Even stronger in character, even sportier – with the TT 45 TFSI2, Audi is introducing the new equipment line S line competition plus to the range. Gloss black attachments, large wheels and a fixed rear wing are sure to turn heads. The interior is dominated by Alcantara, leather and contrasting stitching. The sporty heart of the TT 45 TSFI satisfies the latest level of the Euro 6 emission standard and delivers 245 PS and 370 Nm (272.9 lb-ft) of torque.
The Audi TT has been demonstrating its special character ever since its series debut in 1998. In its third generation, which has been on the market since 2014, the compact sports car embodies emotion and dynamism in their pure form. The new “S line competition plus” line now takes this one step further. It is available as a TT 45 TSFI2 with 180 kW (245 PS) and a seven-speed S tronic for both the Coupé and the Roadster. The revised engine meets the latest level of the Euro 6 emissions standard. The variants with quattro drive will be available to order in the first quarter of 2021.
The combination of not one but two equipment packages provides the ingredients for the sporty appearance of the “competition plus” models: The S line exterior package draws attention to the bumpers, the radiator protective grille, the side air inlets, the sill trims and the diffuser insert at the rear with a distinctive style. The black styling package adds to the progressive appearance with attachments in high-gloss black: The Singleframe, air inlets, exterior mirrors, sill trim strips, diffuser insert and a fixed rear wing all look particularly sporty with their dark finish.
The Audi rings and the exhaust tailpipes also have a black painted finish. With the Roadster, a black hood and a high-gloss black roll-over bar cover complete the look, while dark privacy glazing in the rear is available for the Coupé.
The standard 19-inch wheels in the five-arm polygon design are likewise styled in gloss black, with 20-inch wheels in the 10-Y spoke design available as an option. Behind them, the red-painted brake calipers catch the eye and provide a harmonious contrast. The standard S line sport suspension with dynamic damper tuning lowers the body by 10 mm (0.4 in) and underscores the sporty appearance. On request, LED headlights illuminate the road. In addition to the turbo blue solid paint finish, the customer can choose from the metallic colors tango red, glacier white and chronos gray, which is available for the TT for the first time. Regardless of the paint finish, the Audi rings behind the door are presented in black foil.
Dark tones, specific accents and fine materials: the interior
The interior of the Audi TT 45 TFSI S line competition plus is based on the S line sport package, in which dark tones predominate. The sports seats plus are upholstered with leather and Alcantara in black – or entirely in fine Nappa leather as an option. Embossed S logos in the integrated head restraints and contrasting stitching in express red or ara blue add accents. Elements such as the rings inside the air vents or the trim on the center tunnel are available in tango red (exclusively for the Coupé), turbo blue or slate gray. The lower part of the tunnel and parts of the door trims are upholstered in leather that is further enhanced by contrasting stitching. Thanks to a combination of leather and Alcantara, the flat-bottomed steering wheel sits particularly well in the driver’s hands. Contrasting stitching and a center mark of contrasting color create additional visual highlights in the driver-oriented cockpit.
The driver looks at the standard 12.3-inch Audi virtual cockpit with variably adjustable display modes for driving and infotainment content. The instrument panel exhibits an engineered grain that was previously reserved for the Audi TTS3. The inlays are made of matt brushed aluminum or alternatively of carbon. An Alcantara cover with S rhombus makes the gear lever knob of the S tronic particularly sophisticated, while the gear gaiter is made from leather.
The Audi TT S line competition plus will be available to order from October on the German market, with deliveries commencing in December. In Germany, prices will start at €47,316.30 (Coupé) or €49,655.80 (Roadster).