The new Audi TT and TTS the third generation

The new Audi TT and TTS the third generation
AUDI AG
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September 2014
The new Audi TT and TTS –
the third generation of the compact sports car
Summary
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At a glance
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Full version – From study to successful sports car
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Driving enjoyment
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Exterior design
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Body
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Engines
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Transmissions
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quattro permanent all-wheel drive
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Chassis
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Interior design
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Operating concept
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Driver assistance systems
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Equipment
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Annex: Technical Data
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered
in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.
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Summary
Emotion powered by design and technology –
The new Audi TT and TTS
A modern classic relaunched: Audi introduces the latest generation of the
TT* and TTS*. The compact sports car enthralls with dramatic design,
pronounced dynamics and groundbreaking technology.
Taut and muscular, athletic and poised to pounce. With the new TT and the new
TTS, the Audi designers have delivered a modern interpretation of the
unmistakable lines of the original TT from 1998 enriched with numerous dynamic
facets. The Coupé is 4.18 meters (13.7 ft) long with a wheelbase of 2.51 meters
(8.2 ft) and correspondingly short overhangs.
The front is dominated by horizontal lines. The Singleframe grille is broad and
flat; struts structure the interconnected air intakes. The headlights are also
structured with dividing struts, which constitute the daytime running lights. Audi
also offers the headlights with LED or the innovative Matrix LED technology. The
latter uses small, switchable, individual light-emitting diodes to produce the high
beam. The dynamic turn signals run in the direction the driver intends to turn,
providing additional information for other road users.
When viewed in profile, many details of the TT and TTS are intentionally
evocative of the first-generation design classic. The sill contour forms a powerful
light edge and the wide wheel arches constitute distinct geometrical entities. At
the front, the wheel arch intersects the hood join, which continues over the door
as the tornado line and extends all the way to the rear. The flat greenhouse gives
the impression of being an independent unit, and the subtle kink in the rear side
window emphasizes the C-pillar. The fuel flap in the classic round TT design is
press-to-open. There is no longer a cap beneath it – the driver inserts the nozzle
directly into fuel tank neck.
In back, horizontal lines again underscore the sporty width of the new TT and the
TTS. The struts in the standard LED tail lights, which take up the motif of the
headlights and also light up together with the daytime running lights, are another
Audi innovation. The third brake light – a flat strip on the edge of the luggage
compartment cover – ties together the light silhouette at the rear.
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Intelligent composite construction: The body
The composite construction concept behind the body of the TT and the TTS
represents a new evolution of the Audi Space Frame (ASF) based on the modular
transverse matrix. The front end and the floor of the occupant cell include
numerous components of hot-formed steel; the superstructure of the occupant cell
plus the exterior skin and all bolt-on parts are made of aluminum. Equipped with
the 2.0 TFSI and manual transmission, the Coupé has a curb weight (excluding
driver) of just 1,230 kilograms (2,711.7 lb) – up to 50 kilograms (110.2 lb) less than
before. This is the second time in a row that Audi has reduced the weight from one
TT generation to the next.
The new TT initially will be available with a TDI or TFSI engine. The TTS rolls off
the assembly line with the top-of-the-line TFSI. The three forced-induction, fourcylinder engines produce between 135 kW (184 hp) and 228 kW (310 hp), yet
consume significantly less fuel than the engines used previously. A start-stop
system is standard. A sound actuator works in conjunction with the optional Audi
drive select dynamic driving system (standard in TTS) to provide for a sonorous
sound.
The TT 2.0 TDI ultra with manual transmission and front-wheel drive delivers
135 kW (184 hp) and 380 Nm (280.3 lb-ft) of torque. Like all of the engines in the
new TT, the two-liter diesel fulfills the Euro 6 standard. It averages just 4.2 liters
of fuel per 100 kilometers (56.0 US mpg), which equates to 110 grams of CO2 per
kilometer (177.0 g/mi) – a new best figure in its segment. The 2.0 TFSI produces
169 kW (230 hp) and 370 Nm (272.9 lb-ft) in the TT; in the TTS, these figures are
228 kW (310 hp) and 380 Nm (280.3 lb-ft). The top model sprints 0 to 100 km/h
(62.1 mph) in 4.6 seconds.
In the standard configuration, the 2.0 TFSI is mated to a manual six-speed
transmission in both the TT and the TTS, with the six-speed S tronic available as
an option. The dual-clutch transmission shifts gears lightning-quick without any
noticeable interruption in traction, and in manual mode it can be controlled by
paddles on the steering wheel, if desired. In efficiency mode in the Audi drive
select system, the S tronic coasts when the driver takes their foot off the gas.
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Latest evolution: quattro permanent all-wheel drive
The latest evolution of quattro permanent all-wheel drive is available as an option
for the new Audi TT 2.0 TFSI and comes standard in the TTS. Its electrohydraulic,
multi-plate clutch sends the power to the front wheels during normal driving, but
can divert power to the rear wheels virtually instantaneously upon demand. The
electronic control system takes the combination of driving enjoyment and safety to
a whole new level. During sporty driving, it is quicker to send the power to the rear
axle and thus tends to do so more often, literally pressing the new TT and TTS into
the corner. On low-friction surfaces, the quattro drive system allows safe,
controlled drifts.
Also new is that management of the clutch has now been integrated into the Audi
drive select system (optional in TT, standard in TTS), which offers the modes
comfort, auto, dynamic, efficiency and individual. Audi drive select controls the
function of the gas pedal and steering boost, and integrates multiple optional
modules, including the adaptive damper control system Audi magnetic ride
(standard in TTS).
Highly elaborate: The chassis
The Audi TT and TTS feature a McPherson front suspension. Aluminum
components reduce the weight of the unsprung masses. The rack of the standard
progressive steering is designed such that the ratio becomes more direct with
increasing steering input. The four-link rear suspension can process the
longitudinal and transverse forces separately.
With its elaborate chassis and firm setup, the new Audi TT offers dynamic, highly
precise handling. If the customer chooses the TTS, the S line sport package or
Audi magnetic ride, the body is lowered ten millimeters (0.4 in). The TT 2.0 TFSI
and the 2.0 TDI roll on 17-inch wheels, each of which weighs only 8.7 kilograms
(19.2 lb), and 225/50 tires. The TTS comes with 18-inch wheels and 245/40 tires.
Wheels sizes up to 20 inches are available as options.
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The vented front brake discs measure between 312 and 338 millimeters
(12.3 and 13.3 in) in diameter depending on the engine version. The new
electromechanical parking brake acts on the rear wheels. The TTS is equipped
up front with newly developed, particularly lightweight aluminum fixed-caliper
brakes.
Rounding off the sporty handling is the ESC electronic stabilization control
system, which can be partly or completely deactivated. It also functions as an
electronic limited slip differential, using carefully modulated braking of the wheel
on the inside of the curve, which is under a reduced load, to transfer power to the
outside wheel. With quattro drive, this same function is provided by the torque
vectoring system, which includes the rear wheels.
Sporty look: The interior design
With its lightweight, almost floating lines, the interior also expresses the sports car
character of the new Audi TT and TTS. The interior’s central concept is focused on
the driver. All control elements are grouped around the driver. Flowing,
corresponding shapes characterize the console of the center tunnel and the door
trims. Seen from above, the slender instrument panel resembles the wing of an
aircraft; the round air vents – a classic TT feature – are reminiscent of jet engines.
The air vents play an important role in the operating concept. They house the
controls for the air conditioning or the optional deluxe automatic air conditioning
system. The controls for the heated seats, recirculation mode, temperature, air
flow distribution and air flow strength are located on their axes. The air vents are
just one example of the high standards to which the premium brand aspires with
respect to the function, design and workmanship of all cabin components. Audi
has completely revised the range of colors and materials to underscore the
sportiness of the new TT and TTS.
