Audi TT Roadster revealed ahead of Paris debut
This is the Audi TT Roadster, a new convertible addition to the latest TT model line, due to be shown at next month's Paris motor show.
Set to go on sale from mid-November, with first deliveries beginning next spring, the Roadster is likely to command a premium of around £2,200 over its fixed-roof sibling, which starts from £29,770.
Aside from the addition of a fully automatic, electrically folding fabric roof, specifications for the Roadster mirror those of the Coupe TT, with Sport and S line trim levels available.
Standard features on Sport models include a 12.3-inch TFT screen in place of traditional dials – which can also optionally display the sat nav – adaptive dampers and 18-inch alloys. S line models are further equipped with larger wheels, full LED headlamps and stiffer sports suspension with a 10mm lowered ride height.
The engine line-up is also carried over and includes a 181bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel, and a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit available with 227bhp or 306bhp in the fiery TTS model (pictured above).
All are mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic available as an option. Also optional on petrol models is Audi's quattro four-wheel-drive system, though opt for the TTS (for now the range-topping model) and it's fitted as standard.
In terms of styling, the Roadster apes the Coupe with its overall rounded shape offset with angular details such as the light and grille, which makes the TT amongst the most striking cars in Audi's current range.
After launch, the TT range will grow to include further models, including a performance range-topper in the form of the TTRS - likely to be fitted with a turbocharged five-cylinder petrol engine. There are also rumours of further models, including a TT SUV – hinted by the Audi Allroad Shooting Brake concept early this year – but this has yet to be confirmed.