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New Audi TT comes with 'all-digital' cockpit (gallery)


Deliveries of the new Audi TT Coupe, with an all-digital 'virtual cockpit' and priced between £29,770 and £35,335 on-the-road, will start in December.

Two specification levels - Sport and S line - will initially be available. Both include the Audi 'virtual cockpit', which is based around a 12.3-inch, high resolution LCD display that fills the driver's instrument binnacle and replaces the traditional analogue dials.

     ♦ View a gallery of the new Audi TT Coupe

Drivers can choose between two display modes. In the classic view, the speedometer and rev counter are in the foreground; in 'infotainment' mode the virtual instruments are smaller. The space that becomes free as a result provides room for other functions, such as the navigation map. At the lower edge of the Audi virtual cockpit, the displays for outside temperature, time and mileage are permanently visible. Warning or information symbols are also displayed there.

Sport models also include the 'multi media interface' with a touch pad for fingertip data entry, navigation preparation, Audi music interface and Bluetooth connection, the Audi drive select adaptive dynamics system and keyless start.

S line specification is the most comprehensive and the most performance-oriented in the initial TT line-up.

It adds larger 19-inch alloy wheels with a five-arm star design, all-weather LED headlights and LED tail lights flanked by dynamic rear indicators with a directional sweeping function and S line body styling. It also offers the no cost option to swap to tauter S line sports suspension bringing a further 10mm reduction in ride height.

From the options list, the technology package includes hard disk-based navigation mapping that can completely fill the 12.3-inch TFT monitor, and also beams the internet to the car via Audi connect.

This brings features such as Google Maps, Google Street View, Audi traffic information online, price-graded refuelling locations in the area and the latest news and flight and train information. It also adds Audi music stream and access to social media services such as Facebook and Twitter. A 680-watt, twelve-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system can be added.

LED headlights as standard for S line

Engines available at launch are the 2.0 TFSI 230PS with front-wheel-drive and quattro all-wheel-drive and 2.0 TDI 184PS with front-wheel-drive.

Improved aluminium and steel hybrid construction processes means weight is reduced by 50kg and 67.3mpg capability with CO2 emissions of 110g/km. 0-62mph time is 7.1 seconds.


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