The low-mounted sport seats – another new development – together weigh
five kilograms (11.0 lb) less than the seats in the previous model. Audi also offers
the option of S sport seats with integrated head restraints and deeply sculpted,
pneumatically adjustable side bolsters (standard in the TTS).
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The 2+2-seat TT is a sports car with a high degree of everyday practicality. The
luggage compartment beneath the long rear hatch offers a capacity of 305 liters
(10.8 cu ft), 13 liters (0.5 cu ft) more than in the previous model.
New: The Audi virtual cockpit and the operating concept
The Audi virtual cockpit – a digital instrument cluster with highly detailed, versatile
graphics – replaces the analog instruments and MMI monitor in the new TT. The
driver can switch the 12.3-inch, all-digital display between two different view
modes. The classic configuration features the speedometer and the tachometer
in the foreground. In Infotainment mode, aspects such as the navigation map
move to the forefront and the instrument dials are shown smaller. The TTS
includes a view that clearly illustrates the close ties to racing and places the
tachometer front and center.
Developed from the ground up, the operating concept is fully focused on the
driver. There are two variants of the multifunction steering wheel available. The
MMI control element, which is also new, has just six physical buttons. In
combination with MMI navigation plus, it includes the MMI smart touch wheel –
the touchpad on the top of the rotary pushbutton – with which the driver can do
such things as zoom on the navigation map and enter characters. The menu
structure was inspired by a smartphone and includes a search function. All key
functions can be reached with just a few clicks, and the buttons on the side
provide access to intelligently linked functions and options.
Generous: The equipment
Audi will begin delivering the new TT to German dealerships in fall 2014, where it
will be available for a base price of €35,000. The list of standard equipment is
generous and rounded out by comfort and convenience options such as the
convenience key and privacy glass. The range of driver assistance systems
extends from the standard rest recommendation to Audi side assist, Audi
active lane assist and traffic sign recognition to park assist with 360° display.
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Topping the modular infotainment program is MMI navigation plus with MMI touch.
The complementary module Audi connect brings the brand’s tailored Internet
services to the car via the high-speed LTE (Long Term Evolution) standard. The
Audi phone box provides an easy connection for the mobile phone, and the
Bang & Olufsen sound system immerses the cabin in sound from twelve speakers.
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At a glance:
The new Audi TT* and the new TTS*
Concept, exterior design and chassis
– 2+2-seat Coupé, 305-liter (10.8 cu ft) luggage compartment
– Length 4.18 meters (13.7 ft), wheelbase 2.51 meters (8.2 ft), short overhangs
– Athletically dynamic design with hints of the first-generation TT
– Optional LED or Matrix LED headlights
– Composite construction body of steel and aluminum
– Curb weight starting at 1,230 kilograms (2,711.7 lb), as much as 50 kilograms
(110.2 lb) less than the previous model.
Drivetrain
– Three four-cylinder engines producing between 135 kW (184 hp) and
228 kW (310 hp)
– 2.0 TDI ultra consuming just 4.2 liters per 100 km (56.0 US mpg),
corresponding to 110 g CO2 per kilometer (177.0 g/mi)
– 2.0 TFSI with 380 Nm (280.3 lb-ft) of torque in TTS, 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph)
in 4.6 seconds
– Six-speed S tronic available for both gasoline engines
– quattro permanent all-wheel drive available for both 2.0 TFSI engines
(standard in TTS); newly developed multi-plate clutch with dynamic management
Chassis
– Elaborate suspensions with aluminum components at the front axle
– Progressive steering with electromechanical servo boost standard
– Optional Audi drive select dynamic driving system and Audi magnetic ride
adaptive damping system, both standard in the TTS
– ESC stabilization control, torque vectoring or electronic limited slip differential
can be deactivated
– 17-inch lightweight wheels (TTS: 18-inch), optionally up to 20 inches
– New, lightweight aluminum fixed-caliper brakes on the front axle of the TTS
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Interior design, operating concept and equipment
– Flowing, lightweight lines in the interior, slender instrument panel,
uncompromising focus on the driver, newly developed lightweight sport seats
and S sport seats (standard in TTS)
– Digital Audi virtual cockpit and newly designed MMI terminal, plus improved
voice control, air conditioning controls in the air vents
– High-performance driver assistance systems available as options
– Numerous infotainment modules, including MMI navigation plus, Audi connect
with LTE data transfer and Bang & Olufsen sound system
– Improved electronics architecture with second-generation modular infotainment
platform
– Completely revised range of colors and materials
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Full version
Third-generation dynamics –
The new Audi TT and the TTS
The Audi TT* has been renowned for its sporty and progressive design for
over 15 years. Now the brand with the four rings is presenting the third
generation of the Coupé. It embodies dynamics, emotion and technology in
their purest forms – in design, the engines, chassis and the innovative
operating concept.
From study to successful sports car
In 1995, Audi presented the first Audi TT as a concept study for a sports car with
high everyday practicality. Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, today Member of the Board
of Management of AUDI AG for Technical Development, was the concept
developer and project manager responsible for the show car. He and his team of
Audi designers developed the concept for a sporty Coupé in just four weeks. A
Roadster variant was also created in 1995. The compact sports car was extremely
well received as a forward-looking concept and the epitome of revolutionary
automotive design.
The first-generation Audi TT was launched on the market in 1998. Closely based
on the show car, the production model with its formally coherent design language
was a milestone of innovative automotive design. Its aspiration was clear in the
tiniest of details: aluminum elements in the interior, progressive wheel design, a
short, spherical gear knob and round, closely spaced tailpipes. It also marked the
first time that Audi used the fast-shifting S tronic in a production model. Power
output ranged from 110 kW (150 hp) to 184 kW (250 hp).
The second generation of the successful sports car followed in 2006. Its design
was more tightly integrated into the Audi design language; its driving dynamics
those of a mature sports car. The forced-induction engines developed between
118 kW (160 hp) and 155 kW (211 hp). Audi expanded the lineup with an
S version producing 200 kW (272 hp) and a true model athlete, the Audi TT RS
with 250 kW (340 hp). The later TT RS plus version even produced 265 kW
(360 hp).
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Groundbreaking technologies such as Audi Space Frame (ASF) lightweight
construction, TFSI engines and the sonorous five-cylinder engine played key
roles in the car’s success. The second Audi TT was the first sports car with TDI
technology.
2014 marks the launch of the third generation of the Audi TT. It is even sportier,
more dynamic and more innovative than its predecessor. One characteristic
feature has remained across all three generations: the round fuel flap with the
typical TT logo.
Driving enjoyment
The new Audi TT* and the TTS* are driving machines – powerful, lightweight,
efficient and consistent. A drive down winding country roads or a quick detour to
the racetrack allows this character to shine. The Coupé turns into corners
spontaneously, virtually instantaneously, and powers through them with
unwavering calm, guided throughout with utmost precision by its sensitive steering.
As the car approaches its high limits, it begins to understeer ever so slightly – the
effortless controllability is another character trait of the TT and the TTS.
Thanks to the newly developed quattro all-wheel drive system, the compact Audi
sports car combines dynamics and safety for a totally new driving experience.
The all-wheel drive software controls the hydraulic multi-plate clutch differently
depending on the driver’s style and the setting of the control systems for handling
that ranges from stable to highly emotional.
The driver just has to turn sportily into a corner and the clutch can direct a portion
of the torque from the front to the rear axle. As soon as the driver steps on the
accelerator, the forces literally press the car into the corner – spontaneously, with
no trace of initial understeer. The Coupé turns precisely into the corner in the
event of a load change. The clutch works together with the torque vectoring
system under load to permit safe, controlled drifts à la rear-wheel drive on lowgrip surfaces. The front axle straightens out the car when exiting the corner.
