Audi TT gets facelift, new form factor

There are so many choices when it comes to a mid-priced coupe these days, from the BMW Z4 to the Porsche Cayanne, they’ve all become reasonably affordable for the middle class working folk. Not only have the people at Volkswagen re-designed their signature two-door sports car, but the Audi TT will soon be available in three different form factors.

At first glance, the new TT coupe’s overall body shape is quite different than the currently available model. The lines are bolder and not as round. The grille in the front matches that of all the VW and Audi models now. The coupe model will be available near the end of this year.

However, that’s not the big news, per se. You’ll also be able to get your hands on a convertible roadster around the middle of next year, as well as, get this, a long-roof two-door hatchback late next summer.

The hatchback will likely not only be the most powerful, but ironically, also the most economical, as the coupe and open-top versions will be catered more for the luxury-oriented crowd. The latter two can only get a 3.2-litre 250hp VR6 at best, whereas the “shooting brake” can get Audi’s 2.0-litre 260hp FSI turbo under its hood. If that wasn’t enough to get your juices going, the future S model is said to produce 330 hp.


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