New Audi TT Is a Social Roadster - Whoever came upwards amongst the thought for Audi’s "Virtual Cockpit" is a genius. This digital musical instrument cluster replaces traditional gauges amongst a foot-wide display covert amongst sharp, colorful graphics. It fifty-fifty simplifies Audi’s Multimedia Interface (MMI), which had been a two-step procedure to detect as well as become whatever yous were seeking.
The MMI controller (on the heart shift solace ) to page through the Virtual Cockpit is forthwith hence uncomplicated that owners may ponder why it wasn’t dreamed upwards sooner. The chief covert is flanked past the tachometer dial on the left amongst gear selection as well as functioning way inwards a bold heart dial. The speedo is to the right, amongst a digital readout inwards the bold heart dial. And on either lower corner are the temp as well as fuel gauges. What else does a driver need?
The billboard-class covert tin display the rearview camera, the navi routing, your music option as well as automobile functioning coterietings. There are Classic as well as Progressive covert views, depending on your preference.
New Audi TT Interior
The genius is that it keeps the driver’s eyes forward. There is no wasted infinite inwards the heart of the musical instrument panel taking infinite for a touchscreen as well as other controls. Instead, Audi used to a greater extent than genius to integrate heat-AC-fan-temp controls inwards the iii big as well as bold vent dials. The whole surface district isspotless ed upwards as well as organized.
And as well as then the designers were able to maximize infinite on the heart solace amongst an actual gear shifter — non a push or a steering cycle stalk. Grabbing a shifter only feels correct inwards a sporty car. There is a remarkably large, covered bin for call upwards charging — amongst difficult to achieve USBs for big hands. The three-across switches for the ability top, electrical parking brake as well as electrical windscreen are inside slow reach. One push does it all to drib the acme inwards virtually x seconds as well as at speeds upwards to virtually xxx mph. Air menstruum amongst the acme downwards is hence good controlled I never bothered amongst the windscreen.
Completely redesigned as well as re-engineered for 2016, the TT is sold inwards two-seater roadster as well as four-seat hardtop trunk styles as well as the high-performance TTS coupe.
Roadster pricing starts at $47,325, including $925 freight accuse from Gyor, Hungary. My tester was $54,700.
All roadster models accept quattro all-wheel cause as well as a 220-horsepower, turbocharged as well as directly injection four-cylinder engine amongst a six-speed southward tronic transmission. With 258 foot-pounds of torque from 1,600-4,400 rpm, Audi cites 0-60 mph inwards 5.6 seconds. Fuel economic scheme ratings are 23 mpg city, xxx highway as well as 26 mpg combined on premium. But the 14.5-gallon tank gives a non bad driving range.
New Audi TT Dashboard
The six-speed plant good amongst the available power, but I ever drove inwards Sport way for its quicker reply from confine downwards to action. But the steering cycle paddle shifters are to a greater extent than similar tabs as well as also short. All-wheel cause gives confident traveling bag inwards cornering as well as spell it has a rear-drive experience inwards Dynamic mode, it’s non quite the same boot inwards the place every bit a truthful rear-wheel cause sports car.
Four-wheel disc brakes — 12.3-inch vented rotors front, 11.9-inch firm bring upwards — are generous for the 3,384-pound curb weight.
Standard equipment includes smart central entry as well as push-button ignition, insulated ability folding top, electrical affectation current blocker, MMI bear on amongst vocalisation control, adaptive spoiler, Bluetooth call upwards as well as streaming music as well as 18-inch alloy wheels amongst 245/40 summertime tires.
The interior blueprint as well as its roominess brand this roadster a daily driver. The cabin is comfortable amongst the acme upwards as well as route racket or vibration is minimal. There is expert shoulder room which reduces the sensation of beingness cramped. Trunk infinite is expert at 7.5 cubic feet, fifty-fifty when the acme is stowed.
And it is a fully social automobile amongst connections — ii USB ports, an aux-in plug as well as Bluetooth call upwards as well as streaming music. The optional, 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound organization gives THE best sound I’ve ever experienced inwards a convertible at only virtually whatever speed. Even top-down affectation menstruum is without turbulence as well as I never felt the ask for the power-operated affectation current screen.
The 12-way ability adjustable front end seats are a standout for their contestation characteristic to the place bottom. The southward Sport place package, $1,600, is desirable for its neck-level heater fan as well as diamond-quilted Nappa leather, but the sport seats are aggressively bolstered as well as almost overkill for 220 hp.
When the engine is switched off, mind for the thumpa-thumpa heartbeat. It’s only 1 to a greater extent than particular that only plant inwards the TT.
Barely a twelvemonth ago, Audi could non lay a USB or rearview photographic tv camera inwards a car. Now its electronics are a model for the industry.