2019 Audi TT Facelift
2019 Audi TT Facelift welcome to audicarusa.com discover New Audi sedans, SUVs & coupes get our expert review. In 2014, the third generation TT was launched sporting the brand redesigned front-end and multi-square lines, but the RS model followed two years later. This makes the current TT RS brand new on the market, and yet Audi is already with the idea of a facelift.
To be honest, at least from a stylistic point of view, it looks like it’s going to be one of the mildest refreshments the world has ever seen, even by Audi standards. The pilot car carries a lot of camouflage over its front and back, but the changes are much harder to spot.
The lower part of the front bumper seems to remain untouched, with only minor modifications made to the two large air intakes on each side. And so we’ve covered pretty much everything new on the TT RS Roadster facelift.
There are also the headlights, which, though look like they will retain the same shape, have different graphics and a new LED strip for the DRL signing of the car. Telling these two apart will not be easy for everyone, but the brand’s most diehard fans.
The side profile looks slightly modified sills and although Audi has also plastered some camouflage films over the mirrors, we see no changes. Perhaps the biggest and most startling modification comes on the back, where the spied TT RS Roadster misses its wings.
It’s hard to tell if the refreshed TT RS will have an active rear spoiler, the engineers just won’t bother to fit it or the new model will just skip a whole. Since there seems to be no aerodynamic modification, we don’t see how the TT RS could suddenly get along without a rear wing, so that one of the other two options should be the right thing. Since installing an active one would add more space (a premium for the TT) as well as weight and complexity, which leaves us with only one explanation.
Since this is the first time the car has been spotted, we don’t really know if Audi will do anything about the performance of the TT RS ‘. Our guess is it is not: 400 PS for a vehicle like this is a lot and, as we have already said, it is not like it is at any risk that overestimated by the competition.
We don’t get to see the inside, but it doesn’t seem to be that a black fabric for the dashboard, suggesting any changes Audi could have operated, are few and hard to spot. You can expect some new or different trim options, some tweaks added to the infotainment system and some more driving aids.
2019 Audi TT Facelift
The powertrain department should not bring drastic changes either. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder both gasoline and diesel engines will continue to dominate the lineup, so the best we can hope for is to pay some better performance or fuel efficiency. But nothing you can rejoice in.
The interior should not see that many changes either. Audi decided to focus on driving and not using a central screen, limiting the surface of the displays to the virtual cockpit-Audi digital instrument cluster. As BMW is accustomed to not relying on a touch-sensitive user interface, the decision was easy to implement and made the TT RS even more like a dedicated sports car.
In other words, this facelift–if we can call it–looks more like an apology for Audi to replace the graphics of his head and taillights. Unless the company Ingolstadt has more important plans that this and plans to bring some significant performance upgrades to the baby R8, which unfortunately we doubt.