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Audi TT RS

Audi TT RS side view
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Overview of the Audi TT RS

Learn about the Audi TT RS

Summary

The Audi TT RS is the top-tier trim of the Audi TT first produced in 2012 and 2013 and later again in 2018. Early models were offered in a sports coupe and convertible, while the coupe is the only option in recent models. Impeccably designed and equipped with a powerful twin-turbo 5 L engine, this high-performance vehicle is one thrilling ride. The list of standard features is impressive, while the interior strikes a balance between luxury and practicality. While its price tag is substantial, it's well worth a test drive for those who crave the thrill of the ride.

Safety

The first generation of Audi TT RS models are limited in terms of available safety features by today's standards, but it still provides airbags on all sides and high-pressure washers for the headlights. Drivers who are searching for a car with more driving aids should look at newer models, which include:

  • Integrated turn-signal mirrors
  • Optional blind-spot monitoring – to warn drivers when cars are approaching the adjacent lane
  • Front and rear parking sensors

Interior

The interior of the Audi TT RS is sleek and made with high-end materials. The dashboard, doors and seats are dressed in black with brushed aluminum trim, and leather is the standard seat upholstery. The 2013 Audi TT RS convertible replaces back-row seats for storing the drop-down roof. Seats in the Audi TT RS 2019–20 feature unique honeycomb-quilted Nappa leather. The multifunctional centre console is designed to make the front row look like a cockpit.

Technology

The first Audi TT RS released in 2012 was equipped with a number of standard gadgets, such as satellite radio and auxiliary audio input to hook up your music to the car's sound system. When the model returned in 2018, plenty more technical features were added, such as:

  • Infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Rearview camera
  • USB ports

All in-car entertainment features are highly intuitive. Drivers can upgrade their sound system with Bang and Olufsen speakers.

Space

The front row of the Audi TT RS is a little tight but is still adequate for taller commuters. Like most coupes, the back row of seats have limited head and legroom, so leggier passengers may find it less comfortable. Getting in and out of the car may also require a little more bending than in other vehicles. The trunk is a bit shallow, but it's easy to load and unload your items. There are also a few small storage areas within the cabin for extra convenience.

Comfort

Sports car enthusiasts typically love the roar of the engine, but with limited soundproofing in the Audi TT RS, you can expect to hear more noises than usual. The ride might seem a bit stiff and may jostle passengers, but drivers can select different driving modes to increase passenger comfort. Racing around corners is a breeze, and its powerful twin-turbo engine has thrilling acceleration, going from 0-60 in just 3.7 seconds. Steering is easy and makes drivers feel in control.

Pros and cons of the Audi TT RS

  • Thrilling acceleration
  • Premium cabin materials
  • User-friendly infotainment
  • Back seats may seem tight
  • Somewhat limited trunk space
  • Engine sounds can create a noisier ride
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the Audi TT RS

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats4
  • Doors3
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual or Automatic
  • City consumption12.1 - 12.3 L/100km
  • Highway consumption8.2 L/100km
  • Width1832 mm
  • Length4191 - 4201 mm
  • Trunk space340 L
  • Cargo space340 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Audi TT RS

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Audi TT RS 2018 - present is available in 1 trim:

Basic trim features and specs

  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Sport seats in the front
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cornering lights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Glare-free high beam
  • Headlight cleaners
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Short wheel base
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Front sensors
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
2 engines are available with the Basic trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 394 hp
City consumption:12.1 - 12.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.2 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:526 - 531 km
2.5 L - Gas - 400 hp
City consumption:12.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.2 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:526 km

Frequently asked questions about the Audi TT RS

The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of the 2020 Audi TT RS coupe starts at $76,150. You can find used models for $35,000.

The Audi TT RS can top out at 250 km/h or 280 km/h with additional equipment.

For a sports car, the Audi TT RS is surprisingly efficient on gas, with a combined miles-per-gallon (MPG) rating of 31.

The Audi TT RS is equipped with seats for four passengers.

As with all luxury cars, expect to pay more for premium fuel, replacement parts (if needed) and routine services.