There’s no mistaking how Audi has made great strides in becoming a threat to many of its competitors, namely BMW and Mecedes-Benz but the carmaker needs to maintain its momentum if plans to take the lead. It’s no surprise to hear that Ingolstadt isn’t running out of ideas and these rumours give us a sense of what Audi has up its sleeves.


Development of the next-generation Audi TT has been going on for years. The original TT concept was unveiled at the 1995 Frankfurt auto show, which played a vital role in establishing Audi as a force in automotive design. The production model remained faithful to the original concept design but the second-generation proved to be more conservative. The third-generation TT is rumoured to aim to recapture the spirit of the original. Launch of the new vehicle is expected to be sometime around late 2014 as a 2015 model.

According to reports, power upgrades for the available engines will be noticeable but not game-changing. This next-generation, N.A.-spec TT will be powered by a 220 horsepower, 2.0-liter version of VW Group’s EA888 turbocharged and direct-injected four-cylinder. The mid-level TT is expected to receive motivation from another turbo four serving up 300 horses. The five-cylinder turbo in the TT RS will live on, but this time with as much as 380 horsepower. As previously available, both front- and Quattro all-wheel drive will be available.

The interior is expected to be more simply styled compared to the current model but will exude a more futuristic feel, due much in part to TFT screen instrumentation. It’s expected that a year after the coupe is revealed, Audi will expand the TT portfolio with a TT roadster.

Stay tuned for more details on the 2015 Audi TT.