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2012 Audi TTS

Learning To Love The TT Middle Child Before we get started down this rabbit hole, I feel obligated to come clean. I love the Audi TT RS. I love the top-tier TT the way nose bleeds love blow. The high-strung five-cylinder has carved out a warm nook in my bitter black heart because, at the end of the day, the TT RS is physical manifestation of what I thought the entire TT line should have been from the very start. When the first-generation model bowed in 1998, it did so as a powder-puff poser penned more to capitalize on the machine's Auto Union heritage than it did the performance lust... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
2.0L Turbo I4
Power:
265 HP / 258 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed DCT
MSRP:
$52,245 as tested
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    Official: Audi bringing new TT Roadster to Paris
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    The TT may be first and foremost a coupe, but in presenting the third-generation model, Audi has toyed with all sorts of body-styles. There's been the prototypical coupe, of course, but also shooting brake and crossover concepts. The one thing it hasn't shown us is the convertible model, but that ends today as Audi takes the wraps off the new TT Roadster ...

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    Official: Audi sends off second-gen TT with a few enhancements
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    The Audi stand at the Geneva Motor Show this year was the focus of a lot of attention with the reveal of the all-new TT, ushering in the third generation of the stylish sports coupe and roadster. But before the second-gen model gets the old heave-ho, Audi is giving it a few enhancements to send it out on a high note. Stylistically, the 2015 Audi TT and ...

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    Geneva: Get a load of Audi's TTs [w/videos + poll]
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    The third-generation Audi TT coupe has made its debut here at the Geneva Motor Show, showing an evolutionary design for the German automaker's fashion-forward coupe. As expected, the new TT takes plenty of inspiration from the Sport Quattro Concept that debuted in Frankfurt last year, and it draws upon cues from the model's past two generations. After ...

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    Geneva: Audi TT Quattro Sport Concept takes the next-gen to the extreme
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    There's little doubt that the new Audi TTS and its 310-horsepower, 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder will be very quick when released to the general public. As a means of reminding us that Audi can do much more with the little TT, though, the German manufacturer has presented this, the TT Quattro Sport Concept, alongside its litter of new sports ...

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    Official: 2015 Audi TT and TTS fully revealed
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    The base 2.0-liter TDI four-cylinder with standard stop-start churns out 184 hp, 280 lb-ft of torque, and returns a hugely impressive 56 mpg. Ladies and gents, here's your new Audi TT. The third-generation of Audi's two-seat sports car made its debut under the lights at Volkswagen's all-encompassing Group Night. Drawing inspiration from both the ...

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    Official: Audi celebrates 500k TT models with new TTS Competition
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    The stylish Audi TT first debuted in 1998, and while we've only seen two generations of the car over the course of 15 years, some 500,000 examples have been sold. To mark the occasion, Audi has created this special TTS Competition model, available as either a coupe or a roadster and limited to just 500 units. Competition models are set apart from the ...

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    Review: 2012 Audi TTS
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    Learning To Love The TT Middle Child Before we get started down this rabbit hole, I feel obligated to come clean. I love the Audi TT RS. I love the top-tier TT the way nose bleeds love blow. The high-strung five-cylinder has carved out a warm nook in my bitter black heart because, at the end of the day, the TT RS is physical manifestation of what I ...

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    Official: Audi TT S Line competition special edition announced
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    Audi has introduced an S Line Competition version of the TT that dresses things up with the S Line sport and exterior packages, plus a few extra features at reduced cost. Globally, it can be fitted to any TT with up to 211 horsepower, which for us means the standard 2.0 TFSI coupe since we don't get the diesel or smaller gas engines. New bumpers, sills, ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #287
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    LeMans 2012, Infiniti sales goals, Volkswagen and Navistar, Camaro ZL1 faces Ford Shelby GT500 Episode #287 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Chris, Dan and Zach chat about the 24 hours of LeMans, Infiniti's ambitious European sales goals, Volkswagen's trucking ambitions, and the Camaro ZL1 facing off against the Mustang Shelby GT500. Your ...

