Audi have announced a new engine for their TT Coupe range. While it’s not an entirely new car, its a new entry level engine that makes the price point lower for potential new buyers.
Pricing is around R400k depending on if you want the manual or the S-Tronic, and you’ll only be able to get the coupe, not the cabrio.
The 1.8T FSI engine is no newcomer to the Audi range, in fact it’s quite a popular engine across the range, so it’s properly tested we know it to be a frugal motor. The TT is slightly smaller and lighter than some of the other cars that run on the 1.8T FSI, thanks to a generous helping of Aluminum. So economy figures are claimed at 6.4 L/100 kms, which quite frankly for a small sports car is pretty impressive.
There is some standard kit on the TT, Bluetooth, Xenon Head lights, LED running lights, and 17″ alloys are all standard, as well as a new single-frame radiator grille and a multifunctional steering wheel. If you opt for the S-Tronic, you’ll get the paddle shifts in there too.
R392k for the Manual, and R409k for the S-Tronic.
|The Audi TT Coupé 1.8T FSI 118kW
The Audi TT is a design icon introduced to South Africa in the year 2000. The second generation Audi TT was launched in 2006 and was named the “World Design Car of the Year” in 2007. It continues to impress with its sleek lines and impressive performance.
An entry-level engine will now be added to the Audi TT Coupé range from January 2013, providing customers with a more affordable entry into the compact sports car segment. The 1.8T FSI engine being introduced has a power output of 118kW and generates 250 Nm of torque. The TT boasts impressive efficiency figures due to its lightweight aluminium body, and the efficiency figures for this particular model remain as impressive. The combined fuel consumption is 6.4 litres per 100 km with combined CO₂ emissions figures of 149 g/km. It will be available in both manual and S tronic transmission but will only be available in Coupé body style.
The TT 1.8 TFSI weighs a mere 1,240 kg. The body of the Coupé weighs only 206 kilograms, which breaks down to 140 kilograms of aluminium (68 percent) and 66 kilograms of steel (32 percent). The Audi Space Frame body of the TT is not only extremely lightweight, it is also very strong and exhibits very low-vibration, providing the foundation for sporty and precise handling, a quiet ride and high passive safety.
The Audi TT Coupé 1.8T FSI is now available and will be offered with the following standard specification:
Pricing for this model has been confirmed at R 392 000 for the manual and
R 409 000 for the S tronic. All pricing is inclusive of taxes and the standard
5-year/100 000km Audi Freeway Plan.