Audi has done an incredibly poor job of keeping the third-generation Audi TT a secret. The first images of the car's rear leaked out late last week, and Audi released its own teaser video for the car last week, too, showing off its aluminum body. Now, the first official photos have surfaced out ahead of the car's debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show on March 4. The official photos are practically identical to the renderings from two weeks ago.

However, it appears that Audi has been able to keep one secret up its sleeve. If you look closely at the TT's grille, the badge appears to read TTS. It also has chrome and brushed aluminum trim on the mirror caps, rear diffuser and front air dam. The interior is also quite similar to the concept interior of the new TT was first shown in January at CES. So, images of the actual TT are likely to still be fresh when the car rolls across the stage at Geneva.

Check out all of the leaked photos in the gallery, and official details about the 2015 TT are expected in the next 24 hours.


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      dex
      • 10 Months Ago
      Owed 2 Audis, '00 A4, '08 A4 (still driving this one), may I express a big "yawn" over this. Very disappointed with the Audi's so called designs lately (A7/A6 is still pretty awesome btw) but the rest are just very boring which is disappointing from where Audi came from and willing to take risks on new generation of vehicles. I think they are getting too comfortable with their sales. Mercedes on the other hand (although I probably will never get one) is taking styling risks (good or bad) but at least they look quite different from one generation to the next.
        MMM
        • 10 Months Ago
        @dex
        I think they found a working formula and keep using and reusing it. While to some it might be boring overall Audi range looks amazing comparing to BMW or MB...
          sparrk
          • 10 Months Ago
          @MMM
          Just because BMW and MB mostly look like crap, doesn't excuse Audi for being lazy.
          Kenyon
          • 9 Months Ago
          @MMM
          Audi wants to be BMW, but will always be VW.
      Groagun
      • 10 Months Ago
      It's interesting reading the comments and responses so far. They are fairly weighted to the negative side but every thumbs down is getting a "Them's Fighten Words" kind of response. I love Audi, or rather have had a soft spot in my heart for them ever since before I could even get a license and I attended the auto show on my own for the first time. An Audi official opened the door to a locked Quattro and let me get in and pretend I was driving. For the most part, Audi has lived up to their end of that bargain by producing some very good to great cars. The original TT was one of those cars. Yes it killed a few early buyers when they went flying off the Autobahn and not having the now mandatory rear spoiler on but, for the most part, it was a great little car. Audi is not alone in 'over hyping' a new model year or generation change but this IS disappointing. You might say it follows the Porsche 911 school of design path. Now this is just what the surface brings us, I want to know more about what's underneath and what engineering advances this new generation brings to the table. Maybe in that we can find what we're looking for. Make no mistake about it though, this is not what I was hoping for visually. It's a rather small volume car that you can experiment with and they simply did not. I'm still a fan but would pass this over for another model in their range.
      Trevor
      • 10 Months Ago
      I love how everyone hates on audi's for looking the same........ HELLO everyone does this sh!t Case in point: http://www.directupload.net/file/d/3550/8ctn73av_jpg.htm http://www.directupload.net/file/d/3550/xphltpdg_jpg.htm
        IBx27
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Trevor
        Citing other german brands doesn't make a sound argument; they're the ones who are doing this the most.
          juststudent
          • 10 Months Ago
          @IBx27
          Yes, that's actually trait of some of European brands, a family design language. Casual viewers could tell whether it's an Audi, BMW, Mercedes or Volvo, coupled with perception of luxury brands, that's a huge plus for their buyers. Something that not always the case with Japanese/American brands. Most automakers are actually want that trait now, not just European/Germany. See those Lexus distinctive grille, headlamp, tail light and overall body style? how about Ford's? Cadillac? Toyota? Kia? Hyundai?
      ACURA23CL
      • 10 Months Ago
