The 2012 Audi TT satisfies the driving enthusiast’s heart and mind. For the heart, there’s blazing acceleration from an advanced turbocharged engine and S tronic® dual-clutch paddle-shift transmission. For the mind, the 2012 Audi TT delivers outstanding luxury, value and fuel efficiency.
Offering coupe and roadster body styles, the 2012 Audi TT (MSRP starting at $38,300) satisfies the heart and stirs the senses. Its strikingly original coupe and roadster designs cover advanced Audi Aluminum Space Frame (ASF) construction, which uses laser-welded aluminum and steel to yield a very light, very strong body. Consider that the 2012 Audi TT coupe weighs just 3,153 pounds, a fact made all the more remarkable when you also consider that the Audi TT comes equipped with a feature you won’t find on the Mercedes-Benz SLK or Porsche Cayman: quattro® all-wheel drive. The 2012 Audi TT models are the only sports cars in their class to offer this performance-enhancing technology.
As in other Audi models, quattro functions as much more than a foul-weather traction assistant. The full-time all-wheel drive system continually adjusts power distribution between the front and rear wheels for all road and driving conditions. The system constantly assesses tire grip and ensures the best possible combination of traction and handling. The quattro system pays big dividends when accelerating by ensuring that all wheels deliver optimal grip for the task.
The 2012 Audi TT, powered by a 211-hp 2.0-liter TFSI® turbocharged engine, can sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds. The 2012 Porsche Cayman, with its optional PDK dual-clutch paddle-shift transmission, does the deed in 5.4 seconds. The 2012 Audi TT comes standard with the six-speed S tronic dual-clutch paddle-shift transmission. Whether you drive it in automatic mode or shift yourself, the S tronic delivers super-quick shifts that a manual transmission or conventional automatic cannot match. That’s because, with a dual-clutch transmission, there’s no drop-off in engine revs or power between gears.
The 2.0 TFSI engine delivers a key advantage over the six-cylinder engine in the Porsche Cayman, and that’s torque. You know torque as the force that actually turns the driveshaft and ultimately moves the car. The Audi TT engine belts out 258 lb/ft between 1,600 rpm and 4,200 rpm, which translates to instant response from a standstill and powerful midrange power. The Porsche Cayman, by comparison, produces just 221 lb/ft of torque. The Mercedes-Benz SLK250 chimes in with 229 lb/ft. Both cars cost considerably more than the 2012 Audi TT – the SLK with an MSRP of $42,500 and the Porsche Cayman with an MSRP of $51,900. That’s more good news for the “mind” side of the sports car equation. Also keeping the mind satisfied, the 2012 Audi TT achieves an EPA-estimated 31 mpg highway.
You could certainly say that the Audi TT has a magnetic driving personality, and that’s especially true on models equipped with the optional Audi Magnetic Ride suspension. Suspension dampers use a magnetically charged fluid that changes viscosity in response to driving and road conditions. This technology, which is also used on some exotic sports cars costing upwards of $200,000, controls body roll, sharpens handling and also contributes to a smooth ride. In the Audi TT, you can choose “Normal” or “Sport” modes, the latter tightening handing and also sharpening throttle response and boosting the exhaust note.
The TT is offered in Premium Plus and Prestige models. The Prestige model adds the standard luxury of fine Nappa leather seats, heated front seats, standard MMI® Navigation plus with real-time traffic and six-CD changer, and the Bose® Premium Sound System with 12 speakers.
For a custom touch, and even sharper handling prowess, choose the distinctive S line package with its unique styling appointments, 19-inch wheels, 255/35 summer performance tires, S line sports seats with Alcantara® seat inserts and exclusive interior trim.
Come in and treat your heart and mind to the sports cars that satisfy both, the 2012 Audi TT Coupe and Roadster.