The soft top of the new TT Roadster generation* is an automatic acoustic soft top. It sits low and flows smoothly over the body. The side window is short. If the top loses tension, it is pulled taut again by the two electric motors used to open and close it. There is a choice of three colors – black, gray and beige; the interior color is black.
Like all open-topped cars from Audi, the TT Roadster also has a cloth top. It fits more harmoniously into the design line than a steel roof, and is also much lighter. With its substructure components of magnesium, aluminum, steel and polymer, the soft top weighs just 39 kilograms (86.0 lb), three kilograms (6.6 lb) less than on the previous model. This benefits the total weight and center of mass of the open-topped two-seater.
Space-saving: the Z-fold
While opening, the top forms a Z shape as it folds together into a flat package. Lying in its aluminum compartment, it does not reduce the available volume of the 280-liter (9.9 cu ft) luggage compartment. The standard electric drive opens and closes the top in ten seconds, even when driving at up to around 50 km/h (31.1 mph). Graphics in the Audi virtual cockpit illustrate the procedure.
The thermal and acoustic insulation of the TT Roadster is excellent. The fleece layer above the headlining plays an important role here. The five-layer structure has a total thickness of 15 millimeters (0.6 in) (plus headlining). Interior noise has been reduced compared with the previous model, most noticeably in the frequency range of the slipstream. Options include an electrically retractable wind deflector and headroom heating for the S sport seats.
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.