The third-generation Audi TT has been around for approximately two years, so it’s still early in the game for the coupe and roadster duo to receive a facelift. In order to keep the model fresh and competitive before the mid-cycle update, the peeps from Ingolstadt have decided to spice up the range by introducing the S Line Competition for both body styles.
It brings an assortment of visual upgrades, such as the glossy black finish applied onto the corporate singleframe grille, front blade, as well as on the side mirror caps and at the back on the diffuser insert. Without any doubt, the most striking change is the adoption of a prominent rear wing, which “radiates sports appeal,” according to Audi’s marketing people.
Available for an unspecified limited amount of time, the TT in S Line Competition guise gets glossy black 19-inch wheels featuring the familiar five-spoke blade design and wrapped in 245/35 tires. The cars will have a sportier suspension setup bringing both the coupe and roadster closer to the road by 0.4 inches (10 millimeters) compared to the regular TT. To make it worth your while, Audi will throw in a standard drive select system and will paint the brake calipers in red.
Speaking of colors, buyers will get to pick from one of the following hues: tango red, nano gray, glacier white, and the new ara blue. The interior comes exclusively with gray contrast stitching on the leather and Alcantara on the S sport seats, as well as on the leather-wrapped, flat-bottomed steering wheel, and on the door panels. You can pay extra and opt for Fine Nappa leather upholstery, while the floor mats are borrowed from the hotter TTS, as is the dashboard.
The superb Audi Virtual Cockpit is standard equipment and it’s going to replace the analog dials with an entirely digital 12.3-inch screen. While the seats come with electrically-adjustable lumbar supports, you will have to pay more to get a pneumatic adjustment.
You’ll be stuck with the turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, since it’s the sole offering for the S line competition. It develops 230 horsepower (169 kilowatts) and 273 pound-feet (370 Newton-meters) of torque delivered to a standard six-speed manual or an optional S tronic. If you go for the auto, Audi will also give you the possibility to upgrade from a front-wheel-drive layout to an AWD Quattro arrangement.
The cheapest version money can buy is the coupe with a FWD layout and a manual transmission from €41,940 at home in Germany where the roadster is going to set you back at least €44,340. Sales of the two models are scheduled to begin towards the end of the year.
Gallery: Audi TT S line Competition
Decidedly sporty: the Audi TT as S line competition
- Special model as TT Coupé and TT Roadster can be ordered from fall
- Audi virtual cockpit, S sport seats, 19-inch wheels, fixed rear wing and lower ride height as standard
- Details in high-gloss black give exterior more edge
With the TT S line competition, Audi brings the sporty character of the TT Coupé* and TT Roadster* even more to the fore. The special model includes an array of striking details for the exterior and interior – from the fixed rear wing to the Audi virtual cockpit with sport screen. The special edition will be available from the end of 2016.