• 2017 Audi TT S Line Competition

The sportiest TT you can buy without getting the more expensive TT S

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Launched in 2014, the third-generation Audi TT uses the Volkswagen Group MQB platform, which it shares with vehicles such as the Volkswagen Golf, Seat Leon, and Volkswagen Tiguan. Alongside the new platform, the TT also received an update styling language, a new interior, and a range of new and revised engines. As with previous generations, the standard TT was followed by a sportier TT S version and a high-performance TT RS model, as well as a handful of special-edition cars and even a race-spec Sport TT Cup variant. In 2016, Audi introduced a new limited-edition model, the TT S Line Competition, in Europe.

Much like previous special-edition TTs, such as the Nuvolari for instance, the S Line Competition comes with a number of unique features, extra standard equipment, and a special sticker that brings savings compared to regular models specced in a similar way. Available in both coupe and roadster versions, the S Line Competition gets a sportier exterior package that also includes a fixed rear wing, a unique upholstery inside the cabin, and a stiffer suspension setup.

The new limited-edition model will arrive in showrooms at the end of 2016, but it will only be offered in Europe. At least for the time being, as Audi has yet to say whether it will cross the pond to the U.S. at a later date.

Continue reading to learn more about the Audi TT S Line Competition.

What makes the Audi TT S Line Competition special

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The first things that catch the eye when looking at the TT S Line Competition are the high-gloss black front grille, mirror caps, and rear diffuser, as well as the fixed rear wing. Detailing continues around back with a black-chrome finish for the tailpipes and onto the sides with gloss-black, five-spoke 19-inch wheels. The rims are highlighted by red-painted brake calipers. Exterior colors are limited to only four hues, and include Glacier White, Nano Gray, Tango Red, and the new Ara Blue.

The TT S Line Competition comes with plenty of extra goodies inside the cabin too. Both the coupe and convertible are fitted with S sport seats with embossed backrests, electrically adjustable lumbar support as standard, and an S Line sport steering wheel wrapped in leather.

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The upholstery is also unique to this model. The seats and door armrests are upholstered in either a combination of leather and Alcantara or fine Nappa leather, in both cases in black. The seats, steering wheel, door panels, and gear shifter feature gray contrast stitching, while the inlays are in matt brushed aluminum. The air vents, the clip around the center console, and the seat trims have a Slate Gray chrome paint finish. Finally, the limited-edition model is equipped with a sport screen where the central tachometer with integrated speed display dominates the all-digital instrument cluster.

Under the hood, the S Line Competition gets the TT’s turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 230 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. In other words, don’t let the "TT S Line" denomination fool you, the Competition is not a full-fledged TT S, which uses a 310-horsepower and 280-pound-feet version of the same powerplant. However, the limited-edition model benefits from a sport suspension with firmer spring and damper settings that lowers the ride height by 10 mm (0.4 inches). Both the coupe and roadster are available with either front-wheel-drive and a six-speed manual transmission or S tronic, or with Quattro all-wheel-drive and S tronic.

Pricing of the TT S Line Competition starts from €41,940 for the coupe and €44,340 for the roadster (which converts to around $47,100 and $49,800, respectively). Neither model will be sold in the United States. For reference, the entry-level coupe starts from €32,550, while the TT S coupe retails from €49,950.

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Read our full review on the Audi TT here.

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Press Release

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With the TT S line competition*, Audi brings the sporty character of the TT Coupé* and TT Roadster* even more to the fore. The special model includes an array of striking details for the exterior and interior – from the fixed rear wing to the Audi virtual cockpit with sport screen. The special edition will be available from the end of 2016.

The Audi TT has always held the power to fascinate with its sporty design and dynamic handling. This character is now underscored by the S line competition special model. The Singleframe, the blade at the front, the exterior mirror housings and the diffuser insert come in a high-gloss black finish, to reinforce its forceful looks. The fixed rear wing of the limited-edition model also radiates sports appeal. This component, too, is painted high-gloss black. The tailpipe trims of the exhaust system have a black chrome finish.

The sport suspension with firm spring/damper settings lowers the ride height of the TT S line competition by ten millimeters (0.4 in) compared with the basic version. And the standard Audi drive select system enhances driving dynamics whenever desired. This enables the driver to modify their car’s characteristics in the auto, comfort, dynamic, efficiency and individual modes.

The limited-edition car is factory-fitted with 19-inch wheels in a gloss black five-spoke blade design, fitted with size 245/35 tires. Behind the wheels, the red-painted brake calipers provide highlights. The choice of body colors comprises glacier white, nano gray, tango red and the new TT color Ara blue. The hood of the TT Roadster S line competition is black.

In the cockpit, S sport seats with embossing in the backrests encapsulate the dynamic character of the TT S line competition. Their highly contoured side supports – optionally with pneumatic adjustment – provide excellent lateral support for driver and passenger alike. Electrically adjustable lumbar supports are integrated as standard. The flat-bottomed S line contoured sport leather steering wheel in three-spoke design has multifunction buttons for quick and easy operation of the navigation, media, phone and speech dialog system. As is typical for the TT, the Audi virtual cockpit comes on board as standard. The driver chooses between three modes with the “View” button on the steering wheel. As well as the classic view and the “Infotainment” mode, the limited-edition model has a sport screen where the central tachometer with integral speed display dominates the all-digital instrument cluster.

In defining the range of colors and materials, Audi has created a balanced mix of sports appeal and elegance: Seats and door armrests are upholstered in a combination of leather and Alcantara, or optionally all in Fine Nappa leather – in both cases in black. Gray contrasting stitching adorns the seats, leather steering wheel, doors and gear/selector lever knob. The inlays are in matt brushed aluminum, while the air vents, the clip around the center console and the seat trims have a slate gray chrome paint finish. As in the TTS*, the surface of the soft foam-cushioned dashboard has a slightly raised honeycomb structure that comes across as both technical and sporty. The depressed polygons are produced by removing with a laser two tenths of a millimeter of material from the surface in several stages. Each individual honeycomb is exactly aligned with the design edges of the dashboard support. The result is a clear and linear pattern. The floor mats with black piping are also from the TTS range.

Audi is offering the special model TT S line competition outfitted with the 230 hp 2.0 TFSI engine. It is available as a front-wheel-drive version with six-speed manual transmission or S tronic, and as a quattro with S tronic. Prices for the TT Coupé S line competition start at EUR 41,940. The roadster version of the special model costs EUR 44,340 upwards.

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