2012 Audi TTS review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 6 September 2012 , 07:09:11 byAlina

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Audi TTS

The first generation Audi TT model appeared for the first time back in 1998. Since then, the TT managed to grow in a very obvious way. The new TTS comes equipped with a range of aesthetic and mechanical surprises. For example, it features a more muscular front fascia and it comes with a chrome version of the single-frame grille. The engineers also offer larger air inlets, attractive fog lamp bezels and LED daytime running lights. To transfer the output to the road, the model uses 19-inch 3-spoke wheels. The coupe also gets a pair of aluminized side-view mirror caps and other special elements.

Under the Audi TTS hides an up rated turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and the bumper covers a set of exhaust tips. The center console is now a bit more entertaining. The suspension lowered the model by 10 mm in comparison with the standard version of the model. The basic Audi TT is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine capable of developing 211 horsepower and 258 lb. ft. of torque. The Audi TTS can generate 54 horsepower more reaching 265 horsepower and 258 lb. ft. of torque. Each wheel receives power from a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive system developed by Audi. This output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and the Coupe delivers quite an impressive amount of grip.

The carmaker established a starting price of $52.245, including destination fee, so the difference between the new TTS and the TT RS is now just $4.605. The Audi TTS has very dangerous competitors like for example, the BMW 1-Series M Coupe. This model is capable of producing 70 horsepower more and its price starts at $46.135. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and it is available with a manual transmission. Fortunately for the TTS, its appearance seems to be more mature than the 1-Series or even the TT RS. The new Audi can also face the Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Roadster in terms of stylish options, but still the number of people who would pay more for less is quite low.

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