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All-new Audi TT sneak peek

The third generation Audi TT will soon be revealed. Here’s what to expect.

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Audi will show the new 2015 TT at the upcoming Geneva Auto Show in March. The automaker is promising a return to the look and fun of the first generation of the TT which was launched in 1998. Despite this promise, the preview sketch that Audi released shows the car looking more flat and low than the first generation’s “Squashed bug” look. That term referred to the fact that the car looked a lot like a VW Beatle that had been pushed down from the roof.

The TT hardtop and drop-top will both feature new engines from Audi’s corporate stable of small turbocharged four cylinder designs. Although Audi did not reveal any details in its announcement it did conveniently also just release all the details on the new S3 Cabriolet. From that release we can discern the popular engine option for the coming TT. The 2.0 TSI engine will come with an even 300 horsepower and a solid 280 lb-ft of torque. That is up nicely from the current 2014 TTS which has a 2 liter turbo with 265 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Audi will very likely offer a lower power base engine in the 225 horsepower range.

With 300 horsepower the 2015 Audi TT may not need a five or six cylinder option. In the US market it doesn’t offer either this year. Already an aluminum car for the most, part Audi will most likely up the content of Al and lower the weight a bit making the car faster regardless of which engine is chosen. Per tradition, the TT will be offered with AWD since the car is based on a front drive platform.

More details on the 2015 Audi TT should be available upon the reveal scheduled for March 8th.

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