Since it broke cover at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in March 2014, completely undisguised test mules of the new Audi TT Coupe have been spotted undergoing trials in and around Mumbai several times. Now, the German manufacturer has officially announced that the 2015 Audi TT Coupe is going to be launched in India on April 23.
The new Audi TT Coupe is based on the Volkswagen group’s popular MQB (Modular Transverse Matrix) platform, which also underpins quite a few front-engined front-wheel-drive cars like the Skoda Octavia, Audi A3, Volkswagen Golf and the Passat. Unlike the previous generation Audi TT, the front of the new TT Coupe wears an aggressive look courtesy the chromed hexagonal front grille, narrow headlamps with LED units and massive air dams in the bumpers.
Internationally, the Audi TT Coupe is offered with the option of a diesel and a petrol engine. While the 2.0-litre TDI diesel produces 184bhp and 380Nm of torque, the 2.0-litre TFSI petrol engine is offered in two states of tune. The base petrol produces 230bhp and 369Nm of torque while the TT Coupe S version will pump out 310bhp and 380Nm of torque. In India though, the Audi TT Coupe will be available only in the 45 TSI trim, which comes with the 230bhp petrol engine with an all-wheel-drive (AWD) system and a six-speed dual clutch S-Tonic transmission.
In the Indian market, the increase in price of the new TT mill makes it go up against the other expensive two-seater sportscars like the BMW Z4, Porsche Boxter and the Mercedes-Benz SLK. Besides being more powerful than the Audi TT Coupe, these cars are also convertibles, which give them an edge over the TT. But for someone who needs a two-seater sports car without the bling of a convertible, the Audi TT will be the perfect choice.