Audi TTS Coupé and TTS Roadster

March 9, 2017
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Audi TTS Coupé Audi TTS Coupé

High power, a discreet understatement, ample features and a high degree of everyday practicality – all of these strengths come together in the Audi S models. Each model applies its power to the road with quattro permanent all-wheel drive.

A jury of international motor journalists has voted the 2.5 TFSI “Engine of the Year” seven times in a row. Now Audi has further developed the five-cylinder engine in all areas – with lightweight construction measures, reduced internal friction and increased power delivery. The turbo engine gains about a 17 percent increase in performance despite its displacement remaining unchanged at 2,480 cc. Despite increased performance, the fuel consumption of the TT RS Coupé is just 8.2 liters per 100 kilometers (28.7 US mpg); the TT RS Roadster uses 8.3 liters (28.3 US mpg) on average.

At 294 kW (400 hp), the engine is more powerful than ever before. The engine’s maximum torque of 480 Nm (354.0 lb-ft) is available between 1,700 and 5,850 rpm. It ensures fantastic pulling power, accompanied by an unmistakable sound. Cylinders positioned directly beside each other and far away from each other fire alternately. This brings with it a very special rhythm. The TT RS Coupé accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.7 seconds, the Roadster in 3.9 seconds – this corresponds to the level of a supercar. Audi governs the top speed at 250 km/h (155.3 mph), but can optionally increase this to 280 km/h (174.0 mph).

The power of the 2.5 TFSI engine flows to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive via a seven-speed S tronic that shifts at lightning speed. Its multi-plate clutch distributes forces fully variably between the two axles. This ensures a strong grip and a high level of driving enjoyment. Torque vectoring makes handling even more agile and safe.

In addition to its light weight, the Audi TT RS has its sporty chassis to thank for its outstanding driving dynamics. The direct, progressive steering provides close contact with the road and makes it a pleasure to drive challenging winding stretches. At the front axle, ventilated and perforated steel discs are in action behind the 19-inch wheels – or 20-inch forged lightweight wheels as an option. Alternatively, lighter and particularly abrasion-resistant carbon-fiber ceramic discs are available. At the back, a steel monoblock disc is used. As an option, Audi Sport supplies the RS sport suspension plus adaptive dampers featuring magnetic ride technology. In this case, the damping characteristic can be influenced electronically in three stages. The control technology is integrated into the Audi drive select dynamic handling system.

For the first time in a series-production Audi, Matrix OLED technology (organic light emitting diode) is used in the rear lights as an option. These emit an extremely homogeneous, high-contrast light. The light can be continuously dimmed, it does not cast any shadows and does not require any reflectors – this makes the OLEDs in 3D design efficient, light and visually impressive.

Audi TT RS Coupé
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.4 – 8.2 (28.0 – 28.7 US mpg)
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 192 – 187 (309.0 – 300.9 g/mi)

Audi TT RS Roadster
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.5 – 8.3 (27.7 – 28.3 US mpg)
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 194 – 189 (312.2 – 304.2 g/mi)


The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.

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