New Audi TT RS and TT RS Roadster!

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New Audi TT RS i TT RS Roadster 1
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New Audi TT RS i TT RS Road­ster have been offi­cially reve­aled in latest press rele­ase. Audi adver­ti­ses TT RS as stron­ger than ever.

The new alu­mi­num five-cylin­der engine deli­vers 400 hp, which is 60 hp more than its pre­de­ces­sor,” says Dr.-Ing. Ste­fan Knirsch, Audi Board Mem­ber for Tech­ni­cal Deve­lop­ment. “Toge­ther with the quat­tro drive, it ensu­res sporty dri­ving ple­asure with maxi­mum trac­tion”.

Now Audi has fur­ther deve­lo­ped the five-cylin­der engine in all areas – with ligh­twe­ight con­struc­tion measu­res, redu­ced inter­nal fric­tion and incre­ased power deli­very. As a result,  the turbo engine gains a good 17 per­cent incre­ase in per­for­mance at an unchan­ged capa­city of 2,480 cc. At 294 kW (400 hp), it is more power­ful than ever before. The maxi­mum torque of 480 Nm (354.0 lb-ft) is ava­ila­ble between 1,700 and 5,850 rpm. It ensu­res fan­ta­stic pul­ling power, which accom­pa­nies the unmi­sta­ka­ble sound.

The TT RS Coupé acce­le­ra­tes from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62.1 mph) in 3.7 seconds, the Road­ster in 3.9 seconds – this cor­re­sponds to the level of a super­car. Audi regu­la­tes the top speed at 250 km/h (155.3 mph), or at 280 km/h (173.9 mph) upon requ­est.

The for­ces of the 2.5 TFSI engine flow via a seven-speed S tro­nic, which shi­fts at light­ning speed, to the quat­tro per­ma­nent all-wheel drive. Its multi-plate clutch distri­bu­tes the power fre­ely between the axles.

In addi­tion to its light weight, the Audi TT RS has its sporty chas­sis to thank for its out­stan­ding handling.As an option, Audi sup­plies RS sport suspen­sion plus adap­tive dam­pers in magne­tic ride tech­no­logy. In this case, the dam­ping cha­rac­te­ri­stics can be influ­en­ced elec­tro­ni­cally. The con­trol tech­no­logy is inte­gra­ted into the dri­ving dyna­mics sys­tem known as Audi drive select.

For the first time in a series-pro­duc­tion Audi, Matrix OLED tech­no­logy (orga­nic light emit­ting diode) is used in the rear lights as an option. The TT RS has LED rear lights and LED headli­ghts as stan­dard. Alter­na­ti­vely, the lat­ter are ava­ila­ble as intel­li­gen­tly con­trol­led Matrix LED units.

Con­trols and display in the new TT RS are focu­sed com­ple­tely on the dri­ver. All infor­ma­tion is displayed as stan­dard on the fully digi­tal Audi vir­tual cock­pit with 12.3-inch screen. The dri­ver can cho­ose from three views, inc­lu­ding a spe­cial RS screen that high­li­ghts the rev coun­ter and pro­vi­des infor­ma­tion on tire pres­sure, torque, and g‑force, among other things. The Audi vir­tual cock­pit also displays a shift light which informs the dri­ver that the engine speed limit has been reached.

The new TT RS models will be laun­ched on the Euro­pean mar­ket in fall 2016. The Coupé pri­ces start at 66,400 euros, the Road­ster is listed at 69,200 euros.

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