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Audi TT and TTS First Look Review

By   |   06 March,2014

The Audi TT is one of those cars that has been around for quite a while and used that time to become progressively more refined and focussed. And now, we have the latest iteration of this iconic little 2+2 seater sports car.

At the front, the new TT and TTS have taken design cues from the Audi Sport Quattro and we feel that it gives these cars a much more grown up and purposeful appearance. The headlights are Xenon units by default, but Audi can upgrade them to LED units or the new Audi Matrix LED technology. The Matrix LED technology by Audi features individually controllable LED lights to provide best possible illumination for any given circumstance, terrain type or driving condition. Even the turn signals are high tech - the blinkers light up sequentially in the direction that the car is being turned. The body shell is made from steel and weight saving aluminium and uses the Audi Space Frame (ASF), which has been used before by the company to great effect.

In terms of power, Audi provides a choice of 3 different engines with power outputs ranging from 184 bhp to 310 bhp. The new TT can be ordered in one of 11 colour options and the TTS has 2 more than that. These new cars also get a lot of toys such as a WiFi hotspot, Audi’s latest MMI system with a touchpad and even handwriting recognition, bluetooth connectivity, voice control that enables you to perform tasks by simply speaking out instructions rather than physically pushing buttons, LED interior lighting, a 12 speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system with a 14 channel amplifier, a sporty flat bottom steering wheel and so on. The Audi TT was already a brilliant car in its class and now, in its new avatar, the competition will be given a serious run for its money.



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