Pricing set for UK-bound Audi TTS Coupé and Roadster
Feb 14, 2008
Impressive sports specification including Audi magnetic ride for the most extreme TT to date.
- TTS Coupé and Roadster UK prices confirmed at £33,380 OTR and £35,380 OTR – available to order now for summer 2008 delivery
- Six-speed manual or optional S tronic transmission and standard magnetic ride adaptive damping
- 0-62mph in 5.4 seconds, 155mph top speed, 35.3 mpg combined, CO2 191 g/km (TTS Coupé manual); 0-62mph in 5.6 seconds, 155mph top speed, 34.4 mpg combined, CO2 194 g/km (TTS Roadster manual)
The first Audi TT to sport the evocative ‘S’ insignia denoting extraordinary performance – the new 272PS TTS – is now available to order in Coupé and Roadster styles priced at £33,380 OTR and £35,380 OTR respectively. Equipped with either a standard six-speed manual gearbox or the optional, acclaimed Audi S tronic twin-clutch transmission, the most extreme TT to date will reach its first UK customers in the summer of 2008.
Extensive revisions to the 2.0 litre turbocharged, direct fuel injection petrol engine that already powers the TT have boosted it from 200PS to 272PS with an increase in torque from 280 Nm to 350 Nm, available between 2,500 rpm and 5,000 rpm. With six-speed manual transmission the TTS Coupé reaches 62mph from rest in just 5.4 seconds, and on the German Autobahn can reach a top speed of 155mph before the limiter intervenes. The optional S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission reduces acceleration times by a further two-tenths of a second in both the Coupé and Roadster.
Audi magnetic ride – the innovative adaptive damping system employing sophisticated magnetorheological fluid-filled dampers that firm up or soften under the influence of an electrical charge provided by electromagnets – is fitted as standard to the TTS. It ensures that handling agility befits the ‘S’ badge without ruling out a smooth ride.
The most extreme production TT to date has a striking appearance from the front with newly designed bi-xenon headlamps incorporating trademark Audi LED strip daytime running lights, a redesigned front apron incorporating larger air intakes and aluminium-look door mirror housings. The profile view is enhanced by deeper side skirts and exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels, which can be upgraded to 19-inch 5-spoke ‘star’ alternatives, while at the rear a revised bumper surrounding quad-tailpipes shows the extra performance potential of the TTS.
Inside, two-tone leather sports seats, exclusive ‘S’ instruments with white needles, metal pedals and special aluminium trim elements enhance the already highly regarded sports interior.