Audi has introduced the 2015 TT & TT S Roadster this week at the Paris Motor Show.

Audi has introduced the TT & TT S Roadster this week at the Paris Motor Show.

The design of the vehicle closely echoes the coupes but with a retractable soft top that needs ten seconds to open or close, a procedure that can be done at speeds of up to 31 mph (50 km/h). Compared to its predecessor, the new roof is about 3 kg lighter thanks to a more extensive use of aluminum and magnesium and when it's stored in the aluminum tray it does not affect the vehicle's 280-liter cargo capacity.

Customers will have the possibility of getting the 2015 Audi TT Roadster with a four-cylinder 2.0 TFSI engine outputting 230 HP (169 kW) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) or a more economical 2.0 TDI with 184 HP (135 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft). Upgrade to the TT S Roadster and you get a 2.0 TFSI with 310 HP (228 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft). It's enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 4.9 seconds and an electronically-capped top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

Thanks to the switch to Volkswagen Group's MQB platform, the TT Roadster has lost a significant amount of weight which has enabled the base 2.0 TFSI with the six-speed manual to tip the scales at just 1,320 kg (2,910 lbs). At an additional cost, Audi is also offering an optional six-speed S tronic gearbox (2.0 TFSI only) and a quattro all-wheel drive arrangement (standard on the TT S Roadster).

At home in Germany, the Audi TT Roadster is scheduled to go on sale this month at a starting price of €37,900 whereas the TT S will be available at the beginning of 2015.

More info can be found in the attached press release.

Gallery: Audi TT & TT S Roadsters unveiled in Paris