Audi TT Coupe

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(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 convenient operation.

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 requirements.

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 steering wheel.

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.