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The 2016 TT will offer two engines. The base model gets a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 230 horsepower powering the front wheels. Audi says this combination is good for a 0-62-mph sprint in 6 seconds. The TTS will use an uprated 310-hp version of the same engine connected to the Quattro all-wheel-drive system, for a 0-62-mph time of just 4.7 seconds.
European models will offer a standard six-speed manual transmission, with an optional six-speed automatic transmission with shift-paddle control (what Audi calls "S tronic"). Unlike the current model, we hope Audi sees fit to offer the TT in America with the manual transmission.
Further fostering the TT's sporting intentions, an adaptive sport suspension comes standard on the TTS and is optional on the base model. The system uses magnetic control, similar to the Chevrolet Corvette, for micro-fine, split-second adjustments to road conditions. Audi hasn't confirmed its U.S. engine lineup, thus feeding the possibility that American buyers can also choose the diesel model headed for European roads.
Inside, a revamped cockpit starts with front seats mounted closer to the floor for a sportier driving position. A 12.3-inch digital instrument display allows the driver to choose a "classic" mode that places virtual speed and RPM gauges in the foreground, or a multimedia display that shrinks the gauges and prioritizes smartphone, entertainment and navigation functions. Audi says new voice command functions are also more natural and intuitive. Finally, the trunk is enlarged about 0.5 cubic feet.
Optional safety features will include rear-mounted radar sensors to improve the safety of lane changes, lane-keeping assist to prevent drifting from lanes, and parking assist to independently guide the TT into suitable parking spaces. "Smart" LED high beams can control individual lamps to maintain a broad throw of light without blinding oncoming traffic, although it's unclear whether this feature will get past U.S. safety regulators.
The 2016 Audi TT and TTS will arrive at U.S. dealerships sometime in 2015, starting at around $40,000. The TTS is likely to start around $52,000. That puts Audi's revamped coupe (and eventual roadster) in the company of modern classics like the BMW Z4 and Porsche's Boxster and Cayman. Check back for more information on the 2016 Audi TT, including specs, driving impressions and buying advice as it becomes available.