Pricing and specifications announced for third generation Audi sports car, which goes on sale today ahead of first deliveries in December

The third-generation Audi TT coupé is now on sale in the UK, with prices starting from £29,770.

First deliveries of the new TT are expected in December. Two trim levels, Sport and S line, are offered alongside two engines – a 2.0-litre four cylinder TFSI with 227bhp and 273lb ft of torque, and a 2.0-litre TDI 'ultra' with 181bhp and 280lb ft.

The 2.0-litre TFSI is available in both front and quattro all-wheel-drive forms, and fitted with either a six-speed manual or six-speed S Tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission. In front-wheel drive form, the new TT can sprint from 0-62mph in 6.0 seconds and reach a top speed of 155mph. It also returns 47.9mpg and emits 137g/km of CO2.

The 2.0-litre TDI ultra diesel, meanwhile, is only available in front-wheel drive form. It's claimed capable of 0-62mph in 7.1 seconds and has a top speed of 150mph. Lower CO2 emissions of 110g/km should tempt buyers, as will claimed fuel economy figures of 67.3mpg.

Both Sport and S line versions of the new TT come with Audi's new all-digital dashboard – which negates the traditional separate infotainment screen. They also benefit from Audi's drive select system, keyless go, Alcantara leather trim, sports seats and manual air conditioning.

S line cars are upgraded further with larger 19-inch alloy wheels – the standard car rides on 18-inch wheels – LED lights, and stiffer sports suspension. 

Options packages unlock a suite of Audi connected services including social media integration and Google street view for the navigation system. A Bang & Olufsen stereo can also be specified.

Prices for the new TT start at £29,770 for the 2.0-litre TDI ultra Sport with a 6-speed manual transmission, with the petrol option starting from £29,860. The most expensive model in the launch range, the 2.0-litre TFSI quattro S line, costs £35,335.

Audi has also confirmed that another petrol version, the 306bhp TTS, will be added to the range in October 2014. Deliveries of the TTS will start later, in March 2015.

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7 August 2014
I think, and an impressive technical spec. Certainly if Audi had not made a TT before and were just launching this as a new coupe there would almost certainly be universal praise. As it is, I imagine some will think it boring and derivative.

7 August 2014
I dont think its as good looking as the last one, its becoming a collection of angles and creases rather than the smooth and curvaceous thing it started life as, presumably as the original was a bit effeminate they keep trying to 'man it up' but sometimes the art is knowing when enough is enough and to resist the temptation for just one more crease.

The interior though looks really good, and I am not really that interested in such frivolity as dashboards but even so it looks brilliant.

7 August 2014
Audi are within touching distance of replacing BMW as the next best brand after Mercedes. All their machines are finished to an incredible standard. They're an aspirational brand like Rolex, B&O or Savile Row suits. They've established themselves as the quintessence of solid feeling interiors with handsome coachwork. They only need to sort out the driving dynamics of their cars and BMW are history.

7 August 2014
Marky wrote:

Audi are within touching distance of replacing BMW as the next best brand after Mercedes. All their machines are finished to an incredible standard. They're an aspirational brand like Rolex, B&O or Savile Row suits. They've established themselves as the quintessence of solid feeling interiors with handsome coachwork. They only need to sort out the driving dynamics of their cars and BMW are history.

Not sure that Mercedes is the 'best' brand. Their previous dated, angular interiors weren't exactly praised for their build quality and aesthetic appeal (hopefully the new A-Class, C-Class and S-Class will reverse this). Also, Mercedes always seem to spend all their R&D budget on each new S-Class such is this car's dominance in it's class, with nothing left in the pot for models lower down the range. How else do you explain the disappointing reviews for the driving dynamics of the current A-Class and new C-Class? Beginning to think these cars will always come second best to the 1 and 3 Series BMWs in this area. Even if Audi sort out their wooden steering and Russian Doll approach to styling, BMW will not be consigned to the history books. There's room for the big three to co-exist.

8 August 2014
Marky wrote:

Audi are within touching distance of replacing BMW as the next best brand after Mercedes. All their machines are finished to an incredible standard. They're an aspirational brand like Rolex, B&O or Savile Row suits. They've established themselves as the quintessence of solid feeling interiors with handsome coachwork. They only need to sort out the driving dynamics of their cars and BMW are history.

Audi interiors have been the best quality for bloody years. I had one of the first Audi TT's in 1999 on a V plate - stunning quality. A chap I know has an 11 plate 330d and the plastics in that are nowhere near. Mercedes are better, I owned an SLK350 back in 2006, and have driven a recent E Class, nice interiors, but not up to Audi's. Like you say, if Audis drove like Beemers, game over.

7 August 2014
Awful place for the satnav etc, you gonna be forever looking down compared to looking at a windscreen mounted or dash board pop-up one.
Other than that it's got big shoes to feel, look forward to owning a well looked after version in 8 years time for under £10,000

 

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7 August 2014
Compared to the low mounted, central screens offered on many cars I actually think the positioning of the satnav in the instrument binnacle is pretty good. And I like the way Audi are taking advantage of the latest headlamp technology and featuring slimmed down light units. Compare this with, say, Mercedes, who still fit oversized units, and fill them out with fussy bits of plastic.

7 August 2014
I think someone has messed up a posted external images of the mk2 TT by mistake..

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8 August 2014
Not sure I agree the Xs range from BMW is difficult to like, but they still make good chassis and some of the best engines. The A4,A6 are not as good as the BMW alternatives, the styling is very conservative, the satisfaction levels for owners not as good as the perceived quality, and no one has driven this TT where they have form for exaggerating pre launch driving characteristics . Still I agree that interior is something special and each brand has strengths and weaknesses model for model, this is partly how close they are for replacement. As for handling maybe some better diffs will help like the Golf R but it appears to me fwd layouts are not conducive to optimal ride handling.

8 August 2014
The first TT was popular, it was heavier than the new model and had 177bhp. Why do Audi need to have a much faster 227bhp lighter TT and so charge more for the entry level? They could have put the 177bhp 1.4 engine in, and boasted about even better consumption figures.

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