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All three engines offer tremendous power even at low engine speeds. Up to
380 Nm (280.3 lb-ft) of torque means a high level of driving comfort. There is
another side to the 2.0 TFSI in the TTS, however. Drivers who push the powerful
four-cylinder will experience the power of 228 kW (310 hp), rapid revving to nearly
the 7,000 rpm mark and a well-composed, powerful sound. Its performance figures
– 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.6 seconds – place the new Audi TTS into a league
with the big sports cars.
Exterior design
One glance is all it takes to see that the third-generation Audi TT* is a compact,
muscular and powerful car. Its designers have returned to numerous ideas from
the first TT and placed them in a new, multi-faceted context.
The first-generation Audi TT
When the first-generation Audi TT was launched in 1998, its design was a
sensation. It adhered to the laws of geometry, with a formal consistency harking
back to the Bauhaus style of the 1920s. The central motif was the circle: the arcs
of the roof, the front and the rear stood in contrast to the strictly horizontal lines.
This puristic and timeless architecture made the TT a modern design icon from
the outset, while at the same time giving the Audi brand powerful impetus for its
further development.
The exterior design of the new TT
Powerful horizontals at the front of the new TT underscore the sporty appearance.
As with the R8 high-performance sports car, the Singleframe grille with its six
corners is extremely broad and flat. A thick crossbar divides it into two zones. The
lower edge of the headlights virtually extends this bar. Sculpted surfaces join the
grille and the headlights. These small facets are typical for the design of the new
TT and impart it with even greater concision.
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Two contours run in the shape of a V from the upper corners of the grille across
the hood, which bears the four Audi rings – another point in common with the R8*.
Two vertical bars, tilted ever so slightly, are located inside the two large air intakes.
A flat opening beneath the Singleframe joins the intakes together and forms the
third horizontal line at the front.
The new Audi TT has a hunkered down road stance as if it were poised to pounce.
Its taut, muscular character is particularly evident when viewed from the side.
At 4,177 millimeters (13.7 ft), the Coupé is 21 millimeters (0.8 in) shorter than
its predecessor. The wheelbase, however, grew by 37 millimeters (1.5 in) to
2,505 millimeters (8.2 ft). The overhangs are correspondingly short. Width has
been reduced ten millimeters (0.4 in) to 1,832 millimeters (6.0 ft); the height
remains unchanged at 1,353 millimeters (4.4 ft).
When viewed from the side, many details of the new Audi TT are intentionally
reminiscent of the first-generation of the classic. The sculpted sill contour, also
known as the dynamic line, together with the door forms a thick light-refracting
edge; the rear corners of the door are gently rounded. The wide wheel arches
form distinct geometric bodies that appear to be superimposed. The front wheel
arch intersects the hood join. The join resumes above the door as the shoulder
line and runs nearly horizontally to the rear, where it transitions elegantly into the
tail light. The door handles are designed as thick stirrups; the side mirrors with
the LED blinkers are mounted on the body’s shoulder.
In the style of the first TT, the flat greenhouse appears to be an independent unit;
a slight kink in the rear side window accentuates the C-pillar. The fuel flap on the
right shoulder sports the characteristic design with the embossed TT logo and
opens with a light tap. There is no cap under the cover – the fuel nozzle is
inserted directly into the tank neck, just like with a race car. Six bolts connect the
ring of the fuel flap to the body.
At the compact rear of the new TT, the play between light and shadow intensifies
the sculpted impression. Three horizontal lines – below the tail lights, below the
space for the license plate and above the diffuser – underscore the width of the
car here as well.
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The two large, round tailpipes with their chrome tips are closely spaced and
another reminiscence of the first Audi TT. The same is true of the rounded rear
window, the monolithic tail lights perfectly integrated into the body, and the threedimensional logo.
The S line exterior package makes the design of the bumpers, air intakes,
Singleframe, side sills and the rear diffuser even sharper.
Distinctive design details identify the Audi TTS as the top-of-the-line model.
Horizontal double struts and a TTS badge shine in the Singleframe grille with the
matt Platinum Gray insert. The three air intakes in the nose are clearly separated
from one another. They are framed in bold contours, and horizontal struts divide
their honeycomb grilles. Aluminum-look mirror housings and strongly contoured
sills accentuate the flanks, while a widened, ribbed diffuser at the rear
encompasses the four exhaust tailpipes. The paint finishes Sepang Blue metallic
and Panther Black crystal effect are exclusive to the TTS.
The headlight design
The flat headlights give the new TT’s face a determined look. Audi installs Xenon
plus units standard. Their LED daytime running lights form a homogeneous arc at
the upper edge. The turn signal is located between this arc and a horizontal
design trim.
Headlights using LED or groundbreaking Matrix LED technology are available as
options. The daytime running lights here have a whole new signature – the light is
emitted via three struts that divide the headlights like a grille and are illuminated by
light-emitting diodes illuminate via thick-wall optics for a homogeneous light
pattern. The turn signal strip is located at the lower edge of the headlights. The
LED headlights include the cornering, all-weather and highway lights.
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The Audi TT introduces a new standard to the segment with the Matrix LED
headlights. Here the high beam is broken up into twelve small light-emitting
diodes per headlight. There are two reflectors for two groups of five LEDs; two
LEDs use another reflector. The control unit, which communicates with a camera
in the rear view mirror, switches the individual light-emitting diodes on and off or
dims them in 64 steps, depending on the situation. The headlight system can
produce several hundred million light patterns. It prevents other road users from
being blinded by glare and ensures that the road is always brightly illuminated.
Another function of the Matrix LED headlights is the intelligent cornering light,
which is created by a shift in the light center position. The control unit works
together with the optional MMI navigation plus and uses the navigation data to
illuminate the curve shortly before the steering wheel is turned.
In conjunction with the Matrix LED headlights, the new TT also has dynamic
turning signals front and rear. When the driver activates the turn signal, individual
LEDs light up sequentially from the inside out. They are all bright after
150 milliseconds and remain illuminated for another 250 milliseconds. The LEDs
then go dark before repeating the lighting sequence. The high-tech turn signals
send a clear signal that other road users can quickly understand even in poor
visibility and from a great distance.
The tail lights, which feature LED technology standard, echo the design of the
headlights. The rear light is emitted through their struts, which are made of a
homogenizing polymer. The third brake light – a subtle strip on the edge of the
luggage compartment cover – ties together the light silhouette at the rear.
The brake lights and rear fog lights are located in the large upper segments of the
tail lights. In an emergency braking situation, the brake lights flash as a warning
to drivers behind. The turn signals – which are dynamic with LED headlights or
better – are located at the lower edge of the tail lights.
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Body
Audi was already able to reduce the weight of the second-generation TT* thanks
to the high aluminum content of the ASF (Audi Space Frame) body. This has
been carried over to the third generation of the sports car. The Audi TT 2.0 TFSI
with manual transmission and front-wheel drive (excluding driver) weighs just
1,230 kilograms (2,711.7 lb), 50 kilograms (110.2 lb) less than its predecessor.
Audi, the leading brand in lightweight construction, has thus once again set a
new best mark in this segment.
At Audi, lightweight construction is by no means limited to one specific material.
The motto is “The right amount of the right material in the right place for optimal
function.” True to this maxim, the new TT features a body in intelligent
multimaterial hybrid construction. The front end and floor assembly are made of
high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel components, while the superstructure
comprises aluminum castings, extruded sections and panels.
The Audi TT uses components of the modular transverse matrix (MQB). At just
2,505 millimeters (8.2 ft), it has the shortest wheelbase in the matrix. The MQB
underbody enables the use of many lighter-weight technical components, from
the subframes for the front and rear axles to the air conditioner. The new
multimaterial hybrid construction lowers the center of mass by ten millimeters
(0.4 in), which benefits driving dynamics.
