tourist Trophy, its future doesn’t look too bright, at least not using the current two-door formula with barely useable rear seats.

In an interview with Autocar, the CEO of Ingolstadt’s premium marque, Bram Schot, dropped a not-so-subtle hint about the demise of the TT sports car in its current form. When asked about whether the model would continue as is beyond its current third generation, Audi’s head honcho replied with:

“I think there’s a future for an [Audi] icon but I don’t know if it’s a TT. My heart bleeds when you ask that question! I’ve got some things cooking which could replace TT, though not necessarily directly.”
The main reason why Audi is revaluating the model is that the German automaker is in the midst of a lineup optimization to cut costs and use the saved money to finance the development of EVs and other technologies. Schot has already managed to save the company a lot of money by reducing complexity in the lineup by 27 percent after discontinuing some of the engine and variant combinations.

Since the TT is not exactly a strong seller, it’s vulnerable to the company’s proverbial axe. That being said, you’ll still be able to buy one for a while since the current generation won’t be discontinued until 2022.

What will happen beyond that? Audi has already dismissed those rumors about a TT Sportback four-door coupe like the concept unveiled at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. However, some parts of the media insist the swoopy sedan is on the agenda. Such a niche model would make sense since Audi currently doesn’t have a rival for the Mercedes CLA and the forthcoming BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe.
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I actually like the TT, damn shame about crossovers. Even sedans are getting phased out, coupes don't stand a chance.
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