Audi TT 1.8 TFSI CoupeOctober 14, 2011
The new Audi TT 1.8 TFSI S tronic Coupe combines economy of 44.1 mpg and emissions of 147 g/km CO 2
with a 0-62 mph time of 7.1 seconds and a top speed of 140 mph.
The engine, which was previously reserved for TT Roadster, offers 160 PS and comes with a choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed S tronic twin-clutch transmissions.
The new 1.8 FSI direct petrol injection engine features energy recuperation, and the models are equipped to either Sport or S line specification. They’re available to order now, priced from £24,070. They join the existing 1.8 TFSI Roadster, priced from £25,320.
The front-wheel drive turbocharged TT Coupe 1.8 TFSI with six-speed manual transmission has the same statistics as the S tronic, except for a 0.1 second slower 0-62 mph time.
The S tronic twin-clutch transmission is also a new addition to the TT Coupe and Roadster 2.0 TDI quattro models, which until now have been available solely with the six-speed manual gearbox.
The equipment list already offered by Sport models, and further upgraded in S line versions, is carried over unchanged to the new 1.8 TFSI. For Sport models it includes 17-inch alloy wheels, electronic climate control, leather and Alcantara combination upholstery and a Concert audio system with single CD player and MP3/iPod connectivity.
S line versions upgrade with features including 18-inch alloy wheels, lowered S line sports suspension, a short-shift gearbox for manual versions, S line exterior and interior detailing and xenon headlights with LED daytime running lamps.
Above these is Black Edition specification, which takes S line as its basis and is available exclusively for 2.0-litre TFSI and TDI versions. It adds 19-inch alloy wheels, a black styling treatment for the single frame grille surround and number plate holder, dark tinted rear privacy glass for Coupe models, acoustic rear parking sensors for Roadsters, a Bluetooth phone interface and an upgraded Symphony audio system linked to a BOSE premium sound system.
The lightweight TT ‘hybrid’ body shell combines aluminium and steel content in a 58% to 42% ratio.
The latest TT Coupe and Roadster ranges offer a choice of five petrol and TDI engines delivering outputs ranging from 160PS to 340PS, and mated to either front-wheel-drive or quattro all-wheel-drive. Prices range from £24,070 to £49,165.
Read our Audi TT Coupe TDI road test