The underbody comprises the longitudinal members, parts of the A-pillars, the
bulkhead, the floor, the rear wheel arches and the rear end. At 39.5 kilograms
(87.1 lb), hot-formed steels make up roughly a quarter of the weight of overall
structure. Before shaping, they are heated to nearly 1,000 degrees Celsius and
are then cooled to about 200 degrees in a water-cooled stamping press. This
abrupt change in temperature creates an iron-carbon structure with extreme
tensile strength. Hot-formed steels are able to perform with relatively thin walls,
and this makes them lightweight.
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The hot-formed components serve as the backbone of the occupant cell. They
are used for the transition zones between the front longitudinal members and
the bulkhead, the complete center tunnel, the reinforcing section between the
B-pillars and the rear longitudinal members. Ultra-high-strength, cold-formed
steel components, extruded aluminum sections for the outer sills and aluminum
panels for the rear wheel arches complete the underbody.
The occupant cell superstructure, which at 68 kilograms (149.9 lb) sets a new
standard in lightweight construction, is a multi-element aluminum structure. Four
castings comprise its nodes. Large nodes at the A-pillars provide the connection
between the roof arch, the sills, the windshield cross-member and the upper
longitudinal section in the front end. Below the rear window, two smaller cast
nodes connect the roof arch with the flat C-pillars and the rear cross-member of
the roof. The aluminum section forming the roof arch is produced by
hydroforming, in which a straight extruded section is first stretch-bent and then
placed into a closed shaping die. There it is brought into its final shape under
2,000 bar of oil pressure and calibrated.
The complete outer skin of the new TT is made of aluminum – the front fenders,
the side walls and the roof as well as the hood, doors and rear hatch. The last two
components alone save a total of 15.5 kilograms (34.2 lb) over steel. All together,
the complete body with all bolt-on parts weighs 276 kilograms (608.5 lb).
Body assembly at the plant in Győr, Hungary, is a high-tech process requiring
3,020 weld points, 1,113 rivets, 44 punch rivets, 128 self-tapping screws,
199 clinch points, 1.9 meters (6.2 ft) of MIG/TMAG welded joints and 4.9 meters
(16.1 ft) of laser-welded seams. The bonded seams have a total length of
76 meters (249.3 ft). Robots use hybrid laser welding to produce the seams
between the roof and the side panels. The invisible zero-joint on the roof is an
expression of Audi’s uncompromising quality philosophy.
No matter what the criterion, composite construction is the ideal concept for the
new Audi TT. Static torsional stiffness has been increased by 23 percent
compared with the previous model, which was already very stiff. At the same
time, the new TT retains its predecessor’s very high dynamic stiffness. The latter
is the foundation for the dynamic handling and superior vibrational comfort.
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Uncompromising crash safety
The new Audi TT makes no compromises when it comes to crash safety. The hotformed components form a strong structure of the occupant cell, and the seats can
withstand the highest of loads. In a frontal collision, the longitudinal members and
the sections in the upper plane absorb a majority of the forces. The bumper crossmembers, the rear longitudinal members and the luggage compartment floor work
together in the event of a rear-end collision.
In a side-impact collision, the side sills brace against the other vehicle involved in
the accident. The solid cross-member section below the rear seat compensates
for the lack of a continuous B-pillar. The roof frame offers excellent rollover
protection, and pyrotechnic charges blast the hood upward several centimeters in
the event of a collision with a pedestrian.
Lowest Cd value in the segment
With a coefficient of drag (Cd) of 0.29 (with the S line exterior package), the new
TT has the best value in its segment. Audi has combined the characteristic
design with excellent aerodynamics surpassing even the previous model. Lift at
the front and rear is very low. At 120 km/h (74.6 mph), a powered spoiler extends
from the rear hatch. At 250 km/h (155.3 mph), it generates roughly 50 kilograms
(110.2 lb) of downforce on the rear axle. The spoiler retracts again when the
speed falls below 70 km/h (43.5 mph).
All exterior details of the new TT and TTS have been precisely tuned to the
aerodynamic requirements. The outer vertical struts in the air intakes serve as a
pre-spoiler, ensuring that a portion of the slipstream flows cleanly against the
flank. A tailored cooling and induction air concept was developed for each engine
version. In the TT 2.0 TFSI, for example, the lower zone of the Singleframe is
closed. Sealing lips and covers where the air flows in ensure that it is routed to
the radiator with virtually zero losses.
A polymer capsule beneath the engine compartment of the TT reduces lift while
at the same time improving the flow of air. Below the occupant cell is a large
aero-panel, which is supplemented with apertures in the sill region and small
spoilers at the fuel tank and in front of the rear wheels.
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Made of a lightweight fiber fleece, the aero-panel dampens noise and saves one
kilogram (2.2 lb) of weight compared with PP polymer. The foams that block
noise in the pillars and sills, the luggage compartment lining and the floor
insulation are also very light.
The slim pedestals for the exterior mirrors also have a positive effect on the
aeroacoustics. Seals surround the door openings and the doors. A new,
additional seal seals the cavity above the hinges of the rear hatch – another key
contribution to the low interior noise level. Depending on frequency, Audi has
reduced noise by as much as 6 dB versus the previous model.
Engines
The new TT generation will launch with three newly developed, powerful fourcylinder engines – one TDI and one TFSI for the TT* and the top-of-the-line TFSI
in the TTS*. All displace 2,000 cc, and power ranges from 135 kW (184 hp) and
228 kW (310 hp) – an increase of up to 28 kW (38 hp) over the previous model.
All three engines reflect the Audi philosophy of rightsizing. Forced induction
replaces displacement and together with direct injection provides for high
efficiency with the support of the standard stop-start system. All engines comply
with the Euro 6 emissions standard. Another point in common is the sound
actuator that comes in combination with the optional Audi drive select driving
dynamics system (standard in the TTS). In the dynamic setting, it makes the
exhaust sound sportier and more sonorous.
The mounting position is identical for all three engines. The intake side is at the
front of the car, and the vertical axis is tilted twelve degrees to the rear. This
solution from the modular transverse matrix offers substantial advantages
associated with the compact dimensions of the new engines. The developers
were able to shift the front suspension far forward to the benefit of crash
behavior, the design and the distribution of axle loads.
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2.0 TDI
135 kW (184 hp) and 380 Nm (280.3 lb-ft) of torque, the latter between 1,750 and
3,250 rpm – the new 2.0 TDI clean diesel offers ample power for the new Audi TT.
The diesel engine accelerates the Coupé from zero to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in
7.1 seconds en route to a top speed of 241 km/h (149.8 mph). Its average fuel
consumption is just 4.2 liters per 100 kilometers (56.0 US mpg), with CO2
emissions of 110 grams per kilometer (177.0 g/mi). Thanks to this high efficiency,
the Audi TT 2.0 TDI, which will be available upon launch with a manual
transmission and front-wheel drive, bears Audi’s “ultra” label.
The 2.0 TDI clean diesel, whose 1,968-cc displacement is the result of an
81.0-millimeter (3.2 in) bore and 95.5-millimeter (3.8 in) stroke, has been updated
in a number of areas. The balance shafts now rotate in the crankcase and are
mounted on roller bearings. The reduced piston ring tension also helps to reduce
friction. The valve train is a separate module with a stiff and lightweight frame for
the camshafts. The valve star is rotated 90 degrees. The two camshafts are
mounted on needle bearings and actuate one intake and one exhaust valve per
cylinder. The intake camshaft can be adjusted by up to 50 degrees of crank
angle.
The developers also took great pains with respect to thermal management. The
crankcase and cylinder head have separate coolant loops with independent
controllers. During the warmup phase, only one so-called microloop is active so
that the engine block warms up quickly. The oil pump operates at one of two
pressure stages as needed, thus saving drive energy.
The common rail system injects fuel at up to 2,000 bar via eight-hole nozzles.
