23-Mar-2012: Audi India finally launched its much anticipated sportscar, Audi TT in India for the price of Rs.48,36000 . The new Audi TT is just fabulous and Audi has given it a complete makeover this time. The exteriors of the car have been tastefully done and have been refreshed smartly. The front grille accompanied with restyled bumper and headlamps are alluring, while the fog lamps give the front end of the car a much distinct character of its own. Under the bonnet, 2012 Audi TT has been fitted with 2.0 litre of TFSI petrol engine, which churns out great power with bombastic torque. Apart from strong engine and stunning exteriors, the new Audi TT sportscar has also got chic, stylish and charming interiors. So, with a competitive price of Rs.48,36000 Audi TT sportscar will surely pull numerous sportscar fanatics towards it.
Its good mix up of dynamism and design,unique sporty look makes this car different. With a double-clutch transmission, ample power, and grip for days, the 2008 Audi TT Coupe makes for a more enjoyable drive than the Roadster. Bluetooth, an iPod dock, satellite radio, and optional navigation round out the package. Unique, beautiful design, relatively comfortable for front passengers iPod integration is seamless but incomplete, and the Bluetooth setup has similar shortcomings. Interior storage is all but nonexistent. S tronic is slow, cramped cockpit that is hard to see out of, twitchy suspension The windows are short and the beltline/top of the doors is way too high and because the roof is so slow you can't raise your seat much; so you can't easily see out the sides or navigate in tight places with much confidence. I know this style is popular these days, but if you care about seeing where you are driving (obviously many people don't) then it's just plain annoying. I played with the magnetic suspension a bit. With it on, the ride was firmer but also a noticeably jittery; a lot of noise from the wheels and suspension. With it off the ride was a little softer and not so noisy, but a little less fun. It's much better than an A4 I tested a while ago - the suspension was so bad on that one that I even asked whether it was severely damaged in some way. On its own I think the TT's suspension is great; but compare it to a BMW suspension without any magnetic trickery and you'll see why BMW is the gold standard. I also found that when you aren't pushing the car, the S tronic transmission is slow to shift when you tell it to. If you were really pushing the car it would shift faster. This may make some sense, but it left me feeling disconnected from the car. And no matter how bad you think the back seat will be, it is worse. It's no good for anyone - not even small kids, or a baby seat. Even getting to it is a joke. I wanted a backseat just for my dog, but I'm not sure even he'd find it livable. Despite its great looks, in the end I just kept comparing it to what you can find in a BMW, and despite how ugly most BMWs are today, they are much better driver's cars.
Powered by a new 2.0 LT TFSI engine with 6-speed S Tronic transmission that delivers high power and reduced fuel consumption...
Editor's take : The TT being a sports car, fuel efficiency is the last resort for its buyers, however, the 2.0-litre TFSI engine has good fuel efficiency returning about 6-8km/l.
The 2.0 LT TFSI engine delivers the powerful sporty performance using 10 to 15% less fuel. The mileage is 9.9 Kmpl on urban roads and 5.7 Kmpl on extra urban roads .
Editor's take : TT produces good enough power on the 2.0-litre itself and the light body weight further enhances its power to weight ratio.
The all new 2.0 LT 6-speed S Tronic TFSI engine in Audi TT India with 4-clyinders offer a maximum displacement of 1984cc, maximum power of 211 Ps/4300-6000rpm and peak torque of 350Nm/1600-4200 rpm . The TFSI technology combines direct fuel injection with turbocharging to unlock superior power and dynamic performance.
Editor's take : The acceleration of the TT is goo enough to push you back into the seat. It matches that of most of the sports cars in its competition.s
A 2.0 LT TFSI engine makes Audi TT coupe race from 0-100 Km/hr in 6.0 seconds while with a combination of quattro permanent all-wheel drive system and S Tronic, it sprints 0-100 km/hr in just 5.6 seconds. It can attain a top speed of 152 mph .
If Classy Diva title was ever to be used in terms of cars it would be unanimously given to Audi TT Coupe. Audi has brilliantly managed to combine style with technicality so that every feature of the car serves a dual purpose of enhancing looks and providing some technical/aerodynamic advantage. Audi TT Coupe has a low positioned single-frame grille and flat intake slits beneath the radiator grille. The combo gives the front of the car a very distinctive look and a technical advantage of channeling greater quantities of air to the engine. The sharp edged corners of halogen headlights with LED Daytime running lights look fierce complemented with rounded front and rear fog lamps that provide enhanced illumination. A fully automatic hood with integrated wind deflector claims technical superiority. On the rear, integrated exhaust containing dual pipes on the left emphasize the athletic character of the car. The show stealer, however, is the retractable rear spoiler, which deploys and retracts automatically at set speeds or when the centre console button is pushed. The alloy wheel with styled setting of spokes stay true to the sporty theme of the car.
