Car News 24 Feb 2016

Audi TT Roadster Reveal Ahead of Paris Motor Show

Audi TT Roadster Reveal Ahead of Paris Motor Show

Audi have revealed their latest TT Roadster ahead of its public debut at the Paris Motor Show. The most recent model has been refined making it faster, more efficient and more high-tech than the previous model.

Similar to the TT Coupe, the Roadster will be made available with a choice of three engines from its launch. Firstly, a 184hp turbodiesel in the form of a 2.0 TDI ultra variant. Joining the line-up, there will be two other petrol models, including a 2.0-litre TFSI model producing 230hp in the TT Roadster and a 310hp version using the same engine in the TTS Roadster. The TTS Roadster will be the fastest model in the range, accelerating from 0-62mph in just 4.9 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 155mph. Typically, convertibles do not handle as smoothly as coupes; however Audi have a clever resolution for this. The soft top weighs 3kg less than its predecessor. Thanks to the aluminium steel construction, the total weight starts from 1320kg, taking a total of 39kg off the weight.

The boot space is 281 litres and is not impacted at all when the roof is stowed down. The model has a 12.3 inch display in place of the standard driver information, which hosts the speed, revs, SatNav and entertainment system. In fitting with the new high-tech features, the model is kitted out with high quality materials and an excellent layout, with the new seat design saving 5kg in weight.

Modern convertibles revolve around the roof and Audi have not failed to impress with this one. The roof can go up and down in under 10 seconds; up to a speed of 31mph. With the roof up, the car is 6dB quieter inside than the previous model. The new Roadster has all the refinements of a coupe, with the advantage of being able to put the roof down and feel the wind in your hair. You won’t need to worry about feeling too much wind though with the new feature which blows warm air onto the back of your neck, allowing you to travel in comfort as well as style.

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