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When we caught up last fall with quattro GmbH boss Stephan Reil at the launch of the TT RS in Las Vegas, the chief of development for Audi’s skunkworks and thus also the company’s in-house tailoring department Audi Exclusive told us that a big part of their latest strategy was to increase special edition models. At the time Reil sited existing special models like the Audi Q7 Patrick Hellmann Edition built for the Russian market. Today we can point to a more current model an eagle-eyed reader (hat tip to Hans) caught while perusing the Audi Germany website. Enter the Audi TT S-line competition.
Taking a closer look, it appears this limited edition TT S-line gets several upgrades most easily identified through the black finish on multiple components including mirrors, chin spoiler, rear valance and an additional trunk-mounted spoiler. Black painted rotor alloys and black-finished exhaust tips round out the line, though Audi Exclusive fans may also be very curious to learn that colors offered with the package are all hues from the Audi Exclusive catalog. More on that below, where we’ve translated the text about the S-line competition to English.
The Audi TT S-line competition creates a sensation from afar. This new package for the Audi TT coupe includes Audi Exclusive cast aluminum 5-arm Rotor design alloys in black and contrasting black exterior mirrors accenting four exclusive paint colors. Powerful dynamics are indicated through the addition of a fixed black rear wing. Other black elements like a black-painted front spoiler edge, mirrors and rear diffusor plus blackened tail pipe tips complete the striking appearance.
• Glacier White Metallic, Samoa Orange Metallic, Daytona Grey Pearl Effect and Misano Red Pearl Effect exterior colors
• S-line exterior package also includes a front spoiler edge and diffusor painted in black and black-finished exhaust tips
• Black Audi Exclusive styling package
• fixed rear wing in black
• exterior mirror housings in black
• cast aluminum wheels, Audi exclusive 5-arm Rotor design, size 9Jx19 with 255/35R tires
• Xenon plus headlight washer system
• S-line sports package with additional multi-function sports leather steering wheel, 3-spoke design with more contoured rim
• matte brushed aluminum inlays in paint, paint in Samoa Orange Metalic inlays, reflective paint Samoa Orange
• seat covers in Alcantara/leather
• leather package
Now for the good news to those of you in the USA. Another reader (hat tip to James) emailed us today asking about the S-line competition. He’d caught mention of it in the MY2013 order guide for the United States and had inquired with two dealerships only to find they had about as much information as he did… i.e. they’d seen it in the order guide as well.
For reference, the American order guide lists Option Code WD6 as the “S-line Competition Package” including 19-inch Roter design wheels in matte black, Sport Edition black exhaust finishers, S-line sport suspension, rear diffuser, headlight washers, S-line interior, S-line exterior, Exterior with black elements (TT RS spoiler, mirrors, splitter) and Black Optics Package. Looking further into the order guide we see that three special colors are listed only for the S-line competition and are not available on standard TTs. Additionally, the S-line competition is not offered in the standard TT colors of Brilliant Black, Scuba Blue, Ice Silver, Ibis White and Oolong Grey. Only Misano Red is offered on both the regular TT and the TT S-line competition.
We’ve sent a note to Audi of America product planning to confirm the packages are one and the same but this seems pretty obvious from reading the details of the kit. Prices for the kit in the German market can be found at Audi’s German website (and are linked below) but we’ve not yet received pricing for the American market.
Below are links to higher resolution product pages of the TT S-line competition. Below that we’ve included our video interview with Stephan Reil regarding special edition models shot last year at the launch of the Audi TT RS.
More Information: Audi.de