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Audi unveils TT S, TDI

2008-05-01 17:15
Audi has finally revealed official details of its TT S and TT TDI models to be offered in both coupe and roadster forms.

It's official - the TT S will be powered by a 2.0-litre TFSI engine developing an almighty 200 kW and 350 Nm of torque available all the way from 2 500 to 5 000 r/min.

This powerplant is capable of catapulting an S Tronic-equipped sports car to 100 km/h from standstill in just 5.2 seconds. Top end is electronically capped at 250 km/h.

TT S, which becomes available in South Africa in the fourth quarter of this year, has a host of Audi's techno-gizmos at its disposal.

These include Audi's space frame technology, Quattro permanent all-wheel drive, a magnetic ride adaptive damping system and an optional six-speed S Tronic transmission.

The TT S celebrates the sports coupe's tenth year of production. It will, however, be made available in Coupe and Roadster forms.

Also making an appearance in both guises is a turbodiesel version of the TT sourcing its power from a 2.0 TDI powerplant.

The familiar four-cylinder produces 125 kW and 350 Nm and, according to Audi, consumes 5.3 l/100 km.

The 2.0 TDI Coupe quattro covers the 0 - 100-km/h sprint time in 7.5 seconds and runs out of puff at 226 km/h.

News of the arrival of the 2.0 TDI and other roadster models will have to wait - Audi SA remains undecided about when these vehicles could become available in South Africa.

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