Audi has released details of the changes to the Audi TT for 2009, including more models with the quattro option and the S-Line pack available across almost all the range.
S-Line (the most popular add-on across the Audi range, and the one guaranteed to get you the best price at trade-in time) is now available on the 2.0 TFSI and 2.0 TDI Coupe and Roadster for an additional £1,615 and on the 3.2 V6 Coupe and Roadster for an additional £1,030.
Quattro four-wheel-drive availability has now been extended to the 2.0 TFSI Coupe and Roadster, together with the standard S tronic twin-clutch transmission.
The S-Line models are the ones to go for on most of the Audi range, although if you prefer to poodle around rather than go out to play, then the stiffer set-up of the S-Line may not suit. But there is a way round that. The very clever Magnetic Ride option is now available across the range, which allows the suspension to respond extremely well to the driving style, by stiffening up the ride when the going gets fun, but keeping it soft and compliant when the circumstances dictate. A must-have option on the R8, and I reckon the same judgement stands for the TT.
So much improved over the original TT model, the TT is a terrific coupe and roadster, and should be top of the list if you’re looking for something fun, but relatively economical to run. Plus, the addition of quattro to the 2.0 TFSI, extends that great driveability across the range.
Audi TT Press Release:
The sporting essence of the TT has been further distilled by the addition of new quattro four-wheel-driven versions of the Coupe 2.0 TFSI and Roadster 2.0 TFSI priced from £27,715 OTR. At the same time, S line specification, the performance-oriented trim level of choice for the majority of UK Audi customers, becomes available across the perennially popular TT range at an extra cost of £1,615 for four-cylinder models and £1,030 for the V6 versions.
The new S line option lends an even more purposeful air to the TT’s unmistakeable lines through an S line-specific front grille treatment, exclusive S line front and rear bumper design, side sill extensions and, for four-cylinder models, chrome trimming for the exhaust tailpipes. Trademark 18-inch five-spoke design alloy wheels also replace the 17-inch Trapez design wheels in 2.0 TFSI petrol and 2.0 TDI quattro versions, and the 18-inch 10-spoke design wheels in the 3.2 V6 models. Sports suspension lowered by 10mm and with unique S line settings is common to all models, as is an upgrade to the short-shift manual gearbox with its quicker, even more sporting shift action (unless the S tronic twin-clutch transmission is specified).
Inside, S line embossing for the sports seats, brushed aluminium inlays and a three-spoke multifunction S line steering wheel stamp the S line mark on the TT interior, which in common with standard four-cylinder models also features leather and Alcantara mix upholstery, electronic climate control, a Driver’s Information System (DIS) and a Concert audio system with single CD player. Standard and S line versions of the V6 models are further enhanced by full Fine Nappa leather upholstery (with S line embossing in S line models) and front seat heating.
The TT range now encompasses turbo charged four-cylinder 2.0-litre TFSI (200PS) models available in front-wheel-drive or newly introduced quattro four-wheel-drive forms, naturally aspirated 3.2-litre V6 (250PS) versions available exclusively with quattro drive and 2.0-litre TDI (170PS) diesels, also quattro driven without exception. At the head of the range TTS models, powered by a 2.0-litre turbo charged TFSI engine delivering 272PS, have their own unique sports specification.
For driving characteristics that do justice even more fully to the TT S line’s purposeful stance, the Audi magnetic ride advanced adaptive damping system can be specified as an option for all TT models (a specially configured version is included as standard for the TTS). The ultra quick-shifting twin-clutch S tronic transmission is a standard feature of the new 2.0 TFSI quattro models, and can deliver its 0.2-second changes in all other TT models bar the TT 2.0 TDI quattro at extra cost.