When the Audi TT was refreshed back in 2007, the German sport coupe was given a more aggressive exterior with more defined body lines and fastback rear glass. For the 2010 model year Audi has upgraded every member of the TT line to use the Quattro all wheel drive system as well as a few updated touches both inside and out with the Pièce de résistance being a set if Xenon headlamps adorned with two dozen LED driving lights each. The interior of the 2010 TT gets a new ergonomic multifunction steering wheel and hip hugging Alcantara sports seats. Equipped with a 2.0 Liter TFSI four cylinder that cranks out a total of 200 HP and 207 lb-ft of torque, the fixed roof TT will sprint to 60 MPH in only 5.9 seconds while the drop top Roadster is not far behind at 6.2 seconds and they both top out at 130 MPH. Priced at $37,800 for the coupe and $40,800 for the convertible the new 2010 Audi TT is an excellent example of modern day German sports car engineering.
Press release after the jump.
The Audi TT continues to define the sports coupe and convertible segments. Bold, aggressive styling sends a clear message of performance and dynamic handling, while a compliment of turbocharged engines delivers class-leading power and efficiency. Inside, occupants are treated to an interior built with the same high quality materials found in the A8 flagship.
New for 2010:
quattro all-wheel drive standard for the entire line
Elimination of Exclusive Leather Package
Heated seats added to Premium Plus
New Audi Navigation plus with real-time traffic
New choice of AMI with iPod interface for Prestige
Leather packages require Premium Plus or Prestige
New S line package with Alcantara S line seat
Chrome wheel added (Prestige only)
18” wheels standard and new 18 inch five arm Dynamic Design wheel with summe performance tires added
Stand alone options reduced to Audi magnetic ride only
New standard features: Bluetooth® , HomeLink®, power top (roadsters), storage package
The Design: The Look of an Icon
The 2010 Audi TT has evolved into a muscular Coupe and Roadster model line that builds on the successful proportions of the car’s past. The nose of the TT sports an easily identifiable fascia, dominated by the characteristic Audi single-frame grille. Large, low air inlets immediately convey a sense of performance and allow additional air flow to the engine. The face of the 2010 TT also benefits from available xenon-plus headlights. On the TTS Coupe and TTS Roadster, those lights incorporate 24 LED daytime running lights, paying homage to the Audi brand’s many battles and victories at the 24 Hours of LeMans.
From the side profile, the TT conveys a sense of poise and speed. Large fender arches house stylish wheel options and give the sports car a powerful appeal. In coupe form; a long, arching roofline brings a sense of grace to the athletic profile of the TT; and short overhangs in the front and rear lend a sporting, well-balanced stance. The TT Roadster includes beautifully integrated roll bars with real aluminum inlays, which provide form and function through a modern incarnation of racing heritage. Integrated taillights follow the form of the TT along a subtle bodyline and incorporate a third LED tail lamp.
The Interior: Dynamic and Comfortable
A driver-oriented cockpit dominates the interior of the TT with large, easy to read gauges. The driver also is treated to a lightweight magnesium tri-spoke, flat-bottom steering wheel, wrapped in fine-grain leather. Low-fitted front seats enjoy similar high-quality material and provide large, supportive bolsters. The coupe delivers a 2+2 seating arrangement with both storage and seating areas behind the front seats. The 2010 TT also benefits from a Driver Information System that relays important information, including gear selection and fuel consumption, and a trip meter. A lap timer is added on TTS models. All TT models have Bluetooth hands-free capability and Sirius satellite radio.
The Engines: Efficient Power
The Audi TT Coupe and TT Roadster are powered by a 2.0 TFSI engine. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder produces 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. With a stout cast iron block and light-weight aluminum cylinder head, the engine manages 29 mpg (highway) in both the Coupe and Roadster.
S Tronic Transmission: The Definition of Sport
0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 130 mph
The Audi TT is equipped with an advanced Audi S tronic dual-clutch transmission. Gear changes from the advanced unit happen in just 0.2 seconds, resulting in a near uninterrupted transfer of power to the quattro all-wheel drive system. The driver may manually choose gears via precise-actuating paddle shifters, or by the console-mounted shifter.
Safety: An Unwavering Commitment
The Audi TT coupe is constructed of a rigid aluminum and steel body structure that weighs a scant 454 lbs. The Audi Space Frame (ASF®) construction results in low weight and enhanced torsional rigidity, which contribute to the TT’s world-class handling. It also results in a rigid shell to protect occupants. Crumple zones in the front and rear help direct collision energy down and away from the cabin. The TT also incorporates standard front, knee and seat-mounted side impact airbags for the driver and the passenger, as well as intelligent, pre-tensioning seat belts.
Coupe and Convertible: Tailored to Fit
The 2010 Audi TT is available in four iterations, including the TT Coupe, TT Roadster, TTS Coupe and TTS Roadster. The TT coupe comes standard with a 200 horsepower 2.0 TFSI engine, lightning-fast S tronic® dual-clutch transmission, and quattro® allwheel drive. Standard equipment includes a sport suspension, Electronic Stabilization Program®, Anti-lock Braking System, Anti-Slip Regulation and Audi hill hold assist. Heated external mirrors and windshield washer nozzles prepare the TT for cold weather. The TT Coupe also enjoys an automatic retractable spoiler and 18-inch 10-spoke wheels.
Inside, a multifunction steering wheel greets the driver, as do front sports seats clad in Alcantara. Automatic air conditioning and a storage package with folding compartments under the front seats also are standard. An Audi concert radio 10-speaker stereo system with SIRIUS® satellite radio and MP3 capability provides entertainment, and a driver information system is nestled in the instrument cluster. An auxiliary input jack for portable audio devices, cruise control, HomeLink® and Bluetooth® hands free make the TT a leader in convenience features, as do a central locking system and power windows with one-touch up/down and exterior activation features.
The TT roadster offers the same impressive level of equipment but brings a classic soft top to the mix for open-air excitement. Constructed of lightweight aluminum and steel, the top is constructed in three layers and incorporates a large glass rear window. An insulating layer between the exterior material and the headliner helps the TT Roadster maintain a quiet road-going experience with the top up as well as manage temperature inside the cabin. The top can retract in a quick 12 seconds and can be closed while driving at speeds up to 30 mph, thereby eliminating the need to stop.
TT buyers may choose from Premium Plus or Prestige option packages. In Premium Plus trim, the TT boasts 10-way adjustable heated seats, Audi xenon plus headlights and an auto-dimming interior mirror.
Prestige models add a number of features to the Premium Plus option package. Those include Silk Napa bi-color seats for the TTS, a BOSE® surround stereo system with AudioPilot® noise cancellation and Audi Navigation plus with real-time traffic and six-disc CD changer or Audi music interface with iPod functionality.