2011 Audi TT with revised horsepower and appearance


Audi today announced its new 2011 Audi TT with revisions to both horsepower and appearance. The end result is both the Audi TT Coupe and the TT Roadster are now more attractive than its predecessors. Gone are the days of its cuteness. The new aluminum lightweight bodies and the interior have been revised to give a aggressive edge in the 2011 Audi TT. In the power department, Audi added new fuel efficient technologies to the  211-hp 2.0-liter TFSI, which puts out an average fuel consumption of 36 miles per gallon.

The most obvious exterior revision in the 2011 Audi TT is a larger, sportier front bumper, which frames the larger air inlets with three-dimensional, sharply drawn out edges. The fog lights are set in chrome rings. Also sporting a new look are the lattice of the single-frame grille in high-gloss black and the optional xenon plus headlights. Likewise, Audi’s obsession with LED lights, it includes LED lights in a straight line at the lower edge of the headlights to serve as daytime running lights.

The 2011 Audi TT comes with three different four-cylinder engine configurations with turbocharging and direct fuel injection are available for the TT Coupe and the TT Roadster. With the new 211-hp 2.0 TFSI engine and a manual transmission, the 2011 Audi TT Coupe can sprint from zero to 62 mph in just 6.1 seconds with top speed at 152 mph. Audi also offers the 2.0 TFSI with an optional drivetrain featuring the six-speed S tronic and quattro permanent all-wheel drive on 18-in wheels. The sprint from zero to 62 mph takes only 5.6 seconds in this configuration.

At the top-of-the-line model is the 2011 Audi TT RS, which is a turbocharged, inline 5-cylinder 2.5-liter engine produces 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque that are available between 1,600 and 5,300 rpm. Fuel consumption of the 2011 Audi TT RS is just around 26 miles per gallon. The TT RS Coupe with the S tronic launches from zero to 62 mph in just 4.4 seconds.

The interior of the 2011 Audi TT features a sporty design, dynamic elegance and generous amounts of space. The designers have added additional gloss to the fine interior. New aluminum-look applications shine on the steering wheel, the center console and in the door liner. Elegant accents are provided by rings, frames and strips in high-gloss black.  The backs of both rear seats can be fold down in the 2+2-seater Coupe to give more trunk space.

Audi hasn’t released the pricing for the 2011 Audi TT models yet, but expect to see it by the 4th quarter of 2010.