April 26, 2016: German carmaker Audi has unveiled the RS version of its popular sports car, the TT, in both Coupe and Roadster versions. The TT-RS features a 2.5-litre, five-cylinder turbocharged petrol motor that generates 400bhp and 480Nm of torque. The power is sent to all four wheels, courtesy Audi's Quattro technology. The RS can propel from 0-100 in just 3.7 seconds and has an electronically-limited top speed of 250km/h. It gets trademark RS goodies such as a sporty body kit, a rear wing and an RS Screen on the inside that displays torque and g-forces. The TT-RS will compete against the Porsche 718 Cayman that was recently unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show.
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1984 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 14.33 kmpl
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Audi TT new model is 50 Kgs lighter than it predecessor, thanks to the Volkswagen's MQB platform and the company's own space frame technology. The company has increased the wheelbase and length of this vehicle, though the width is reduced and height remains the same. Increase in wheelbase of about 37mm ensures slightly more spacious cabin for occupants. At the same time, the company has updated its internal section, which gives it a refreshed look. All the information of the instrument panel is displayed on a virtual cockpit. Other add-ons are new multifunction flat steering wheel and a Bang & Olufsen music player with 12-speakers, 2-woofers and a 14-channel amplifier. This sports coupe is offered in a single variant only, which is incorporated with a 2.0-litre TFSI petrol engine. It comes with a displacement capacity of 1984cc and coupled with a 6-speed S Tronic automatic transmission gearbox that enables smooth gear shifts. It comes with the Quattro permanent all-wheel drive technology, which sends out torque output to all its wheels. This vehicle is loaded with a number of protective features that keeps its passengers safe all through the drive. Some of the key aspects include anti theft wheel bolts, auto hold assist, seat belt reminder, tyre pressure monitoring system and several others in the list. Moreover, its make with an innovative 'Audi Ultra' lightweight technology featuring high strength aluminum that further enhances safety of its passengers. When it comes to exteriors, the car maker has designed this coupe with a stunning appearance that can easily lure anyone at a first glance itself. It has a rigid body structure that is equipped with many striking features. The internal cabin has been updated with a few features and now its look more refreshing. There are several storage compartments available along with a few utility based aspects. For the best in car entertainment, it has an advanced audio unit, which allows its passengers to listen to their favorite tracks. It comes with many comfort features like driver information system, electrically adjustable seats with lumbar support, cruise control function, power operated windows, cigarette lighter with ashtray and a few other such features that enhances the level of comfort. It has a standard warranty of two years or unlimited kilometers along with road side assistance and this period can be further increased for one or two years at an extra cost paid to authorized dealer.
To begin with its front facade, it has a hexagonal shaped radiator grille that is pretty large and treated with a lot of chrome. This is flanked by a luminous headlight cluster that has black finishing and looks trendy in appearance. It is integrated with high intensity xenon headlamps and side turn indicator. It also has LED daytime running lights that gives the frontage a distinct appearance. Just below this, it has a body colored bumper, which houses a large air intake section along with a pair of air ducts. The wide windscreen is made of green tinted glass and integrated with a couple of rain sensing wipers. It has body colored door handles and external mirrors along with black finished window sill. These ORVMs are electrically adjustable and comes with memory function. It is also integrated with LED side turn indicator. Moreover, the visible character lines on its side profile, further enhances its appearance. The car maker has designed its rear end in a splendid way and equipped it with some notable aspects, which gives the vehicle a complete look. These include a luminous clear lens tail light cluster that is incorporated with LED based brake and reverse lights as well as turn indicators. The bumper is well sculpted and comes with a protective cladding that is fitted beneath it for preventing the vehicle from minor damages. The windscreen is pretty wide and accompanied by a defogger along with wash and wipe function. The boot lid has the badge of the company embedded on it and it also has a thick chrome strip.
The steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of 10.9 meters. It has a minimum ground clearance of 135mm. Its wheelbase is increased by 37mm and now it becomes 2505mm that ensures more spacious cabin inside. Its overall length is about 4198mm and has a height of 1353mm. It has a total width is of 1842mm and when we includes both external wing mirrors its width goes up to 1952mm.
