2011 Audi Tt Coupe
Audi TT Coupe
Active designing, captivating operation and warning efficiency – the Audi TT Coupe and the TT Buggy are now more attractive than always. The excogitation of the whippersnapper bodies made principally of aluminium and the upcountry sustain been revised with bang-up care to point, spell new technologies glower the fire phthisis of the constrict sports car. New to the card is a muscular and extremely effective four-spot cylinder: The 2.0 TFSI develops 155 kW (211 hp), but is substance with an medium fire ingestion of equitable 6.6 liters per 100 kilometers (35.64 US mpg).
The indorsement genesis Audi TT Coupe and the TT Two-seater get made a figure for themselves as pattern icons, standardized to their predecessors. Awards such as the 2007 “Earth Pattern Car of the Twelvemonth” papers this condition. A hefty, across-the-board initiation, muscular shoulders and a matte roofline – the two constrict sports cars deliver fascinatingly masculine lines. Their dynamical appearing is now eventide more expressive than always.
The about obvious characteristic at the battlefront of the car is the hefty bumper, which frames the bigger air inlets with three-d, acutely raddled out edges. The fog lights are set in chromium-plate rings. Too betting a new feeling are the grille of the single-frame wicket in high-gloss blacken and the optional xe asset headlights. Xii gabardine LEDs staged in a straightforward business at the lour bound of the headlights service as the day linear lights. These conjointly the wings in the headlamp personify are authoritative Audi pattern features.
2011 Audi TT Coupe
The tubelike, evidently natation reflectors of the backside lights add ocular profoundness to the backside of the car. The heavy tailpipes of the exhaust – the 2.0 TFSI features a treble discharge – and the bigger, apartment lightlessness diffusor set extra accents. A freebooter that extends at 120 km/h (74.56 mph) improves downforce.
The upgrades to the Audi TT Coupe and the TT Two-seater deliver added two centimeters (0.79 in) to both cars, which now measuring 4,187 millimeters (13.74 ft) in duration. The breadth of 1,842 millimeters (6.04 ft) and the stature of 1,352 millimeters (4.44 ft) and 1,357 millimeters (4.45 ft) for the Coupe and Runabout, severally, continue unaltered. The wheelbase measures 2,468 millimeters (8.10 ft). Four-spot new metal colours birth been added to the TT colour compass: Aqualung Dark, Oolong Grayish, Vent Red and Dakota Greyish. Daytona Gray-haired, drop burden is too usable with the S demarcation parcel.
A key gene for the innovative efficiency and splendid impulsive kinetics of the Audi TT is the consistence, which features cross Audi Blank Chassis engineering (ASF). Jackanapes al is secondhand at the battlefront of the car rear to the B-pillar, with brand panels victimised at the behind. This mix enabled the growth engineers to symmetricalness the axile lots absolutely and living the totality burden exceedingly low – blossom parameters for dynamical functioning.
The Audi TT 1.8 TFSI weighs a bare 1,240 kg (2,733.73 lb), a effective 100 kilograms (220.46 lbs) less than its nearest challenger. The soundbox of the Takeoverés weighs lone 206 kilograms (454.15 lb), which breaks fine-tune to 140 kilograms (308.65 lb) of aluminium (68 pct) and 66 kilograms (145.51 lb) of blade (32 percentage). The particular reinforcements in the TT Buggy – sword bulkhead, powerfully costate sills, A-pillar and windscreen build – solvent in a 58 to 42 pct rent of the two materials.
The ASF bodies of the Audi TT are not sole passing whippersnapper, they are too selfsame firm and low-vibration, providing the innovation for jazzy and accurate treatment, the tranquillity tantalise and the gamey peaceful safe. A box of delicately tuned keeping systems protects the passengers in the issue of a clangoring. The graeco-roman material top of the TT Runabout is a consummate accompaniment to Audi’s jackanapes building rationale. It contributes to a low plaza of graveness, fits ideally into the designing job and takes up piddling quad when folded.
Audi offers the mild top in two variants. The manual reading features a fundamental latch for scuttle and windup the top. An electrohydraulic campaign opens the optional fully-automatic top in hardly 12 seconds, evening patch drive at speeds capable 50 km/h (31.07 mph). An extra acoustical mat advance improves the already first-class acoustics and caloric detachment.