The width remains same across all the models while length and height vary slightly. In length Audi TT Coupe stretches 4187mm, in breadth it is 1842mm wide with mirrors closed and 1952mm wide with mirror open and in height it measures 1353mm.
Editor's take : The interior styling of the TT is as appealing as any other Audi. The front row seats are spacious and large enough, while the rear seats are strictly meant for kids.
As a standard all Audi TT models have front sport seats covered in Tetris cloth and a pleasing of combo 3-spoke Sports ‘flat-bottom’ design leather steering wheel with Black leather handbrake grip. Interiors are detailed with Aluminium Laser complemented by a light-weighted smooth aluminuim foot paddle. Standard audio system consists of a Chorus radio/single CD player with front speakers seems only fairly decent. Some other elements like Centre console armrest pad and door handle and front floor mats do not stand out per se but complete the overall interior décor.
Audi TT Coupe has but one motivation to provide the driver with maximum ease of driving. The ergonomically designed cockpit and seats make sure of it. A Driver’s Information System (DIS) displaying the vitals of car and instruments angled directly at the driver. The electrically operated door mirrors and heated electric front windows increase the comfort. The leather seat covers are specially treated to reduce thermal heating by as much as 20 degrees Celsius when the TT is parked in the sun. An optional DVD navigation system proves quite handy and never lets you lose your way. The audio system is powered by Bose sound system for an unmatchable music experience. The Audi Music Interface offers wide compatibility as provides support for USB memory sticks, portable hard discs, mobile phones, MP3 players and Apple iPods and even portable cassette players. An optional built-in hands free phone system enables mobile preparation using Bluetooth interface that allows the driver to control basic mobile operations without taking focus off driving the car.
Editor's take : Power produced by the TT on paper and real world is good enough. The power is good enough for a track day as well.
Audi TT Coupé is powered by all new 2.0 TFSI engine with 6-speed S Tronic transmission and 4-cylinders which develops a maximum power of 155 kW/ 4600-600 rpm, peak torque of 350 Nm at 1600 - 4200 rpm and displacement of 1984cc. A number of engine components are re-engineered in order to optimise performance and handling which make it more dynamic and responsive.
Editor's take : The music system on the TT is of Bose audio and it misses out on Audi MMI. The instrument panel design is basic and looks aged when compared to other sports car in similar price range.
A Bose sound system in Audi TT Coupe with 8 Channels and advanced amplifiers generated a massive 255 watts of power that operates 12 high performance speakers . The speaker system is made up of one central speaker and two tweeters in the dashboard, two mid-range speakers and woofers in each of the doors, two tweeters and two bass/midrange speakers in the rear side trims and finally a subwoofer. Audi Music Interface makes sure you can provide input from iPod, USB, MP3 players, portable hard disks and mobile phone so that your music experience is never interrupted.You can now buy . Great discounts available.
As a standard, Audi TT models are fitted with 17” x 8.5J ‘7-Y-spoke’ design alloy wheels with 245/45 R17 Y tyres and a tyre mobility system.
Editor's take : TT in comfort mode has good handling, while in the dynamic mode it is moves a couple of notches higher. Even the steering wheel weighs and the throttle response improves.
The innovative Audi Space Frame (ASF) is exceptionally strong but substantially lighter than a traditional chassis. Safety, performance and handling are all enhanced through the careful hand-welding of magnesium and aluminium panels. Audi’s renowned four-wheel-drive technology, quattro provides optimal drive delivery to each wheel continuously, for superior handling and phenomenal grip – even in less than perfect driving conditions. A adaptive suspension based on Audi magnetic ride with two selectable modes (Normal or Sport) operates with help of sensors in the car that monitor the road conditions and adjust the damping effect by varying a magnetic charge which passes through a fluid-based shock absorber for improved road handling, outstanding chassis control and excellent driving comfort.
A 17-inch dual-piston brake system delivers impressive stopping power that completes the high speeding capability of Audi TT Coupe. Floating-calliper brakes with 334mm vented disc brakes on the front and 265mm vented disc brakes on the rear stop the car in a balanced, safe and effective way.
Editor's take : The safety features on the TT are airbags, ABS with EBD and ESP.
When you test your guts with the high power and speed delivered by Audi TT, it ensures to keep you safe all the time by utilizing the most advanced of safety techniques. Beginning with the basics, there are front and rear air bags, side airbags for front seats, front ISOFIX and passenger airbag de-activation switch, First-aid kit and Tool kit and car jack. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) for skid control, Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR) and Electronic Differential Lock (EDL) for traction control, Thatcham Category1 approved Anti-theft device, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) , locking wheel bolts, electromechanical speed-sensitive power-assisted steering called Servotronic and Warning triangle are some of the standard safety features.
Audi TT Pros :
Powerful engine, speed, acceleration, amazing looks, comfort
Audi TT Cons :
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