The Audi TT is a fun little sports car with many fans, but Audi figures it could use a bit more fans. As previewed by the TT Sportback Concept featured here, the German automaker will offer buyers like you a more practical, four-door alternative to the two-door model.
Though a departure from the traditional two-door proportions of the TT, the TT Sportback is not overly radical in terms of design. It is however distinguished by a revised grille with mesh inserts, a new front bumper, and a restyled rear end with slenderer taillights and integrated tailgate.
There is little conceptual about the interior, which looks nearly identical to that of the regular TT. Premium leather upholstery? Check! Aluminum trim and gloss black accents? Check and check! And a boatload of tech and other premium features? Double check.
Separated by a small center console, the rear seats can only seat two passengers.
Power is provided by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder TFSI engine that produces 400 horsepower and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft.) of torque, channeled to all four wheels via a seven-speed S tronic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive system. The TT Sportback Concept sprints to 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standstill in an impressive 3.9 seconds and is capable of returning fuel economy of 7.0 L/100km (33.6 mpg US).
The production Audi TT Sportback will change little from the concept. Is that a good or bad thing? Would you be interested in a four-door TT?