Audi TT Updated for 2019, We Think?

Sebastien Bell
by Sebastien Bell

Audi seems pretty confident that they’ve updated the TT for 2019, but they’ve been taking too many notes from Porsche here, because we can hardly see any differences.

As best as we can tell, the major visual updates include a honeycomb grille where the old one was straight lines across; single-frame grilles only; and the TT RS’s side skirts on non RS models.

Again, though, we welcome any help because we haven’t focused so hard on spotting the differences since grade school.

Under the hood, though, Audi is promising some changes you’ll feel (Well, not you, but Europeans. We’ll update you when we get the US-spec changes). The TT will come in three trims and the TT S.

The TT 40 TFSI (197 hp, 326 lb-ft), the 45 TFSI (245 hp, 272 lb-ft), and the 45 TFSI quattro (245 hp, 272 lb-ft, but to all four wheels). The TTS, meanwhile, gets 306 hp and 295 lb-ft. All will be powered by the same 2.0-liter four-pot at different levels of tune.

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The TT will also offer three new colors: cosmos blue, pulse orange, and turbo blue (but that one will only be available on the S line).

Oh, and hey, guess what: it’s been 20 years since the first TT debuted, so Audi is releasing two special editions to celebrate.

The first, the “Audi TT 20 years” will be limited to 999 and features design cues from the 1995 Roadster concept. These include arrow gray paint, stainless steel pipes, unique badges, as well as Matrix OLED tail lights and glossy gray 19-inch wheels.

The second is the TT S line competition and also an annoying mouthful. The TT s line competition builds off the TT S line exterior package and adds a sport screen in the virtual cockpit and contrasting stitching.

Europeans will be able to find the new TT in dealerships in the fourth quarter of 2018, with order books opening in September.

A version of this story originally appeared on Quattro World.

Sebastien Bell
Sebastien Bell

Sebastien is a roving reporter who covers Euros, domestics, and all things enthusiast. He has been writing about the automotive industry for four years and obsessed with it his whole life. He studied English at the Wilfrid Laurier University. Sebastien also edits for AutoGuide's sister sites VW Vortex, Fourtitude, Swedespeed, GM Inside News, All Ford Mustangs, and more.

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