With Audi mentioning that one in two TTs sold is rocking an all-wheel-drive layout, we wonder what took them so long to offer the stylish coupe and roadster in a TDI-powered Quattro flavor. Better late than never, right? It is available exclusively with a six-speed, dual-clutch S tronic gearbox sending 184 horsepower (135 kilowatts) and 280 pound-feet (380 Newton-meters) of torque to both axles.
In this configuration, the 2017 Audi TT Coupe 2.0 TDI quattro S tronic (quite the mouthful, isn’t it?) pictured above runs to 62 mph (100 kph) from a standstill in a brisk 6.7 seconds and will reach a maximum velocity of 145 mph (234 kph). The slightly heavier Roadster needs an extra three tenths of a second to complete the sprint and will top out at 143 mph (230 kph).
With this being powered by a turbodiesel 2.0-liter engine, fuel consumption should be pretty impressive. Audi says the coupe will need 5.2 liters / 100 km (or the equivalent of 45.2 U.S. miles per gallon) with corresponding CO2 emissions of 137 g/km. As for the droptop model, it’s a tad thirstier as it requires 5.4 liters for every 100 km (or 43.6 mpg) and will emit 142 g/km of CO2.
The folks from Ingolstadt are now taking orders for the new member of the TT family and are asking €41,250 for the coupe and €43,650 for the roadster in Germany. Should you want to pay more, the optional Audi drive select dynamic handling system will let you choose from comfort, auto, dynamic, efficiency and individual driving modes.
Customer deliveries of the Audi TT 2.0 TDI quattro S tronic in both body styles are slated to commence at the beginning of next year.
By launching a TDI-powered Quattro version, the Audi TT family now comprises no less than seven engine/transmission versions, five of which come with a TSI gasoline engine. The 2.0 TDI can still be had with a FWD setup, and you can choose between a standard six-speed manual transmission or the aforementioned auto ‘box available at an additional cost.
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New drive version for the Audi TT: 2.0 TDI now also as quattro
- All-wheel drive in Audi TT 2.0 TDI with 135 kW (184 hp) extends the range
- Sporty performance and top traction combined with high efficiency
- New model version now on sale, available for delivery from start of 2017
One in two Audi TT cars sold worldwide is a quattro. The successful two-liter diesel engine, which made its appearance with the introduction of the third-generation TT, is now also available in the all-wheel-drive version. Its power is transmitted by the S tronic six-speed dual-clutch transmission. With this combination, both the Coupé and Roadster offer agile performance combined with fuel economy.