The high pressure enables fine nebulization and thus efficient, low-emission
combustion. The turbocharger has adjustable vanes on the turbine wheel and
features an updated pneumatic actuation system. The charge air intercooler is
located in the intake manifold module, resulting not only in a compact package
but also short gas paths, spontaneous response, good control quality and high
efficiency.
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The DeNOx storage catalytic converter and diesel particulate filter have also been
updated. They are located in the immediate vicinity of the engine. The shortened
gas paths improve the response of the emissions control system considerably.
The new assembly includes the connection for the low-pressure exhaust gas
recirculation system, which minimizes pressure losses.
2.0 TFSI
Two versions of the 2.0 TFSI are available in the new TT family. The gasoline
engine produces 169 kW (230 hp) in the Audi TT and 228 kW (310 hp) in the
TTS. The two-liter engine has been improved in numerous areas compared with
the previous engine, which an international panel of journalists named Engine of
the Year in its category five years in a row, The only thing left unchanged is the
displacement of 1,984 cc (bore x stroke 82.5 x 92.8 millimeters [3.2 x 3.7 in]).
In the Audi TT, the 2.0 TFSI produces a constant 370 Nm (272.9 lb-ft) of torque
between 1,600 and 4,300 rpm. With the six-speed manual transmission and
front-wheel drive, the Coupé accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in
6.0 seconds. Top speed is 250 km/h (155.3 mph), and average consumption is
5.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (39.9 US mpg), corresponding to 137 grams
CO2 per kilometer (220.5 g/mi). With the six-speed S tronic and quattro all-wheel
drive, the key figures are 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.3 seconds; top speed of
250 km/h (155.3 mph) and 6.4 liters per 100 kilometers and 149 grams CO2 per
kilometer (36.8 US mpg and 239.8 g/mi).
The 2.0 TFSI also uses highly sophisticated thermal management, the heart of
which is two electrically powered rotary valves combined in a single module. After
a cold start, they quickly bring the motor oil to temperature. Depending on the
driving situation, the maintain coolant temperature between 85 and 107 degrees
Celsius. The exhaust manifold is located in the cylinder head, where it is bathed
in water. This solution also contributes to fast warmup. At full load, it reduces the
temperature of the exhaust gas and thus fuel consumption because there is no
need to enrich the mixture for cooling purposes.
Another major innovation in the 2.0 TFSI is the addition of indirect injection.
Complementing FSI direct fuel injection at part load, it injects the fuel at the end
of the induction pipe in the vicinity of the tumble flaps, where it is intensively
tumbled with the air.
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The improved mixture formation boosts fuel economy and reduces particulate
emissions. Direct FSI fuel injection, with its maximum 200 bar pressure, comes
into play in the starting phase and at higher loads.
The combustion chambers of the new 2.0 TFSI are always well-filled. The intake
and exhaust camshafts are adjustable; on the exhaust side, the Audi valvelift
system also varies the stroke of the valves to further minimize charge changing
losses. The turbocharger develops its relative charge pressure of up to 0.8 bar
very dynamically. Its electric bypass valve is particularly fast-acting and precise.
The turbine wheel can withstand exhaust gas temperatures of up to 980 degrees.
Despite this dense package of technologies, the two-liter gasoline engine only
weighs a little over 140 kilograms (308.6 lb) – a value that is due in part to the
thin walls of the gray cast iron crankcase. They are only about three millimeters
(0.1 inch) thick, saving about 2.4 kilograms (5.3 lb). The pistons are made of a
new, high-strength alloy, a lightweight polymer is used for the oil pan, and many
screws are made of aluminum.
An innovative coating for the piston skirts, roller bearings for the balance shafts
and the reduced diameter of main bearing for the crankshaft keep internal friction
low. The lightweight crankshaft requires just four counterweights. The regulated
oil pump requires little energy itself and at higher loads cools the piston heads
with jets of oil.
The 2.0 TFSI in the Audi TTS
In the Audi TTS, the 2.0 TFSI delivers 380 Nm (280.3 lb-ft) of torque between
1,800 and 5,700 rpm. Numerous details underscore its high-performance
character. Modified aluminum pistons and higher-strength connecting rods with
new bearings transmit the forces to the crankshaft. The crankcase has been
reinforced at the main bearing seats and the main bearing cover.
The cylinder head is made of a lightweight aluminum-silica alloy with high strength
and temperature resistance. The valve springs and seat rings have been modified
for the high loads.
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With a maximum charge pressure of 1.2 bar, the large turbocharger can
compress up to 1,000 kilograms (2,204.6 lb) of air per hour. A high-performance
air-to-air intercooler reduces its temperature dramatically.
Equipped with the six-speed S tronic, the new Audi TTS springs from zero to
highway speed in 4.6 seconds en route to an electronically governed top speed of
250 km/h (155.3 mph). In the NEDC, the top model with the S tronic consumes on
average just 6.8 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (34.6 US mpg), corresponding to
157 grams CO2 per kilometer (252.7 g/mi).
The powerful 2.0 TFSI is a pure sports engine. It reacts spontaneously to the
throttle and revs up to the redline of 6,800 rpm. In automatic mode of the Audi
drive select system, it responds even more directly with brief double-clutching
underscoring the change of gears by the optional S tronic. At higher loads and
rpm, two sound flaps in the exhaust system open to provide an even fuller sound.
Transmissions
The new Audi TT* and TTS* come standard with a manual six-speed transmission
with a lightweight magnesium housing. It features short throws for easy and
precise gear changes. The two TFSI engines are optionally available with the sixspeed S tronic, which is likewise very efficient. As with the manual transmission, its
internal gearing features sportily short ratios. The tall top gear helps reduce fuel
consumption.
Six-speed S tronic
The six-speed S tronic makes the new TT and TTS even more dynamic. It
changes gears within a few hundredths of a second and with no noticeable
interruption of power. Gear changes are very comfortable. The driver can choose
between automatic or manual mode, in which it can be controlled using either the
selector lever or paddles on the steering wheel. In automatic, D mode is designed
for low fuel consumption and long ratios. In S mode, the driving style is sporty
and the revs are higher.
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Another special feature of the six-speed S tronic is fuel-saving freewheeling
function. It is activated when the Audi drive select system (optional in the TT,
standard in the TTS) is set to efficiency mode and the driver lets off the
accelerator. The Launch Control start program in the TTS and the TT 2.0 TFSI
with S tronic manages full acceleration from a standstill with controlled wheel slip.
Like all dual-clutch transmissions, the new six-speed S tronic comprises two
independent transmission structures. Two radially arranged multi-plate clutches
actuate the gears. The large K1 clutch directs the engine torque via a solid shaft
to the gear wheels for the odd-numbered gears 1, 3 and 5. A hollow shaft rotates
around the solid shaft. It is connected to a second, smaller K2 clutch, which is
located inside its larger sibling and acts on the gear wheels for gears 2, 4, 6, and
reverse.
Both transmission structures are continuously active, but only one of them is
connected to the engine at any one time. Shifts are performed by switching the
clutches. When the TT is accelerating in third gear, for instance, fourth gear is
already selected and the K2 clutch is disengaged. As soon as the command to
shift gears is given, K1 disengages while K2 engages. Every transmission speed
is assigned a conventional switching unit, as a result of which it is also possible to
change directly from sixth to fourth gear, for instance.
quattro permanent all-wheel drive
quattro permanent all-wheel drive (optional in the TT 2.0 TFSI*, standard in the
TTS*) gives the compact sports car a powerful unique selling point in its segment.
The latest-generation quattro drive is used. Audi has vigorously updated the
electrohydraulic multi-plate clutch, which now uses software tailored to the TT and
the TTS. Its slim design, which eliminates the pressure accumulator used in the
previous generation, reduces the unit’s weight by 1.5 kilograms (3.3 lb).
