Audi TT Sportback concept: a 5-door TT that’s pretty in pink

The 5-door Audi TT Sportback previews a “new member of a potential TT family” at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.


Although the car looks kinda pink in many of the supplied photos, it’s actually a shade of red, dubbed Mars red.

To date Audi has toyed with the idea of TT variants through preview concept cars. Primarily the thoughts bandied about involved high-riding off-road-style TT models, but this new 5-door TT hatchback looks like its a serious contender to go into production.

Inside there’s seating for four via individual bucket seats.

The Audi TT Sportback concept is powered by a 294kW/450Nm 2-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder motor that drives all four wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch (S-tronic) transmission. 0-100km/h takes just 3.9 seconds.

Like other models in this TT generation, the TT Sportback concept features a “virtual cockpit” that does away with the usual large high-res entertainment and nav screen in centre of the dashboard. This is replaced by a single 12.3-inch display in the instrument panel that merges the two functions into one screen.

The car will take pride of place on Audi’s stand at the Paris show alongside the recently unveiled roadster.

Dimensions

Length: 4,470mm (+290mm longer than the TT coupe)
Width: 1,890mm (+60mm)
Height: 1,380mm (-30mm)
Wheelbase: 2,630mm (+120mm)

Engine, power, performance

Type: 2-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol
Power: 294kW (400hp)
Torque: 450Nm (332 lb-ft)
0-100km/h: 3.9 seconds
Fuel consumption (EU): 7L/100km (33.6 US mpg)
CO2 emissions: 162g/km
Drive: all-wheel drive
Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch (S-tronic)



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