New Audi TT 2014 release date, price & specs

24 Jul, 2014 10:28am Jack Rix

The new 2014 Audi TT is due very soon, and we've got all the details: release date, price, specs and interior

The new Audi TT 2014 will arrive on our roads very soon, and thanks to a combination of economical engines and a weight saving, it should prove to be both quick and efficient.

The engines in the new Audi TT include many from the existing VW Group range, like the Golf GTD's 181bhp 2.0-litre diesel and the Golf GTI's 227bhp petrol unit. That means there should be a TT for everyone, whether you're after outright speed or just a cool-looking cruiser without the running costs to go along with it.

Thanks to the aluminium and ultra-high-strength steels in the car's construction, the new Audi TT is up to 50kg lighter than the MkII TT and 140kg less than the iconic original.

Read on below for all you need to know about the new TT, including price, release date, engines, interior details and more.

Audi TT 2014 release date and price

The Audi TT release date has not yet been confirmed, but it should appear before the end of the year, following its reveal at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in March.

We expect the new TT to cost around £28,000, but no official prices have been released yet. Check back to this page, as we'll update this section with full details as soon as we get them.

Audi TT 2014 interior details

Audi TTS 2014 - cabin

The new Audi TT's wheelbase is 37mm longer, which improves space inside the car as well as the boot, which is 13 litres bigger, at 305 litres.

The layout of the dashboard is neat and clean, and previews a new direction for Audi's interior design. Almost all the buttons are gone, replaced by controls on a TFT screen in front of the driver. This screen can be customised to show whatever the driver wants: sat-nav directions, the speedometer, tachometer, or entertainment options. Even the heater and air-con controls are situated on the vents themselves.

Called the Audi Virtual Cockpit, the tech first debuted in the Audi Allroad Shooting Brake, but has now been confirmed for the new TT range, which is due to hit showrooms this year. Highlights include a sporty, flat-bottomed steering wheel and air vents with a digital temperature readout in the centre.

The new display operates in two modes, toggled by pressing the ‘view’ button on the steering wheel. In Infotainment mode, a central window shows the sat-nav map, or lists your phone contacts or radio stations, while the tachometer and speedometer are minimised out to the right and left-hand sides.

In the Classic view, the middle window is smaller, and the instruments – with black scales, red needles and white numerals – are about as large as those fitted to today’s Audis, so as not to distract or put off driver's used to more conventional dials. It automatically presents the most relevant information, whether you are parking or stuck in a traffic jam.

The next TT will also be the first to use a new generation of Audi's MMI system. It features a completely redesigned menu structure that’s intended to make the system simpler to use. It still features a rotary controller with a touchpad on the top, but Audi says this is now better at recognising gestures. It also understands multi-finger gestures, so you can scroll and zoom as you would on a smartphone.

New Audi TT styling

Audi TTS 2014 side

Overall, the styling is sharper and more aggressive than the MkI and MkII TTs. Audi has taken inspiration from the e-tron and e-tron Spyder concepts seen at 2010’s Detroit and Paris Motor Shows, as well as more recent show cars such as the Crosslane Coupe 'Q2' concept shown in Paris at the end of last year.

The new Audi TT features a more chiseled front end with slimmer headlights that follow the bonnet's leading edge, and a reshaped two-part grille. It'll share strong design similarities with its predecessor, including a strong crease along the shoulder line and a low, slopping roofline. The rear also appears similar, but it has shrunken taillights and a wider rear screen.

Audi TT 2014 driving and specs

A manual, front-wheel-drive 2.0 TDI can do 0-62mph in 7.2 seconds – three-tenths faster than the outgoing quattro TDI. It also emits 29g/km less CO2, at 110g/km, and promises 67.2mpg. If efficiency isn’t a priority, there’s a dual-clutch, quattro 2.0 TFSI, which is faster than the outgoing TTS, doing 0-62mph in 5.3 seconds.

The manual, front-drive version takes six seconds flat and the new TTS 4.7 seconds – faster than a Porsche Cayman S. MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension is fitted, with magnetic adaptive dampers standard on the TTS and an option on all other cars.

Also fitted is new progressive electro-mechanical steering – this aims to give a more agile feel, and allows Audi to fit self-parking and active lane assist. A new stability control system brakes the inside wheel in corners, has a sport mode that offers a limited amount of wheel slip and can be switched off totally.