      Ok...didn't think I'd like...buuut I LOVE it! At first glance of the new sketches, I thought "Waaay to evolutionary. They didn't change anything...." But then I thought about it a little more, and realized the TT is Audi's 911. That's the way it's gonna be. Then I also saw a sketch of all the generations side-by-side, and when you look at it that way, it actually have evolved, style-wise, quite a bit.
      Ben Lee
      • 10 Months Ago
      Audis usually look better in person so I want to reserve judgement but.. The grill looks like a step back. It looks so basic. The rings on the hood makes sense if the grill is placed lower, ie R8. It just creates a "somethings missing" feel like the Hyundai Genesis. Looking at the pictures this just looks like a squared off, robotized version of mk 2 TT. The belt line and body side reminds me of the previous gen BMW 6 series from the rear 3/4 picture. I dont think the stylists had much freedom here.
      EZen
      • 10 Months Ago
      This is a step back. The current generation Audi TT in black looks amazing. Sleek lines that are so much better than those tacked on fenders of the Gen1. Now, they're bringing back the tacked on fenders look and making the front look worse as well. I have to call this a fail.
        RocketRed
        • 10 Months Ago
        @EZen
        That you mention it now, I realized what's jarring here. They took away the rising rocker panel bulge, which takes some motion out of the back of the car. That kick up in the old car connected with a similar line across the rear bumper, and the character line dropped to meet it curving around the rear wheel well. It worked. The new area looks somehow undesigned between the door cut and the rear wheel and the rear end doesn't connect to the side of the car. Oddly, if you look closely you can see a faint risking line on the side of the car roughly where the old design feature was, but there is no change in surface shape there. This suggests that the pictures may be a shopped version of the old car.
          Lachmund
          • 10 Months Ago
          @RocketRed
          they aren't shopped. i still expected this line you mention to be more pronounced. i guess they decided to go the more minimalistic approach there with the respect to the gen 1 design.
        Lachmund
        • 10 Months Ago
        @EZen
        I feel the opposite. The 2nd gen looked to feminine/ toned down. This looks bolder, more aggressive.
      Dfelix70
      • 10 Months Ago
      There is just no personality now. Very sterile. Disappointing. The interior looks ok, though those are 5 huge vents for such a small car.
      Autoblogist
      • 10 Months Ago
      Meh, the same as it ever was. Schreyer must left a big hole in their design team.
      Db
      • 10 Months Ago
      Back in the day I dated a lady who leased the very first TT in Los Angeles. Everywhere we drove, people would stare, comment, smile, wave and even surround us and ask questions while we were filling it up at the gas station, etc. We even had a guy in a beautiful red Ferrari who was exiting the freeway make a last minute detour back on and speed up to catch us. When he did he had a huge smile on his face and gave a big "thumbs up". The TT did that. It didn't matter if you were wealthy or poor, a car nut or someone who rode the bus. It was unique, beautiful and unlike anything on the road and people noticed and liked it. Sadly... the new TT, is to me.... Zzzzzzzzzzz. The styling is dull, uninspired, even slightly derivative. The interior retains nothing of the Bauhaus execution of the original, and while I'm sure it is a significantly faster and better handling car than the original, it is to me, far less desirable.
        jtav2002
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Db
        I guess I'm in the minority then of NOT liking the original one and having started to like them over the years and redesigns.
        Lachmund
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Db
        back then it was revolutionary with it's simplistic bauhaus approach. yet today I can't even be bothered with the first gen. look at some pictures. try it
          Db
          • 9 Months Ago
          @Lachmund
          I get that, as the original TT never and I mean NEVER looked good in pictures. It had to be seen, sat in and enjoyed in person to truly appreciate. Just one of those cars.
      Arch
      • 10 Months Ago
      An Audi I actually care about.
      ferps
      • 10 Months Ago
      I'm beginning to wonder if Audi design's best days are behind them. The A7 was the last hit they had, and they actually made the A5 & S5 worse with their facelift. Then again, the quattro concept looks fantastic - why doesn't this look like that?
      Lachmund
      • 10 Months Ago
      Wasn't sure but I love it. So glad they put the rings on the hood this time. And we knew that already but hat interior is simply stunning.
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