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Audi TT facelift unveiled

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Audi has lifted the veil on its updated TT compact sports car range, along with a limited edition to celebrate 20 years of the Audi TT.

Subtle exterior updates include a sculpted Singleframe radiator grille and front bumper with large side air intakes. The rear gains horizontal lines that underscore the width of the compact sports car. Optional packages include LED headlights, Matrix LED technology including dynamic turn signals and the S-Line exterior package. With the S Line package buyers get striking details on the front, side sills and rear, a 10mm lowered ride height and three new color options also on offer.

The S Line package also affords the interior design, S sport seats and special elements such as the inner rings of the air vents, available in new colors satin orange and turbo blue. Standard infotainment features across the range include Audi drive select driving dynamics system along with illuminated USB socket and Bluetooth.

To celebrate 20 years of the TT, Audi has made a special edition model available as a Coupe and Roadster. The limited edition “TT 20 years” anniversary model will be limited to 999 cars paying homage to the first ever TT generation that dates back to 1998. Being such a special model, the TT 20 years gains unique styling cues inspired by the TTS Roadster concept study. The unique styling includes the brown Nappa leather covered seats, door panels and console of the center tunnel with decorative leather strips and Panuka contrasting stitching. A badge with a unique serial number as well as “TT 20 years” badges on the steering wheel and gear lever knob adorn the cockpit. 19-inch aluminum wheels in gloss metal gray, specially designed exhaust tailpipes, Matrix OLED rear lights and matt Audi rings above the side sills add highlights to the exterior. Customers can choose between arrow grey and nano grey for the paintwork. The “TT 20 years” is available as a Coupé and a Roadster.

Powering the facelift TT range is a new entry-level 145kW 40 TFSI 2.0litre engine that drives the front wheels via a standard 7-speed S-tronic auto transmission. This unit replaces the current 132kW/250Nm 1.8 TFSI unit. Next in line is a more powerful 180kW 45 TFSI 2.0litre 4-potter unit that is mated to the same 7-speed S-tronic transmission which sends shove upfront or through all 4-wheels (Quattro).

 

The facelift Audi TT is currently available abroad with Mzansi availability yet to be confirmed. Stay tuned.

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