Audi South Africa has bolstered its TT coupé line-up with some additional models, including a more affordable entry-level derivative.
When the all-new Audi TT coupé was launched in the South African market back in 2015, it immediately made an impact – it even bagged a Fun Car of the Year trophy in the inaugural Cars.co.za Consumer Awards. What was not to like? It introduced a dramatically improved chassis, a responsive powertrain and an interior that would make Ikea proud. The downside was that the range was limited, with just a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol powering either a front-wheel drive or a quattro all-wheel drive derivative. For the (well-heeled) performance-car fan, there is the 210 kW/380 Nm Audi TTS.
Now Audi South Africa has expanded the TT coupe range. Kicking off the range is a new engine: a 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol motor. Power is rated at 132 kW, with torque set at a healthy 250 Nm. Power reaches the road through the front wheels via Audi's rather good dual-clutch transmission. Audi claims this entry-level TT 1.8 will hit 100 kph in 7 seconds dead and it will only run out of steam at 241 kph. It is the most frugal model in the Audi TT lineup, too, with a claimed consumption of 5.7 L/100 km. It's interesting to note that this S-tronic unit in the 1.8-litre has 7 speeds, as opposed to the 6-speed transmission in the 2.0-litre.
The other addition to the Audi TT range is a faster and more powerful TTS. The updated TTS features the same 2.0-litre turbocharged engine as before, but in this application, power has been increased to 228 kW, while torque remains the same at 380 Nm. The 0-100 kph sprint time has dropped from 4.8 down to 4.6 seconds.
Audi TT Price in South Africa
The Audi TT comes standard with a one year / unlimited kilometres warranty and a five year / 100 000 kilometres maintenance plan.
TT 1.8 TFSI R563 500
TT 2.0 TFSI R601 000
TT 2.0 TFSI quattro R691 000
TTS 2.0 T quattro R743 000