The updated sports car receives a mild redesign, improved equipment levels and a new TT S Black Edition to sit at the top of the range.
To celebrate two decades of TT, there will also be a TT 20 Years model – limited to just 999 models worldwide. It’s set to feature a raft of unique styling details, but Audi isn’t revealing yet how many will be available for the UK – or how much it will cost.
Elsewhere in the range, the TT now receives Audi’s new naming structure. 40 TFSI and 45 TFSI models offer up 194 bhp and 245 bhp respectively – both from 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engines.
Potent TT S models sit above these, with power set at 302 bhp. That’s actually a slight decrease over the previous car’s 306 bhp, thanks to a petrol particulate filter to reduce exhaust emissions. However, with a 20 Nm improvement in torque, the new TT S will sprint from 0-60 mph a tenth of a second quicker than previously. Times for the Coupe and Roadster are set at 4.3 and 4.6 seconds respectively.
Its diesel-powered TT ‘Ultra’ has, however, been axed.
The ‘40’ and ‘45’ models are available with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic – S models come exclusively with the latter. In terms of drivetrain, ‘40’ models are front-wheel drive only, S models are only available with quattro four-wheel drive, while ‘45’ models split the difference and offer a choice of either.
On the styling front, it really is a case of ‘blink and you’ll miss it’. There’s a new grille with a 3D effect and a single-piece frame, while Audi’s Matrix LED lights are now available. There are also OLED (organic LED) rear lights.
A selection of new alloy wheels completes the package, alongside three new paint colours – Turbo Blue, Pulse Orange and Cosmos Blue.
Audi has not revealed pricing for the facelifted TT, but expect a small price increase over the outgoing model’s £28,855 starting price.
The facelifted TT will arrive in showrooms towards the end of 2018.