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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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    Audi drops more photos and info on "Shelley", the autonomous TT-S
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    We first heard about the latest autonomous driving project from Stanford University and the Volkswagen Group a couple of weeks ago. Audi has released some more information on the car, a TT-S coupe that, like its predecessors, Stanley and Junior, has a name: Shelley. Shelley's being developed to climb Colorado's Pikes Peak without any driver intervention ...

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    Stanford to run driverless Audi TT-S up Pikes Peak next year [w/VIDEO]
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    If you read AutoblogGreen regularly, then you already know that Volkswagen and Stanford University have taken their relationship that began with developing autonomous vehicles to compete in the government-sponsored DARPA Grand Challenge competitions to the next level. VW has committed over $5 million to open the Volkswagen Automotive Innovation Lab on ...

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    Review: 2009 Audi TTS is our Orange Crush... but only just a crush
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    The Audi TT is a highly entertaining package -- good looks, great personality, terrific cabin feel, solid handling and a good price. Yet with the TTS here and the TT-RS on the way (well, not for us Americans, but...), the TT becomes something like The Girl Next Door who you just found out has two hotter siblings. That doesn't mean you have to stop loving ...

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    Audi gifts hometown with 10-ton TT as part of centennial celebration [w/VIDEO]
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    It's not at all unusual for successive generations of a car line to grow larger the preceding edition. However, in an era where down-sizing is becoming more common, this is a bit absurd. Actually, the car shown here is a 33.5 foot long, 10-ton sculpture of the Audi TT coupe. The giant TT has actually been around for several years now, debuting in Berlin ...

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    Porsche considering Audi TTS engine for cheaper Boxster?
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    With sales slumping and money suddenly pretty tight, Porsche would no-doubt love to move more metal. Sure, the Stuttgart, Germany sports car maker has assured us that it will make money this year and next, but it wouldn't hurt to have a little insurance. According to Auto Motor & Sport, more sales could come from a cheaper yet more powerful Boxster. ...

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    MTM tunes up the KTM X-Bow and Audi TTS
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    MTM tunes all things Audi, so it didn't take long for the firm to tweak the KTM X-Bow (with its VAG-sourced inline-four) and the all-new Audi TTS. Of the two, the X-Bow gets the milder tuning (if that's possible), with the 2.0-liter TFSI four-pot getting a boost in output from 240 to 318 horsepower. Torque rises accordingly, with 310 lb-ft on tap, sent ...

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    One million Audi fans can't be wrong
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    2008 was a tough year, but apparently it wasn't equally as tough for everybody. Audi has now reported that it broke through the 1 million unit mark last year, selling more vehicles than it ever has before. Total global sales in 2008 came to 1,003,400 vehicles – up 4.3% over last year – including 82,000 units in December. But while the American ...

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    Audi gets official with TTS and TT TDI
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    Click either image for high-res galleries of Audi's two new TTsAudi has gone ahead and released all it knows about the two newest versions of the TT. The first is the TTS, the most hotted-up version of Audi's sports car brandishing a 2.0L TFSI (turbo, direct-inject) four-cylinder that produces 272 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It features a ...

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    Audi prices TT-S for UK consumption
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Audi TTS Coupe and Roadster.Not that it makes a huge bit of difference here in the States, but Audi released the pricing for its TTS Coupe and Roadster for our friends abroad and it gives us some indication about what we can expect to pay when the duo of hotted-up TTs make it Stateside. The coupe will come in at ...

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    Detroit 2008: Audi TT-S makes 265 hp look so good
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    click above for more high-res live shots of the Audi TT-S It's hard to imagine the Audi TT has been around for ten years, but the coupe has definitely come a long way. The TT-S is the first TT to be a part of Audi's 'S' series and will hopefully live up to the name with 265 horsepower and 258 lb-ft torque in U.S.-trim. Additional features include a slightly ...

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    UPDATE: Audi TT-S images and official info
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    Click above for high-res pics of the Audi TT-S coupe and cabrio.After a series of leaks over the last few days, Audi has finally seen fit to release a bevy of images and the official press release for its Detroit-bound TT-S coupe and convertible. As a refresher, the TT-S finds motivation through a 2.0-liter TFSI inline four producing 268 hp and 258 lb.-ft. ...

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    LEAKED! Audi TT-S breaks cover
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    click above for 20 more high-res images of the Audi TT-S var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Audi_TTS_photos_info_leaked_ahead_of_Detroit_unveiling'; Spanish website Motorpasion somehow got its hands on 20 official-looking images of the soon-to-be-debuted Audi TT-S that some are guessing will be revealed next week at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show. They ...

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    Spy shots: Audi TT-S
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    The first generation TT offered two choices: coupe and convertible. And while that technically counts as two different versions, an enthusiast who actually plans on driving the car knows that that's really just one choice of car. Audi has loosed the variation machine on this second generation TT, however, doubling the possible selections, with coupe and ...

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    Detroit Preview: Audi has plans for big showing
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    The quad-ring obsessives over at Fourtitude have the inside scoop on what Audi plans to unveil in Detroit this January, and enthusiasts stand to benefit from a duo of performance products in the form of an R8 concept and what's likely to be the production version of the TT-S.Audi's midship masterpiece has only been on the market a few months, but it's been ...

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    REPORT: Audi TT RS nearing final approval
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    According to Britain's Autocar, the Audi TT RS is waiting for a nod from Audi brass. Here's hoping the suits start making like bobbleheads and greenlight the über TT soon. The skinny, according to Autocar, goes like this. The TT RS will be powered by a turbocharged version of the 2.5L 5-cylinder currently found under the hood of the VW Jetta. The ...

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    Spy Shots: Audi TT Roadster and TT-S
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    The new shape of the Audi TT is well known by now, but the boys and girls at Ingolstadt have delayed debuting the drop-top version until after the coupe has settled into the marketplace. Winding Road has posted pictures of a TT roadster out on a quiet drive that's been caught by the spy camera's eye, and we can see the soft canvas top Audi's going with in ...

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