Audi Launches TT In India
The Audi TT (named after Tourist Trophy) is a two door sports car sold by Audi. It was first introduced in 1998 and is currently in its third generation. The third generation car is offered in coupe and convertible body styles. Petrol and diesel engines are on offer in the international market.
The third generation of the Audi TT has been launched in coupe form. The car is based on Volkswagen’s MQB platform which has an extensive use of aluminium. This has resulted in a weight saving of 50 kgs even though the wheelbase has increased by 37mm.
The car launched in India is the Audi TT 45 TFSI Coupe. The power plant for this car is a 2.0 litre four cylinder petrol engine which produces 227 bhp and 37.7 kgm of torque. This engine has been mated to a six speed DSG gearbox. The diesel engine and the manual transmission have not been offered in India. Power is sent to all four wheels via Audi’s Quattro AWD system. Audi claims a naught to hundred time of 5.3 seconds and a top speed of 253 km/hr. The more powerful TTS version which packs 306 horses is currently not available. The car runs on 19 inch alloy wheels.
The third generation Audi TT gets LED headlamps and tail-lights. The equipment list includes a touchscreen 12.3 inch TFT screen which can be used to display the Audi virtual cockpit. The MMI can be controlled with buttons on the steering wheel or the MMI controller or both. The new TT also gets voice recognition, full leather upholstery and adjustable suspension. The aircon vents now have climate control switches integrated in them.
The new Audi TT will be a CBU (Completely Built Up) which will be imported from the company’s Hungarian plant. This results in a high price tag. The new Audi TT has been priced at 60.34 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Source – Autocar India