2015 Audi TT spy shots
Unsurprisingly, the new TT looks rather a lot like a compact version of the R8 supercar. Of course, the TT has always borne some resemblance to its mid-engined big brother, and the new model doesn't stray too far from the previous TT, either.
Though the camouflage covers virtually the entire car in these images, the shape is clear--only the details, particularly around the nose, tail, and side glass area are significantly obscured. The new interior images reveal a typically clean, conservative design from Audi that updates the TT's look to better blend in with its more recently updated four-ringed counterparts. While quite similar to the current TT's general layout, a new pop-up navigation/display screen has moved from the face of the dash to the top of the center stack.
The new Audi TT is expected to arrive in early 2014 as a 2015 model, and while it will see some updates to powertrains and equipment, its competitive set will stay the same. As these images show, it's being benchmarked against the Mercedes-Benz SLK, BMW Z4, and Peugeot RCZ.
Under the hood of the new 2015 Audi TT, we expect to find the same EA888 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder as in the current generation, rated at about 220 horsepower--a slight upgrade from the current model's 211 horsepower. The TTS model should also carry forward, though whether Audi will upgrade the TTS from its current 265-horsepower output isn't clear.
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As before, front-wheel drive will be standard in base models of the 2015 Audi TT, with quattro all-wheel drive available across the range. The current range of transmissions is also likely to carry forward, though perhaps with refinements to electronic controls and software in dual-clutch units.
Otherwise, we expect incremental, rather than revolutionary upgrades for the next-generation Audi TT. The interior should receive updates to reflect Audi's most recent styling and equipment themes, especially in the high-resolution display department. The MQB chassis the TT uses (shared with other Volkswagen Group vehicles) could result in a lighter overall vehicle, which would yield benefits to performance and gas mileage. A special lightweight version of the TT may even be in the works.
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