The restyled 2016 Audi Quattro TT has a new design and uses Volkswagen’s MQB platform, which allows it to lose nearly 100 pounds as well as being 25% than the previous model. The exterior design is quite appealing and more work has been done on the interior. Some notable interior features include a virtual cockpit that features a clear 12.3” TFT display that supports 3D visuals for the instrument cluster, navigation and the newest version of the MMI system.
The Audi Quattro TT is obtainable as an all-wheel drive coupe with a simple 2+2 seat arrangement or the 2-seat convertible. Only one engine version is available, which is the turbocharged 2 litre that produces 220hp and 258lb-ft in the standard model, while the TTS produces 292hp and 280lb-ft of torque. Both the Audi Quattro TT and TTS versions come with a 6-speed twin-clutch automatic transmission. Audi has redesigned its all-wheel drive so that the TT moves 100% of torque to either the rear or front wheels based on input from an installed microcomputer. The fuel economy is decent as you get 23/30mpg while driving in the city/highway.
Among the most notable improvements in the new Audi Quattro TT is the new virtual cockpit that uses a 12.3” TFT display to show the instruments and navigation maps. There are three different display modes that you can choose, one that focuses on the map, while another one enlarges the instruments and squeezes the navigation, and an impressive Sport-oriented display with a speedometer and tachometer. The only downside to this new virtual cockpit is that a passenger cannot see or edit the Audi’s infotainment system.
The styling and finish is what you would expect from Audi, featuring an elegant, clean look with quality materials that make it quite tasteful. Even though the Audi Quattro TT has rear seats, they are most suitable for bags since the space is quite limiting. Surprisingly, the Audi TT is very practical as it features a sizeable boot. The standard safety options include front-side, dual-front airbags and also side curtain airbags. There is also a high-tech blind-spot warming included in the Audi Quattro TT.
The standard features of the Audi Quattro TT include LED headlights and taillights, climate control, alcantara or leather upholstery, heated sport seats, MMI system that supports handwriting recognition, cool virtual cockpit, keyless start and entry, parking sensors, Bluetooth connectivity and also Audi Drive Select. Some of the notable options include 19” alloy wheels and the high-quality Bang & Olufsen sound system.
Audi Quattro TT is an excellent step up compared to the previous model, offering great performance, innovative technology, well-balanced handling, and well-designed interior and unexpected practicality for a small coupe.