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New Audi TT lands locally

By Scott Newman, 19 Jan 2015 News

New Audi TT lands locally

Pricing and specs released on slick new coupe

Audi Australia has announced its new TT will cost from $71,950 when it lands next month.

This represents a $3500 saving over the current-model front-drive 2.0 TFSI model. Both six-speed manual and seven-speed dual-clutch transmissions are available with the 169kW/370Nm 2.0-litre turbo four, with quattro all-wheel drive available at extra cost.

Audi claims 0-100km/h in just 5.3sec for the quattro dual-clutch TT, while claimed fuel consumption is as low as 6.4L/100km.

The new TT is built on a modified version of VW’s lightweight MQB platform, and also introduces Audi’s ‘virtual cockpit’, which replaces a traditional multimedia screen by housing all car, navigation and infotainment information in a TFT instrument cluster.

Later in the year (around September/October), the new 228kW/380Nm TTS joins the range, promising just 4.6sec to 100km/h and a circa $100,000 price tag. It’s unclear at this point whether it will retain its European power and torque figures or be slightly detuned a la S3.

A range-topping TT RS is expected to appear next year, with a 2.5-litre turbo five-pot producing in the region of 300kW/500Nm.