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Paris 2014: Audi reveals drop top TT Roadster

Paris 2014: Audi reveals drop top TT Roadster image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Press | posted October 02, 2014 16:52

The roof will open or close in only 10 seconds

After Audi gave us details about their new convertible last week, now the German automaker has finally revealed the 2015 TT Roadster on the opening day of the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

The third-generation TT Roadster comes with a plethora of tech and features that include an updated Audi Space Frame (ASF) that is now lighter and stronger than the previous generation, LED DRLs that can be fitted with LED or HID lighting, a retractable fabric roof that can come in array of colors and will open and close up in just 10 seconds and a digital instrument panel that houses the traditional gauges along with the infotainment system for easy viewing.

The side profile of the Audi TT

Those that opt for the standard Audi TT Roadster can either have the 2.0 TDI engine that creates 184 PS with 380 Nm or the 2.0 TFSI engine that produces 230 PS with 370 Nm of torque. The TDI engine is only available with a 6-speed manual while the TFSI unit can be fitted with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed dual clutch S-Tronic gearbox.

On the other hand, the TTS Roadster is equipped with a 2.0-liter TFSI engine that puts out 310 PS with 380 Nm of torque and can also be mated to either a 6-speed manual or dual clutch gearbox. Additionally, the two cars can be specified in having a FWD or AWD system.