Audi have revealed the convertible version of the TT coupe, dressed in a pin sharp suit the Audi TT Roadster will make its official debut at the Paris Motorshow which is just over one week from now.
The TT Roadster will head to European markets first with a diesel and two 4-cylinder, turbo-charged, petrol engine range. In the UK the TT Roadster will hit the showrooms in mid-November. We can’t work that one out either.
The 2.0 TFSI produces 230PS and 370 Nm (272.9 lb‑ft) of torque in the TT Roadster; in the TTS Roadster, output rises to 310PS and 380 Nm (280.3 lb‑ft). The top model sprints from 0-62mph in just 4.9 seconds on its way to an electronically governed top speed of 155mph.
The petrol powered units can be optioned with either a six-speed manual or twin clutch 6-speed transmission. Only the petrol/gasoline powered Roadsters will be fitted with Audi’s Quattro AWD system.
The TT Roadster uses a multi-layered fabric roof which is available in Black and titanium grey as standard, Audi reckon the fabric roof is better insulated than previous generations. Between you and I they always bring this “better than before” spiel in relation to the fabric roof. The Magnesium, aluminium, steel and plastic framework weighs in at 39kg. Round of applause please.
Indeed the use of steel and aluminium hybrid construction techniques have resulted in keeping the TT Roadsters weight down to 1,320kg which is not too bad for a modern day car.
Trim levels are carried over from the Coupe, Sport and S line specification options include fully automatic fabric hood, digital Audi virtual cockpit, MMI touch, xenon or LED headlights, Audi Music Interface, Audi drive select, Alcantara/leather sports seats and keyless go.
The new Audi TT Roadster is priced in the UK from £31k for the 2.0 TDi Ultra Sport and up to £37k for the 2.0 TFSi Quattro S Line. The more powerful high performance, 300bhp TTS Roadster will be available from early 2015, most probably March.
Honestly, launching an open top car just as winter rounds the corner.