When Audi made the 2016 Audi TT in the 1990s, they knew they had a game changer on their hands. This little coupe got into a virtually-deserted segment and served as the statement of Audi’s dedication to precision engineering and design. Now Audi are attempting to recapture the original spirit with their third generation TT, which expected to launch in Europe. The 2016 Audi TT blends style and sophistication, sportiness and refinement masterfully in ways most of its competitors cannot—even though Audi seem to prefer this car as a coupe.
2016 Audi TT Interior and Exterior
Inside, Audi designers made considerable changes to TT’s cabin. Its “airplane-wing” dashboard (called so for its shape while viewed from overhead) was stripped of any clutter, with the heated seat and climate controls moved to the air vents – a very slick move. Meanwhile, any traces of infotainment were removed from its center stack and placed in its 12.3 inch fully-digital instrument cluster. The cabin made use of many greater organic and curving forms. Horizontal lines dominate most of the space, though the air vents, circular gauges and steering wheel center broke the monotony. The door panels were covered in gentle curves and gracefully arching shapes.
The 2016 Audi TT chassis that was dressed in a mix of steel and aluminum body panels weighs about 3,150 pounds, 50 pounds lighter than the predecessor. The Audi is also lighter than both the Z4 and the SLK, despite being laden with all wheel drive and a dual clutch automatic being standard equipment. The soft-top is a boon to TT’s luggage space, consuming none of the trunk while folded. It looks very slick while raised, but you will still wish to lower it — a 10 second affair which can be done even at speeds up to 30 miles per hour — showing off TT’s s giant roll hoops.
2016 Audi TT Engine
2016 Audi TT with the least powerful engines in European versions being 184-hp 2.0 liter TDIs, U.S. customers should expect a 220 HP and 270 lb-feet of twist from TT’s EA888 2.0 liter gasoline turbo engine. Despite this relatively modest rating, the Audi TT does charge forward with zeal, thanks to the 3000 pound curb weight. The sprint from 0 to 62 mph took about 5.3 seconds 2016 Audi TT said, while its top speed is 155 miles per hour. The only available transmissions for the U.S. versions will be six speed dual-clutch automatics, and Quattro all-wheel drives will be standard.
2016 Audi TT Price and Release Date
While we all would have wished for the design of the 2016 Audi TT to more adventurous as with the original, overall this TT is a well executed package. We expect to drive the U.S.-specified version in mid- 2015 at the price of $39,000 EST.