• Jan 29, 2007


Audi took the time today to inform us Yanks what we'd be paying this year for the privelege to own a new TT. The 2008 Audi TT will start at $34,800 for a base 2.0T Coupe. The TT 3.2 Quattro model begins higher at $41,500. If you like your TT sans its top, a TT Roadster 2.0T will begin at $36,800, while the 3.2 quattro Roadster begins at $44,500. Destination charges are $720 for each model, and if you'd prefer the S tronic gearbox, also known as the DSG transmission in Volkswagen models, over the standard six-speed, add another $1,400 to your total. The highest base price for a TT then will be a 3.2 quattro Roadster with an S tronic transmission that costs $45,900. There will be lots of optional equipment ot push that price higher, however, like a DVD-based navigation system, the "magnetic ride" suspension, 18-inch weels, etc. The base prices seem fair to us considering that Audi appears to have successfully updated the original TT's beloved design while at the same time infusing the car with a bit more sporting prowess. All that optional equipment, however, will easily push the TT's price over $50,000.

Check out Audi's official press release after the jump.

[Source: Audi]

PRESS RELEASE:

AUDI ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR 2008 TT MODELS

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Audi of America, Inc. today announced pricing for its 2008 TT model line-up. TT Coupe models will arrive in dealerships in April, while TT Roadsters follow in May. Prices will range from $34,800 to $45,900 depending upon model and options.

TT Coupe 2.0T models start at $34,800, while 3.2 quattro® models begin at $41,500. TT Roadster 2.0T models have a base price of $36,800, and 3.2 quattro Roadsters start at $44,500. This pricing does not include a $720 destination charge. TT 3.2 models equipped with S tronic gearboxes have a base price $1,400 higher than manual transmission cars. (Coupe: $42,900, Roadster: $45,900)

Both TT model lines will be available in 2.0T or 3.2 quattro form. All 2.0T models will have a 200hp 2.0 TFSI engine mated to a six-speed S tronic gearbox. The 3.2 quattro models will have a 250hp V6 engine and quattro all-wheel drive. A six-speed manual transmission is standard (3.2 quattro only), with a six-speed S tronic gearbox optional.

Carrying on with Audi tradition, the all-new 2008 TT is equipped with class-leading technology. The newest generation of Audi Space Frame® (ASF) combines both aluminum and steel to achieve lighter weight, and better weight distribution for better driving dynamics. Audi magnetic ride (optional) employs the latest in suspension technology and allows drivers to choose between a smooth ride and aggressive handling. Audi's famous S tronic gearbox offers the performance of a manual transmission with the convenience of an automatic, and shifts faster than and any person can at 0.2 seconds per shift.

The 2008 TT will come equipped with a long list of standard luxurious and sporty features. Standard equipment on the 2008 TT includes such items as leather and Alcantara-covered sport seats, automatic climate control, electromechanical power steering, Audi Concert audio system with in-dash CD changer with MP3 capability, 17" alloy wheels, keyless entry with alarm, cruise control, and a leather-wrapped flat-bottom sport steering wheel.

An extensive list of optional equipment allows drivers to personalize their TT model, and give it even more sporting appeal. Audi magnetic ride and 18" alloy wheels add to the TT's sporty handling. An S line package goes one step further by adding more aggressive front and rear styling and 19" alloy wheels with performance tires, and special interior leather trim. An Enhanced Interior package includes Nappa leather covered seats and leather covered interior trip components. TT Roadster models also have an extra storage compartments with this package.

Other options include a DVD-based navigation system with two slots for SD memory cards, Bluetooth phone preparation, Bose® premium sound with Sirius® satellite radio, Bi-Xenon adaptive headlights, iPod interface, Audi parking system, and Baseball-optic leather interior (Roadster only).


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Has a full price list been released? If so, would many people be interested in comparing the TT's pricing to, say, the MB SLK and BMW Z4? If so, I'll add these to my database.

      http://www.truedelta.com/prices.php

      Looks like Delphi is starting to win people over to its magnetic ride control shocks. But in my experience these make the most difference with relatively tall vehicles, which the TT is not.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Those of you who think the TT is style over substance don't know what you are talking about- this is an all new car with aluminum hybrid construction and performance equal to the Z4 and Cayman/Boxster. With AWD, backseats, magnetic-ride and DSG, the TT is also far more practical than its competitors.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Beautiful car. Rather put that 50K on a low mileage used M3 if I want performance though.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Not impressed, still like the 350 Z Roadster.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The new TT looks great, has an excellent very high quality interior and has nice performance because it's light. The TT 3.2 Quattro does 0-60 in only 5.1 second even tough it only has 250 hp. I am sure the 2.0 T will do it under 6 seconds. Overall the package is very nice for the price.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Will there be an option for a full color navigation, of would owners be stuck with one that has a display taken strait from the Nintendo Virtual Boy?
      • 8 Years Ago
      "...and if you'd prefer the S tronic gearbox, also known as the DSG transmission in Volkswagen models,.. "

      I thought the previous Audi TT 3.2quattro was the first VAG model to be sold with the DSG transmission and they called it DSG. I test drove a 2006 A3 2.0T with DSG and I'm certain that the sticker called it "DSG".

      I wonder why the change to S-tronic when DSG has gotten such good reviews with that name.
      • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      So, to get a TT in enthusiast spec--with Quattro and a manual transmission--one must now pony up $42,000?

      A few years ago, C&D staged a comparo between the TT 225 Quattro, Honda S2000, Mustang Mach 1, and Nissan 350Z. It finished last then, and now it's priced itself out of the class.

      I haven't driven the new TT, but can't help questioning the wisdom of pricing it against the Corvette, Boxster, M Coupe, and other, very serious sports cars. Then again, I suppose there's no shortage of people who buy such cars for the style, not the performance.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Not impressed, still like the 350 Z Roadster."

      I'm not a fan of heavier, slower, less advanced cars... though i do understand other people are (such as yourself)

      "A few years ago, C&D staged a comparo between the TT 225 Quattro, Honda S2000, Mustang Mach 1, and Nissan 350Z. It finished last then, and now it's priced itself out of the class."

      Uh, here in 2007, I can link you to at least three german publications which have found the new TT to be superior to the caymanr, and most to the 350z. It would be worth occasionally following german car news, or reading magazines such as CAR who have actually driven the current generation of the car.

      German Auto Motor und Sport: Audi TT vs Cayman - Audi TT winner

      Fifth Gear: Audi TT, Car of the Year

      Road and Track: Audi TT vs Cayman - Cayman edgier, TT "offers a lot more, especially for the price"

      Top Gear: Audi TT, "So why have we chosen the new TT as our Coupe of the Year?..because this one feels like a bona fide sports car. It really drives."

      Basically, at 44.5 the v6 with quattro weighs less then a 350z and will out accelerate it. While it's not as edgy as the cayman (it never made presences to be) the TT is a lot like the R8 when compared to it's rivals, it's easily the easiest car to live with :). I'm sold. Seriously. The deposit is down, this car addresses all of the previous generation's shortcomings.
      • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      The TT, still slow for the money. Damned shame.