Audi has introduced a new 1.8-liter entry-level version of its TT sports coupe that will start from 32,100 euros in Germany. The new 1.8-liter engine is now the smallest mill on offer in the TT, with a range of 2.0-liter gasoline and diesel four-cylinder engines also being available in the small two-door.
The new 1.8-liter TT produces 178 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 6.9 seconds when equipped with the standard six-speed manual, or in 7.0 seconds when optioned with the six-speed S Tronic automatic. Roadster versions of the 1.8-liter TT will complete the sprint in 7.2 seconds with the manual transmission and 7.3 seconds with the automatic. Both models will stop accelerating at a top speed of 149 mph.
Fuel economy for the entry-level 1.8-liter TT coupe is rated at 30.9 to 33.6 US MPG, while the roadster will return between 30.5 and 33.1 US MPG. By comparison, the 230 horsepower 2.0-liter TFSI TT will return about 36 US MPG, while the 2.0-liter TDI diesel will return around 56 MPG.
Entry-level 1.8-liter TTs will come with standard sport seats, variable ratio progressive steering and Audi’s virtual cockpit driver display. The model will be available to order beginning this July.