The interior also expresses the puristic sports car character of the new Audi TT* and TTS. Strongly accentuated horizontals emphasize the width. All elements are clearly structured and have taut surfaces. They are framed by clean contours. The lines are light and almost seem to float. The sinewy arcs of the armrests in the door trims correspond visually with the center tunnel console, which in classic TT style supports the calves.
When viewed from above, the instrument panel resembles the wing of an aircraft and is strongly inclined toward the driver. The round air vents – another TT characteristic – are reminiscent of jet engines. They house all of the air conditioning controls. The controls for the heated seats, temperature, recirculation mode, air flow distribution and air flow strength are located on their axes. With the optional deluxe automatic air conditioning, small displays indicate the chosen setting. The axes are always straight regardless of the position of the rings.
The elimination of the traditional air conditioning control unit gave the Audi designers the freedom to implement the instrument panel as part of a slim, elegant architecture. The same effect drove the decision for the Audi virtual cockpit, which combines the instrument cluster and MMI monitor into a digital unit, thus allowing the central display to be eliminated. The interior of the new Audi TT is entirely focused on the driver – a logical expression of sports car character.
Below the three center air vents are the switches for the hazard warning lights, Audi drive select and additional functions. The console of the center tunnel – an independent structure with no visual connection to the instrument panel – is home to the shift lever/gear selector lever, the start-stop button, the audio volume dial, the new MMI control terminal and the button for the electromechanical parking brake.
The three-spoke sport steering wheel has also been redesigned. The rim of all versions is flattened at the bottom, and the broad, open spokes are in aluminum look. The S line models bear a special badge on the bottom spoke and colored contrasting stitching. The characteristic double seam adorns the rim in the TTS. There are also differences between the multifunction buttons – four are standard; the plus version includes 14 functions and rollers. The multifunction steering wheel, the Audi virtual cockpit and the road are on one visual axis. Nearly every function can be controlled via the steering wheel, enabling a sporty-dynamic driving style.
New sport seats
The all-new sport seats with the standard integrated head restraints hold the body firmly and offer optimal support. Audi offers electrically adjustable lumbar support, heated seats and a center armrest as options. The new sport seats are mounted even lower than the seats in the previous model; they each also weigh 2.5 kilograms (5.5 lb) less. Aluminum window controls shave off another kilogram (2.2 lb) of weight in the interior, and the lightweight lining of the door panels save another half kilogram (1.1 lb).
Audi offers the slender S sport seats with their strongly contoured side bolsters as an option (standard in the TTS). These seats also offer height and pitch adjustment, and a loop makes it easier to fold down the seat back. The S sport seats feature an electric mimic diagram, pneumatic side bolster adjustment and a heating system.
The 2+2-seat Audi TT and TTS are sports cars with a high degree of everyday practicality. Audi offers an optional rear bench seat certified for Group III child seats (ECE 44) that enables children between the ages of six and twelve to ride without a child seat. The luggage compartment has a capacity of 305 liters (10.8 cu ft), an increase of 13 liters (0.5 cu ft). Folding down the split rear seats increases capacity to 712 liters (25.1 cu ft).
Colors and equipment
The materials used in the TT are a further confirmation by Audi of sportiness in the premium segment. This is reflected in such things as the innovative exterior paint finishes, the all-new palette of colors for the interior and the design selection.
The new Audi TT offers a far more distinct and colorful range of colors than its predecessor. There are eleven exterior colors, one of which is exclusively for the S line. Seven of the colors in the palette are new for the TT, and two of these are completely new for Audi: Nano Gray and Tango Red. Panther Black crystal effect and the expressive Sepang Blue are also available for the TTS.
There is also a new palette of colors for the interior. There are three interior colors from which to choose for both the TT and the TTS. Besides black, these are rock gray and palomino brown. For the first time, customers can choose a second color – rotor gray – for the S line package. Sporty contrasting stitching is a given. TTS buyers can also choose the sporty leather shade express red.
The equipment for the new TTS includes extended interior elements that add individually selectable color accents to the S sport seats clasps, the sides of the center console and the rings of the air vents. Audi offers customers with exquisite taste numerous options for customization.
Besides upholstery in various grades of cloth, Alcantara and leather are available for the seats; there are also three leather packages. The S sport seats have characteristic diamond patterning in the high-quality Fine Nappa leather in the center section.
A special highlight is the design selection, for which the color and trim designers have created an exclusive range of colors. The design selection comprises a combination of two fine leather colors: dark murillo brown on the seats and a slightly metallic shimmering stone gray pearl on the armrest, knee pad and cowl. Alternating contrasting stitching, a dark aluminum, matching paint for the extended interior elements and a special woven floor mat are further features of this elegant upholstery and trim.
For the TTS, Audi’s design engineers have developed an innovative technical laser texture for the wings of the dashboard. It has a honeycomb-like, slightly raised structure that gives the TTS an unrivaled sporty appeal.
Numerous details in the interior demonstrate the high standards that Audi places on the quality and function of all control elements. These include the round air vents with the narrow chrome rings and the finely ridged rotary wheels, plus the new split gear knob or selector lever.
The speaker grilles in the optional Bang & Olufsen sound system are another highlight. Instead of holes, they have fine grooves. The specially designed frames for the woofers are adorned with authentic anodized aluminum elements bearing the logo of the Danish hi-fi specialists. This high-end sound system also features a white LED light guide that makes it visual highlight even at night.
The LED interior lighting package – another option – sets precise accents in the area of the doors and the tunnel, for instance.
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.