Audi is taking the wraps off a new
sports car - the Audi TTS, the top of the
TT model line. Under its hood lies a twoliter
TFSI high-performance engine delivering
a mighty 200 kW (272 hp). This
intense power propels the TTS Coupe to
100 km/h (62.14 mph) from a standstill
in just 5.2 seconds and on to a governorlimited
top speed of 250 km/h (155.34
Designed to appeal to a young and
dynamic clientele, the TTS represents the
Audi brand's Vorsprung durch Technik
(“advancement through technology”) in its
very latest form. The TFSI engine in the
TTS takes the two Audi technologies of
gasoline direct injection and turbocharging
and blends them to form a perfect partnership.
Aside from its output of 200 kW (272
hp), its peak torque of 350 Nm (258.15 lbft),
which is constantly on tap between
2,500 and 5,000 rpm, makes the compact
and lightweight four-cylinder unit so impressive.
The two-liter power unit has been reengineered
and strengthened in a number of key
areas to ready it for operation in the TTS.
Thanks to its excellent efficiency, the sportysounding
TFSI has an average fuel consumption
of just 8.0 liters of fuel per 100 km
(29.375 mpg) in the Coupe when partnered
by the six-speed manual transmission, while
the figure for the roadster averages 8.2
l/100 km (28.659 mpg).
These figures are improved by 0.1 and
0.2 l/100 km (by 0.372 and 0.716 mpg),
respectively, if the optional S tronic dualclutch
transmission is fitted.