April 7, 2006
Audi unveils new TT Coupe
Ingolstadt, Germany – Audi announced the world premiere of the new TT Coupe, which was unveiled during a gala evening at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. The event also included the unveiling of a 10-metre-long car sculpture, part of the “Walk of Ideas” which comprises six sculptures at prominent locations in Berlin.
The new TT appears more stretched, and is longer and wider than the model it replaces. The body is constructed in the ASF Space Frame design in steel and aluminum developed by Audi, and is the first time that the company has combined different materials alongside each other.
The TT will initially be offered as a 2+2 coupe, with a roadster scheduled for later launch. Two engines are available: a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder with FSI direct injection, and a 3.2-litre V6 that will reach an electronically-governed top speed of 250 km/h. Both are equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox that can be optioned to a dual-clutch automatic. The four-cylinder engine is front-wheel drive, while the V6 uses Quattro permanent four-wheel drive. Audi magnetic ride damper system will be available as an option, along with adaptive headlights and a park assist system.