The internal of the Audi TT features a gaudy excogitation, active elegance and generous amounts of blank. The touchstone fun seating are mounted low and pass a mellow layer of sidelong reinforcement. The wheel is planate at the freighter. The pentad turn air vents and the arced bonnet terminated the round-dial instruments exudate the heart feature of the TT. The biotechnology are coherent and the fit and ending is uncompromisingly exact – equitable wish perpetually with Audi. When the lighting is sour, the dials of the speedometer and tach concisely sew to the restrain earlier reverting to aught.
The designers get added extra color to the ok inside. New aluminum-look applications smooth on the wheel, the centre comfort and in the threshold lining. Graceful accents are provided by rings, frames and strips in high-gloss lightlessness. The aluminium airstrip supra the mitt box threshold is now napped grayness. Thither are tercet new home colours from which to prefer – nougat brownish, ti greyness and garnet red. The leather buns covers are peculiarly hardened to cut caloric heat by as lots as 20 degrees Celsius (68° F) when the Audi TT is parked in the sun.
The Audi TT Coupe and the TT Runabout are sports cars with a eminent stage of unremarkable usefulness. The backs of both ass seating plica polish in the 2+2-seater Putsché, expanding the body blank below the yearn lid from 292 to 700 liters (10.31 – 24.72 three-dimensional ft). The Runabout, which offers 250 liters (8.83 three-dimensional ft) of memory spa whether the top is up or refine, can likewise be supplied with the alternative of a load-through deftness.
Trey four-cylinder engines with turbocharging and organize fire injectant are uncommitted for both the Audi TT Coupe and the TT Runabout. The two TFSI petrol engines and the TDI cartel showy functioning with innovative efficiency – their fire use figures suffer been rock-bottom by capable 14 percentage. All ternary engines are linked with a recovery scheme that recovers vigour during braking and coasting phases.
New to the card is the 2.0 TFSI with 155 kW (211 hp), which replaces the 2.0 TFSI with 147 kW (200 hp) and the 3.2. With a manual transmittal, the two-liter locomotive accelerates the Coupe from nil to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 6.1 seconds on its way to a top amphetamine of 245 km/h (152.24 mph). Audi too offers the 2.0 TFSI with an optional drivetrain featuring the six-speed S tronic and quattro perm all-wheel crusade. The leap from nil to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) takes lone 5.6 s therein constellation.
The Audi valvelift organization AVS in the new 2.0 TFSI increases ability, torsion and efficiency. Equipt with a manual infection, the TT 2.0 TFSI consumes lone 6.6 liters of fire per 100 km (35.64 US mpg) in the European trial hertz. CO2 emissions are an admonitory 154 grams/km (247.84 g/mi). The outdo rate posted by a contender is 199 g/km (320.26 g/mil). Fire phthisis has improved by 1.1 liters/100 km complete the previous model.
The 2.0 TFSI is a winner par excellence, having been named “Engine of the Year” five years in a row by an international jury. Its technology package combines high output with impressive pulling power. A constant 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft) of torque are available between 1,600 and 4,200 rpm. The long-stroke engine, which is extremely cultivated thanks to two balance shafts, has been painstakingly optimized for minimal friction.
The Audi valvelift system adjusts the lift of the exhaust valves in two stages depending on need. This reduces flushing losses in the combustion chamber and also ensures that the optimal flow of the exhaust gas is directed to the turbocharger, which in turn ensures that torque is developed quickly.
The combination of turbocharging and direct fuel injection also reduces the combustion chamber temperatures and the resulting tendency to knock. This allows a high compression ratio of 9.6:1, which improves efficiency.
The TT engine lineup includes two other four-cylinder engines besides the new 2.0 TFSI. The 1.8 TFSI, available with a six-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive, delivers 118 kW (160 hp) and 250 Nm of torque (184.39 lb-ft), the latter between 1,500 and 4,500 rpm. It launches the Coupe from a standing start to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds, with a top speed of 226 km/h (140.43 mph). It consumes just 6.4 liters of fuel per 100 km (36.75 US mpg) on average, which corresponds to only 149 grams of CO2/km (239.79 g/mile).
