The VW Group wants some redemption. The 2016 TT is their way to get it. After two kind-of-failure generations, the new version of the low-entry coupe is back with a revamped design and interesting features. Visually, the changes are huge and most elements were replaced, only retaining the TT’s vital factions.
Along with important visual changes, there are decent specs, right on the market’s vanguard. The new Audi’s bet seems quite nice and hopeful. This may be the chance of putting another interesting sports car on the market with the Audi’ logo.
Let’s know more details and features about the 2016 TT.
Engine and Mechanics Specs
The revamped 2016 TT packs a turbo DOHC 16-valve 2.0 L inline-4, denominated by the Group VW as the EA888 engine. This is the exact same engine onboard of several related models from the group, like the Volkswagen Golf or the more distant Seat Leon Cupra. Its iron block and aluminum head provide a decent weight reduction to the 2016 TT.
The combined fuel consumption is around 26 mph, which is pretty great for a pseudo sports car. This power plant is capable of producing up to 217 hp at 6200 RPM and 258 lb-ft of maximum torque at 1600 RPM. Along with this piece of German engineering, we found a 6-speed twin-clutch DSG automatic transmission with manual shifting through paddles.
This setup allows the 2016 TT to go from standstill to 60 mph (100 km/h) in 5.2 seconds for the coupe version. For the roadster one, we have an acceleration 0.4 seconds slower. For the top speed, we have a maximum of 155 mph (249 km/h), probably limited electronically.
For this new 2016 TT, an all-wheel-drive layout is everything you will have available at the moment of the purchase. For all of those RWD lovers, sorry. The stopping power is represented by a 60-0 in 130 ft (40 meters).
Beautifully Revamped Looks
If there is some really remarkable about the new 2016 TT is its revamped, brand-new form. The new design takes the best from previous generations’ TT and makes it more beautiful, modern and practical. The compact form allowed non-stop hard lines on the body kit, from the front end to the rear one.
The front headlight suffered a huge change for good. The same for the front fascia. It reminds us about the upcoming R8, which is good news. This avant-garde trend of design is being adopted by many future Audi models. We expect to see bold, severe faces like this one in the coming years. The exterior panels are made of aluminum, greatly improving the overall weight, which is around 3181 lb (1443 kg) for the coupe and 3357 lb (1523 kg) for the roadster version.
Following the trending, compact exterior look, the inside was completely redesigned, this time under minimalistic guidelines and foundations. The dashboard is now cluster-free and even the HVAC instruments were smartly relocated on the ventilation outlets.
The Audi virtual cockpit platform is located where the gauges usually are, allowing a 12.3-inch display to show all the requested information and visual data. At this area, users will be also able of enjoying the navigation system. In terms of comfort, the 2016 TT provides a highly positive experience. The rear seats’ space is limited, mainly because the form of the vehicle.
The Bottom Line
The 2016 TT is a pretty good refreshment to the brand, which was agonizing during the long run of the previous two generations. This revamped model has the needed fierce to achieve its objectives.
For the coupe model, the base price will begin at US$43.825 while the roadster will start at US$47.325.