The clutch is located at the end of the propshaft, in front of the rear axle differential
– an installed position that benefits the axle load distribution. When the all-wheel
drive software calls for torque, the electric axial piston pump develops up to 38 bar
of hydraulic pressure. When the friction plates are pressed together, the torque is
transferred steplessly to the rear axle.
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The TT and TTS mark the first time that the all-wheel drive system has been
integrated into the Audi drive select system. Its control philosophy strongly
considers driving dynamics-relevant variables such as the steering angle while at
the same time orienting on the status of Audi drive select and the electronic
stabilization control (ESC).
Under this new, dynamic philosophy, the clutch can already begin sending a
portion of the torque to the rear axle when the driver turns sportily into a corner.
As soon as the driver steps on the accelerator, this torque presses the Coupé
smoothly into the corner with no initial understeer. During load changes, the
distribution of torque allows the TT to be turned precisely into the corner. When
drifting on a low-friction road surface, it provides for maximum control and
reliability. The front axle straightens the Coupé out again when exiting the corner.
The multi-plate clutch works here in close conjunction with torque vectoring, an
intelligent software function of the ESC.
Another focus during the development of the software was to increase efficiency.
The control unit can compute the optimal distribution of torque with respect to
efficiency based on the precise determination of the driving situation, road
properties and driver type. In efficiency mode it can even be deactivated
temporarily. Once the driving situation changes, quattro all-wheel drive is
reactivated before torque is once again required at all four wheels. This concept
reduces CO2 emissions by up to 1.5 grams per kilometer (2.4 g/mi).
Chassis
The technological competence with which Audi developed the new TT* and TTS*
is also reflected in the chassis. The pivot bearings and subframe of the
McPherson front suspension are made of aluminum. The rear suspension uses
four steel links per wheel in order to process the longitudinal and lateral forces
separately. Their springs and dampers are separate from one another and
respond very precisely. The body is lowered ten millimeters (0.4 in) on the TTS,
with the S line sport package and with Audi magnetic ride.
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The new Coupé comes standard with progressive steering. Its rack is specially
geared to produce different boost ratios depending on the steering angle –
somewhat less direct on center and very direct when the wheel is turned far. This
solution provides for easy maneuvering, agile handling and smooth straight-line
stability. The electromechanically generated servo boost, which decreases with
increasing speed, harmonizes perfectly with this character. The progressive
steering works in close conjunction with three assistance systems – the standard
rest recommendation and the optional Audi active lane assist and park assist
systems.
Twelve different wheels are available. The TT 2.0 TFSI and 2.0 TDI come standard
with 17-inch lightweight wheels weighing just 8.7 kilograms (19.2 lb) each and
225/50 tires. Audi and quattro GmbH offer 18, 19 and 20-inch wheels in attractive
designs including matt titanium-look as options. The TTS comes with 18-inch
wheels and 245/40 tires. Weighing just 10.6 kilograms (23.4 lb) each, the optional
19-inch forged wheels are very light. A tire pressure indicator is standard.
Powerful brakes are located behind the large wheels; the front discs are internally
vented. The TTS uses newly developed aluminum fixed-caliper brakes on the
front axle. Their lightweight design reduces weight by nearly five kilograms
(11.0 lb) versus the previous model. The new electromechanical parking brake
acts on the rear wheels.
Audi drive select
The Audi drive select dynamic driving system is an option for the new Audi TT,
but standard on the TTS. The driver can choose at the push of a button whether
the accelerator, the sound actuator and steering boost should be active in
comfort, auto, dynamic or efficiency mode. If an MMI navigation system is on
board, a fifth individual mode is added that is largely freely configurable. The
system also accesses multiple optional modules – S tronic, quattro all-wheel
drive, cruise control and automatic air conditioning (some of which are standard
in the TTS).
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Another module controlled via Audi drive select is the Audi magnetic ride damper
control system (optional in the TT, standard in the TTS). A synthetic oil containing
microscopically small magnetic particles circulates within the damper pistons.
Each of the front dampers contain 140 milliliters; the rear dampers 290 milliliters
each. When a voltage is applied to a coil, a magnetic field is generated in which
the alignment of the particles changes so that they are perpendicular to the oil
flow, thereby inhibiting its flow through the shock absorber channels.
The control unit continuously analyzes the driver’s style and the condition of the
road. Depending on the setting in Audi drive select, the ride of the new Audi TT
and TTS is either relatively comfortable, balanced or decidedly taut. Dynamic
mode unveils its full dynamic potential. The targeted bracing of the individual
wheels during fast cornering ties the Coupé tightly to the road. It largely
suppresses roll and makes steering response even more spontaneous. Audi
magnetic ride reduces body pitch during braking.
Electronic limited slip differential/torque vectoring
The electronic stabilization control (ESC) rounds out the sporty handling
characteristics of the new TT and TTS. The driver can deactivate it entirely or in
part via a switch on the center console. The system remains active in Sport
mode, but responds later and in combination with quattro all-wheel drive permits
controlled drifts because it rarely intervenes. If the driver presses the
corresponding button for longer than three seconds, ESC is deactivated
completely. This may be chosen for a fast lap around a race track, for example.
In TT models with front-wheel drive, the electronic limited slip differential – a
function of the ESC – brakes the inside front wheel slightly while cornering at the
limit. In the TT quattro and TTS, torque vectoring affects both inside wheels. The
excess torque is transferred to the opposite wheel. Thanks to the difference in
traction forces, the car turns slightly into the corner. This dramatically increases
the dynamism and stability of front-wheel drive TT models, in particular.
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Interior design
The interior also expresses the puristic sports car character of the new Audi TT*
and TTS. Strongly accentuated horizontals emphasize the width. All elements are
clearly structured and have taut surfaces. They are framed by clean contours.
The lines are light and almost seem to float. The sinewy arcs of the armrests in
the door trims correspond visually with the center tunnel console, which in classic
TT style supports the calves.
When viewed from above, the instrument panel resembles the wing of an aircraft
and is strongly inclined toward the driver. The round air vents – another TT
characteristic – are reminiscent of jet engines. They house all of the air
conditioning controls. The controls for the heated seats, temperature, recirculation
mode, air flow distribution and air flow strength are located on their axes. With the
optional deluxe automatic air conditioning, small displays indicate the chosen
setting. The axes are always straight regardless of the position of the rings.
The elimination of the traditional air conditioning control unit gave the Audi
designers the freedom to implement the instrument panel as part of a slim, elegant
architecture. The same effect drove the decision for the Audi virtual cockpit, which
combines the instrument cluster and MMI monitor into a digital unit, thus allowing
the central display to be eliminated. The interior of the new Audi TT is entirely
focused on the driver – a logical expression of sports car character.
Below the three center air vents are the switches for the hazard warning lights,
Audi drive select and additional functions. The console of the center tunnel – an
independent structure with no visual connection to the instrument panel – is
home to the shift lever/gear selector lever, the start-stop button, the audio volume
dial, the new MMI control terminal and the button for the electromechanical
parking brake.
The three-spoke sport steering wheel has also been redesigned. The rim of all
versions is flattened at the bottom, and the broad, open spokes are in aluminum
look. The S line models bear a special badge on the bottom spoke and colored
contrasting stitching. The characteristic double seam adorns the rim in the TTS.
There are also differences between the multifunction buttons – four are standard;
the plus version includes 14 functions and rollers. The multifunction steering
wheel, the Audi virtual cockpit and the road are on one visual axis.
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Nearly every function can be controlled via the steering wheel, enabling a sportydynamic driving style.
New sport seats
The all-new sport seats with the standard integrated head restraints hold the
body firmly and offer optimal support. Audi offers electrically adjustable lumbar
support, heated seats and a center armrest as options. The new sport seats are
mounted even lower than the seats in the previous model; they each also weigh
2.5 kilograms (5.5 lb) less. Aluminum window controls shave off another kilogram
(2.2 lb) of weight in the interior, and the lightweight lining of the door panels save
another half kilogram (1.1 lb).
