In a move that TT product marketing manager Jens Meier said will help to “simplify the range”, the car will come exclusively with the 2.0 TFSI engine.
Although Audi has not officially linked the changes to WLTP, it is thought the more stringent procedure has encouraged the use of the 2.0-litre unit across the range. The 2.0 TDI had also experienced rapidly slowing sales, with the diesel model representing just 16% of the TT's overall UK sales in 2017.
For the 2.0 TSI, three states of tune will be offered, with the first, the 40 TFSI, producing 194bhp, 16bhp more than outgoing 1.8-litre TFSI that features at the bottom of the current TT range. There will also be a 242bhp 45 TFSi, while the TTS (pictured above and below) gets 302bhp, a decrease of 4bhp thanks to the fitment of a new particulate filter.
An Audi spokesman said that the resulting increase in back pressure has helped to boost torque, helping to shave a tenth from the pre-facelift car’s 4.6sec 0-62mph time.