Audi, the No.1 luxury carmaker in India, has launched the all-new sports coupe, the Audi TT 45 TFSI Quattro at a pretty attractive price tag of Rs. 60.34 lakh. That’s at least Rs. 10 lakh cheaper than the BMW Z4 and a great fun to drive machine.
At that price point the Audi TT is one of the most affordable “sports cars” you can buy in India today, and one that you can take to the office every day as well as to the track on the weekends. It has a functional 305 litre boot, and seating for four (although the rear seats are really tiny – best suited for kids or your shopping bags) and is probably the most practical sports car out there. Of course, the looks are quite head-turning, with the new TT taking inspiration from the Audi R8, with matrix LED or plain LED headlamps taking centrestage. The body is a steel and aluminium combination.
The Audi TT is powered by a 2 litre petrol turbo-charged petrol engine that puts out 230 bhp of power and 370 Nm of torque, with a 0-100 time of 5.3 seconds. Sure, it’s not as fast as those supercars that cost nearly Rs. 1 crore more, but it’s faster than most other sedans in its price segment. It comes with a six-speed S-tronic transmission and permanent all-wheel drive with dynamic drive select (multiple driving modes).
What’s pretty interesting in the new Audi TT is the cockpit – it’s what Audi calls a virtual cockpit. The instrument cluster is an LCD screen that can selectively bring up whatever you want to view – speedometer, tachometer, other gauges, or a navigation interface, controllable by voice. The climate control gets its controls directly embedded in the turbine shaped AC vents, which looks pretty cool.
This Audi TT is the 18th car in the Audi India line up! Yes, 18 models – from the A3 sedan right up to the Audi R8 LMX. Audi has eight more launches (including facelifts of existing models) lined up for the year. Also read: Audi R8 supercar experience on the F1 track
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