The updated 2019 Audi TTS has been revealed, bringing a more refined exterior and interior, updated powertrain and new features.
New design details come in the form of a matt aluminium silver look in the Singleframe grille with matt titanium black insert, restyled front and rear bumpers, new side sills and broadened rear diffuser.
The closer lower gear ratios of the new 7-speed dual clutch transmission are said to improve acceleration from a standstill, while the wide ratio of the highest gear reduces engine speed and with it fuel consumption.
The 2.0 turbocharged TFSI engine outputs 225kW accompanied by peak torque of 400Nm from 2000rpm to 5300rpm. While its power is unchanged from before, torque has been lifted by 20Nm, enabling the TTS Coupé to sprint from 0 to 100km/h in 4.5 seconds (Roadster: 4.8 seconds) — a tenth faster than previously. The top speed is restricted electronically to 250km/h.
Like before, the new TTS comes with quattro permanent all-wheel drive and the Audi magnetic ride controlled shock absorber system as standard. Other suspension modules include progressive steering and four-link rear suspension.
Audi equips the new TTS with 18-inch wheels. Wheels of sizes 18 and 19 inches as well as exclusive 20-inch wheels from Audi Sport are optionally available. The range of paint finishes contains two new colours: pulse orange and turbo blue.
Sporty highlight: ‘TTS competition’ special model
The TTS competition special model adds a sporty touch — with LED headlights, Audi rings laminated on the side sills, privacy glazing (Coupé only), a fixed rear wing, brake calipers painted red, 20-inch wheels in high-gloss black and other exterior details in gloss black. Glacier white, tango red and mythos black are available for the exterior paint finish.
The two options for leather upholstery and trim give the interior added exclusiveness. Express red with contrasting stitching in granite grey or ebony with contrasting stitching in express red. To go with this, the elements of the seat trims and centre console come in slate grey chrome paint finish or tango red gloss paint finish (Coupé only). The inside rings of the air vents are painted red, the gear lever knob and steering wheel rim with red 12-o’clock marking from Audi exclusive come in Alcantara. In addition, inlays in carbon come as a standard feature.
The new Audi TT and TTS will arrive in Australia in the second quarter of 2019, with the model line-up, pricing and specification details to be announced closer to launch.