Editor's take : The interior styling of the TT is as appealing as any other Audi. The front row seats are spacious and large enough, while the rear seats are strictly meant for kids.
The carmaker has used high quality plastic materials for designing the cabin, which is beautifully decorated with a dual tone color scheme. The cabin is quite roomy and decorated beautifully with an attractive color scheme. It has two individual seats in the cockpit that has electrical adjustment facility along with memory settings. Meanwhile, it has bench seat in the rear cabin for two passengers. The company has used premium Alcantara leather upholstery to cover these well cushioned seats. Cockpit features a smooth and well designed dashboard that is covered with Nappa leather upholstery. The buyers also have an option of customizing its interiors with Valetta or Impulse leather upholstery. The dashboard is fitted with a number of equipments. It features air conditioning vents, which have chrome surround. These spread cool air in the entire cabin and give a pleasant feel to its occupants. It also has a large glove box compartment that is useful for storing many small things in it. The advanced infotainment system, AC unit, and the center console are the other features integrated on the dashboard. It has a stylish driver information unit that includes coolant temperature display, speedometer, electronic odometer, fuel gauge and a digital clock. This also displays a few notifications like ambient temperature, maintenance interval display and so on for the convenience of driver. The extensive use of leather as well as aluminum inserts further gives it a classy look.
It features a power steering system that has tilt adjustment function and mounted with several controls on it. The front seats have electrically adjustment function along with lumbar support. There are power operated windows available with one touch operation. It is bestowed with an advanced music system that offers the best in car entertainment. The all new Bang & Olufsen music player comes with 12-speakers, 2-woofers and 14-channel amplifier that enhances the ambiance of its cabin. Its outside rear view mirrors are electrically foldable and it comes with a pair of rain sensing wipers. It has a tilt and slide electric sunroof that is made of a tinted single glazed safety glass. It is also blessed with height adjustable head restraints, headlight cleaning system, storage package, and auto dimming inside mirrors. It is offered with an accessory power socket that is useful for charging mobile phones and other electronic devices. Aspects like drink holders, removable luggage compartment cover, floor mats, cigarette lighter, ashtray and a few others that enhances their level of convenience. The spacious cabin is installed with an automatic air conditioning system, which comes with sunlight-dependent control system. It electronically regulates the air temperature, air flow rate and air distribution. It also has dust and pollen filter along with air control and recirculation mode.
It offers a total head room of 989mm in the front, which is 829mm in the rear. The front shoulder space comes to 1432mm, which comes down to 1292mm in the rear cabin. It is offered with a boot compartment of 292 litres that can be increased up to 700 litres by folding the rear seat. It is incorporated with a large fuel tank that is capable of storing about 60 litres of petrol in it.
Its engine is mated with an advanced six speed S-Tronic automatic transmission gearbox that uses quattro permanent AWD technology. It propels the vehicle to attain a top speed of nearly 243 Kmph, which is quite good. It also helps in crossing the speed mark of 100 Kmph speed in just 5.6 seconds from a standstill, which is rather impressive.
Editor's take : Power produced by the TT on paper and real world is good enough. The power is good enough for a track day as well.
There are no changes in its technical specifications and it is fitted with the same 2.0-litre TFSI in-line motor has a total displacement capacity of 1984cc. It also comes with an exhaust gas turbocharger and Audi's valvelift system. This TFSI motor carries four cylinders that are further integrated with 16 valves using double overhead camshaft based valve configuration. It is incorporated with a direct fuel injection system that helps in giving a decent mileage. This power train is skillfully coupled with an advanced six speed S-tronic automatic transmission gear box, which transmits torque output to all four wheels through quattro technology. It is capable of belting out a maximum power of 207.8bhp in the range of 4300 to 6000rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 350Nm between 1600 to 4200rpm.
Editor's take : The TT being a sports car, fuel efficiency is the last resort for its buyers, however, the 2.0-litre TFSI engine has good fuel efficiency returning about 6-8km/l.
Turbo fuel stratified injection enhances its fuel efficiency in returning a maximum mileage of around 17 to 18 Kmpl on the bigger roads, which is quite remarkable for this class. The mileage comes down to nearly 10 to 11 Kmpl, when the vehicle is driven on city roads.
