The Audi booth at the LA Auto Show promises to be an exciting place this year with updated models, an important new design concept, and an all-new TT.

The four rings bring their third generation 2016 Audi TT Roadster and TTS Coupe to Los Angeles with new design, new cockpit technologies and more power.

Design wise, the new TT and TTS Coupe are evolutionary but take the first steps in a brand new design language with blocker proportions and sharper contours.

Standard full LED headlamps frame a wider and flatter Singleframe grille with a hood sporting deeper contours. At the rear are round exhaust tailpipes and rear spoiler over a decidedly squared out boot.

The TT will be available as coupe and roadster and the TTS will be available as a coupe only. All TT models are standard with a new generation of Quattro all-wheel-drive.

Standard on the TT is a 2.0 liter TFSI engine with 220 horsepower with the more potent TTS Coupe getting a 292 horsepower version of the same engine.

All models feature Audi’s drive select system which allows the driver to adjust the shift points, throttle response, steering and the even the magnetic ride suspension on TTS Coupe.

Making its debut on the TT and TTS is a new virtual cockpit which combines functions of the central MMI monitor and instrument cluster in one huge 12.3” display backed up with 3D graphics powered by NVIDIA.

Generating up to 60 frames per second the display promises smooth virtual needles for gauges. Moreover it opens the door for features like Google Earth maps in motion across the entire screen when in nav mode. Very cool.

The new Audi TT’s go on sale next year with more specifications and pricing to be announced closer to launch.