Say hello to the slightly less wealthy man’s Porsche. Read on for everything pertinent to the 2012 Audi TT.
Audi TT Trims and Features
The Audi TT is a 2-door sports car available either as a Coupe or Roadster (convertible). For 2012, Audi offers 3 versions of the TT, each offering varying degrees of performance. The base TT, starting at $38,300, offers Coupe and Roadster models and boasts standard all-wheel drive (dubbed quattro by Audi), a nice amount of sportiness, and 26 combined MPG.
Moving up to the TTS Coupe or Roadster (from $47,000) gets you 54 more horsepower and improved suspension, while retaining all-wheel drive & the same fuel economy. Both the base TT and TTS are available in Premium Plus or Prestige trim levels.
The TT RS is new to the US, and is available in Coupe style only with a single trim option. The TTRS starts at $56,850 and offers 360 horsepower with a top speed of 174 MPH. If the TT RS sounds like a fit, you’ll want to make early plans for next year; Audi has shipped just 1,000 initial units to the US for both the 2012 and 2013 model years.
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Audi TT Performance
Audi has equipped the 2012 TT Coupe and Roadster with a 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4 engine that’s capable of 211 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. The TT trims get quattro all-wheel drive standard along with a 6-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission featuring Audi’s launch control.
The TTS Coupe and Roadster are fitted with another 2.0 liter turbocharged inline-4, this time worth 265 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. The TTS trims feature the same transmission as the TT, with quattro standard.
The TT RS progresses to a 2.5 liter inline-5, creating 360 horsepower and 343 lb.-ft. Drivers get a 6-speed manual and quattro, both coming standard. Audi claims the TT RS can propel its 3300 pound curb weight from 0-60 in 4.1 seconds.
Audi TT Fuel Economy
EPA estimates tag both versions of the TT and TTS trims at 23/31/26 (city/highway/combined) MPG, with the TT RS Coupe coming in at 18/25/20. All numbers are gauged using premium fuel.
Audi TT Interior Highlights
Audi wouldn’t let one of its nameplates fall below upscale, so, as usual the TT features approving trim and overall style. You’ll get various degrees of Napa leather sport seats, depending on trim, as well as 10 way power & 4 way lumbar adjusting seats and a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, so driver comfort shouldn’t be an issue. The back seat area is another issue altogether. You go from either nonexistent, with the Roadster, or very cramped, with the Coupe; Audi allows just over 29” of legroom for the 50/50 split rear seats, so you may want to label them as ‘emergency only.’
Luggage space for the TT Coupe is better than one might think. Regardless of trim, Coupes are capable of 24.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded or 13.1 cubes with said seats upright. TT Roadsters have quite a bit less to work with, receiving 8.83 cubes for storage.
Audi TT Safety
2012 TT standards include antilock disc brakes with brake assist, stability/traction control, rain sensing windshield wipers, and both driver and front passenger knee airbags. Grab the tech package for the TT RS and you’ll also receive rear parking sensors.
Neither the IIHS nor NHTSA have given crash test results for the 2012 TT.
Audi TT Summary
In terms of everyday driving, a duty in which most units will fulfill, the TT is a fantastic little ride. All-wheel drive, good performance, and an upscale interior combine for a solid all-around car. It’s one of the more sensible luxury sports cars you’ll find, but still a hell of a lot of fun to drive. Come get your TT now, at CarWoo!