First pictures of the all-new Audi TT reveal the car testing in Germany, benchmarking against rivals
22 October 2013

The third-generation Audi TT has been spotted for the first time, testing on public roads in Germany and at the Nurburgring.

The model was seen performance testing against rivals including the Peugeot RCZ, BMW Z4 and Mercedes SLK.

Based on VW's MQB platform, which allows for a shorter front overhang and longer wheelbase, the next-generation TT will be launched with both front and four-wheel-drive variants.

Engines are likely to include the latest slimmed-down 1.8-litre and 2.0-litre EA888 petrol engines, which will include fuel-saving Cylinder on Demand technology. A mildly updated direct-injection 2.0-litre diesel will also be in the line-up. In 2015, a reworked version of the 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine will make its debut in a new high-performance TT RS.  

A new six-corner grille, more angular headlights and a contoured clamshell bonnet can all be seen here, as well as the TT's standard rounded tail and motorised tail spoiler. The wheel arches of this test mule also appear to be more sculpted in appearence.

Previously, Audi told Autocar it wanted to mix elements of both the current TT and the original model into the new car. The company said the aim of the new TT would be to recapture some of the distinctiveness and impact of the first-generation model.

The new Audi TT is likely to launch towards the end of 2014 as an MY2015 car.

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The Audi TT remains a design icon, and is now a car that’s genuinely fun to drive no matter what engine or trim you choose

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22 October 2013

Good to know they're still making the TT.

Something has to come last in the group tests, after all.

23 October 2013
Norma Smellons wrote:

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22 October 2013

Dash looks like it's taken from the A3

22 October 2013

Yep it is the dash from an A3
The TT interior was always great because of its unique interior, then the mk 2 had a new more luxury interior but now the A3 interior !!!!what are they doing apart from saving money Wink
I hope they have a few tricks up their sleeve as the A3 interior is not what the TT should have. IMHO

22 October 2013

Am I imagining it or is the central display tilted forward at the top/angled downwards? And it's another stupid flat bottomed steering wheel.

22 October 2013

I'm hoping and guessing the A3 dash is seen here because they've just fitted it to this car before the TT specific dash is signed off - or something.....**clutches at straws**

22 October 2013

I also noticed that there is a large gap between the dash and this LHD drivers door card - this is obviously not the final dash. The TT probably has a wider track and interior than the A3 anyway. The instrument pack is also straight from the A3 which would never be the case

22 October 2013

Nissan 350z, please.

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23 October 2013

Loved the Mk1, even if it looks very dated now.

Mk2 is too bland, and diesel was a joke with a manual box - narrow powerband and close ratios....

Of course difficult to see here what it will look like for stance, surfacing, and detailing, and that dash is clearly an A3 unit - Audi will have something special I'm sure in the final car.

23 October 2013

Looks more like a facelift than a completly new car....

"Will accept donation of a Carrera GT, EB110 SS or McLaren F1...oh yeah or a Spyker C8 Aileron Spyder"

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