First there was the Audi TT, and now with the BMW Z4's entry we have two of the hottest sports coupes from Germany ready to be lapped up by India. Sopan Sharma and Abhishek Nigam pit the cars against each other, and defend their choices!
Sports. Coupes. One of the words is about the absolute pleasure of the senses one experiences inside a car while driving it at speed, the other implies the visual pleasure of looking at the uncluttered, sensuous demeanour from the outside. Bring the two together and you have a lethal combination - a car that looks as fast as it is capable of going. No wonder then that when it comes to inciting desirous reactions from people outside and passion-filled squeals from the passengers inside, sports coupes are the order of the day.
And then we have the ones that come from Germany. Almost invariably with a pedigree in fun, drop-dead gorgeous looks, rock solid reliability and space-age technology, they usually figure in any auto nut's list of most desirable cars. But here is what we are excited about - now, with enough Indian Rupees in hand, two of these stunning machines can occupy our garages.
The Audi TT in its new form has been thrilling enthusiasts with its shape and sense since 2006, and was made available to Indian buyers last year. Not only is it one of the most elegant looking sports coupes in the international market, it also got a headstart on most other cars of the same...read more »
December 21, 2009 By Kunal Khadse
Audi TT Highlights
The Audi TT sportscar is priced in the range of Rs 60.34 - 65.43 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
One of the rare of its kind, the Audi TT is all about the aesthetic pleasure. On the outside, one
gets all the signature Audi's traits like slim, high-set LED headlamps, chunky alloy wheels,
twin exhausts, and a rear spoiler. The sporty quotient of the car continues inside too although
the cabin is not as practical in terms of space and seating option. Under the Hood, the TT is
powered by a 2.0-liter TFSI petrol engine putting out a maximum power of 227 bhp along
with 370 Newton-metre of rotational force. The engine is coupled with a 6-speed automatic
transmission sending the power to the all the four wheels and the TT also offers the
convenience of paddle shifters. In the Indian market, Audi TT is directly pitted against the
Ford Mustang and BMW Z4 among others.
The new Audi TT will be launched in India on April 23 and will be powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The Audi TT will go up against the Porsche Boxster, the BMW Z4 and the Mercedes-Benz SLK amongst others.