2007 Audi TT Roadster : More info & pics

Audi came out with the official press release of its 2007 TT Roadster -see bellow a compact version that includes the most important facts. Have to admit that Audi's new creation looks damn good either with the soft top open either closed. But I can't help from wondering why the hell is the electric mechanism for the soft top standard only in the 3.2 V6 FSI version... Read more about Audi's new soft top here : Audi TT Roadster - Official pictures

PRESS RELEASE - The soft top : The TT Roadster 3.2 quattro comes as standard with an electrohydraulically powered soft top, which is available for the 2.0 TFSI as an option at a price of 1,015 EUR. This version of the soft top opens in just 12 seconds at the push of a button, and can even be operated on the move at speeds of up to 50 km/h. The fully automatic hood incorporates an additional layer of soundproofing beneath the black headliner for even better acoustic and thermal insulation.

The body: Compared to the model it replaces the new TT Roadster has undergone a growth spurt. Length is now 4,178 millimetres (+ 137 mm), width 1,842 mm (+ 78 mm) and height 1,358 mm (+ 8 mm), while the wheelbase has been extended by 46 to 2468 mm.

Like the TT CoupĪµ, the body of the TT Roadster is also built on the principles of Audi Space Frame (ASF) technology. The body is made from 58 percent aluminium and 42 percent steel. This material mix makes the Roadster extremely light, with the 2.0 TFSI tipping the scales at just 1,295 kilograms.

The interior: The interior of the TT Roadster is noticeably larger too, offering extra headroom and elbow room. The width at shoulder height is now 1362 mm, an increase of 29 mm. The increase in the body's dimensions has also benefited luggage space, which has expanded from 210 to 250 litres in both the front-wheel-drive and the quattro variant.

Performance : When fitted with the S tronic shift, the Audi TT Roadster 2.0 TFSI accelerates from standstill to 100 km/h in just 6.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 237 km/h. It burns an average of just 7.8 litres of fuel for every 100 km.

The 3.2 V6 unit delivers 184 kW (250 bhp) and a peak torque of 320 Nm between 2,500 and 3,000 rpm. The TT Roadster 3.2 quattro sprints from 0 - 100 km/h in 5.9 seco with the S tronic gearbox and can reaches a top speed of 250 km/h. It returns average fuel consumption figures of 9.5 l/100 km.

Prices : The new Audi TT Roadster will be launched on the German market in spring 2007, with order books opening before the end of this year. The 2.0 TFSI will cost 33,800 EUR and the 3.2 quattro will come with a price tag of 43,800 EUR.

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