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Christopher Bruce2012-11-05 16:24:22

Next Audi TT to Return to Original's Unadorned Design

The first generation TT had an simple, unadorned design

The first generation AudiAudiAudiGermany, 1909 > present83 models
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was a design revelation when it was released. Sure, under the sheet metal it was just a GTISpecialHolden SpecialAustralia, 1953 > 19685 series
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, but the look of the car was unique given any other car on the road at the time. The Bauhaus-inspired design used a few simple curves with chunky panel lines and few creases. The second generation is certainly not an ugly car but lost the way of the suave simplicity of the first generation. Audi says that the third generation car will go back to the first generation's simplicity when it goes on sale in late 2014. 

The third generation car will be introduced first as a coupe and later as a convertible. Like the two previous generations, the third gen Audi TT will share a platform with the modern GolfVolkswagen Golf Gen.7 [VII]Volkswagen Volkswagen Golf Gen.7 [VII]Germany, 2012 > present446 versions
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meaning that it will use the new MQB platform. The size of the new car will stay roughly the same but with a wider track.

In terms of performance, Audi is aiming to make the next TT a more dynamic driving vehicle by cutting weight and using more aluminum. Both because of history and the platform, the TT will remain either front-wheel or all-wheel drive depending on specification. The engine options will include the new 2.0-liter TSI engine from the GTI with 230hp, a 2.0-liter diesel and a 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder for the next TT RS that will come later. Also, do not be surprised if the new 2.0-liter turbo engine from the new S3S3 2.0 TFSIAudi S3 2.0 TFSIGermany, 2012 > present28 photos
with 300hp finds its way into the TT. 

Source: Autocar

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