Audi is sending the TTS into the new model year. The new seven-speed S tronic, a standard feature, further improves the acceleration values of the Coupé and Roadster. The TTS competition special model presents an especially refined exterior and an exclusive interior.
The new Audi TTS uses sporty design details to highlight its status as the top model of the TT family from Audi. Elements in a matt aluminum silver look shine in the Singleframe grille with a TTS badge and the matt titanium black insert. The new horizontal blade in the bumper is also striking. It turns up at the ends, forming narrow, upright funnels at the same height as the side air inlets. The full-length front splitter, the vertical air inlets and the trim strips also feature an aluminum look. Powerfully contoured sills also underscore the sporty character viewed from the sides. The hinted vertical air outlets below the rear lights and the broadened diffuser with the four tailpipes of the exhaust system are particular highlights at the rear.
Powerful combination: Seven-speed S tronic, 2.0 TFSI and quattro drive
Sporty acceleration values are possible with the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission thanks to the close ratios of the lower gears. The wide ratio of the highest gear reduces engine speed and with it fuel consumption.
The 2.0 TFSI outputs 225 kW (306 metric horsepower) and has a maximum torque of 400 Nm (295.0 lb-ft) in the speed range between 2,000 and 5,300 rpm. That is 20 Nm (14.8 lb-ft) more than with the predecessor engine. The TTS Coupé accelerates to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 4.5 seconds (Roadster: 4.8 seconds)-a tenth faster than previously. The top speed is restricted electronically to 250 km/h (155.3 mph). A gasoline particulate filter is standard.
The new Audi TTS comes with quattro permanent all-wheel drive and the Audi magnetic ride controlled shock absorber system as standard features. Other suspension modules include progressive steering, four-link rear suspension and Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC).
Sporty highlight: "TTS competition" special model
The Audi TTS competition special model adds a sporty touch-with LED headlights, Audi rings laminated on the side sills, privacy glazing (Coupé only), a fixed rear wing, brake calipers painted red, 20-inch wheels in high-gloss black and other exterior details in gloss black. Glacier white, tango red and mythos black are available for the exterior paint finish.
The two options for leather upholstery and trim give the interior genuine exclusiveness. Express red with contrasting stitching in granite gray or ebony with contrasting stitching in express red. To go with this, the elements of the seat trims and center console come in slate gray chrome paint finish or tango red gloss paint finish (Coupé only). The inside rings of the air vents are painted red, the gear lever knob and steering wheel rim with red 12-o'clock marking from Audi exclusive come in Alcantara. In addition, inlays in carbon come as a standard feature.
Equipment and prices
Audi equips the new TTS with 18-inch wheels. Wheels of sizes 18 and 19 inches as well as exclusive 20-inch wheels from Audi Sport are optionally available. The range of paint finishes contains two new colors: pulse orange and turbo blue. Even in the driver-oriented interior, special details underscore the sportiness of the new TTS: the additional sport screen in the Audi virtual cockpit, the S sport seats and the colored contrasting stitching.
The new Audi TTS will be available from dealerships in Germany and other European countries from the beginning of 2019. The prices for the Audi TTS Coupé start at EUR 54,400, while the Audi TTS Roadster is available from EUR 57,200.