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2018 Audi Tt
Select a Different Model (4 Available): TT RS quattro Coupe
Fair Market Price $ 63833
Zero to 60 3.4 seconds
MPG (EPA) 19 CTY /29 HWY
Horsepower 400@5850
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2018 Audi TT MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Attractive exterior design
  • Excellent performance and handling
  • Cool tech features

You Won't Like

  • Numb steering on the standard TT
  • Six-speed dual-clutch in TT and TTS could use an extra gear
  • Convertible body style not available in TTS and TT RS

New for 2018

The 2018 Audi TT gets a new S Line competition package that adds brushed aluminum interior accents, red brake calipers, a sport-tuned suspension, leather/Alcantara sport seats, and a flat-bottom steering wheel. A Bang & Olufsen premium audio system is now part of the optional technology package. Nappa leather seats are now available as part of an optional interior package for the TTS. Perhaps the most important addition to the TT lineup is the range-topping TT RS, which has 400 hp and is the most potent variant.

Vehicle Summary

The 2018 Audi TT RS is a compact luxury sports car that's available in a 2+2 coupe or two-seat convertible variant. All-wheel drive is standard. In addition to the base TT, the TTS and TT RS performance coupes are available.

Overview

Two engines are available in the 2018 Audi TT including a 2.0-liter turbo-four rated at 220 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque in the base TT or 292 hp and 280 lb-ft in the TTS. The TT RS gets a 2.5-liter turbo-five with 400 hp and 354 lb-ft. The TT and TTS use a six-speed dual-clutch automatic and the TT RS gets a new seven-speed unit. EPA fuel economy ratings are 23/30 mpg city/highway for the TT regardless of body style, 23/27 mpg for the TTS, and 19/29 mpg for the TT RS. The coupe body style has a 12-cubic-foot cargo area in the hatch and can be expanded with the split-folding rear seats; however, the TT convertible only has 7.5 cubic feet of trunk space.

Standard features on the 2018 TT include full LED headlights, Bluetooth connectivity, the Virtual Cockpit digital instrument cluster, a rearview camera, keyless entry/start, Audi Drive Select, 50/50 split-folding rear seats (coupe only), heated front seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, and parking sensors. Options include Nappa leather upholstery, navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, and a Bang & Olufsen premium audio system. The TT RS adds more performance goodies front carbon ceramic brakes, a sports exhaust system, and a fixed sport suspension plus a 174-mph top speed.

Safety

The NHTSA and IIHS haven't crash tested the 2018 Audi TT. No active safety features are available in any variant of the Audi TT, but blind spot warning is available as part of a package.

What We Think

In a 2016 First Test, we said the new TT's eye-catching exterior design and minimalist interior makes it even more distinctive. The car features nimble handling thanks to its excellent chassis but it still has the same numb steering feel typical of Audis. The more powerful TTS, as we noted in a 2016 Second Drive, is even quicker. However, the gearbox could use a seventh gear to help it cruise at a lower rpm and minimize the sluggish response off the line.

The TT RS offers a nice balance between comfort and performance thanks to its combination of a good ride and excellent handling courtesy of the standard magnetic shocks. In a 2018 First Drive, we noted that the TT RS comes alive in the corners where you can throw it around and take advantage the all-wheel-drive system's prodigious grip and its rear-wheel bias to allow it to rotate.

Cool Fact

The TT RS is currently one of two Audi models using a five-cylinder engine, the other being the RS 3 sports sedan.

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2018 AUDI TT SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
Engine Name
Engine: 5-Cyl Turbo 2.5 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, S tronic 7 Speed Automatic
Trim
TT RS quattro Coupe
Class
Premium Performance Car
Horsepower
400@5850
Standard MPG
19/29
Body Style
Coupe
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Premium
Seating Capacity
4/4
Package Invoice Retail

Leather Package

CONTAINED IN: [PEF] Design Selection Interior
$280 $300

High Gloss Black Exterior Package

CONTAINED IN: [PAV] Black Optic Package
Pkg Pkg

Dynamic Plus Package

INCLUDES: Alternate Suspension; Carbon Fiber Engine Cover; Ceramic Brakes; Delete: Responsive Suspension; Low Tire Pressure Indicator; OLED Tail Lights NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PC4] Red Brake Calipers
$5580 $6000

Black Optic Package

INCLUDES: Delete: Chrome/Bright Trim; High Gloss Black Exterior Package; Mirror, Toned Driver; Mirror, Toned Passenger; Tires, P255/30ZR20 Summer; Wheels, 20" Alloy NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [CN7] Wheels, 20" 7-Spoke Design, Galvano Silver, Forged with 255/30/20 Summer Tires
$1628 $1750

Technology Package

INCLUDES: Audi Connect with Online Services; Audio System, MMI® Navigation Plus; Built-In Apps; Internal HD; Mobile Integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; Navigaion Via Mobile Phone; Navigation System, with Internal HD and Traffic Info; Overtaking Sensor, Audi Side Assist; Speakers, 12 Upgraded Bang & Olufsen with Subwoofer; Text To Speech / Speech To Text; Wi-Fi Network
$3256 $3500

Engine: 5-Cyl Turbo 2.5 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, S tronic 7 Speed Automatic

Std Std

Exterior Color, Mythos Black Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Glacier White Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Daytona Gray Pearl Effect

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Ara Blue Crystal Effect

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Vegas Yellow

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Nardo Gray

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Catalunya Red Metallic

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Ceramic Brakes

CONTAINED IN: [PAB] Dynamic Plus Package
Pkg Pkg

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Climate Control

Std Std

Audi Cargo Box (PIO)

