Audi has presented the updated versions of the coupe and convertible TT RS and TT RS Roadster. Revised two-door car, a competitor to the BMW M2 may be the last model in the lineup. Rumor has it that the German manufacturer is considering the question of waiver of the entire line of TT due to the sharp decline in demand in key global markets.
In the meantime, the manufacturer has updated the version of TT and TT Roadster that will appear in European showrooms in April. The car received a series of small upgrades aimed at improving their attractiveness to 2022, which is scheduled for a complete reconstruction of the model.
However, recently insiders from the headquarters of Audi in Ingolstadt (Germany) reported that the new Chairman BREM Shot has developed a plan for replacement of current new liftback model. It is expected that it will become part of line A3 of the fourth generation as a competitor like Mercedes-Benz CLA and forthcoming BMW 2 series Gran Coup?.
If this is true, this step will repeat Mercedes-Benz, which decided not to replace SLC as soon as the current model goes out of production.
Introduced in 1998, TT has been a mainstay of the line Audi for over 20 years. But given the fact that the preferences of customers deviated in the direction of SUVs, Audi will send in the next five years, 14 billion euros for the development of electric vehicles, the future TT model raises serious doubts. An earlier plan to turn TT into a sub-brand that supports up to four models, including sedan and SUV in the end was rejected by the members of the Board of Directors of Audi.
The changes in the updated TT RS and TT RS Roadster is insignificant. They include a slightly redesigned front bumper and modified rear wing element. Inside there are new color accents and an upgraded communication system.
The car will still be powered by the same 2.5-liter five-cylinder petrol turbo engine that models current. He develops 395 HP at 5 850 R/min and 480 Nm of torque between 1 950 and 5, 850 rpm.
Torque is routed to all four wheels through a standard seven-speed gearbox S-Tronic dual clutch transmission and all-wheel drive with electrohydraulic multi-plate clutch.
Performance remains the same – 1 450-pound TT RS can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and 1 540-pound TT RS Roadster – in 3.9 seconds. The maximum speed of both models is limited to 250 km per hour, but can be increased to 280 km/h due to the options included in a long list, including the upgraded 20-inch wheels and tires.