Spy Shots: Next Audi TT Caught Testing
It’s been over a year since we first heard about the future Audi TT, but now that original thought has flourished into a full fledged test mule, which our spy photographers were able to catch in action. The test vehicle was doing a bit of winter testing somewhere in Sweden.
This mule doesn’t necessarily reveal much on the new design of the vehicle, but it does show that the wheelbase will grow slightly and that the wheel-arches look wider. These changes were made mostly because the car will move on to an entirely new platform - Volkswagen’s new MQB transverse architecture.
This new platform will be joined with changes from the current front engine configuration to a mid-engine configuration. The spy photographers said that the sound of the engine was more "mature," but that could also be from the unfinished exhaust system. Rumors say Audi will be offering the Audi TT with a new 1.8-liter engine and two different 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines.
Expect to see the new generation Audi TT launched sometime in 2014.