$70 $75

Audi Connect with Online Services

CONTAINED IN: [PNX] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Built-In Apps

CONTAINED IN: [PNX] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Cargo Net

Std Std

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Internal HD

CONTAINED IN: [PNX] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

CONTAINED IN: [PNX] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Navigation System, with Internal HD and Traffic Info

CONTAINED IN: [PNX] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

CONTAINED IN: [PNX] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Radio Settings, Phone

Std Std

Wi-Fi Network

CONTAINED IN: [PNX] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Mobile Integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

CONTAINED IN: [PNX] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Multi-Function Display Screen, 12.3-Inch with Wheel

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.450

Std Std

Carbon Fiber Engine Cover

CONTAINED IN: [PAB] Dynamic Plus Package
Pkg Pkg

Compass

Std Std

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping, Steering, Suspension

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 14.5 Gallon

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Quattro Full and Part-Time Four-Wheel Drive with Automatic Selection AWD

Std Std

RS Sport Exhaust with Black Finishers

$930 $1000

Rear Lip Spoiler - Deletes Fixed Wing Spoiler

N/C N/C

Delete Front License Plate Holder

N/C N/C

Delete: Chrome/Bright Trim

CONTAINED IN: [PAV] Black Optic Package
Pkg Pkg

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

OLED Tail Lights

CONTAINED IN: [PAB] Dynamic Plus Package
Pkg Pkg

Red Brake Calipers

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PAB] Dynamic Plus Package
$372 $400

Spoiler, Trunk/Hatch

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Paint Protection: Front Bumper (PIO)

$326 $350

Paint Protection: Partial Hood and Fenders (PIO)

$242 $260

Paint Protection: Rear Load Sill/Door Cup/Door Edge (PIO)

$140 $150

Rear Door, Lifting Gate

Std Std

Carbon Fiber Decorative Inlays

$558 $600

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf)

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering

Std Std

Floor Mats, Carpet

CONTAINED IN: [PEF] Design Selection Interior
Grp Grp

Floor Mats

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy On Console And Doors ; None Instrument Panel; Alloy & Leather Shift Knob

Std Std

Main Dashboard Display

Std Std

Design Selection Interior

INCLUDES: Floor Mats, Carpet; [7HB] Leather Package; Red Accents on Air Vents and Seatbelts
$838 $900

Red Accents on Air Vents and Seatbelts

CONTAINED IN: [PEF] Design Selection Interior
Grp Grp

Steering Wheel: Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Storage, Below Seat

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Audi Beam-Quattro (PIO)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [RAB] Audi Beam-Rings (PIO)
$232 $250

Audi Beam-Rings (PIO)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [QAB] Audi Beam-Quattro (PIO)
$232 $250

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

LED Lights, Side Indicator Lights

Std Std

Alloy Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Foldable Mirrors

Std Std

Mirror, Toned Driver

CONTAINED IN: [PAV] Black Optic Package
Pkg Pkg

Mirror, Toned Passenger

CONTAINED IN: [PAV] Black Optic Package
Pkg Pkg

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Warranty Full Service, 12 Months / Other Miles

Std Std

Crystal Effect Paint

$1000 $1075

Metallic Paint

$536 $575

Paint, Black

Std Std

Pearl Effect Paint

$536 $575

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 8

Std Std

Airbags, Knee

Std Std

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Cleaners

Std Std

Headlight Control, Speed Dependant Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, LED

Std Std

Heated Washer

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

CONTAINED IN: [PAB] Dynamic Plus Package
Std Std

Multi-Collision Braking

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Audi Side Assist

CONTAINED IN: [PNX] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Front Radar, Rear Camera and Radar

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent Rain Sensor

Std Std

Audi First Aid Kit (PIO)

$48 $50

Rear Seats, Bench/Sports Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Synthetic Suede/Leather

Std Std

Seating, 4

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front 14-Way Power Heated Sports

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Fine Nappa Leather w/Red Contrast Diamond Stitching

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Black Fine Nappa Leather W/Gray Contrast Diamond Stitching

N/C N/C

Disc Autochanger

Std Std

Nine Speakers

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Audio System, Mmi® Navigation Plus

CONTAINED IN: [PNX] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Audio System, Mmi® Radio AM/FM Radio, 1-Disc CD Changer/MP3 Player, Satellite Radio with Color Screen and Digital Media Card

Std Std

Speakers, 12 Upgraded Bang & Olufsen with Subwoofer

CONTAINED IN: [PNX] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Dynamic Steering

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Alternate Suspension

CONTAINED IN: [PAB] Dynamic Plus Package
Pkg Pkg

Delete: Responsive Suspension

CONTAINED IN: [PAB] Dynamic Plus Package
Pkg Pkg

Responsive Suspension

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Tires, P245/35ZR19 Summer

Std Std

Tires, P255/30ZR20 Summer

CONTAINED IN: [PAV] Black Optic Package
Pkg Pkg

Wheels, 20" 7-Spoke Design, Galvano Silver, Forged with 255/30/20 Summer Tires

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [PAV] Black Optic Package
$930 $1000

Wheels, 19" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, 20" Alloy

CONTAINED IN: [PAV] Black Optic Package
Pkg Pkg
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
144
Powertrain Warranty Miles
50000
Full Warranty Miles
50000
Powertrain Warranty Months
48
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
48
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated