In 2006, Audi revealed the second generation TT sports car. After four years, the car has finally received its first facelift with sales to begin later this summer. Both coupe and roadster versions have been revised with great attention to detail while new technologies lower fuel consumption of this compact sports car.
The car’s exterior is characterized by a more powerful bumper, larger air inlets with three-dimensional, sharp edges, and fog lights set in chrome rings. The lattice of the single-frame grille is now offered in high-gloss black with tubular reflectors in the tail lights, larger tailpipes for the exhaust system, and a larger, flat black diffuser. Both the coupe and roadster version got an extra two centimeters in length.
Under the hood there is a choice of three four-cylinder engines with turbocharging and direct fuel injection. The entry-level is a 1.8 TFSI engine with a total output of 160 HP and 250 Nm of torque. With this engine under the hood the TT sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds and can hit a top speed of 140 mph; all with a fuel consumption of 36.75 US mpg.
New to the line-up is the 2.0 TFSI engine with an output of 211 hp (it replaces the 200 HP version). This engine sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds, while top speed goes up to 152 mph. Finally, we have the 2.0 TDI engine that delivers 170 hp and 350 Nm of torque. It sprints the car from 0 to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds and acceleration continues to a top speed 140 mph. All the engines are mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or a S tronic dual clutch transmission as an option. These upgrades to the engine leave the Audi TT to compete with such V6 engines as the BMW Z4 sDrive30i and the Mercedes-Benz SLK 300 with the Mercedes being the favorite in the horsepower department delivering 300hp.
The 2011 TT comes with a long list of standard equipment: a "chorus" audio system, a driver information system, an automatic climate control system, two navigation systems, a universal cellular phone preparation, and the sonorous Bose Surround Sound system.
Press release after the jump.