Audi TT Sportback Concept Unveiled

Audi TT Sportback Concept Front Angle

The Audi TT Sportback concept has been officially unveiled at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

Redesigned sportiness of the Audi TT

Designed as a fast sports car with four seats and four doors, the TT Sportback differentiates itself from the road-going TT with a new front bumper and a revised wider hexagonal grille with honeycomb mesh inserts, as well as redesigned headlights with a unique LED signature and laser high-beam headlights, a dual exhaust system and 21-inch alloy wheels.

The rear view of the Audi TT Sportback concept is sleek and sculptural with five horizontal lines that emphasize its width. The one-piece rear lights - also with the R18, inspired by vertical dividers - form an independent body while the two large, elliptical exhaust tailpipes are embedded into the diffuser.

Sitting at 4470 mm long, 1890 mm wide and 1380 mm tall, with a 2630 mm wheelbase, makes the concept longer and wider, but lower, than the TT Coupe. Its wheelbase has further been stretched by 12 cm to sit at 120 mm.

“With the TT, Audi created one of the automotive design icons of the last 20 years,” said Dr Hackenberg, Audi Board Member for Technical Development. “In the years since, we have designed our sporty and elegant five?door Audi A5 Sportback and Audi A7 Sportback. In our Audi TT Sportback concept show car, we are now fusing both concepts to form a new member of a potential TT family.”

Interior design

On the inside, the Audi TT Sportback is finished with premium leather upholstery, dark aluminium trim and gloss black accents. There are also two individual rear seats with integral head restraints which are further separated by a small centre console, and 12.3-inch virtual cockpit display as well as gauges and infotainment functions grouped in a cluster ahead of the steering wheel, and a slender, wing-shaped dashboard.

The drive

Power is provided by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder TFSI engine that packs 294 kW and 450 Nm of torque. All that power goes to all four wheels thanks to a seven-speed S tronic transmission and a quattro all-wheel drive system, which enables the model to complete the 0-100 kph task in 3.9 seconds.

According to Audi, the high performance engine is limited to an average of 7.0-litres/100 km, with CO2 emissions of 162 g/km.