Some new power-train info on the New TT from today's Autocar:
TWO TURBOS AND DIESEL FOR NEXT TT
The next-generation Audi TT will get its first diesel engine and a range-topping 280bhp twin-turbo petrol model as the German company looks to build on the phenomenal success of the current car.
Audi wants to double the number of TTs it builds to 60,000 per year with the arrival of the Coups replacement in the last quarter of 2006. The diesel version is pencilled in for late 2007 or early 2008. A new Roadster will follow around 12 months behind the Coup.
The 280bhp twin-turbo version is an development of the blown 200bhp 2.0-litre engine that will appear in the new VW Golf GTi, and will be added to the range in 2007, alongside a base-level 150bhp 2.0-litre. The diesel comes from the Golfs 138bhp 2.0-litre TDi unit, pushed out to around 160bhp. The two launch models should be a 200bhp turbo 2.0-litre and a 3.2-litre V6, boosted by 5bhp from the current 250bhp.
The car, codenamed AU353, could be unveiled at next Septembers Frankfurt Motor Show. Audi is shying away from any radical changes to the now-iconic styling, but will apply the new shield company grille. The TT is expected to be based on an aluminium spaceframe chassis with Golf running gear.
by: Christian Schulte
|Quote, originally posted by AU297 »|
"Okeh here's the deal on the third bodystyle planned for the next TT...
... While the 5-door version of the previous generation A3 was something of a stumble for Audi (appealed to retirees and older fixed-income folks while the 3-door had, not surprisingly, Audi's youngest buyers) the A3 Sportback is attracting even younger customers than the 3-door.
As a result, the PP guys and Herr Doktor Winterkorn have come up with the idea adding a more functional but still sporty variant of every Audi volume entry. This means that over the next five years or so, the company will introduce an Sportback version of the A8, A6, A4/A5 and TT. And in the case of the A6 and A4 this will be in addition to the Avant version of each. Compared to their Avant counterparts, the A6 and A4 Sportbacks will feature lower rooflines and a faster backlight/tailgate angle.
In the case of the TT, the sportback will feature a longer, flatter roof that will terminate as a low backlight wagon. Actual design has only just commenced on the TT Sportback and a clay model is underway but far from finished so all I've seen where sketches. Based on the next gen vehicle it is still a two-door thank god and looks pretty interesting. In concept it reminded me of a photochop of a TT Avant I seem to recall seeing online somewhere about three years ago or so.
Saw the Sportback version of the A8 and it is superganzcool."
Modified by Ascariss at 8:28 PM 12/20/2004