Source: Portland Press Herald
A revolutionary new instrument cluster and climate controls highlight the 2016 Audi TT, an evolutionary new edition of the luxury brand’s stylish little sport coupe.
The TT’s exterior design has always been one of the most modern on the road, with proportions and a clean design that seemed unchained from the traditions that limit other automakers’ designers. The all-new 2016 model extends that aesthetic independence inside the cabin.
The TT, available as a coupe or convertible, competes with sports cars like the Alfa Romeo 4C, BMW 228i, Cadillac ATS coupe, Ford Mustang, Jaguar F-type, Lexus RC 350 AWD and Porsche Cayman. There’s not a loser in this bunch, but the TT’s looks, fuel economy and all-wheel-drive have won it a loyal following.
The TT’s exterior styling is a more sophisticated version of the second-generation TT. The interior design is clean and simple, thanks in part to the new instrument panel and climate controls. The instrument panel features a video display that can project a navigation screen, audio options, information about phone calls and speed, engine rpm and performance data.
All-wheel drive and a 220-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine and a six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission are standard. The TT’s EPA fuel-economy rating of 23 mpg in the city, 30 on the highway and 26 combined falls in the middle of the pack. The
The TT’s power and fuel economy have been exceeded by small turbo fours from Alfa Romeo, BMW, Cadillac and other luxury brands. Even mainstream sport coupes like the Ford Mustang and 2016 Chevrolet Camaro offer small turbos that outdo the TT.
While the car’s power is unspectacular, the TT’s handling remains invigorating. The car’s short wheelbase, wide track and performance-tuned all-wheel drive deliver excellent handling and grip.
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