Audi TT

Over the years, Audi has expanded the TT series to include a hatchback coupe, with two doors and two seats, and a smaller two-seat convertible known as the Roadster.

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Audi TT Origins

Released in 1995, the Audi TT caused a stir in the automotive community. Dubbed for the Tourist Trophy motor sports event, the Audi TT is a two-seat hybrid that includes some of the most well known attributes from traditional sports cars and coupes. It easily couples sleek design with high performance, resulting in a car type that many had never seen before its introduction. In fact, for many local Audi consumers the TT was almost unrecognizable as a part of the lineup (in terms of body style), and they took to it with enthusiasm.

About the Audi TT

In addition to introducing a revolutionary Audi design structure to the marketplace, the TT series has also been known for its luxurious interiors, performance parts, advanced Audi technology, and speed. The Audi TT is a high-performance machine that demonstrates a continuous evolution of Audi’s state-of-the-art engine improvements and amenities from the first generation to the second. Currently, many of the TT models are reaching top speeds of 155 mph.

Modern Audi TTs

Today, Audi provides multiple TT choices, including the TT Coupe, TTS Coupe, TT Roadster, TTS Roadster, and the TT RS. Some models are available in multiple package levels such as the Premium Plus and Prestige, and all models are available in an assortment of colors ranging from Ice Silver Metallic to Misano Red Pearl.

The 2012 Audi TT Coupe and TT Roadster are offered in two package levels: Premium Plus and Prestige. Both boast the Audi 2.0-liter turbocharged DOHC engine with a top speed of 130 mph. The 211 horsepower is just as noteworthy as the 258 lb-ft torque ratio in each. Behind the wheel, the TT Coupe and Roadster models will give 23/31 mpg city/highway. Although the two package levels for the TT Coupe offer many similarities, there are multiple key attributes that separate each style.

On the TT Coupe, the 2.0T Premium Plus features a retractable rear spoiler, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with optimal shift paddles, Bluetooth connectivity, power front seats, and 245/40 performance tires with 18-inch alloy wheels. The HomeLink remote transmitter, automatic air-conditioning, and Audi xenon plus lights are other added benefits. The 2.0T Prestige includes these same highlights in addition to a Bose premium sound system, MMI Navigation, heated front seats, Audi acoustic parking, and interior LED lighting.

Expect increased performance from the TTS Coupe with a 4.9-second zero to 60 time, 155 mph top speed, and 265 hp with 258 lb-ft of torque. Its 2.0-liter, turbocharged, inline, four-cylinder, spark-ignition engine delivers optimal speed.

The TTS Roadster can be purchased in either the Premium Plus or Prestige package levels and boasts a power retractable acoustic top and extra trunk space for an included ski bag. In 5.1 seconds, you can go from zero to 60 and continue to the 155 mph top speed. The Roadster offers 265 hp with 258 lb-ft of torque, in addition to a Servotronic, dual-clutch, automatic transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive. Much like the TT Coupe, you can also choose from the Premium Plus or Prestige package levels with similar features, such as the anti-theft vehicle alarm system, Audi magnetic ride with sport program, and MacPherson front suspension.

Sports-minded design and performance emerges from the TT RS package level with 360 hp and 343 lb-ft of torque. Reaching 60 mph in 4.1 seconds is effortless, or you can cruise while getting an 18/25 mpg city/highway fuel economy. The HomeLink remote transmitter, Bluetooth connectivity, Audi xenon plus headlights, and 255/35 summer performance tires with 19-inch, five-arm, rotor-design wheels are standard, along with Audi Servotronic speed-sensitive steering, Audi magnetic ride with sports program, and traction control.

Audi TT Evolution

The first generation of the Audi TT was brought to the market in 2000, weighing more than 3,600 pounds and featuring a 1.8-liter, 180 hp, turbo-charged inline 4, in addition to a standard plush interior with intuitive climate controls. Consumers could select from front- or all-wheel drive and five-speed or six-speed manual transmission.

In 2003, the manufacturer added a six-speed automatic transmission, and in 2004, a 3.2-liter V-6, 250 hp engine became available. The second-generation Audi TT emerged in 2008 with a variety of improvements in performance and design, including multiple powertrain options such as the TT 2.0T and the TT 3.2. Moving forward, the signature single-frame grill will grace the front of the lighter and more agile vehicle that holds a four-cylinder engine.

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