The engines and transmissions were probably the strongest suit of the last TT and this one builds upon that foundation. Three powerplants are offered. The 2.0 TDI diesel opens proceedings and there's a choice between front wheel drive or quattro 4WD. Its 184PS power output will get it to 62mph in 7.1 seconds with front wheel drive, a time that dips to 6.7s with the quattro model. Beyond the black pump, things get a bit more serious. There's a 180PS 1.8-litre petrol unit at the foot of the range but beyond that, the 2.0 TFSI petrol unit gets the same 230PS as the Golf GTI and here you get a choice of front or quattro all-wheel drive. Both will hit a top speed of 155mph, with the manual front-wheel drive car getting to 62mph in 6.0 seconds and the S tronic twin-clutch quattro model taking a mere 5.3s. The top of the four cylinder range is marked by the 310PS Audi TTS Roadster. It covers the standard sprint in 4.7 seconds and its top speed is electronically governed at 155mph. Here, the 2.0 TFSI engine produces 380 Nm of torque between 1,800 and 5,500 rpm. A manual transmission is standard, with an S tronic transmission incorporating launch control, which regulates maximum acceleration from a standstill, available as an option. The flagship model is the 400PS 2.5-litre five cylinder TT RS model, which only comes with S tronic auto transmission and can get to 62mph in 4.7s.
The quattro drivetrain has been re-engineered. By networking quattro drive with Audi drive select, the driver of the Audi TT can adjust the operating parameters of the all-wheel-drive system to suit his or her individual requirements. In ""auto"" mode, optimum traction and balanced driving dynamics are given priority. In ""dynamic"" mode, torque is distributed to the rear axle earlier and to a higher degree. In the drive select ""efficiency"" mode, the set-up can temporarily shut down the quattro system if conditions suit this. Audi's magnetic ride adaptive damper control system is fitted as standard to the TTS and is optional for all other versions. Compared with the previous version, Audi magnetic ride has been improved in terms of characteristic spread, control dynamics and precision as well as user friendliness. In other words, you'll really be able to tell it's working when you press the button. The body is lowered by 10mm in S line versions, in the TTS and wherever Audi magnetic ride is fitted.