Although production of the iconic Audi TT has just wrapped up, the company’s local division is currently rolling out a Final Edition model to commemorate the model’s 25-year history.
As part of the Audi TT‘s farewell tour, the German carmaker has been rolling out a range of different Final Edition models in different markets.
Audi said earlier this year a 25th anniversary model would come to Australia, but didn’t release any information. The TT 45 TFSI quattro Final Edition has now quietly appeared on the company’s stock locator tool.
We’ve reached out to Audi Australia for more information about this vehicle.
The Australian-specification TT 45 TFSI Final Edition is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 180kW of power and 370Nm of torque.
As standard this model receives the S line competition plus package that adds black 20-inch Audi Sport alloy wheels, black exterior highlights, black decals, sport front seats with four-way lumbar, extended aluminium interior finishes, and a leather package.
It’s unclear how many examples of the Audi TT 45 TFSI Final Edition have come to Australia, nor how many are left in the dealer network.
Our Final Edition is different from those in other markets.
In Europe, for example, the TT and TT S Final Edition models are dressed up to look like the high-performance TT RS, and in the US the TT Roadster Final Edition is finished in Audi exclusive Goodwood Green pearl effect paint and Palomino Brown leather upholstery.
The arrival of the Final Edition comes as the final example of the Audi TT rolled off the production line at its plant in Gyor, Hungary after 25 years of production.
Production of the Audi TT started on February 18, 1998 and there were a total of 662,762 examples manufactured in Hungary.
Over the life of the TT, Audi has frequently used the roadster and coupe to debut new technologies for the brand.
The first-generation TT was sold from 1998 to 2006, during which time 178,765 examples of the model were sold.
At launch, the ‘Bauhaus-inspired’ first-generation TT challenged Audi design norms of the time, with the car being a showcase of ‘what could be’ for the brand.
The first-generation TT was also the first production model to receive Audi’s ‘S-tronic’ dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The second-generation model remained true to the TT formula, and introduced the hotter RS model, powered by a 250kW turbocharged five-cylinder engine.
Finally, the third generation, launched in 2014, debuted new technologies for the brand such as the now ubiquitous Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster, plus an active rear spoiler and OLED tail lights.
Year to date, Audi TT sales are actually up in Australia though it’s still a niche player. Audi has sold 88 to the end of October, up from just 36 over the same period in 2022.
That’s still down considerably on TT sales in the early years of the current generation. In 2015, Audi sold 651 TTs in Australia, and sales declined every year thereafter.