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By Christopher Hubbard
02 May 2008 11:44
Just when you though Audi were getting carried away with the TTS and TT TDI we have the much more sensible 1.8 turbo. And no, this isn’t the old car come back to haunt us, but an entry-level version of the new car that goes on sale in 2009. And CAR Online has managed to get behind the wheel before anyone else.
This new TT uses Audi’s latest 1.8TFSI engine, produces 158bhp, 184lb ft of torque, and returns over 40mpg. Thanks to the second generation TT’s lightweight aluminium and steel construction this also means 0-62mph in just 7.2 seconds, and a top speed of 140mph.
Actually, no. Not even if you’ve just stepped out of the new 268bhp TTS. It’s front-wheel drive only, of course, so traction out of slow corners in the wet (and it was very very wet) can be a bit interesting, but as a package this engine seems to suit the TT brilliantly. There’s no lag to speak of and the sweet six-speed manual gearbox means you can keep things strolling along very nicely. The whole thing weighs just 1240kg in Coupé form, too, so the chassis feels as sharp as ever.
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RE: Audi TT 1.8T driven
Just when you thought CAR were getting carried away with TT page padding along comes another mind numbing TT first drive. Don't even get me started on the blizzard that is Porsche "60". Did you not notice that your Porsche forum has not been updated for months??
05 May 2008 03:19
Wow what a lot of TTs this week! I have not seen as many TTs together since I attended a VW company/union "negotiation" at a "HappyClub" on the seedy side of Wolfsburg!
03 May 2008 18:25
Nice to see Audi expanding the range. All they need now is a more powerful Diesel model and the TT-RS. This 1.8T may be £2k cheaper but i would expect a drop in standard equipment to meet that price; think cloth seats, small alloys and manual air-con
03 May 2008 01:23
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