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Audi TT to be discontinued & replaced by an EV

The sporty TT model in the Audi stable may be on the brink of discontinuation. The eroding sales of the Audi TT, which were down by 45% in 2018 and have declined further in 2019 and this could be the primary reason why the brand is likely to discontinue the model from next year onwards.

The first Audi TT was launched two decades ago, and the third generation model was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014. The current model year 2019 could be the last in service and it is likely to be replaced by an electric sports car in the same price bracket. The new car is likely to be based on the MEB platform which serves the Audi Q4 e-tron concept.

Audi plans to upgrade its portfolio by replacing its vehicles with electric versions and has plans to bring in 20 electric vehicles (EV) by 2020 and 30 EVs by the year 2025. It is also reported that the limited edition model of the Audi TT called the ‘Quantum Gray Edition’ will debut soon and will be available for purchase through Audi’s online sales channels.

Internationally, the Audi TT Model Year 2019 is powered by the following options, the specifications of which are mentioned in the following table:-

40 TFSI 45 TFSI 45 TFSI Quattro
Engine Displacement 1,984cc 1,984cc 1,984cc
Engine type 4-cylinder direct injection petrol engine 4-cylinder direct injection petrol engine 4-cylinder direct injection petrol engine
Max. power 197 HP @ 4,300 RPM 245 HP @ 5,000 RPM 245 HP @ 5,000 RPM
Max. torque 320 Nm @ 1,500 RPM 370 Nm @ 1,600 RPM 370 Nm @ 1,600 RPM
Powertrain Front-wheel drive Front-wheel drive Quattro all-wheel drive
Transmission 6-speed manual transmission /

7-speed S Tronic

6-speed manual transmission /

7-speed S Tronic

7-speed S Tronic

 Notable features on the 2019 Audi TT are as follows:-

  • 3D single-frame radiator grille
  • Optional LED headlights or Matrix LED headlights
  • Dynamic turn signal lamps
  • Sports car like port type fuel filler lid
  • 18, 19 and 20-inch alloy wheel options
  • 12.3-inch digital Audi virtual cockpit
  • Audi touchscreen MMI with built-in navigation and smartphone integration
  • 12-speaker high-fidelity Bang & Olufsen sound system
  • Audi Side Assist and Audi Active Lane Assist
  • Park Assist with reverse camera
  • Composite construction body of steel and aluminium

Apart from the Audi TT, even the R8 sportscar can be turned in an EV Hypercar in the future. However, more details about this are currently unavailable…