Despite the advances under the skin, the TT has a familiar design – albeit modernised by a large, angular grille and hi-tech lights (xenons as standard; LEDs optional). Viewed from every angle, the TT retains the classic coupe shape but features styling cues borrowed from the R8 supercar and Allroad Shooting Brake concept.

2014 Audi TT Roadster

A fabric-roof Audi TT Roadster will follow a few months after the coupe debuts, while an Audi TT-RS with a 355bhp 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine will top the range. Following the blueprint of the TT ultra quattro concept shown earlier this year, a more focused, featherweight TT with a stripped-out cabin and an exotic material mix is also possible. 

Audi TT quattro sport concept

Alongside the new TT coupe on the Geneva show stand Audi brought along the TT quattro sport concept – a lightweight, stripped-out coupe that points towards a customer racing car, but also a homologation production car, which could carry the Clubsport name.

At the heart of the concept is a 414bhp 2.0 TFSI engine running 1.8 bar of boost and producing 450Nm of torque - if it makes production that will make it comfortably the highest-specific output of any engine on sale. Power is transferred to all four wheels through a twin-clutch S tronic gearbox, with a 0-62mph time of 3.7 seconds.

The engine, which weighs only 150kg, was commissioned personally by Audi’s new head of development, Dr Ulrich Hackenberg when he started his role last summer. “When I came to Audi I asked for more power from the 2.0 TFSI, after a while we reached 400hp, but I said it wasn’t enough, so eventually we reached 420hp and I’m satisfied,” he told us.

On the inside the rear seats have been stripped out and replaced with a roll cage and space for two helmets, while bucket seats and racing harnesses are fitted in the front.

“This an engine that we could use for racing activities. Nothing extreme like GT3, but series like the TT cup and club racing,” Hackenberg explained. “It would need to be homologated so we could focus on a road version, too."

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The front looks nice but I don't like the back.... it looks dated already!

The front is too boring aggressive. On the back, is good to see that they've forgotten the rounded back and now are using a Kamm-back (far better aerodynamics). But they will never get the light bar homologated, it is not allowed in Europe to have one single rear light.

It's not a single light though if you look at it, it's in multiple separate sections.

Just an A7 scaled down, suppose thats all we should expect from Audi and the worse design house possibly in the world.

In the dark you will see one light, although there are three sections.

I think it looks great, I like the more muscular shape, it's more masculine looking than the previous generations, although I did love the first TT, minus the add-on rear spoiler. I'm not sure how the rear lights will work, perhaps the brake light will be the top row and the tail lights will be the bottom, so there will only be the horizontal 'bar' when the car brakes.

That's an awful lot of fake grill-over-black-plastic-nothing, even by Audi standard? Quite a lot of exhaust finishers close to body-plastics too.

Is this not another AE lash-up? That contour on the door doesn't seem quite right. Rear-wheels are too far out of their arches?

Its a new audi sports coupe - we know what it'll look like. Fancy LED lights, similar shape to previous TTs, same shape lights as the new A6, A5, A4, Q3 etc, with a slightly wider grill.
Of course this is an "exclusive" - AE are the only ones publishing a picture drawn by AE.
That said, Autocar are doing the same. Their "exclusive" image is different to the AE version - will either be right?

The overall syle is a touch comic-book-hero-muscular which is a strange development given that most of the Audi TTs that I see are driven by women.

Jaguar are going down a similar, brutal-ish road with the XK series development. What will be the appeal of these cars in 20 years time I wonder.

it's getting better... a little better all the time.

looks a bit like the lovechild of the current TT and an A5.......not sure about it really.

The retro look of the back seems to be coming back in although it kind of reminds me of an ex communists car,,,if you squint it looks a bit like a 1990 Dacia Logan from behind. Still another car for the hairdressers.

These images are just Photoshop guess-work. These images are based on the forthcoming "Audi Quattro" retro car as a re-birth of the original Audi Quattro Rally Car and based on a shortened A5 Chassis. This model is due 2014-2015. Please ignore these false images and story typical of todays media.

The mk1 TT was an innovative, fun, slightly retro car, a reall individual.

Since then its just got more ordinary, even if it is flashier.

This is just some car.

And that is the worst thing you can say about a car.

Look at rear view.. rear & side flanks are totally out of place & proportion to whats sitting on top [windows, roof etc.], yes of course its a photoshop rendering. While i do like the present TT, & absolutely detest EVERYTHING else Audi are making at present, i bet you a million $ they will ruin the next generation TT. Who's open for bets on a TT Avant, TT allroad, TT pickup etc etc.???

