Audi has officially unveiled the TT Offroad concept in Beijing – a combination of a sporty coupe with the practicality of a compact SUV.
The plug-in hybrid driveThe four-door model has a four-cylinder 2.0-litre TFSI engine with 215 kW and 380 Nm which work together with two electric motors that deliver an added 85 kW and 270 Nm to generate a combined output of 300 kW and 650 Nm.
The TT Offroad concept can reach 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds and an electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h. Fuel consumption is rated at just 1.9 litres / 100 km with CO2 emissions of 45 g/km.
Audi says the vehicle has a balanced 54:46 weight distribution between the front and rear axles as well as a low centre of gravity. The battery stores up to 12 kWh of energy which enables the car to travel in electric mode for up to 50 km, while as a hybrid it will do up to 880 km.
Exterior featuresThe Audi TT Offroad concept is also based on Volkswagen’s versatile modular transverse matrix (MQB). The body of the car is based on the ASF (Audi Space Frame) principle and features a hybrid concept with both steel and aluminium components.
The crossover measures 4.39 metres long, 1.85 metres wide and has a wheelbase of 2.63 metre, resembling the current Audi Q3, It is however 8 cm shorter, giving it a sportier appearance. It has also received massive 21-inch alloy wheels wrapped around in 255/40 tyres.
Interior featuresThe interior of the Audi TT Offroad concept offers space for four people on slim sport seats with integrated head restraints. There’s also a customisable 12.3-inch TFT display which produces high-quality 3D graphics to the driver. A large number of functions can be controlled through the multifunction steering wheel or the MMI terminal on the centre tunnel console.
Other technology includes three Audi Smart Displays, which serve as mobile infotainment systems both in and out of the car. In the boot there's a custom box with a 1:8 scale RC car along with space for tools and battery. For more cargo room, the individual rear seats can be folded almost flat to enable a wide load area.
“The Audi TT Offroad concept provides a glimpse of how we might imagine a new model in the future TT family,” said Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development. “It combines the sporty genes of the TT with the strengths of a compact Audi SUV. Its plug-in hybrid drive with the option of inductive charging is a major step toward the mobility of the future. We chose to present the Audi TT Offroad concept in China, our second domestic market, because it represents the urban mobility of tomorrow: It is sustainable, dynamic, intelligent and connected.”