2014 Audi TT will get more efficient, powerful, and stylish
The new 2014 Audi TT will be looking to get power increases across all three models. The TT, TT-S, and TT-RS should all get increased power, as well as increased fuel economy. The new base engine will reportedly be the improved 2.0T which puts out 220HP over the current cars 211HP, and torque should also be higher across the board. The Audi TT-S will most likely get the 2015 Audi S3’s 2.0T motor which puts out 300HP, the current Audi TT-S puts out 265HP so that would be a nice sizable increase. For the Audi TT-RS, Audi will reportedly continue to use a turbocharged 5 cylinder, however this engine would be good for 400HP, compare that to the current cars 360HP and you have a nice sizable increase. This is only just the tip of the iceberg, consider that these cars will most likely have better fuel economy, and better performance as the next generation TT will see another weight reduction.
We expect the next generation Audi TT to have styling influences, from Audi’s Quattro concept which would include a new Grille as well as a new LED headlight design. While the Audi TT has been successful for Audi, the BMW Z4 and Mercedes SLK are also successful for their respective brands. They also tend to sell better as well; it might partially be because both cars have been out longer than the TT and have a more recognized reputation. The Mercedes SLK debuted in 1996, the BMW Z debuted in 1996, whereas the Audi TT debuted in 1999 three years after the competition. Also, the BMW Z and Mercedes SLK have had three generations of vehicles, whereas the Audi TT has only had two generations.
The Audi TT has beaten the BMW Z4, and Mercedes SLK when it comes to value and they can continue this heritage with the next generation models. The BMW Z4 has become so expensive that BMW is actually contemplating another retake on the BMW Z3, and the Mercedes SLK starts at $50,000 which is about $10,000 more than the Audi TT. We don’t know when Audi will debut their next Audi TT, but it’s a safe bet it should be around the same time as the Audi Q7 which is equally as old. The urgency to update the Audi TT is not as strong as the Audi Q7, as SUV sales have increased substantially for the 2013 year globally. When Audi finally releases information on the next generation Audi TT, all eyes will be on them.