Audi TTS Roadster

The Audi TT continues to define the sports coupe and convertible segments. Bold, aggressive styling sends a clear message of performance and dynamic handling, while a complement of turbocharged engines delivers class-leading power and efficiency. Inside, occupants are treated to an interior built with the same high quality materials found in the A8 flagship. In 2011, the Audi TT receives a boost in output, to 211 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. As before, the Audi TTS boasts a 265 hp version of the 2.0 TFSI® engine alongside a sharper suspension.

The 2011 Audi TT retains the muscular proportions of its predecessors but benefits from a redesigned fascia dominated by Audi’s characteristic Singleframe® grille. A more aggressive front bumper is fitted with a high-gloss black lattice on the Audi TT, and larger, lower intakes that increase airflow to the engine. Horizontal chrome cross braces adorn the trapezoidal grille on the Audi TTS, while new honeycomb-style air intakes flank the sides. The fog lights on the Audi TT are mounted in a set of chrome rings, and high-intensity headlights are standard on the Audi TT quattro® Coupe, Audi TT quattro Roadster, TTS quattro Coupe and TTS quattro Roadster. All models feature 12 LEDs at the lower edge of the headlamps to serve as daytime running lights.

The rear of the 2011 Audi TT is a classic coupe design. The roofline seamlessly blends into the rear deck, giving the TT an athletic appearance when viewed from behind. Integrated taillights follow the TT subtle bodyline and incorporate a third LED tail lamp, while floating reflectors add visual depth to the rear end.

A driver-oriented cockpit dominates the interior of the TT with large, easy-to-read gauges and a tri-spoke, flat-bottom steering wheel wrapped in fine-grain leather. The standard, 10-way adjustable front sport seats provide large, supportive bolsters and are standard with leather and Alcantara® upholstery for the TT and Silk Nappa leather for the TTS. The coupe delivers a 2+2 seating arrangement with both storage and seating areas behind the front seats.

The Audi TT Coupe and TT Roadster are powered by a revised 2.0-liter TFSI engine for the 2011 model year. The inline-four puts out 211 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, which is available between 1,600 and 4,200 rpm. Complete with the Audi valvelift system, direct fuel injection, two balance shafts and a high compression ratio of 9.6:1, the reworked engine replaces the outgoing 2.0-liter and 3.2-liter FSI® V6, improving both fuel efficiency and performance.

Fitted with a six-speed manual transmission, the TT Coupe accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds before reaching a top speed of 130 mph.

The Audi TTS Coupe and TTS Roadster come with a more potent version of the same 2.0 TFSI engine, producing an impressive 265 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The extra power helps the TTS accelerate to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. An advanced suite of technological advancements, such as Audi valvelift system and direct-injection, help the 2.0 TFSI maintain respectable fuel economy. Both the TTS Coupe and TTS Roadster return the same 31 mpg highway as the TT.

In coupe form, the TT comes standard with a 211 hp 2.0 TFSI engine, lightning-fast S tronic dual-clutch transmission, and quattro all-wheel drive. Standard equipment includes a sport suspension, ESP, ABS, ASR and Audi hill hold assist. Heated external mirrors and windshield washer nozzles prepare the TT for cold weather. The TT Coupe also includes a retractable spoiler, 18-inch, five-arm Dynamic Design wheels.

Audi magnetic ride – standard on the TTS – is optional on the TT, complete with “Normal” and “Sport” modes that have been re-engineered to increase driving enjoyment. This technology is further enhanced by the new “Sport” button program that modifies the steering servo boost to increase driver communication, while simultaneously opening a baffle in the exhaust to deliver a more aggressive engine note.

Source: Audi press

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