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Audi adds entry-level TT Coupé 1.8 turbo

Turbocharged petrol engine produces 158bhp

Audi TT

The 1.8 TFSI Coupé will be the cheapest new Audi TT available

Audi has announced the 1.8-litre TFSI turbo engine is now available to order as a TT Coupé, becoming the cheapest TT in the range.

The 1.8 TFSI has been the entry point into the TT Roadster since it was introduced in 2009, and joins the TT Coupé in Sport or S line specification. Audi is also making the S tronic automatic transmission available on the TT 2.0-litre TDI quattro for the first time.

Audi TT 1.8 TFSI Coupé

The Audi TT 1.8 TFI Coupé becomes the lowest priced TT sports car available, starting at £24,070. The existing Roadster version is priced from £25,320.

The engine provides 158bhp with 184lb ft of torque (pulling power) – enough to propel the TT Coupé from 0-62mph in 7.2 seconds when equipped with the standard six-speed manual gearbox. Upgrade to the optional S tronic gearbox, priced from £25,550, and the seven-speed twin-clutch unit shaves 0.1 seconds off that time, bringing it down to 7.1 seconds.

Both transmissions reach a terminal velocity of 140mph and return a claimed 44.1mpg with 147g/km CO2 emissions.

Sport or S line

The new TT 1.8 TFSI Coupé is available in Sport or S line specification, with a range of car options available.

Standard kit on the Sport includes 17-inch alloy wheels, electronic climate control, leather and Alcantara interior upholstery, and an MP3/iPod connection.

The S line upgrade includes 18-inch alloy wheels, lowered suspension, short-shift action for the manual gearbox, special S line exterior detailing, xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights.

S line prices start at £26,060 for the manual and £27,540 for the S tronic.

Other Audi TT updates

Other updates for the Audi TT range include the introduction of the seven-speed S tronic gearbox as an option for the 2.0-litre TDI turbodiesel quattro for the first time – prices start at £29,795 for the Sport model.

There is also a Black Edition trim level available for the 2.0-litre TFSI turbo petrol and TDI turbodiesel engines. This is based on the S line spec, but adds 19-inch alloy wheels, black exterior detailing, Bose stereo, and Bluetooth – plus dark-tinted rear privacy glass on the Coupé and rear parking sensors on the Roadster.

The Audi TT Black Edition is priced from £30,380.

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