Audi revises the TT

* Subtle new look for TT inside and out * Upgrades include new 2.0 TFSI engine * Other engines up to 14% more efficient...

Audi revises the TT

The Audi TT coupe and Roadster ranges now have a new look, a new engine and new options.

Styling updates
While none of the changes are substantial, the exterior revisions are the most obvious. The front bumper and grille are new, while each headlight now has 12 LED daytime running lights below it and the foglights are housed in chrome rings.

Four new metallic paints have been added to the colour range, with an extra pearl-effect option available with S line trim.

Cabin upgrades
Inside, too, there are new colour schemes to choose from, with some features now in high-gloss black, as well as aluminium-look highlights on the steering wheel, centre console and door trims.

Engine changes
The mainstream engine range has been trimmed to just three options, all turbocharged and paired with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard.

The existing 1.8 TFSI petrol engine and 2.0 TDI diesel units continue with front- and four-wheel drive respectively, and up to 14% better fuel economy. New to the line-up is a 208bhp 2.0 TFSI petrol engine that replaces both the 2.0- and 3.2-litre units.

Available with both front- and four-wheel drive, its enough to get the Audi TT coupe from 0 to 62mph in 6.1 seconds, while averaging 42.8mpg and emitting just 154g/km of CO2 (with a manual gearbox). In every respect, that puts it well ahead of the old 2.0 engine; and, if you pair the new unit with the optional S tronic semi-automatic gearbox, its half a second quicker to 62mph.

At the top of the range, the high-performance Audi TTS and Audi TT RS models continue with their 2.0- and 2.5-litre engines respectively, as well as their own unique look, with larger alloy wheels.

On the road
The TTS also has Audis magnetic ride adaptive damping system (which allows drivers to choose between Normal and Sport modes), as well as a Sport button, which adjusts the sensitivity of the throttle pedal, the steering assistance and the engine noise.

Both systems are optional on lesser models, as are two sat-nav systems and xenon headlamps with a cornering light function.

Among the standard equipment across the range are alloy wheels, climate control and a trip computer that includes a gearchange indicator to show drivers the most efficient gear to be in.

The revised Audi TT is available to order now. However, exact prices are yet to be confirmed.