The prototype for the convertible version of the recently revealed 2016 Audi TT has been spotted for the first time in Germany. The new convertible is expected to debut at the 2014 Paris Auto Show in October and join the coupe in showrooms early next year, as a 2016 model. The third generation Audi TT Coupe was unveiled back in March at the Geneva Motor Show. The TT convertible will be marketed as the 2016 Audi TT Roadster and as the spy shots confirm it will also continue with a conventional soft-top roof. This should ensure the car remains light and agile. The spy shots show the new TT Roadster with its top up as well as down, and also reveal the design for the new anti-roll bars, wind deflector and tonneau cover.
Apart from these details, the new TT Roadster should be identical to the coupe. This means an overall length of 4.18 metres and wheelbase of 2.5 metres. The dimensions are similar to those of the outgoing model, although the wheelbase is slightly longer.
Audi has stuck with a minimalist design for the cabin. The highlight is the new ‘virtual cockpit’ where all information, including infotainment as well as speedometer and tachometer details, is presented through a fully digital 12.3-inch display located behind the steering wheel. This replaces the need for a central MMI monitor, though the passenger can still get feedback on climate settings through a digital display located directly in the air vents.
The TT Roadster will be available with a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine offered in two states of tune: 227 BHP & 370 Nm and 306 BHP & 380 Nm in the hotter TTS. There will also be a more economical 2.0-liter turbodiesel rated at 181 BHP and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft). Gearbox choices will include a six-speed manual and an optional six-speed S tronic sending power to the front wheels or the quattro AWD setup.
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