Audi TT gets a light refresh with new standard tech, tweaked looks

2019 Audi TT Front Three Quarter View

A facelifted version of the third-generation Audi TT has been revealed, with the Ingolstadt-based automaker describing the updates made to its coupé and roadster models as "comprehensive".

The front end features a three-dimensional Singleframe grille, while side air inlets can be found on all variants.

Changes under the bodywork will see the diesel and petrol engines with the lowest power ratings dropped from the lineup as the 2.0 TFSI becomes the only engine in the range. Globally, the TT will offer both a six-speed manual and a seven-speed dual-clutch, but it looks like the US will get dual-clutch options only.

When the current vehicle launched in 2014, the TT was the first auto to feature Audi's Virtual Cockpit dials; for 2019, buyers will be able to spec an optional Sport display, which provides RS-style engine, torque and G-force info directly ahead of the driver.

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United Kingdom specs haven't been confirmed, but the revised TT is expected to carry over the outgoing model's Sport and S line trim structure. Besides the virtual cockpit, the basic version of the refreshed model now features a drive select dynamic handling system, rain and light sensors, illuminated USB ports and heated side-mirrors as standard (local specifications are, naturally, not yet confirmed).

There will also be a high-performance TT RS that's set to keep faith with the current turbocharged five-cylinder engine, but the updated version of the top TT model isn't due to arrive until 2019, and it's not clear if WLTP will have an adverse effect on the 394 bhp the 2.5-liter unit produces at present. Wheel options include 18-, 19- and 20-inch alloys offered from Audi and Audi Sport. Restricted to 999 cars, it gets a selection of unique details including Moccasin Brown leather, bespoke badging and a choice of two grey paint options.

The 2019 Audi TT should hit North American dealerships some time next year, though pricing has yet to be announced.

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