If your comment above is true, how does the new (production) Saab 95 get away with the same appearance of a single strip tail light?

Very overdue.......the current one is either love or hate!

The new one is BEAUTIFUL.

It's R8 at the front and A5 at the back.

I hope I get to own one...............lottery.............

The current car looks amazing, this one looks even better

Looks OK but t's just a TT roof photoshopped on to the Quattro concept:

I've always liked the TT, other Audis are boring generic design.

The rear image of this car is all wrong, as people have said it looks like R8 at the fonrt and A5 at back. The original TT was instantly recognisable because it didn't look like anything else!!

Audi have definately lost their design flair, the A2 has gone and now the TT.

SO COOL? Have to laugh every time I see one on the road they look so dumb... LOOl LOOL when I see a little granny behind the wheel

yeah it looks wicked, and the Boxster looks old, BUT the Boxster is a great car to drive and the TT just isn't. They need to work on the drive, as well as the looks IMHO.

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The old concept picture looked great.

This looks like an A3 with a beetle body. Not impressed if I'm being honest. Had much higher hopes from the concept picture a year ago

Complete nonsense picture. I've seen the actual car in Audi AG. The badge position and the grille shape is correct; the rest is 100% imagination.

I'm sorry but this "dramatic front end" only reminds of the words of "Won't Get Fooled Again" by the WHO with some minor lyric changes: "Meet the new TT, same as the old TT"!. I pine for an Audi A5 Sportback but the TT leaves me cold. Why won't Audi build that Audi Quattro Concept presented at the Paris Motor Show in 2010 and slap a TT badge on it? Now that to me would be a worthy evolution of the current model with great potential for performance enhancement.

Another pointless refresh of an Audi model where you will need to park them side by side to see the difference. Let me guess, they updated one of the other models so now going to carry that exact face to all other models to make their entire range look exactly the same in your rear view mirror. I had an audi following me this morning, it was only when he was the typical 10cm from my rear bumper that I could see it wasnt an A3 or A4, or is that an A6, actually maybe it was an A5, anyways it was only once he past me i could tell it was an A7.

tt-rs... nothing else makes sense...although, getting one with a done in engine and dropping an 07 jetta 2.5l wtih a turbo kit @ 500hp? i'll wait for a trashed one to have fun with.

Has Audi heard of soundproofing at all?

Go drive the TT then thrill yourself by driving a Boxster hood down at speed ... NO COMPARISON!!!!

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I agree with Andy. I'm baffled by Audi at the moment and they way that half the models all look the same. A5 five door, A6, A7!!! Similar size with probably similar engines. What is the point exactly?

I love people like you that drive hyundais and havent done well in life, take it out on others that get to enjoy driving these beautiful cars, oh and go and service that car so it can keep with the speed limit, that way we wont tailgate you lol

Driving both an audi tt and a porsche boxster is a great experience, I dont walk away comparing the two. More people should try it.

Your baffled that models from the same car company look similar? Lol does your daughter cry because she looks like you? The point is to promote a family of cars and technology that is unmistaken and progressive. Of course, only a lucky few, like me understand.

The type of car you drive has nothing to do with how well you have done in life. Some people are just obsessed with image and like to boost their own ego

If you think an A3 looks like an A7 then you ought to rethink your 'petrolhead' status.

You are clearly very concerned about image and insecure about what people think of you Jordan. Driving an Audi does not mean that you are financially better off than someone who does not (you could be quite poor for all we know) - and anyone with half a brain knows that. It could be that Andy has more money than you will ever have.

Seriously, why the hate for Audis? So you don't like them - move on. I think they look great and one model looks no more like the next than say a Kia Sorento looks like a Sportage, a RRS looks like a RRE or a Jag XF looks like an XJ. I constantly have people driving all types of cars that tailgate me in my Q3 but I'm not going to make judgements about what type of person they are. There is no evidence other than some biased, unfounded hatred for Audi drivers. In the same way "driving an Audi does not mean that you are financially better off than someone", driving an Audi doesn't automatically make you a t**t. Swings both ways.

What do you drive ?

Untill you realise both are built using similar chasis. Audi's part of vw own Porsche.
Personally would have the porsche, but my m8 works for audi engineering and says there very similar.

Yeah my 1 year old Merc C class is a Hyundai, my Alfa GTA is a Hyundai oh and my MVA Brutale is just a push bike.
What was that you were saying from behind the wheel of your 1.6 A3?

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