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Audi has officially revealed the third generation TT along with a hot TTS variant packing 310 HP (228 kW).

It turns out the pictures we posted earlier today were the real deal as Audi has taken the wraps of the all-new TT. It comes with an evolutionary design encompassing a more aggressive front fascia with a hexagonal grille flanked by the trapezoidal optional LED headlights. There's also a contoured clamshell hood while the Audi logo has been moved onto the lower section of the hood.

Other noticeable design features include the prominent wheel arches, a defined "Tornado" horizontal shoulder line running the entire length of the flanks while at the back there's a liftback-like tailgate. It also comes with a spoiler that automatically deploys at speeds exceeding 75 mph (121 km/h).

Unlike most new cars which are larger than their predecessor, the 2015 Audi TT is actually 20mm shorter than the model it replaces so it has an overall length of 4180mm, even though the wheelbase has been elongated by 37mm. Width stands at 1832mm so it's down by 8mm while the height has remained the same at 1353mm.

The third-gen TT rides on Volkswagen Group's MQB platform and is up to 50 kg (110 lbs) lighter, resulting in a curb weight of 1,230 kg (2,711 lbs) for the 2.0 TFSI model. Trunk capacity has increased by 13 liters so customers will be able to fill up 305 liters with luggage.

Speaking of engines, Audi will offer upon launch three 4-cylinder turbocharged, direct-injection engines. There are two 2.0 TFSI units with 230 HP (169 kW) & 370 Nm (272 lb-ft) and 310 HP (228 kW) & 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) in the TTS derivative, along with a 2.0 TDI outputting 184 HP (135 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque.

The 230 HP 2.0 TFSI coupled to a six-speed manual gearbox enables the new TT to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 6 seconds (5.3s with S tronic) before reaching an electronically-limited top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). The 310 HP TTS quattro-equipped model needs 4.7 seconds to conquer the sprint and is optionally available with an S tronic gearbox. The diesel TT does the run in 7.2 seconds and will top out at 146 mph (235 km/h).

The 2015 Audi TT comes with a McPherson front suspension and a four-link rear setup, while the TTS version sits 10mm lower. Audi is offering various alloy wheels in sizes ranging from 17 to 20 inches and at the front axle there are ventilated disc brakes up to 338mm in diameter depending on version.

Step inside the revamped cabin and the first thing you will notice is the all-new 12.3-inch TFT screen powered by an Nvidia Tegra 30 graphic processor. Another cool feature is the positioning of the air conditioning controls in the air vents, while the optional S sport seats (standard on TTS) have pneumatically adjustable side sections and are highly contoured to offer optimal support and comfort.

There's also a new flat-bottomed steering wheel featuring a new airbag that occupies 40 percent less space than before without having a negative effect on safety. Audi has installed a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system with a 14-channel amplifier and door-mounted woofers which are illuminated by an adjustable light conductor.


Gallery: 2015 Audi TT unveiled with sharper styling and 310 HP TTS version

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