Audi released the current TT back in 2014 so it is not exactly what we would call an old car. Even so, it looks like they are already looking to replace it. Not that long ago we noticed what seems to be a development prototype for the upcoming 2020 Audi TT. Even though the details are still scarce, it looks like this may be the mid-life facelift which should include more than just a mild refresh of its design. For now it looks like the car could feature some changes under the skin as well as a few changes to its model lineup. Most seem to suggest Audi will release another high performance version of the car in order to close the gap between it and the R8. This would allow the company to tackle newly released cars such as the A110 Alpine, one of the new arrivals.
The car is going to use the same MQB modular architecture as before which is already a drawback. Even though this is really capable, it is no match against some of its rivals which use mid-engine platforms or rear wheel drive platforms.
Both of these are known to be superior in terms of handling over the TT. Even so, the car should be the perfect compromise between performance and comfort. Even though it may not be a match for some of its rivals, the new 2020 Audi TT should still be well above the average of its class.
2020 Audi TT Release date and Price
While the development prototype looked ready to go, we can expect the production vehicle to hit the market only in 2018 or early 2019. The car will first hit the European market with the US version arriving a few months later. Its price shouldn’t change much. The base model is likely going to hover around $52,000 with the higher end versions going well past $60,000.
2020 Audi TT Specs
Like before, the most basic version of the 2020 Audi TT should boast a 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-four engine. However, instead of making just 220 horsepower, the car should now get closer to 250 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be quite a bit more different too. Instead of using an iron-block, it will be an all aluminum unit which should be able to provide better low-end torque. Further up the range, the TTS should make the switch to the same type of engine. This should still offer right around 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. The big change here will be, once again, the low-end torque which will be considerably better on the new TTS. Both versions will come with a 6 speed manual as standard while a 7 speed dual-clutch automatic will be an option. The big difference will be the fact that the TTS will come with AWD only while the base model will come with FWD as standard.
The new TT-RS
The current version of the car makes 400 horsepower which is rather impressive. It looks like the future 2020 Audi TT RS might make even more than that. Like before, the car will use a 2.5 liter turbo-five engine. This should be able to boast over 400 horsepower while delivering a massive amount of torque for its size.
Unlike the rest, this one will make use of a torque vectoring system and possibly rear wheel steering. The end result should be a considerably faster car than before with the only drawback being the added weight.
The design – inside and out
The car we managed to see a while ago looks mostly the same as before. The only real differences seem to be in the front. Here, the 2020 Audi TT is likely going to feature a new bumper, more similar to that found on the new A4. This one should feature new intakes on the sides as well as a new grille.
The latter will be slimmer and wider than before in order to bring the TT closer to its sibling. The rear of the car is also likely going to receive a small facelift. Here we should see new tail lights as well as a new exhaust system. Inside the cabin the car may feature a new steering wheel and a new infotainment system with a larger wide-screen.