2011 Audi TTS Coupe.
Audi offers a performance-honed version of the TT. The TTS makes extensive use of aluminum in suspension and body components to reduce weight. An advanced version of Audi magnetic ride and large brakes give the TTS added poise at high speed. The combined effect slices the 0-60 mph time of the TTS down to just 4.9 seconds in the coupe.
Since 2010 model year, the entire TT line is offered exclusively with quattro, making it the only sports car in its class with all-wheel drive.
Bold, aggressive styling sends a clear message of performance and dynamic handling, while a complement of turbocharged engines delivers class-leading power and efficiency. Inside, occupants are treated to an interior built with the same high quality materials found in the A8 flagship.
As before, the Audi TTS boasts a 265 hp version of the 2.0 TFSI® engine alongside a sharper suspension.
The Design | The look of an icon.
The 2011 Audi TT retains the muscular proportions of its predecessors but benefits from a redesigned fascia dominated by Audi’s characteristic Singleframe® grille.
Horizontal chrome cross braces adorn the trapezoidal grille on the Audi TTS, while new honeycomb-style air intakes flank the sides, and high-intensity headlights are standard. The Audi TTS Coupe also features 12 LEDs at the lower edge of the headlamps to serve as daytime running lights.
Viewed in profile, the Audi TTS conveys a sense of poise and speed, with large fender arches housing stylish wheel options providing a powerful posture. In coupe form, a long, arching roofline epitomizes the classic profile of the Audi TTS, while short overhangs in the front and rear lend a sporting, well-balanced stance.
The Interior | Dynamic and comfortable.
A driver-oriented cockpit dominates the interior of the TT with large, easy-to-read gauges and a tri-spoke, flat-bottom steering wheel wrapped in fine-grain leather. The standard, 10-way adjustable front sport seats provide large, supportive bolsters and are standard with Silk Nappa leather for the TTS. The coupe delivers a 2+2 seating arrangement with both storage and seating areas behind the front seats.
For the 2011 model year, Audi designers have added new aluminum-optic elements on the steering wheel, center console and mirron controls. High-gloss black trim accents the rings, rotary light switch.
The TT and TTS models offer up to five interior colors choices with leather specially treated to reduce thermal heating by as much as 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees F) when parked in the sun.
The 2011 TTS also benefits from a driver information system that relays important details, including gear selection, fuel consumption, a trip meter, infotainment and navigation instructions. A lap timer is added on TTS models, and all TT models have Bluetooth® hands free capability and Sirius® satellite radio.
Interior size is maximized for everyday utility. On the 2+2 Coupe, both rear seats can be folded down to expand trunk space from 10.31 to 24.72 cubic feet.
Powertrain and Performance.
• 2.0 TFSI direct injection engine: 265 hp, 258 lb-ft
• 6-speed S tronic, quattro: 4.9 seconds, 22/31 mpg (city/hwy)
• ULEV II emissions rated
The Audi TTS Coupe comes with a more potent version of the same 2.0 TFSI engine, producing an impressive 265 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The extra power helps the TTS accelerate to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. An advanced suite of technological advancements, such as Audi valvelift system and direct-injection, help the 2.0 TFSI maintain respectable fuel economy. Both the TTS Coupe and TTS Roadster return the same 31 mpg highway as the TT.
S tronic Transmission | The definition of sport.
The advanced Audi S tronic® dual-clutch transmission is standard on the Audi TTS. Gear changes happen in just 0.2 seconds, resulting in a near uninterrupted transfer of power to the quattro all-wheel drive system. The driver may choose gears manually via precise- actuating paddle shifters, or by a simple bump of the console-mounted shifter.
Audi magnetic ride – standard on the TTS - complete with “Normal” and “Sport” modes that have been re-engineered to increase driving enjoyment. This technology is further enhanced by the new “Sport” button program that modifies the steering servo boost to increase driver communication, while simultaneously opening a baffle in the exhaust to deliver a more aggressive engine note.
Inside, a multifunction steering wheel greets the driver, as do front sports seats equipped with 10-way power adjustment and four-way lumbar support. Automatic air conditioning and a storage package with a folding compartment under the passenger seat also are standard. Audi concert radio 9-speaker stereo system with SIRIUS satellite radio and MP3 and CD capability provides entertainment, and a driver information system is nestled in the instrument cluster. Cruise control, HomeLink® and Bluetooth hands free make the TT a leader in convenience options, as do a central locking system and power windows with one-touch up/down feature.
Performance-oriented buyers may opt for the TTS Coupe, available in Premium Plus and Prestige models. The TTS is precision tuned and benefits from a 265 hp version of the 2.0 TFSI engine, a quick-shifting S tronic dual-clutch transmission and quattro all- wheel drive. The extra power sharpens the reflexes of the TTS Coupe, resulting in a remarkable 4.9-second 0-60 mph time, with a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph.
TTS models also enjoy exterior design differences, including unique front and rear fascias. For 2011, new 19-inch tri-spoke, five-segment wheels wrapped in summer tires are standard on all TTS models.
Audi Valvelift System (AVS)
AVS intelligently varies the lift and duration of engine exhaust valve movement in response to engine load and power needs. The result is greater engine efficiency and lower fuel consumption.
Direct Injection (FSI).
FSI direct injection works by injecting fuel directly into the combustion chamber instead of the engine intake runners. The advanced process ensures a more complete burn, thereby diminishing waste and increasing power. FSI-equipped engines are able to take advantage of a significantly higher compression ratio and cylinder pressure, thus fully atomizing fuel and optimizing turbocharger boost response as well as efficiency.
The S tronic® dual-clutch gearbox is capable of delivering incredibly quick shifts; under normal driving conditions, the S tronic can change gears in as quickly as 0.2 seconds. This is because the transmission uses dual input shafts and dual clutch packs, allowing the computer to “predict” the driver’s next move and have the appropriate gear at the ready before it happens.
Audi Magnetic Ride.
Using a magnetically charged fluid inside the damper reservoirs, magnetic ride is able to adapt continuously to driver style and road conditions in just fractions of a second. For quick changes in attitude, the driver can select between “Normal” and the more aggressive “Sport” settings on the fly via a console-mounted button.
Servotronic Power Steering.
Standard on all 2011 TT models, servotronic power steering gives drivers a speed-sensitive variable steering ratio. At lower speeds, the steering ratio is quicker in order to provide ultimate maneuverability while parking. Higher speeds yield a slower steering ratio, to give the TT a more stable handling platform and reduce the possibility of overcorrection during emergency maneuvers.
The Audi TT will be backed by a new vehicle limited warranty that includes:
• Four-year/50,000 mile limited new vehicle warranty
• 12-year limited warranty against corrosion perforation
• 24-hour Roadside Assistance for four years
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