The route to ownership of the consistently sought-after Audi TT Coupe becomes even easier from this week as new 1.8 TFSI models bring a combination of performance, efficiency and cost effectiveness to the range. Generously equipped to either Sport or S line specification, and available with either six-speed manual or seven-speed S tronic transmissions, the new 1.8 TFSI versions are available to order now priced from £24,070 OTR. They join the existing 1.8 TFSI Roadster, priced from £25,320 OTR.
Performance-enhancing turbo charging helps the 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine deliver 160PS from 4,500rpm and a healthy 250Nm torque peak that remains available from 1,500rpm through to 4,500rpm. As a result, the front-wheel-driven TT Coupe 1.8 TFSI with six-speed manual transmission passes the 62mph yardstick 7.2 seconds after take off, and can continue to a top speed of 140mph. The S tronic version cuts the acceleration time to 7.1 seconds and can achieve the same top speed.
Thanks to fuel-rationing FSI direct petrol injection and energy recuperation both versions also demonstrate a healthy dislike for petrol, with identical combined economy figures of 44.1mpg according to the combined cycle test.
The rapid shifting S tronic twin-clutch transmission is also a new addition to the TT Coupe and Roadster 2.0 TDI quattro models, which until now have been available solely with the six-speed manual gearbox.
The equipment list already offered by Sport models, and further embellished in S line versions, is carried over unchanged to the new 1.8 TFSI. For Sport models it includes 17-inch alloy wheels, electronic climate control, leather and Alcantara combination upholstery and a Concert audio system with single CD player and MP3/iPod connectivity.
S line versions upgrade with features including 18-inch alloy wheels, lowered S line sports suspension, a short-shift gearbox for manual versions, S line exterior and interior detailing and xenon headlights with LED daytime running lamps.
Above these is Black Edition specification, which takes S line as its basis and is available exclusively for 2.0-litre TFSI and TDI versions. It adds 19-inch alloy wheels, a black styling treatment for the single frame grille surround and number plate holder, dark tinted rear privacy glass for Coupe models, acoustic rear parking sensors for Roadsters, a Bluetooth phone interface and an upgraded Symphony audio system linked to a BOSE premium sound system.