2011 Audi TT RS S Tronic review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 4 October 2010 , 04:10:47 byVeronica

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Audi TT RS S Tronic

With an average fuel consumption of 8.5 liters per 100 km and CO2 emissions of only 197g/km and now available with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the Audi TT RS Coupe can be fairly considered the epitome of awesome, as this model provides comfort, dynamism and efficiency. While shifts are achieved within a few hundredths of a second, the seventh gear reduces engine speed and reduces fuel consumption.
A fuuly automatic mode and a manual one are offered to the driver, together with a launch control function, which provides the car with a perfect acceleration from a standing start by minimum wheel spin and maximum turbo power.
4.3 seconds is waht a Coupe needs to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h, while the top speed of 250 km/h is governed electronically, with the possibility for the driver to remove this option.
Audi engineers have every reason to boast as Audi TT Rs engine, which is a 2.5-liter five-cylinder TFSI, was awarded with the "International Engine of the Year Award",an important event which took place in June 2010.

The Audi TT RS, the top-of-the-range TT model, can now also be ordered with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. This enables the purist driving machine, which was developed by quattro GmbH, to make quite an impression with lightning-fast gear changes and a level of efficiency that is pioneering in its class. The TT RS Coupe consumes an average of 8.5 liters (27.67 US mpg) of fuel per 100 km and emits just 197 g/km (317.04 g/mile) of CO2.

Alongside the version with six-speed manual transmission, Audi is now making the TT RS available with an S tronic seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which perfectly unites dynamism, comfort and efficiency. Shifts are completed within just a few hundredths of a second by changing between the two clutches, and are smooth and very comfortable, with no perceptible interruption in the power flow.

Designed for high efficiency at every speed: The seventh gear is configured as a high-geared overdrive which reduces engine speed, thus cutting fuel consumption. The driver can choose between two fully automatic modes and the manual mode in which he changes gear using the shift paddles on the steering wheel or with the selector lever. In addition, a launch control function offers virtually perfect acceleration from a standing start, with maximum turbo power and minimum wheel spin. This enables the TT RS with S tronic to accelerate even faster than with a manual transmission. The Coupe sprints from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 4.3 seconds. Top speed is governed electronically at 250 km/h (155.34 mph). This speed restriction can be removed as an option.

The unique 2.5-liter five-cylinder TFSI engine in the Audi TT RS received the "International Engine of the Year Award" in June 2010. Fitted with the Audi core technologies of turbocharging and FSI direct injection, this power pack delivers 250 kW (340 hp) between 5,400 and 6,500 rpm and reaches a maximum torque of 450 Nm (331.90 lb-ft) between 1,600 and 5,300 rpm. In conjunction with quattro permanent all-wheel drive and a high-performance chassis, the five-cylinder engine produces an outstanding road performance.

Deliveries of the TT RS with S tronic start in October. The Coupe costs 58,300 and the Roadster 61,150.