World renowned Audi sports car design is now more accessible thanks to a new version of the acclaimed Audi TT Coupé offering a tiptronic automatic option for the first time. The new TT Coupé 180PS is now available to order priced at £20,725 OTR, or £22,125 OTR in automatic form, and first deliveries will be made in September.
It may be the most attainable TT ever, but the new 180PS Coupé is anything but short-changed where both specification and performance are concerned. Standard equipment includes 16-inch seven spoke alloy wheels (car pictured features optional 17-inch Competition wheels), leather and Alcantara upholstered sports seats, electronic climate control, a leather-upholstered sports steering wheel (with tiptronic shift controls for automatic models) and a Driver’s Information System.
Thanks to the Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) and Electronic Differential Lock (EDL) traction control, the familiar 1.8-litre turbo charged four-cylinder engine channels its power smoothly to the front wheels. It reaches its 180PS peak at 5,500rpm and delivers 235Nm of torque from 1,950rpm through to 5,500rpm.
Via the standard five-speed manual gearbox, the responsive unit carries the sports car from rest to 62mph in 7.8 seconds and, where permissible, on to a top speed of 142mph. With the latest six-speed tiptronic automatic gearbox installed, the same sprint can be covered in 8.4 seconds, and maximum speed tails off only slightly to 140mph.Published 7 August 2004