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