We have already seen what the new TT was capable of – new, more powerful engine, more aggressive looks and reasonable price gave the new TT an opportunity to be one of the most wanted sports coupes on the market. Now, it is time what its even faster brother can do, as the new TTS has come out of hiding.
2015 Audi TTS Review
With it being faster and more powerful and, on top of that, cheaper than both Porsche Cayman GTS and Porsche 911 Carrera, it is something keen drivers and enthusiasts were waiting for a long time. But nothing is over yet, as the new Audi TT RS is just around the corner, ready to shake the grounds in every possible way.
Both Audi TT and TTS share the same modular (almost ubiquitous) MQB platform with many other VW’s vehicles, such as Golf VII, Audi A3, etc. The new 2015 Audi TTS features the same aggressive looks as the TT model. Razor sharp headlamps, with characteristic LED pattern resembling the back end of an arrow (or even a pulse line), followed by equally sharp and angular contour of the radically designed grille.
What distinguish the new TTS from the TT model is the front bumper design, as the new TTS kept its air intake holes apart, just like on the previous model, while the TT had those connected to form a single air intake opening – something similar is to be seen on the new Audi S8, compared to the A8 model.
The back of the new TTS is more or less similar to the TT model, with the exception of it featuring a set of quad exhaust pipes, compared to the TT, which has only a pair. Both the TT and the TTS are the same size wise – 4.18 meters (13.7 feet) long, with a wheelbase of 2.51 meters (8.2 feet).
The previous model featured a new body technology – the Audi Space Frame, featuring aluminum and steel combination of materials to improve strength and reduce mass – a feature Audi decided to keep and improve even further, making the new TT and TTS weigh only 1,230 kg (almost 50 kg of reduction in mass than before).
Not much is different compared to the new TT, but the new TTS makes much improvements, compared to its predecessor. Jet engine thrust-like HVAC vents are present here, as well, with the same arrangements as the new TT – three vents centered and two on each side.
Three spoke steering wheel with gray colored clasps and flat bottom, as well as the shifting knob hadn’t undergone a facelift. The new TTS features a set of S sports seats, as well as slightly modified instrument cluster, featuring a single centered gauge.
The new 2015 Audi TTS will feature the same 2.0 liter 4 cylinder inline turbocharged petrol engine, however, much more powerful. It is capable of delivering as much as 310 horsepower, with 273 pound feet of torque. Most likely, it is the very same engine featuring in the new Aud S3, as well as the VW Golf R. It propels the new TTS from 0 to 62 in just 4.7 seconds – an amazing result, as it beats both the Porsche Cayman GTS and 911 Carrera. The engine is paired with a standard 6 speed S tronic transmission system.
The new 2015 Audi TTS starts at $48,700 and, while it is quite costly, the price is small considering the capabilities.