The Audi TT 2.0 TDI remains the only sports car with a diesel engine in its segment, and its efficiency clearly sets the standard. The Audi TT Coupe consumes just 5.3 liters of fuel per 100 km (44.38 US mpg), which corresponds to only 139 grams of CO2/km (223.70 g/mile). With 125 kW (170 hp) and 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft) of torque – the latter available between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm – the standard sprint takes 7.5 seconds and acceleration continues until a top speed of 226 km/h (140.43 mph) is reached. The two-liter TDI is mated to a manual transmission and quattro all-wheel drive.
A precisely shifting six-speed manual transmission transfers power to the wheels regardless of the engine. Audi also offers the S tronic dual clutch transmission as an option for the new 2.0 TFSI. This transmission switches between its six gears with virtually no interruption to the supply of power. The high-tech gearbox shifts extremely quickly and comfortably, either fully automatically or manually as the driver desires. Manual shifts can be made using the optional paddles on the steering wheel.
The quattro permanent all-wheel drive system is available as an option for the 2.0 TFSI with the S tronic; it comes standard with the 2.0 TDI. The hydraulic multi-plate clutch, which is mounted on the rear axle in the interest of weight distribution, is electronically controlled. During normal driving, it sends most of the engine’s power to the front wheels, but can quickly transfer up to 100 percent to the rear wheels, if necessary.
The quattro drive provides substantially greater stability, traction and driving enjoyment, and is another unique selling point of the Audi TT in its class.
The front suspension features McPherson struts, with aluminum components used to keep the weight of the unsprung masses low. The power steering is direct, sensitive and thanks to its electromechanical drive, highly efficient. The trailing arms of the four-link rear suspension are relatively soft in the interest of comfort. The connections to the three transverse links per wheel, on the other hand, are rigid in order to direct lateral forces into the body with precision.
Available as an option with all variants of the Audi TT is the electronically controlled Audi magnetic ride shock absorber system, another high-tech feature that underscores the unique character of the compact sports car. A fluid containing tiny magnetic particles circulates through the dampers. When a voltage is applied to the magnetic field, the behavior of the particles changes and thus the damping behavior of the fluid changes. A computer fed with input from a bundle of sensors controls the adaptive damping.
The driver can choose between two base characteristics, which are now even more clearly differentiated. In “Normal” mode, the movements of the Audi TT Coupe and the TT Roadster are balanced – equally agile and comfortable. In “Sport” mode, high damping forces largely suppress body roll. The Audi TT is tautly connected to the road, and its setup is highly dynamic.
Another option is available in addition to Audi magnetic ride – the Sport button. The driver can use it to adjust the characteristic of the gas pedal (with manual transmissions), the amount of servo boost for the steering and the engine sound in two stages.
The range of wheels has also been reworked, and now features 14 variants. The Audi TT 1.8 TFSI, the 2.0 TDI and the 2.0 TFSI roll off the assembly line on 17-inch aluminum wheels with size 245/55 tires.
Winter wheels are available in three sizes; the range of summer wheels extends all the way up to 9 J x 19 with size 255/35 tires. Mounted behind the large wheels are powerful brakes with large-diameter discs. The front discs are internally ventilated.
Equipment and trim
All versions of the Audi TT Coupe and TT Roadster come with a rich array of standard equipment. Among the highlights are the “chorus” audio system, a driver information system and – in the Audi TT Coupe – an automatic climate control system. Two navigation systems, a universal cellular phone preparation and the sonorous Bose Surround Sound system are available as options. The optional xenon plus headlights can be combined with a cornering light function.
The onboard computer with efficiency program comes standard in the TT. It displays all of the consumption-relevant data on the central display, and gives the driver tips for efficient driving. The gear-change indicator indicates the proper gear. Another function provides information on which vehicle systems, such as the climate control system, are consuming energy and how that effects fuel consumption.
Customizing fans will find a rich selection available in Color & Trim. It begins with the optional leather upholstery and includes four leather packages, an application package and two S line packages. The S line exterior package focuses on design modifications in the area of the bumpers, the air inlets and the diffuser.
The S line sport package features a black interior with many fine details in such places as the steering wheel, the seat covers and the applications. 18-inch wheels and body lowered by 10 millimeters (0.39 in) make the handling even more dynamic.
The updated Audi TT Coupe and the TT Roadster will debut on the German market in the summer of 2010 with only minimal changes in price. The 1.8 TFSI will be available from €30,200.