Audi TT 2.0 TFSI Quattro 2015
In 1995, a team of automotive designers for just four weeks tackled the concept of a new sports coupe, which was later described as one of the ‘most influential automotive designs of the near term. here.
Within three years, the first generation Audi TT, based on that show car, was released to the market. The development of the second generation appeared on the street in 2006; now, a new version of the compact sports coupe continues the revolution.
While building on signs from the modern Audi R8 high-performance sports car, with its six-corner single-frame grille and thick cross-bar split into two zones, the new TT makes a unique return to its original design. .
From the side, many of the details of the new Audi TT are reminiscent of the first generation of classic cars, while the flat greenhouse appears to be a standalone unit.
The TT design sports shoulder tank cap features embossed TT logo and tap opening. There is no cap under the cap. The fuel injector is mounted directly to the neck of the tank in a racing style. Six bolts connect the ring of the fuel cap to the body.
Two large exhaust pipes, with circular chrome trim, placed close together like the first Audi TT. The same is true of the rounded rear windows, the rear lights integrated into the bodywork and the hologram logo.
The S line exterior package makes the design of the bumper, the air intakes, the single frame, the side sills and the rear diffuser sharper.
The latest Audi TT introduces Matrix LED headlights, where the high beam is divided into twelve small light-emitting diodes per headlight.
There are two reflectors for two groups of five LEDs; The two LEDs use a different reflector. Controller, which communicates with a camera in the rearview mirror, turns on and off or dim individual light-emitting diodes in 64 steps, depending on the situation.
Headlights can produce several hundred million light patterns. It prevents other road users from being dazzled by the bright light and ensures that the road is always as bright as possible.
Smart cornering lights, created by shifting the center of the light, work with the optional plus MMI navigation system and use GPS data to illuminate the curve just before turning.
Standard LED taillights follow the design headlight system. The rear light is emitted through their homogeneous polymer struts. The third brake light is located on the edge of the trunk cover.
Engine and gearbox
Weight has been reduced, with the new Audi TT 2.0 TFSI with manual transmission and front-wheel drive weighing 1230 kg, 50 kg less than its predecessor.
The new TT’s leather is aluminum, including the front fenders, roof, bonnet, doors and rear hatch. The last two components alone save 15.5 kg in total compared to steel.
Co-efficient in friction of Cd 0.29, with the S line exterior package, put the new TT to the leading position in the segment. At 120 km / h, a spoiler deploys from the rear door, at 250 km / h, exerts approximately 50 kg of force down the rear axle. The spoiler retracts when the speed drops below 70 km / h.
The new Audi TT is powered by a 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder engine that produces 169 kW and 370 Nm. With forced induction replacing displacement, coupled with direct injection engine technology and start stop, bring high efficiency. The engine complies with Euro 6 emission standards.
Combined with a 6-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive, the coupe accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.0 seconds. Top speed is 250 km / h. Official fuel consumption is 5.9 liters per 100 km, with carbon dioxide emissions of 137 grams per km.
With the S tronic and six-speed quattro all-wheel drive system, the speed increases from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.3 seconds, with fuel consumption of 6.4 liters / 100 km on the urban cycle. / combined highway and 149 grams CO2 per km.
When driving mid-road in automatic mode, the six-speed S-Tronic shifts gears in a hundredth of a second with a less noticeable power drop. In manual mode, where it can be operated using the gearshift or steering wheel, the sporty driving style is satisfying and the revs are higher.
The start control system with S-Tronic manages full acceleration from a stop by controlling wheel slip.
TT marks the first time the all-wheel drive system has been integrated into the Audi drive selection system, where it considers the steering angle and the operating direction of the drive selection system and electronic stability control.
The absence of traditional air-conditioning controls free up space for a spacious Audi virtual cockpit, combining the instrument cluster and the MMI display into one digital unit. The centerpiece of the Audi virtual cockpit is a 12.3-inch, high-resolution screen for sharp, high-contrast images.
The driver can switch between the two interfaces with the ‘View’ button on the multifunction steering wheel. In ‘Progress’ mode, the center window provides a large view of the navigation map or list in the Phone, Radio and Audio areas.
The tachometer and tachometer are displayed as a small dial on the right and left. In the ‘Classic’ view, the middle window is smaller and the devices – with black scale, red hands and white digits – are about the same size as similar devices.
The MMI system has been modified into ape smartphones, where the logic of replacing static menu trees and frequently used functions can be achieved with just a few clicks. The centerpiece of the device continues to be the spinning knob, its surface is equipped with touch-sensitive MMI. The touchpad was used to enter characters, and now also handles finger gestures.
Audi aims to assist drivers with a range of assistance systems that allow them to stay focused on the road. Optional Audi side assist helps the driver when changing lanes, with a radar sensor monitoring the road up to 70 meters behind.
Audi’s optional active lane assist will operate at speeds above 65 km / h. A video camera in the inner mirror identifies lane markings on the road surface. If a car starts to approach one of the lane markings without turning on its turn signal light, it directs it to return to the lane.
Standard on the new coupe is secondary collision brake assist, which is activated in the event of an accident. It can prevent a car from continuing to roll uncontrollably, and also activate the hazard warning system and illuminate the inside of the car. Another standard feature is the ‘rest recommendation’, which lets drivers know when they start to tire.
Out of the three new TT models at the launch, I was delighted to experience two, the S tronic Sport and its Quattro S tronic S series sibling. First up is the S tronic Sport with options including metallic paint (silver), LED headlights, 19-inch Audi Sport alloy wheels, with luxury car tax upfront on-road transportation costs, total price car up to 80,692 USD.
The Audi TT is a 2 + 2 door with all the inherent disadvantages of rear access. Then I suggest having lean legroom, which is only good for short trips.
On the other hand, the boot space is good enough to carry two weekend cases, plus one or two odd packages.
Comfortable and supportive backdrops. The movement goes smoothly, if there’s a bit of discomfort, while visibility, especially behind, is all you could ask for in a sleek sports coupe.
The steering is on the soft side for a sports car, as is the suspension. Brakes do their job admirably.
The second cab in the rankings is the top quattro S tronic S line with metallic paint, Audi Matrix LED headlights, leather support and upholstery, interior details in quartz finish, color anthracite, plus Bang and Olufsen superb sound for $ 93,420 plus on-road.
This is a totally different animal, trimmed, stretched and wonderful. The all-wheel-drive system gives the driver the confidence not to miss, even on difficult fast turns.