On 23rd March, 2012, the German luxury car maker launched petrol variant of its astonishing Audi TT Coupe in the Indian auto market. Audi India is already on cloud nine, experiencing some terrific success with awesome sale figures of its models which always go beyond the set targets. In its bid to bag the number two spot in the Indian luxury car market by toppling its German counterpart Mercedes Benz, Audi has lined up several launches till 2015 and the new TT Coupe is among them.
Alluring, flamboyant and charismatic, Audi TT Coupe has a proven record worldwide with its sensational high performing ability and comfortable interiors. The stunning sports maestro is offered in petrol variant for the Indian car enthusiasts. Powered by a 2.0 TFSI, TT is a full time all wheel drive with Audi’s S-tronic transmission. Audi TT petrol will be available in this part of the world somewhere in June 2012.
With this Audi’s India portfolio of sports car is getting stronger having cars like R8 coupe, R8 Spyder and majestic RS5. Audi TT Coupe will be locking horns with BMW Z4, Mercedes Benz SLK Class, Porsche Boxster and Bugatti Veyron.
Engine, Specifications and Performance:-
Under the sophisticated hood of new Audi TT Coupe rests a 2.0 TFSI petrol engine capable to churn maximum power of 214 PS at 6,000 rpm along with peak torque of 350 Nm at 1,600 rpm. Mated with S-tronic transmission, the sports sensation comes with Quattro permanent all time four wheel drive.
The all new Audi TT sprints from 0-100 kmph in mere 5.6 seconds.
The astounding Audi TT coupe boasts of fabulous designing cues displaying appealing aerodynamics. The front fascia of the coupe carries traditional Audi grill with powerful headlamp cluster and stylish body colored bumpers. Low roofline portrays vehicle’s speedy nature and TT’s eagerness to perform. Aggressive 18 inch alloy wheels with 10-spokes heighten TT Coupe’s overall appeal.
The class apart work travels inside as well with opulent interiors showcasing some delicate and tuff crafting. Effortless German engineering is put to use making Audi TT’s cabin flawless with cocoon of comfort and host of exciting features. The rear seats though, are disappointing with almost no use, not usable even for small kids or as a baby seat. Rest other details are finely tuned up for luxurious pleasure during ride.
Comfort and Convenience:-
Plenty of features imparted in the new Audi TT that makes driving even more enjoyable. These comprise of Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers, Heated Front Seats, Black Fine Nappa Leather Package, 6-Disc CD Changer, Audi Music Interface, Audi Guard Trunk Liner, Bluetooth wireless data link for hands-free phone, Auxiliary MP3 audio input, 9 speakers, Speed sensitive volume control, Tachometer, etc. Others include Dual illuminating vanity mirrors, Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror, Turn indicators on ORVMs, Cargo area light, Sun sensor, Automatic climate control, Tilt and telescopic steering wheel, Steering mounted audio and cruise controls, Electric speed-proportional power steering, Remote trunk release, 2 one-touch power windows, 6 -way power passenger seat, 6 -way power driver seat and many more.
The all new Audi TT is bestowed with ABS with EBD, Dual front with head protection chambers side-mounted airbags, Child seat anchors, Anti-theft alarm system, Emergency braking assist, Daytime running lights, Engine immobilizer, Auto delay off headlamps, Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp, 2 front headrests, Front seatbelt pretensioners, Stability control, Traction control, Tire pressure monitoring, etc.
The zippy Audi TT delivers decent overall fuel economy of 7.5 kmpl – 9.5 kmpl.
Awe-inspiring Audi TT is priced at Rs 48.36 lakh (ex-showroom Maharashtra).
Although a good vehicle to be in, it does carry its shortcomings. Performance part is not the best as you would expect from a sports coupe like a BMW Z4. Back seats are almost useless with not much room for adult seating and on top of it, the heavy price tag it carries.