The base price is for the models equipped with 2.0 TFSI turbo engines making 230 horsepower. A manual is standard, but the S tronic six-speed can be ordered as an option. Ironically, the 2.0 TDI with 184 PS is not the base model, as previously stated. This less powerful diesel engine is more efficient, delivering an amazing fuel consumption of just 4.2 l/100km(56.00 US mpg, equivalent to CO2 emissions of 110 g/km), but it's more expensive at €35,900.
This version of the TT can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in a brisk 7.2 seconds and has a top speed of 235 km/h (146.02 mph). As for the 230 hp version of the TT, that accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in only 6 seconds when equipped with a manual or 5.3 seconds with the optional all-wheel drive and a six-speed S tronic.
To give you an idea of what to expect when the new TT makes it to your corner of the world, know that the 3-door base version of the Golf R with a manual costs €38,300 in Germany and has 300 horsepower from a 2.0 TSI turbo. A Golf GTI with the same 230 hp 2.0 turbo as the Audi, well that's only going to cost you €30,000. That's right, the TT is quite expensive, but it's also more technologically advanced.
With 500,000 sold as of last year, the TT is one of the most successful sports coupes ever made. This third generation model is an evolution of the previous two in terms of design, but is based on all-new underpinnings.
The same MQB platform that's found under the A3 family of compacts is used here. However, the TT is a lighter car than any of the Q3, not to mention smaller. At 4.18 meters (13.71 ft), the two-door is almost exactly the same length as the outgoing car. However, the its wheelbase is extended by 37mm (1.5 inches), thus improving handling. The TT Mk3 is 1,832 mm (6.01 ft) wide, and has the same height as the previous model at 1,353 mm (4.44 ft). Cargo capacity has improved marginally, gaining 13 liters.