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Audi TTS and 3.2 V6 discontinued

2010-09-06 11:35

Subtle styling upgrades include new bumpers and wheels. Big news is the new (rationalised) engine line-up.

Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Audi
Model TT
Engine 2.0T FSI
Power 155kW @ 4 300-6 000r/min
Torque 350Nm @ 1 600-4 000r/min
Transmission Six-speed manual/S tronic
Zero To Hundred 6.6 sec
Top Speed 245km/h
Fuel Consumption 6.6l/100km
Weight 1 360kg
Audi SA has rationalised its TT range as part of a global reorganisation necessitated by emissions standards.

The most notable change to the new TT range locally is the absence of the 3.2 V6 models, which have been discontinued globally due to stringent emissions control regulations.

Audi’s TT range henceforth only features four and five-cylinder forced-induction engines, though the TTS has now been phased out locally to prevent cannibalisation of potential TT-RS volumes.

The performance gap between Audi's two new engine derivatives is quite pronounced then - nearly 100kW separating the new 2.0T FSI and 2.5 TT RS engines.

Will you miss TTS? Not with these figures on offer...

The four-cylinder FSI engine gains the latest version of Ingolstadt’s camshaft valve-lift and timing technology.

This translates into 14% lower fuel consumption and improved output figures.

Statistically the TT 2.0T FSI engine now finally sports a power output more in-line with its Golf GTI and VW Scirocco powertrain siblings, producing 155kW at 6000r/min.

With 350Nm of rotational force available between 1600- and 4200r/min, TT 2.0T now has more impressive mid-range urge than either of its VW siblings. 

The new engine is keener by 8kW and 70Nm to the 2.0T FSI unit Audi launched TT with back in 2007.

Audi’s says if you are particularly well-coordinated with its six-speed manual transmission the latest 2.0T FSI TT Coupe should be good for a 0-100km/h benchmark sprint of 6.6 seconds, which is numerically similar to the new engine’s claimed average consumption figure of 6.6l/100km. 

Denoting the new 2.0T FSI TTs are a range of visual signature styling upgrades. These tally a variety of previously optional S-Line trinkets, including revised bumpers (sporting more pronounced air intakes) and new-fangled alloy wheels.

Cabin upgrades include some new aluminium trim finishes. Optional extras list a premium Bose sound system, LED cabin illumination package, rear park distance control and up-sized 18-inch alloys. 

For TT customers wishing to access the TT RS’s awesome performance without the sobering reality of threading a tri-pedal manual transmission performance car though weekday traffic, Audi will start marketing an S tronic dual-pedal TT RS early next year.


2.0T FSI manual (154g/km) - R423 730
2.0T FSI S tronic (164g/km) - R440 680
2.0T FSI quattro® S tronic   (169g/km) - R527 155      

2.0T FSI manual (156g/km) - R459 420
2.0T FSI S tronic (168g/km) - R476 560
2.0T FSI quattro® S tronic (172g/km) - R562 940

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