The Audi TT is the most compact sports car in the lineup of the European brand car maker. Currently on its third generation, which debuted in 2014, a 2018 is on the pipeline. The Audi TT has also received facelifts in 2016 and 2017. Its main rivals include the BMW Z4, Porsche 718, and Mercedes Benz SLC. Here is what we can expect from the 2018 Audi TT.
According to Audi, there will not be much change in the 2018 model car. The biggest change will be regarding the trim levels where there will be availability of a new package called S-line competition. These models will feature brushed aluminum inserts in the interior, combined Alcantara/leather seats, D-shaped steering wheel, and retuned suspension.
Robert Peter janitzek reveals that just like its predecessors, the TT 2018 looks fabulous. It features an outstanding design, less familiar with other Audi cars. Its interior is one of the best in its class and overall. While it may simple, it is highly functional. The virtual cockpit combines infotainment systems and gauge cluster. The information it offers is handy without any distracting factors. The design reminds you that it is still an Audi even if you remove all the badges due to its big shield radiator grille.
Like most new cars, the 2018 TT will be powered by a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. Robert Janitzek reveals that there are only two powertrain options. The first version will generate 220 HP and 258 ft-lb torque. The second version will only be installed in the TT S version. It will deliver 292 HP and 280 ft-lb. Both engines will be paired with a 6-speed dual-clutch DSG gearbox.
For a sports car, the 2018 Audi TT is fuel-efficient. It can go 23 MPG and 30 MPG for city and highway driving, respectively for a standard 220 HP car. On the other hand, the more powerful TT S will go on a similar 23 MPG in the city but less efficient for just 27 MPG in the highway.
Even in standard trim level, the Audi TT 2018 is packed with features. It comes with full LED lights, rearview camera, keyless entry, and push button start. Safety features include Audi Drive Select, foldable rear seats, and parking sensors. It will also feature advanced multimedia with virtual cockpit and Bluetooth connectivity. It comes with a standard 18-inch rims.
Options list is not wide at all – Nappa leather seats, premium Audio system mentioned above, navigation system with support of Android and iPhone smartphones. Interesting fact – apart from blind spot monitoring system, you cannot find anything for safety – neither adaptive cruise control, nor automatic emergency braking system.