Audi TT previewed

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The first sketch of the new TT model from German carmaker Audi has been revealed ahead of the vehicle’s reveal at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show next month. The upcoming model will be the third generation of the Audi TT.

No official word has been given on what engines the new TT will use but the bulk of engine options are likely to be made up of four cylinder motors. Power is expected to range from 180 to 220 brake horse power and there is likely to be more efficient cleaner diesel engines offered too. At the top of the range, the TT-S trim level model is likely to be powered by a 275 brake horse power 2.0 litre turbo while the TT-RS is likely to receive a reworked version of the five cylinder 2.5 litre TFSI, capable of producing around 375 brake horse power.


The Audi TT exterior styling

The official sketches released by the company show that the new model will retain the familiar Tt shape while adopting an evolutionary styling along with using styling cues borrowed from the range-topping R8 supercar. Immediate changes can be seen compared to the outgoing model, the front end has been restyled and shaped to give a more aggressive and tougher look. The grille has been reshaped, LED lights have been slimmed and there is a chiselled bonnet, all of which are inspired by the R8 supercar and e-tron concept.

Alongside the obvious changes, there are a few subtle ones. The four-ring Audi logo now sits above the front grille and there is a more pronounced crease along the shoulder line, giving more emphasis to the flared wheel arches.


Inside the new Audi TT model

Sketches of the interior have not been released as Audi have already revealed images and details of the revolutionary cabin the new TT will adopt. According to the company, the TT will feature a fully integrated 12.3 inch infotainment system that will replace the conventional dial cluster, relaying all data directly back to the driver. It will also be equipped with a new flat-bottomed steering wheel and air vents with a digital temperature readout.

The new model’s driving dynamics are also to be reworked, with Audi reducing the model’s weight to close the performance gap to compete with¬†other brands such as, Vauxhall . Audi’s new MQB platform will be the basis for the third generation model and as the body-shell will be predominantly crafter out of aluminium, kerb weight should be reduced by 60kg. Thanks to the new platform, ride quality and handling have been improved as the front wheels are able to move forwards without affecting the position of the engine.With these perfect combinations of both power and comfort, we believe that this addition to the range will be a perfect rival for the likes of other brands such as,BMW and Mercedes.

Extra details will be revealed alongside the actual car at the Geneva Show and when the Audi TT arrives in showrooms later this year a price tag of around £25,000 is expected.

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