Saturday, 23 June 2007

New Audi TT Coupe 2.0 TFSI S-Tronic

By Dr Long

The first generation Audi TT made its debut in 1998 and became an icon in automotive design soon after. Now nine years later, the all-new TT Coupé continues with a higher engine output and a leaner body offering pure sports performance. Euromobil, franchise holder and sole distributor of Audi in Malaysia, has officially launched the 2.0 TFSI S-Tronic model on 21st June 2007.

The new TT features Audi Space Frame (ASF) construction where 69% of the materials used are aluminium with most of it found at and over the front axle. This ensures a more balanced weight distribution for a FF (front engine, front wheel drive) vehicle like the new TT coupe, thereby enabling better on-road dynamism.

“Car enthusiasts would be pleased to note that Audi has lovingly retained and stylishly enhanced the genetic code that makes up the new TT.” said Datuk Syed Wazir Syed Wahid, chairman of Euromobil. “The design concept is compact and embodies the feeling of pure design, pure performance, confidence and strengths that are shared by its owner” he added. “The new TT is utterly uncompromising, and would appeal to a select breed of individuals who want to make a statement” as the Euromobil chairman pointed out the sporty niche of the new TT coupe.

The new TT will initially be available as a 2+2-seater coupé with the superb Audi S-Tronic (Direct Shift Gearbox). It is powered by Audi’s famed and award winning 2.0 Turbo FSI, capable of 200bhp at 5100-6000 rpm and 280Nm of torque from a low 1800rpm through to 5000 rpm. Performance figures are 6.4secs from standstill to 100km/h, on the way to a top speed of 240km/h. A hidden rear spoiler deploys automatically at speed above 120km/h to increase downforce.

Price of the fully-imported new Audi TT Coupé 2.0 TFSI S-Tronic is RM368,000 and is available for viewing and booking at Euromobil and its authorised dealers. All initial 20 units have been snapped up and the response has been encouraging, according to Euromobil Audi Head, Kula Kulendran.

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