The Audi TT RS can now also be ordered with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission
Alongside the version with six-speed manual transmission, Audi is now making the TT RS available with an S tronic seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Audi says the new addition will allow for "lightning-fast gear changes" and a pioneering level of efficiency.
The seventh gear is configured as a high-geared overdrive which reduces engine speed and cuts fuel consumption. The driver can choose between two fully automatic modes and the manual mode in which he changes gear using the shift paddles on the steering wheel or with the selector lever. In addition, a launch control function offers virtually perfect acceleration from a standing start, with maximum turbo power and minimum wheel spin. This enables the TT RS with S tronic to accelerate even faster than with a manual transmission.
The Coupé sprints from zero to 100kph in 4.3 seconds. Top speed is governed electronically at 250kph. This speed restriction can be removed as an option. Consumption is measured at an average of 8.5 litres of fuel per 100 km, and emits 197 g/km of CO2.
The unique 2.5-liter five-cylinder TFSI engine in the Audi TT RS received the “International Engine of the Year Award” in June 2010. Fitted with the Audi core technologies of turbocharging and FSI direct injection, this power pack delivers 250kW (340hp) between 5400 and 6500 rpm and reaches a maximum torque of 450Nm (331.90 lb-ft) between 1600 and 5300 rpm.
Deliveries of the TT RS with S tronic start in October