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Audi TT gets a facelift


The Audi TT has got fresh looks and new efficient engines for 2011

Blink and you'll miss it, but the new Audi TT sees a restyled front bumper with larger air intakes, a bigger diffuser at the rear, new exhaust outlets and LED daytime running lights.

There are three engine choices - all turbocharged with a six-speed manual gearbox.

The old 197bhp 2.0-litre TFSI model and the 3.2-litre V6 are now gone, making way for a new 208bhp 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine.

Available with both front- and four-wheel drive, it sprints from 0-100kph in 6.1 seconds and has a top speed of 245kph, while averaging 42.8mpg and scoring 154g/km of CO².

The existing 1.8-litre TFSI and 2-litre TDI engines continue – with front- and four-wheel drive respectively, and a reported 14% improved fuel economy. The 2-litre diesel option puts its efficiency figures at 53.3mpg and 139g/km of CO².

At the top of the range, the high-performance TTS and TT RS models continue with their 2- and 2.5-litre engines respectively.

Inside both the coupe and roadster receive refreshed interiors, with new cabin colours, special leather that resists soalr heat, and new aluminium trim.

A new addition inside the car’s cabin is a Sport button that can be equipped on cars fitted with magnetic ride control. When pressed, this selects a stiffer damper setup for the car, as well as sharpening its throttle response, decreasing the level of power assistance for its steering and enhances the ‘sportiness’ of its exhaust note.

There are also new exterior colour options that include Scuba Blue, Oolong Gray, Volcano Red and Dakota Gray.

The coupe and the roadster are both 4187mm in length, 2cm longer than the previous model, but maintain the same width and height.

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