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    Video: AWD vs. One Wheel Drive: Audi TT RS Plus pitted against Ducati 1199 Panigale S
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    It was only a matter of time, folks. As soon as Audi finalized its purchase of the Ducati brand, we knew to expect a slew of comparison tests pitting the German automaker's finest wares against the two-wheeled exotica rolling out of Italy's best-known motorcycle maker. The scribes from Germany's Auto Bild have indeed taken up the challenge. But what ...

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    Spy Shots: Audi TT mule shows little, promises much
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    When we last checked in with the little bit of speculation there's been on the coming, third-generation Audi TT, rumors said the TT would move upmarket to make MSRP space below for a mid-engined Audi R4. With the R4's future in question, who knows how the TT will play it, but other scuttlebutt says that the TT will be on the MQB platform, will combine ...

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    Report: Audi to preview next TT at Tokyo Motor Show?
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    When the first Audi TT hit the market in 1998, its design was nothing short of revolutionary. The current model (pictured above in RS form), while dynamically superior, has been mainstreamed a bit, going with a more evolutionary approach. But now, rumor has it that Audi is preparing to launch an all-new third-generation model at the rapidly approaching ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Audi TT RS
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    Planting The RS Flag On American Soil Audi has made it clear that it's only a matter of time before we finally get the chance to enjoy a wider slice of the company's RS offerings in the United States. The German automaker has already confirmed that next year will see the arrival of the RS5, and additional models are presently being discussed for U.S. ...

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    Official: First 2012 Audi TT RS delivered in Texas
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    Ladies and gentlemen, the 2012 Audi TT RS has officially landed in the United States. And there was much rejoicing. Audi has announced that one Don Istook has purchased the very first American-spec TT RS from Fort Worth Audi in Texas. Istook is a longtime Audi enthusiast, having raced Quattro coupes in the mid-1980s, and in more recent times, S4 and TT ...

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    Official: 2012 Audi TT RS priced from $56,850*
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    Audi has finally released U.S. pricing on the company's 2012 TT RS. Buyers looking to jump into the 360-horsepower coupe can plan on handing over $56,850 (*plus any applicable destination charges) for the pleasure of ownership. That pricing scoots the mean little Audi well under the Porsche Cayman S at $62,100, though the topless Boxster S narrows that ...

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    Review: 2011 Audi TT 2.0 Quattro Coupe
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    Least Costly TT Gives Entry-Level A Very Positive Meaning Audi invited us out to a California track a little more than a year ago for some hot laps in its new TT RS. Fresh out of development, the enthusiast-tuned variant of its ever-stylish coupe was fitted with a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder sending 340 horsepower to every corner through Audi's ...

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    Video: Audi TT RS blasts from 0-60 in 3.6 seconds with Car and Driver
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    When Car and Driver tested the 2011 Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 V10 FSI, the magazine managed a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds. That's supercar territory, which is to be expected of a $165,00 Audi with 525 horsepower and all-wheel-drive. The 2012 Audi TT RS should hit dealer lots this summer, with a much more reasonable Monroney somewhere in the $60,000 territory. The ...

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    Rumormill: More powerful Audi TT RS Plus on the way
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    Is there a more powerful Audi TT RS on the horizon? According to some leaked information, that appears to be the case. An iteration of the two-door has appeared in internal Audi documents with the name TT RS Plus. It's power output is listed at 355 horsepower, which is a 20 pony jump over the current 335-hp TT RS. It may not sound like much, but if ...

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    Autonomous Audi TTS successfully ascends Pikes Peak
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    The autonomous Audi TTS built by Volkswagen Group Electronics Research Lab, Stanford University and Audi has taken an important first step toward its ultimate goal: participating in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The self-driving TTS officially completed a test run – all the way to the 14,110 foot summit – earlier this year, ...

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    Audi unveils new livery for Autonomous TTS Pikes Peak [w/Video]
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    Audi has revealed a new livery for its Autonomous TTS Pikes Peak research car, drawing on the look of the original Quattro coupe rally cars of the early 1980s. When the Autonomous TTS was first announced late last year, we were expecting it to be running this weekend in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. The current time-line for the program is to run the TTS up ...

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