Since one in two TTs sold features the Quattro all-wheel drive system, Audi has decided to expand the system’s availability by introducing it on the 2.0-liter diesel engine as well.
Aimed at both the Coupe and Roadster variants, the Quattro AWD directs power exclusively to the front wheels under normal driving conditions to help improve fuel consumption.
However, if it detects traction loss, then the electro-hydraulic multi-plate clutch automatically redirects the power to the rear wheels in just a few milliseconds. Additionally, the Quattro, which works together with wheel-selective torque control and an intelligent software for the ESC, allows safe and controlled drifts on low-friction surfaces.
The 2.0-liter TDI-powered Audi TT puts out 184 PS (181 HP) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque. The Quattro version with the S Tronic dual-clutch transmission needs 6.7 seconds to go from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph), and up to 234 km/h (145 mph), while the Roadster is 0.3 seconds slower and can reach 230 km/h (143 mph). The NEDC fuel consumption sits at 5.2 l/100 km (45.2 mpg US) for the coupe and 5.4 l/100 km (43.6 mpg US) for the open-top.
Audi have already opened the order books, and prices kick off from €41,250 ($44,262) for the TT Coupe Quattro S Tronic, while the Roadster sets its prospective buyers back for at least €43,650 ($46,837), in Germany. Deliveries will commence in early 2017.