- The updated TT celebrates its 20th year with a limited-edition anniversary model.
- There are additional standard features and new engine options with the subtle styling updates.
- Deliveries are promised to commence in late 2018.
After many spy shot appearances and an unofficial leak, Audi has finally taken the wraps off the new and updated TT Coupe and Roadster. The mid-life update of the TT also marks the 20th anniversary of when the sports coupe showed up back in 1998. To commemorate it, Audi has revealed a limited run ‘TT 20 years’ model, of which only 999 examples will be sold worldwide.
The design changes are very minimalistic. You can see a new massive radiator grille upfront which gets RS-style mesh design instead of horizontal louvres. The air-intake on the side are now more prominent. There are full-length front splitters, side sill and a remodelled rear diffuser on the S line and Black Edition models. There are new paint scheme as well as a part of the update. Audi has expanded the standard features list to the entry-level TT. So right from the base variant, there will be the Audi Select system, Virtual Cockpit, 17-inch wheels (upgradable to 19- and 20-inch) and automatic headlights and wipers.
The most prominent updates come under the hood. The 175bhp 1.8-litre TFSI engine is replaced by a 2.0-litre TFSI with 195bhp, while the existing 228bhp 2.0-litre TFSI is boosted to 242bhp. Following Audi’s new naming strategy, the 195bhp engine is badged 40 TFSI and the 242bhp is called the 45 TFSI. The 45 TFSI can also be had with a quattro system. The TTS retains the 2.0-litre TFSI with 302bhp and 400Nm. to keep the purist happy, a new six-speed manual gearbox is part of the package along with the seven-speed S-Tronic DCT.
The “TT 20 years” model just gets some additional styling elements inspired from the Roadster concept of 1995. So it gets a special Arrow grey or Nano grey paint job, Matrix OLED rear lights, Nappa leather seats, “TT 20 years” badges on the steering wheel and gear lever knob and stainless steel tailpipes.
The refreshed TT will go on sale later this year. Prices are yet to be announced. The carmaker will surely bring the new and updated Coupe in India as well, but we expect a late 2019 Indian debut.