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Audi hints at a 5-door TT with TT Sportback at Paris

Date: 02 October 2014   |   Author: Daniel Puddicombe

Audi has revealed its TT Sportback concept at the Paris motor show.

This follows two other concepts shown this year - the Allroad at the Detroit show in January and the Offroad shown at Beijing in April.

The concept is powered by Audi's 2.0-litre petrol engine. It produces 400hp, emits 162g/km CO2 and is good for 40.3mpg, according to the German car maker.

The Sportback concept takes styling cues from its five-door A5 and A7 siblings. It is 29cm longer, 6cm wider, 3cm lower and its wheelbase is 12cm longer than the production TT - which we've reviewed. It sits on the same platform as the roadgoing model.

The company has not mentioned the viability of making the Sportback a roadgoing reality. If it were to reach production it would be unlikely to retain the concept's powertrain.

 "With the TT, Audi created one of the automotive design icons of the last 20 years," said Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi board member for technical development.

"In the years since, we have designed our sporty and elegant five-door Audi A5 Sportback and Audi A7 Sportback. In our Audi TT Sportback concept show car, we are now fusing both concepts to form a new member of a potential TT family," said Hackenberg.