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2012 Audi TT & TTS Coupe & Roadster review


The new 2012 Audi TT & TTS

The Audi TT continues to define the sports coupe and convertible segments. Its iconic, bold styling sends a clear message of performance and dynamic handling, while its turbocharged engine delivers class-leading power and efficiency.
2012 Audi TTS Roadster 2.0 TFSI photo2012 Audi TTS Roadster 2.0 TFSI photo
Inside, occupants are treated to an interior built with the same high quality materials found in the A8 flagship.
2012 Audi TTS Coupe 2.0 TFSI photo2012 Audi TTS Coupe 2.0 TFSI photo
The Audi TT Coupe and Roadster are powered by the award-winning 2.0-liter TFSI® engine for the 2012 model year. The inline-four generates 211 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque between 1,600 and 4,200 rpm. Complete with the Audi valvelift system, direct fuel injection, two balance shafts and a high compression ratio of 9.6:1, the engine contributes fuel efficiency and performance, a rarity in a true performance sports car.
2012 Audi TTS Roadster 2.0 TFSI photo2012 Audi TTS Roadster 2.0 TFSI photo
Fitted with a six-speed S tronic® dual clutch transmission that also can be actuated by two paddle shifters on the steering wheel, the TT accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds before reaching a top speed of 130 mph. Audi quattro® permanent all-wheel drive ensures that grip is maximized to deliver power to the road.
2012 Audi TTS Roadster 2.0 TFSI photo2012 Audi TTS Roadster 2.0 TFSI photo
The 2012 Audi TT retains the muscular proportions of the previous model year but benefits from newer design elements such as the Audi Singleframe® grille. An aggressive front bumper and larger, lower intakes that increase airflow to the engine hint at the power beneath the hood. The fog lights on the Audi TT are mounted in a set of chrome rings, and all models feature twelve LEDs at the lower edge of the headlamps to serve as daytime running lights.
2012 Audi TTS Roadster 2.0 TFSI photo2012 Audi TTS Roadster 2.0 TFSI photo
The 2012 Audi TT is a classic coupe design. Viewed in profile, the Audi TT conveys a sense of esthetic design and performance much like the original introduced in 1998. In coupe form, a long, arching roofline epitomizes the classic profile of the Audi TT, while short overhangs in the front and rear lend a sporting, well-balanced stance.
2012 Audi TTS Roadster 2.0 TFSI photo2012 Audi TTS Roadster 2.0 TFSI photo
Larger dual tailpipes flank a matte black diffuser, and an electronically controlled spoiler deploys at 75 mph to improve downforce. Constructed using ASF® space frame technology, the TT is stiff, yet lightweight, which contributes to the sports car handling.
2012 Audi TT Coupe 2.0 TFSI photo2012 Audi TT Coupe 2.0 TFSI photo
The Audi TT interior is driver-oriented with easy-to-read gauges and a tri-spoke, flatbottom steering wheel wrapped in fine-grain leather. The standard, ten-way adjustable front sport seats provide large, supportive bolsters with leather and Alcantara® upholstery. The coupe provides 2+2 seating with both storage and seating areas behind the front seats.
2012 Audi TT Roadster 2.0 TFSI photo2012 Audi TT Roadster 2.0 TFSI photo
Audi Concert Radio nine-speaker stereo system with SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio and MP3 and CD capability, or the available BOSE® Sound System with AudioPilot®, provides entertainment, and a driver information system is nestled in the instrument cluster. Audi MMI® Navigation plus with Audi MMI and Audi music interface also is available.
2012 Audi TT Roadster 2.0 TFSI photo2012 Audi TT Roadster 2.0 TFSI photo
The TT roadster offers the same impressive level of performance but brings a classic soft top to the mix for open-air freedom. Constructed of lightweight aluminum and steel, the top is made of three layers and incorporates a large glass rear window. The insulated layers of the roof help keep cabin acoustics quiet and help reduce heat and cold intrusion when the top is up. The roof can retract in a quick twelve seconds and can be closed while driving at speeds up to 30 mph.
2012 Audi TTS Roadster 2.0 TFSI photo2012 Audi TTS Roadster 2.0 TFSI photo
Safety features that include crumple zones in the front and rear help direct collision energy down and away from the cabin. The TT also incorporates standard front, head and seat-mounted side impact airbags for the driver and the passenger, as well as intelligent, pre-tensioning seat belts.

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