Audi Displays the 3rd-Gen TT at Geneva Auto Show

March 10, 2014
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Audi exhibits the third-generation TT coupe, along with the new TT Quattro Sport Concept and TTS coupe, at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show.

The TT coupe has attracted buyers since its debut in 1998. But its reputation in the market declined with the introduction of the second-generation model which delivered less excellent performance and minimal updates.

Audi aims to restore the TT with the third-generation model, which has a longer wheelbase and less weight than the previous generation.

The new TT features the Audi “virtual cockpit” which replaces the traditional two-dial gauge cluster. It is a 12.3-inch screen where you can see the gauges and control most of the TT’s functions like navigation, entertainment and climate.

The base engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four that produces 230 horsepower and runs on diesel. The TTS carries a more powerful version of this engine.

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The TT Sport Coupe Concept wears a new large hexagonal grille, front splitter, LED headlights and bigger air intakes. Under its hood is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 420 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque. It is more powerful than the high-performance TTS by 110 horsepower and 51 pound-feet of torque, making it a real sports car designed for the track.

According to Audi, the new TT will arrive in the market in 2015.

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