(from Audi Press Release & SW)
Rarely does a new car appear that maintains all the best features from
the concept stage. The
Audi TT is rightly considered a design milestone of our era, and is
currently available with a number of substantive options.
Audi is presenting its TT sports car with a
V6 engine and innovative transmission technology adopted from motor
racing, the Direct Shift Gearbox DSG. This enables a particularly
dynamic transmission of power with an uninterrupted power flow during
gear changes. The combination of the high-torque 3.2-litre engine with
innovative sports gearbox and quattro permanent four-wheel drive
emphasizes the dynamic driving qualities of the Audi TT in a unique way.
The 250 bhp version of the Audi TT Coupé 3.2 quattro completes the
sprint from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour in 6.4 seconds, whilst its top
speed is gently governed at 250 km/h. This model has an overall fuel
consumption of 9.8 litres per 100 km.
As is the case with the Audi A3 3.2
quattro, the revolutionary Direct Shift Gearbox DSG combines the
advantages of a conventional six-speed manual gearbox with the qualities
of a modern automatic transmission. The driver thus benefits from
enormous agility and driving enjoyment with acceleration that is as
harmonious as it is dynamic, without any interruption in the power flow.
This is combined with good economy thanks to low fuel consumption, and
The sporty TT suspension with its firm but comfortable tuning has been
refined and adapted to suit the more demanding requirements of the new
engine/transmission combination. The front suspension uses McPherson
struts, whilst double wishbones with trailing arms are used at the rear.
The diameter of the anti-roll bars on the front and rear axles has been
increased compared with the four-cylinder turbo versions. The
spring/damper settings have been modified to cope with the increased
power, in order to achieve a further improved driving performance. A
special ESP/ASR and ABS application with integral brake assist takes
account of the car’s even more demanding handling and braking
A 17-inch dual-piston brake system adapted from the version used on the
Audi RS 4 assures an appropriate braking performance. There are
floating-caliper brakes with ventilated 334 millimetre brake discs at
the front. The brake system familiar from the Audi TT quattro, with
floating calipers and ventilated 265 millimetre discs, has been adopted
at the rear axle.
The TT 3.2 quattro is fitted as standard with size 7.5Jx17-inch wheels
of 6-arm “Wing” design and 225/45 tyres. Other 17-inch and 18-inch
wheels of varying designs are available as an option.
The TT 3.2 quattro also has xenon headlights with automatic range
control and titanium-coloured headlight trims as standard.
The most powerful four-cylinder TT engine in the 1.8 T quattro goes
about its work with vigour. With two intercoolers and a large K 04
turbocharger, this four-cylinder engine delivers 165 kW (225 bhp) and
propels the TT Coupé up to a top speed of 243 km/h.
Acceleration and flexibility benefit from an ample 280 Nm of torque
between 2200 and 5500 rpm. This sports car with quattro permanent
four-wheel drive sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds. Power is
distributed between the front and rear wheels via an electronically
controlled Haldex clutch. This oil-immersed multi-plate clutch with
separate oil circuit and its own electronic control unit is the heart of
the four-wheel-drive system on the Audi TT.
In the middle Audi TT Coupé with front-wheel drive, a maximum power
output of 132 kW (180 bhp) and a peak torque of 235 Nm between 1950 and
5000 rpm ensure dynamic performance. This TT needs just 7.8 seconds for
the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h and reaches a top speed of 228 km/h. The
same engine is also available in a version of the car with quattro
permanent four-wheel drive.
Audi also offers a version of the TT which delivers 110 kW (150 bhp) at
5700 rpm. This power output accelerates the TT Coupé from 0 to 100 km/h
in 8.6 seconds and on up to a top speed of 220 km/h. The engine's flat
torque curve (210 Nm from 1750 to 4600 rpm) provides the basis for ample
pulling power and thus aids an enthusiastic driving style.
The front-wheel-drive versions of the Audi TT Coupé and TT Roadster 1.8
T sports cars with 132 kW/180 bhp engine can be ordered with a six-speed
automatic transmission. Thanks to its six speeds, this
particularly compact and lightweight transmission is noted for a wide
overall ratio and can also transfer high levels of torque.
Acceleration stands at 0 to 100 km/h in 8.4 seconds and a top speed of
226 km/h. This model records an overall fuel consumption of 9.1 litres
per 100 kilometres.
The tiptronic also allows sporty manual gearshifts. Thanks to the
gearshift function integrated as standard into the leather-covered
sports steering wheel, these are possible without taking a hand off the
The Dynamic Shift Program DSP permanently analyses the driver’s style
and adjusts the shift points continuously. In addition, the standard
sport program in selector lever position S changes up later for even
more dynamic results.
An advanced sporty suspension system provides the basis for the Audi TT
Coupé quattro's handling. The TT brake system, with four large discs,
ABS and Electronic Brake-force Distribution EBD, is also designed for
sports performance. The 165 kW (225 bhp) version of the TT has
ventilated brake discs at the rear as well as the front.