The final instalment of the petrol-powered TT has just been introduced in South Africa. Here's what the design icon/sportscar goes for.
Audi announced earlier this year that this is the last version of its beloved TT that will be powered by an internal combustion engine. Future generations will be electrically powered and may not even carry the TT badge when the changeover occurs.
The last generation has just gone on sale in SA, in its facelifted form. The major changes include an updated infotainment system and more standard spec pumped in. The engines have also received a small power hike. The basic version of the new model now features the Audi drive select dynamic handling system, Audi smartphone interface, parking aid plus, power-adjustable front seats and the multifunction steering wheel plus, with which the infotainment and voice control system can be controlled entirely using the steering wheel. Also standard are the illuminated USB ports as well as MMI navigation plus.
Enjoy the TT while it lasts. This will be the last generation.
The exterior design has had some subtle modifications to update its appearance. The front-end now features a 3-dimensional grille with honeycomb inserts and matching air dams that flank it. The rear-end features more honeycomb design around the rear diffuser. A neat trick is the capless filler cap underneath the metallic-looking fuel flap, meaning you can fill it up racecar style without unscrewing a cap.
Engine performance bonuses come in the form of a 169 kW 45 TFSI unit and a 228 kW TTS quattro S tronic. The former is paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch 'box while the TTS gets a 6-speed S tronic. If you option in the S line sport package or Audi magnetic ride, the body is lowered by 10 mm.
Audi TT Coupé 45 TFSI S tronic - R 670 000
Audi TTS Coupé quattro S tronic - R 782 000.