Audi offers the slender S sport seats with their strongly contoured side bolsters
as an option (standard in the TTS). These seats also offer height and pitch
adjustment, and a loop makes it easier to fold down the seat back. The S sport
seats feature an electric mimic diagram, pneumatic side bolster adjustment and a
heating system.
The 2+2-seat Audi TT and TTS are sports cars with a high degree of everyday
practicality. Audi offers an optional rear bench seat certified for Group III child
seats (ECE 44) that enables children between the ages of six and twelve to ride
without a child seat. The luggage compartment has a capacity of 305 liters
(10.8 cu ft), an increase of 13 liters (0.5 cu ft). Folding down the split rear seats
increases capacity to 712 liters (25.1 cu ft).
Colors and equipment
The materials used in the TT are a further confirmation by Audi of sportiness in the
premium segment. This is reflected in such things as the innovative exterior paint
finishes, the all-new palette of colors for the interior and the design selection.
The new Audi TT offers a far more distinct and colorful range of colors than its
predecessor. There are eleven exterior colors, one of which is exclusively for the
S line. Seven of the colors in the palette are new for the TT, and two of these are
completely new for Audi: Nano Gray and Tango Red. Panther Black crystal effect
and the expressive Sepang Blue are also available for the TTS.
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There is also a new palette of colors for the interior. There are three interior
colors from which to choose for both the TT and the TTS. Besides black, these
are rock gray and palomino brown. For the first time, customers can choose a
second color – rotor gray – for the S line package. Sporty contrasting stitching is
a given. TTS buyers can also choose the sporty leather shade express red.
The equipment for the new TTS includes extended interior elements that add
individually selectable color accents to the S sport seats clasps, the sides of the
center console and the rings of the air vents. Audi offers customers with exquisite
taste numerous options for customization.
Besides upholstery in various grades of cloth, Alcantara and leather are available
for the seats; there are also three leather packages. The S sport seats have
characteristic diamond patterning in the high-quality Fine Nappa leather in the
center section.
A special highlight is the design selection, for which the color and trim designers
have created an exclusive range of colors. The design selection comprises a
combination of two fine leather colors: dark murillo brown on the seats and a
slightly metallic shimmering stone gray pearl on the armrest, knee pad and cowl.
Alternating contrasting stitching, a dark aluminum, matching paint for the
extended interior elements and a special woven floor mat are further features of
this elegant upholstery and trim.
For the TTS, Audi’s design engineers have developed an innovative technical
laser texture for the wings of the dashboard. It has a honeycomb-like, slightly
raised structure that gives the TTS an unrivaled sporty appeal.
Supreme workmanship
Numerous details in the interior demonstrate the high standards that Audi places
on the quality and function of all control elements. These include the round air
vents with the narrow chrome rings and the finely ridged rotary wheels, plus the
new split gear knob or selector lever.
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The speaker grilles in the optional Bang & Olufsen sound system are another
highlight. Instead of holes, they have fine grooves. The specially designed frames
for the woofers are adorned with authentic anodized aluminum elements bearing
the logo of the Danish hi-fi specialists. This high-end sound system also features
a white LED light guide that makes it visual highlight even at night.
The LED interior lighting package – another option – sets precise accents in the
area of the doors and the tunnel, for instance.
Operating concept
The driver-oriented operating concept of the new TT* and TTS* has been
redesigned from the ground up. The Coupé features two major innovations from
Audi – the new MMI and the Audi virtual cockpit, which is a digital instrument
cluster.
Audi virtual cockpit
The brand with the four rings is setting new standards with the Audi virtual cockpit.
Its 12.3-inch, high-resolution display with 1,440 x 540 pixels produces tack sharp,
brilliant and high-contrast images. Behind it all is a Tegra 30 chip from the Tegra 3
series of venture partner NVIDIA; Audi is the first carmaker worldwide to use the
high-speed graphics processor. With a clock speed of over one gigahertz, the fourcore chip can work together with a special 3D graphics program to perform more
than eight billion computing operations per second.
Elaborate detail effects round out the state-of-the-art look. The tachometer, for
example, is rendered at 60 frames per second so that the virtual needle moves
smoothly and very precisely. Fresnel effects – the varying reflectance of the
display glass depending on the viewing angle – are reproduced realistically.
Scrolling processes, for example through lists, are based on a physical model
that considers such theoretical factors as inertia, elasticity and damping.
The driver can switch between two interfaces using the “View” button on the topof-the-line multifunction steering wheel. In “Infotainment” mode, a central window
dominates the view – it offers a big stage for the navigation map or for lists in the
Phone, Radio and Audio areas. The tachometer and speedometer are displayed
as small dial instruments on the right and left.
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In the Classic view, the middle window is smaller, and the instruments – with
black scales, red needles and white numerals – are about as large as today’s
analog instruments. The Audi TTS features a sporty mode in which a central
tachometer dominates the image. Digital numbers in its inner ring indicate the
speed. Another TTS feature is the display of the current charge pressure as a
percentage.
The Audi virtual cockpit provides for the comprehensive, attractive and versatile
display of all types of information, from the navigation arrows and dynamic
animations to the graphics for the assistance systems. The display changes its
context-related color scheme according to the main menu selected. In the Media
menu, for example, it is orange, while green is used for the Phone menu.
Indicators with fixed positions are displayed along the lower border; they show the
outside temperature, time and odometer readings as well as warning and
information symbols. LEDs indicate the coolant temperature and fuel level.
The new MMI
Just as groundbreaking as the Audi virtual cockpit is the new MMI system in the
new Audi TT and TTS, which shows its full potential in the top-of-the-line version
MMI navigation plus with MMI touch. The developers have completely redesigned
the terminal on the center tunnel console and its menu structure. The result is an
operating concept with flat hierarchies strongly geared toward the needs of the
driver. Their structure is reminiscent of modern smartphones – an intelligent,
easy-to-use logic replaces static menu trees, and frequently used functions can
be reached with just a few clicks.
The center of the terminal continues to be the round rotary pushbutton. In
combination with the connectivity package and MMI navigation, its surface is
equipped with the touch-sensitive MMI touch. The touchpad is used to input
characters and now also processes finger gestures. The driver can zoom on the
map just like with a smartphone. An optical sensor with a sensitivity of one onehundredth of a millimeter monitors the rotary motions of the highly precise dial for
virtually stepless motion.
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The toggle switches for the most important basic menus Navigation/Map, Phone,
Radio and Media are located above the rotary pushbutton. The generic Menu
button and the Back function are located below the dial, to the left and right of
which is only a single button on each side.
The driver uses the left button to call up the redesigned function menus assigned
to some of the basic menus. In the Radio menu, for example, this is where the
band selection function is found; in the Map menu, traffic information.
The right button provides context-dependent options and settings. In the
Navigation menu, for instance, the driver can get directions to an entered
destination or display nearby parking lots and save the destination to the Favorites
list. The function and context menus can also be opened by pushing the rotary
pushbutton to the left or right.
Free-text MMI search
A major highlight of the new system is MMI search, which is available for all basic
menus and like a search engine uses free text entry. It generally answers queries
after just a few letters, taking into consideration the car’s current location. When
searching for a place to eat, for instance, the driver only has to enter the name of
the restaurant and the first letters of the city and a list of hits throughout Europe
appears together with the addresses. Searching for songs, albums and radio
stations works similarly.
Voice control has also undergone intensive further development so that the
system now understands many phrases from everyday language usage.
Commands like “I have to talk to Peter” or “I would like to call Peter” are now
sufficient to call a contact. The top-of-the-line multifunction steering wheel with its
buttons and rollers is another control instrument. Other than touch gestures, the
driver can perform the same steps here as with the MMI terminal, all without
taking his eyes off the road.
