Facelifted coupe and cabrio get GTI power, styling upgrades and sport button
8 April 2010

Audi’s freshening up its much-loved TT for 2010, giving it some subtly updated styling, an all-new engine and a new Sport mode.

You may need to squint to notice the difference, but Audi’s styling department has enlarged the TT’s front air intakes for this latest version, and updated its front bumper with some sharper body creases.

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All TTs now get LED daytime running lights, chrome-ringed fog lamps and a glossier black front grille. At the rear, the facelifted TT also has new taillight reflectors and a wider rear diffuser panel.

Under the bonnet, Audi’s made a significant change to the TT’s range: out go both the old 197bhp 2.0-litre TFSI model and the 3.2-litre V6, and in comes a new 208bhp 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine capable of a healthy 258lb of torque between 1600 and 4200rpm.

Order your TT with a twin-clutch ‘S tronic’ gearbox and Quattro all-wheel drive as well as that engine and it’ll accelerate to 62mph in just 5.6sec.

Audi’s 158bhp 1.8-litre TFSI engine and its 168bhp 2.0-litre TDi will continue to be offered, as will the 268bhp TT-S and the 335bhp TT-RS.

Inside the new TT, Audi has added a few extra aluminium and gloss black inserts here and there, on the steering wheel, the centre console and the door liner; it’s also offering three new interior colour treatments: nougat brown, titanium grey and garnet red.

The most interesting addition inside the car’s cabin, however, is a Sport button that can be equipped on cars fitted with magnetic ride control. When pressed, this selects an even stiffer damper setup for the car, as well as sharpening its throttle response, decreasing the level of power assistance for its steering and enhances the ‘sportiness’ of its exhaust note.

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8 April 2010

Styling tweaks have freshened up the TT. The only downside with the new 2 litre TSi out of the Golf GTi/Leon FR ect it is a much more expensive engine than the 2 litre 197 TFSi. So expect a price hike of maybe a grand + on the most popular model or a little bit more than the CR TDi 170. Other than better mpg and lower Co2 of the new engine and maybe a little more responsive. I still think the 197 went well with the TT and it's lighter weight and reduced cost to boot too.

8 April 2010

Sadly another car losing the option of a 6 cylinder engine. It might not have been that fast, or handled as well as those with lighter engines, but it had a great soundtrack and on our poor quality roads that was something you could enjoy all the time.

8 April 2010

enhances the ‘sportiness’ of its exhaust note.............. why?

........and if sir wants it to sound louder with no increase in performance, simply push this button - oh dear!


8 April 2010

Very subtle but does look good, should be enough to keep it looking fresh for another 2 or 3 years.

8 April 2010

I don't think the engine is the same as the one fitted to the new Golf GTI/Leon FR. This will be a modification of that fitted to the A4 & A5 which has much more torque than the GTI's. It should also deliver around 45mpg on the combined cycle as the TT is lighter than the A5 & A4. Audi always add a couple of grand each time they introduce something new so I would agree with your pricing comment

8 April 2010

[quote H@wk]I don't think the engine is the same as the one fitted to the new Golf GTI/Leon FR. This will be a modification of that fitted to the A4 & A5 which has much more torque than the GTI's[/quote]

same basic engine, block and so on, but head has Audi's Valvelift system, which the VW's don't, hence the greater torque.

8 April 2010

[Autocar : All TTs now get LED daytime running lights,...]

Finally... What refinement...

Joke ;-)

8 April 2010

[artill wrote the following post at Thu, Apr 08 2010 11:44 AM:

Sadly another car losing the option of a 6 cylinder engine. It might not have been that fast, or handled as well as those with lighter engines, but it had a great soundtrack and on our poor quality roads that was something you could enjoy all the time.[

Artill : OK with you.

I doubted. I'm not alone on Earth.

Me as a young dinosaur regrets the extinction of the multi pots (>4 cyl.) engines, and especially NA engines...


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