Audi Sport GmbH presents the most powerful TT of all time, featuring a muscular front-end, large inlets, low spoiler and fixed rear wing. Its newly developed five-cylinder engine delivers 400 hp – accompanied by an unmistakable sound.
Audi TT RS Coupé Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.4 – 8.2 (28.0 – 28.7 US mpg); Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 192 – 187 (309.0 – 300.9 g/mi) (Figures vary depending on engine/transmission/wheels/tires)
Audi TT RS Roadster Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 8.5 – 8.3 (27.7 – 28.3 US mpg); Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 194 – 189 (312.2 – 304.2 g/mi) (Figures vary depending on engine/transmission/wheels/tires)
Thanks to lightweight construction methods, reduced interior friction and enhanced power development, the 2.5 TFSI engine delivers a full 17 percent better performance from its unmodified displacement of 2,480 cc. Its crankcase is made of aluminum, which alone saves 18 kg (39.7 lb). The 2.5 TFSI powerplant is extremely compact, measuring less than 50 centimeters (19.7 in) in length. The engine is also 26 kilograms (57.3 lb) lighter than in the previous model. At 294 kW (400 hp), it offers more power than ever before. The engine’s maximum torque of 480 Nm (354.0 lb-ft) is available between 1,700 and 5,850 rpm. It ensures fantastic pulling power, accompanied by an unmistakable sound. Because of the 1-2-4-5-3 ignition sequence, ignition alternates between adjacent cylinders and those far apart from one another. This brings with it a very special rhythm.
The TT RS Coupé accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 3.7 seconds, the Roadster in 3.9 seconds – this corresponds to the level of a supercar. Audi can govern the top speed at 250 km/h (155.3 mph) or an optional 280 km/h (174.0 mph). Despite increased performance, the fuel consumption of the TT RS Coupé is just 8.2 liters per 100 kilometers (28.7 US mpg). The TT RS Roadster uses a mere 8.3 liters (28.3 US mpg) on average.
The power of the 2.5 TFSI engine flows to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive via a seven-speed S tronic that shifts at lightning speed. Its multi-plate clutch distributes forces fully variably between the two axles. This ensures a strong grip and a high level of driving enjoyment. Torque vectoring makes handling even more agile and safe.
In addition to its light weight, the Audi TT RS has its sporty chassis to thank for its outstanding driving dynamics. The direct steering provides close contact with the road and makes it a pleasure to drive challenging winding stretches. At the front axle, ventilated and perforated steel discs are in action behind the 19-inch wheels – or 20-inch forged lightweight wheels as an option. Alternatively, lighter and particularly abrasion-resistant carbon-fiber ceramic discs are optionally available. At the back, a steel monoblock disc is used. As an option, Audi offers the RS sport suspension plus with Audi magnetic ride adaptive dampers. In this case, the damping characteristic can be influenced electronically in three stages. The control technology is integrated into the Audi drive select dynamic handling system.
Rear lights featuring Matrix OLED technology are available as an option for the TT RS. These emit an extremely homogeneous, high-contrast light. The light does not cast any harsh shadows and does not require any reflectors – this makes the OLEDs in 3D design efficient, lightweight and visually impressive.
Further information about the official fuel consumption figures and official, specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide to fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electricity consumption of new cars,” which is available free of charge from all sales outlets and from DAT (Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH), Hellmuth-Hirth-Strasse 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (www.dat.de).