Cool coupe a dig­i­tal de­light

New Audi TT will hit our streets in early De­cem­ber

Rutherglen Reformer - - Drivetime -

A fan­tas­tic dig­i­tal vir­tual cock­pit is a fea­ture of the all-new Audi TT coupe due to hit our streets in time for Christ­mas.

The pre­mium brand is de­scrib­ing the ar­rival of this third gen­er­a­tion TT as au­to­mo­tive su­per­com­puter meets state-of-the-art sports car.

Priced from £29,770, the new range will in­clude an ef­fi­ciency fo­cused TT Ul­tra ver­sion ca­pa­ble of 67.3mpg with CO2 emis­sions of just 110g/km.

None­the­less, it can still reach 62mph in 7.1 seconds and top out at 150mph.

Two spec lev­els – Sport and S line – will ini­tially be of­fered in the UK and both come with the vir­tual cock­pit.

It is based around a 12.3inch, high res­o­lu­tion LCD dis­play that com­pletely fills the driver’s in­stru­ment bin­na­cle and re­places the tra­di­tional ana­logue di­als.

Driv­ers can choose between two dis­play modes - a clas­sic view with the speedome­ter and rev counter in the fore­ground or in “in­fo­tain­ment” mode whereby the vir­tual in­stru­ments are smaller.

The freed up space pro­vides room for func­tions like the nav­i­ga­tion map while the lower edge dis­plays out­side tem­per­a­ture, time, mileage and warn­ing or info sym­bols.

In­te­rior techno high­lights for Sport mod­els also in­clude the Multi Me­dia In­ter­face with the MMI touch pad for fin­ger­tip data en­try, nav­i­ga­tion prepa­ra­tion, Audi Mu­sic In­ter­face and Blue­tooth, the Audi drive se­lect adaptive dy­nam­ics sys­tem and key­less go.

Buy­ers will also get Al­can­tara and leather up­hol­stery for the stan­dard sports seats and man­ual air-con, with con­trols in­te­grated into the air vents an­other break with con­ven­tion.

Out­side the cabin, 18-inch 10-spoke al­loy wheels, sports sus­pen­sion, xenon head­lamps with LED day­time run­ning lights and a speed-de­pen­dent ac­tive rear spoiler all also fea­ture as stan­dard.

En­gines at launch are a 230PS 2.0-litre TFSI petrol unit with front-wheel-drive or qu­at­tro all-wheel-drive, and a 2.0 TDI diesel pro­duc­ing 184PS ex­clu­sively with front-wheeldrive.

And Audi says a fire-breath­ing TTS ver­sion de­vel­op­ing 310PS will join the party next spring.

Prices are from £29,860 for the Audi TT 2.0 TFSI Sport man­ual model ris­ing to £35,335 for the 2.0 TFSI qu­at­tro S line S tronic ver­sion.

Diesels start at £29,770 for the 2.0 TDI ul­tra Sport.

Hand­some the all-new Audi TT

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