The new MMI navigation plus with MMI touch is backed by all the computing
power of the Audi modular infotainment platform. Now in the second generation,
it also uses the quad-core Tegra 30 processor from NVIDIA. It constantly checks
back with its counterpart in the Audi virtual cockpit as it goes about its work.
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MMI navigation plus with MMI touch is a highly networked media center. It includes
two card readers, the Audi music interface (AMI), a DVD drive, an Aux-in jack and
a Bluetooth interface for hand-free telephony and streaming audio. Incoming
e-mails and text messages from a mobile phone are displayed and read aloud.
10 GB of flash storage for music files, eight speakers and a speed limit indicator
based on the navigation map round out the spectrum.
Audi connect
MMI navigation plus with MMI touch is made even more attractive by Audi connect,
a data transmission module that establishes a connection to the Internet.
Whenever possible it uses LTE (Long Term Evolution), which is up to ten times
faster than the 3G standard.
Passengers in the new TT and TTS can surf and e-mail using the WLAN hotspot
that comes with the module. Audi connect also brings tailored Internet services to
the car for the driver, from navigation with Google Earth and Google Street View
to online media streaming and real-time traffic information. Facebook and Twitter
are customized for use in the car, as are flight and train information and news.
Many of these services can be customized to the driver’s individual needs using a
myAudi account. The Audi MMI connect app also provides a direct connection
between the car and the user’s smartphone.
Attractive components round out the infotainment options. These include the
Bluetooth interface, the Audi music interface for connecting portable players,
tuners for digital radio and TV reception and the Audi phone box for the
convenient wireless connection of a mobile phone. At work in the Audi sound
system is a five-channel amplifier with eleven speakers.
The top-of-the-line solution when it comes to hi-fi is the Bang & Olufsen sound
system. Its amplifier drives twelve speakers, including two center speakers and
two bass boxes, with 680 watts of power through 14 channels. The sound
processor analyzes noise levels inside the car with a microphone to optimize the
sound. In combination with MMI navigation plus, the sound is also output in
5.1 surround format.
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Driver assistance systems
The assistance systems follow the philosophy under which Audi developed the
new TT* and TTS*: They are tailored to the driver and relieve him of certain tasks
so that he can concentrate fully on the road.
Among the standard equipment in the new Coupé is the secondary collision
brake assist, which is activated in the event of an accident. In many situations, it
prevents the car from continuing to roll in an uncontrolled manner, and it also
activates the car’s interior lighting and hazard warning system. Another standard
feature is the rest recommendation, which lets the driver know when he is starting
to get fatigued.
The optional Audi side assist helps the driver when changing lanes. At speeds of
30 km/h (18.6 mph) and above, its radar sensors monitor the road behind to a
distance of roughly 70 meters (229.7 ft). As soon as the system classifies another
vehicle in the blind spot or approaching rapidly as critical for a lane change, it
warns the driver via a bright LED on the relevant exterior mirror. If the driver still
activates the turn signal, the indicator flashes several times.
Audi active lane assist, which comes standard in the Audi TT 2.0 TFSI and the
TTS, becomes active at speeds of above roughly 65 km/h (40.4 mph). A video
camera in the interior mirror identifies the lane markings on the road surface. If
the new Audi TT or TTS begins to approach one of the lane markings without a
turn signal being activated, it guides the driver back into the lane with a gentle
pulse of the electromechanical steering system. In the MMI user control system,
it is possible to configure a vibration in the steering wheel as feedback and define
the time of the intervention. In the “early” setting, the system assists the driver in
driving down the center of the lane.
Another optional feature, the camera-based traffic sign recognition system, also
uses the data from the video camera. It compares data with the navigation map
to indicate speed limits, conditional speed limits and no-passing zones. The
system is purely informative; it does not intervene.
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There is a choice of three systems for safe and easy parking. The top version –
park assist – can steer the new TT and TTS backwards into parking spots. At
moderate speeds, it measures the spaces using its ultrasonic sensors. A
notification appears in Audi virtual cockpit when the system finds a suitable spot.
As soon as the driver now puts the car into reverse, the system assumes control
over the steering via the electromechanical steering system and the driver only
has to accelerate, shift gears and brake.
The park assist will maneuver forward and back multiple times if necessary. It
provides similar support when exiting parallel parking spaces. The 360° display
warns of obstacles to the sides.
Equipment
All versions of the new TT Coupé* come with a generous list of standard
equipment. Active and passive safety are served by the rest recommendation,
adaptive brake lights in the LED tail lights and the secondary collision brake assist.
These are joined in the Audi TT 2.0 TFSI and TTS by Audi active lane assist. Six
airbags and the integral head restraint system mitigate the consequences of an
accident.
The sport seats with integrated head restraints, the Audi virtual cockpit, Xenon plus
headlights, multifunction steering wheel, progressive steering, electromechanical
parking brake, the engine start-stop button and the 17-inch lightweight wheels
testify to the high-tech standard of the new Audi TT. Another standard feature is
the MMI radio. Besides and MP3-capable CD drive, it features two card readers,
an Aux-in jack, USB charging and four speakers.
The range of optional equipment is also extensive. Besides the options already
mentioned above, these include the convenience key, the high-beam assist (for
the xenon plus and LED headlights), the interior lighting package, the storage
and luggage compartment package, the ski/snowboard bag, deluxe automatic air
conditioning and privacy glass for the back.
The connectivity package supplements the MMI radio. It includes MMI touch, a
Bluetooth interface and access to the mobile phone’s voice control system.
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Customers with particularly sporting ambitions can further hone their TT with the
S line exterior package or the S line sport package. The latter includes 18-inch
wheels, the S line sport suspension and S line badges on the front fenders. The
black interior is home to sport seats in cloth and leather plus the embossed
S logo, inlays in matt brushed aluminum, a special multifunction steering wheel,
extended aluminum look and door sill trims with S line logos.
Fuel consumption of the models named above:
Audi TT Coupé 2.0 TDI ultra (135 kW):
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km (US mpg): 4.4 – 4.2 (53.5 – 56.0)**;
Combined CO2-emissions in g/km (g/mi): 114 – 110 (183.5 – 177.0)**
Audi TT Coupé 2.0 TFSI (169 kW):
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km (US mpg): 6.0 – 5.9 (39.2 – 39.9)**;
Combined CO2-emissions in g/km (g/mi): 139 – 137 (223.7 – 220.5)**
Audi TT Coupé 2.0 TFSI S tronic (169 kW):
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km (US mpg): 6.4 – 6.3 (36.8 – 37.3)**;
Combined CO2-emissions in g/km (g/mi): 148 – 146 (235.0 – 238.2)**
Audi TT Coupé 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic (169 kW):
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km (US mpg): 6.5 – 6.4 (36.1 – 36.8)**;
Combined CO2-emissions in g/km (g/mi): 151 – 149 (243.0 – 239.8)**
Audi TTS Coupé 2.0 TFSI quattro (228 kW):
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km (US mpg): 7.3 – 7.1 (32.2 – 33.1)**;
Combined CO2-emissions in g/km (g/mi): 169 – 164 (272.0 – 264.0)**
Audi TTS Coupé 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic (228 kW):
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km (US mpg): 6.9 – 6.8 (34.1 – 34.6)**;
Combined CO2-emissions in g/km (g/mi): 161 – 157 (259.1 – 252.7)**
Audi R8:
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km (US mpg): 14.9 – 12.4 (15.8 – 19.0)**;
Combined CO2-emissions in g/km (g/mi): 349 – 289 (561.7 – 465.1)**
**A vehicle’s fuel consumption and CO2 emissions vary due to the choice of
wheels and/or tires and not only depend on the vehicle using the fuel efficiently
but are also influenced by the handling and other non-technical factors.
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