Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Audi TTS Packs Pounds of Driving Pleasure in a Small Package

The Audi TT has always been favored among many as a cute yet sporty offering from the German luxury brand. But if you turn the sportiness up a couple of notches and throw in some additional standard features, you get the 2012 Audi TTS.

This model, available as a coupe or a roadster, packs a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine that makes 265 horsepower and 258 pounds-feet of torque. That horsepower number beats the regular TT by 54 ponies, and the impressive torque figure gives the TTS a 0-60 mph time of 4.9 seconds, according to Audi.

There’s a six-speed dual clutch automated manual transmission that can be switched to manual mode with paddle shifters on the steering wheel or the gear lever on the center console. The TTS has Audi’s Quattro all-wheel drive system and offers a Sport mode button that can be pressed to really enhance the driving experience.
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