Audi is all set to present its TT RS Coupé and TT RS Roadster to the world’s public at the Beijing Motor Show this week.
A jury of international motor journalists voted the 2.5 TFSI ‘Engine of the Year’ six times in a row. 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 17 per cent increase in performance at an unchanged capacity of 2,480cc. At 400 horse power, it is more powerful than ever before.
The quattro drive
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, providing strong grip and immense driving pleasure. The wheel-selective torque control makes handling more agile and safe.
In addition to its light weight, the Audi TT RS has its sporty chassis to thank for its handling. The direct steering provides close contact with the road and makes it a pleasure to drive. At the front axle, ventilated and perforated steel discs are in action behind the 19-inch wheels, or 20-inch forged lightweight wheels as an option. Alternatively, lighter and particularly abrasion-resistant carbon-fibre ceramic discs are available.
At the back, a steel monoblock disc is used. As an option, Audi supplies RS sport suspension plus adaptive dampers in magnetic ride technology. The damping characteristics can be influenced electronically. The control technology is integrated into the driving dynamics system known as Audi Drive Select.
Matrix OLED lights
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. These emit an extremely homogeneous, high-contrast light. The light can be continuously dimmed, it does not cast any shadows or require any reflectors. This makes the OLEDs in 3D design efficient, light, and visually impressive.
The TT RS has LED rear lights and LED headlights as standard. Alternatively, the latter are available as intelligently controlled Matrix LED units.
Information is displayed 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, g-force, and more.
The RS sport leather steering wheel with shift paddles has two operating satellite buttons for turning the engine on and off, as well as the driving dynamics system known as Audi drive select in addition to multifunction buttons. This means that the driver’s hands stay on the wheel at all times.
Infotainment and Audi connect
Audi offers a huge amount of high-end infotainment technology. The options include MMI navigation plus with MMI touch including free text search and natural voice control, as well as the Audi connect online module with Wi-Fi hotspot. The new Audi smartphone interface technology displays selected apps from the phone directly in the Audi virtual cockpit.
The new TT RS models will be launched on the European market this autumn.
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