There is a 2.0-litre petrol motor that carries four in-line cylinders and 16-valves with an exhaust gas turbocharger and Audi Valvelift system. This help it in delivering a maximum power of 207.8bhp between 4300 to 6000rpm. It generates a commanding torque output of 350Nm in the range of 1600 to 4200rpm.
Editor's take : The music system on the TT is of Bose audio and it misses out on Audi MMI. The instrument panel design is basic and looks aged when compared to other sports car in similar price range.
This model series is blessed with a Bang & Olufsen music player that offers best in-car entertainment to its occupants by allowing them to listen to their favorite tracks all through the journey. The advanced MMI high resolution color screen comes with an integrated navigation system. It has a Symphony radio featuring 6-disc MP3 compatible CD changer, 12 station memory as well as AM/FM reception soft key operating concept. Also, it has a 3-line graphic display that includes 5-channel amplifier as well as nine loudspeakers. There is also an option to connect mobile phones to the music system of this vehicle by way of Bluetooth interface and hands free calls can also be made. Customers have an option of selecting BOSE surround sound system. This features an eight channel amplifier that gives sound output of 255 watts. It also has 12 high performance loud speakers that also includes a sub woofer as well as a center speaker. Owners of this vehicle can also select other optional features like 'S line' leather covered multifunction sports steering wheel in a three spoke design, Audi magnetic ride, sport button and a few other such aspects.
Editor's take : TT in comfort mode has good handling, while in the dynamic mode it is moves a couple of notches higher. Even the steering wheel weighs and the throttle response improves.
The car maker is offering this vehicle with the advanced traction control that minimizes spinning of wheels and increases stability. The electronic stabilization program is another aspect, which keeps it stable even in hazardous situations. It features an electromechanical power assisted steering system that has tilt adjustment function. It is based on the rack and pinion mechanism, which gives an excellent response and makes maneuvering quite easier for a driver even in heavy traffic conditions. It is incorporated with a diagonally split dual circuit braking system. This comprise of ventilated disc brakes at front and solid discs are fitted to the rear wheels. It also comes with superior brake calipers for augmenting the mechanism. It is further loaded with anti lock braking system, hydraulic brake assist and electronic brake force distribution as well. These help in improving the braking mechanism besides providing additional safety to its passengers. It also has an electronic differential lock that automatically brakes on slippery surfaces. It is bestowed with a dynamically tuned damping system. This helps in maintaining stability of the vehicle besides making it capable of dealing with jerks caused on uneven roads.
Editor's take : The safety features on the TT are airbags, ABS with EBD and ESP.
This vehicle's make is based on the Audi Space Frame construction that guarantees maximum safety. It is a blend of aluminum and steel that provides a high degree of rigidity for better handling as well as stability. It comes with a side-on collision protection that features bend resistant aluminum impact beams in the doors. Another common but important aspect is the first aid kit, which is present in the storage space between backrests and at the right of the rear seat. There are full size airbags available for front passengers with 2-stage deployment along with deactivation switch for co-driver's airbag. It also comes with side airbags that are integrated into front seats. It is equipped with warning and control lights available for handbrake-on, engineelectrics, rear spoiler, closed luggage compartment, alternator and some others. Other advanced aspects like anti slip regulation, anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution are also offered for enhanced security. It has three point inertia-reel belts for all seats along with belt tensioners and force limiters at front. The driver and passengers seat belt reminder notification displayed on the instrument panel in the form of acoustic and visual signal.
A set of 17-inch cast aluminum wheels enhances the look of its side profile, that are further covered with tubeless radial tyres of size 245/45 R17. These radials are designed to provide exceptional grip on all roads besides ensuring a high level of security and stability as well. It is also offered with a set of 18-inch aluminum wheels, which are available in both 5-arm and 7-arm dynamic design. The firm has covered them with 245/40 R18 sized tubeless radial tyres, which also deliver an impressive performance.
1. Acceleration and pickup are reliable.
2. Internal cabin is spacious.
3. Itgives a comfortable driving experience.
4. Appealing with a lot of styling aspects.
5. Safety quotient is quite high.
1. Price is not very competitive.
2. Ground clearance is quite low.
3. Head space should be further increased.
4. Interior design can be improvised.
5. Less number of authorized service stations.
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